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Family Programs and Parenting (Ages 0 - 6)

 


  

If you have any questions about registration, contact Lindsey at lindsey.bradley@boulderjcc.org.

If you have questions about the programs, contact Kimberly at kimberly@boulderjcc.org

 

Ongoing Boulder JCC Parenting Groups

All parenting programs meet at the Boulder JCC and all parenting groups are facilitated by Parent Educator Kimberly Baker, MA Marriage and Family Therapy. There is no charge for the Parenting Groups, but donations are always welcome. All of the groups and classes are open to the entire community. 

 

Single Moms' Group | FREE
Please email Kimberly@boulderjcc.org for dates and time

This group addresses the growing need in our community for support of single moms raising children. Members of the group support each other by sharing their challenges and successes of trying to find a balance between work, life, single motherhood, and raising children. Childcare and dinner will be provided in the Tumble Room. 

Single Day Events

Potty Training 101 with Audra Trask

Thursday, September 19 | 6 - 7:30 pm | $40 per family
REGISTER HERE

Saturday, October 19 | 10 - 11:30 am | $40 per family
REGISTER HERE

It's true, there's a window of opportunity for effortless potty training. When your child is between 18 and 28 months, potty training is likely to be relatively easy. Learn the proven tips to help you navigate this important transition. Topics covered include

  • Positive Potty Method
  • Signs of readiness
  • Daytime vs. nighttime
  • How early is too early to begin
  • How to handle regressions
  • Challenges, pitfalls, and how to avoid power struggles

This class is intended for parent(s) and care providers of children 28 months or younger. Instructor: Audra Trask, Child Development Expert & Certified Child Life Specialist. To learn more, please visit: www.cleverparenting.com

Please leave children at home to ensure time to soak in all the information.


Infant Sleep Class with sleep Coach Jessica Schaffer (Ages newborn - 1 year) 

Wednesday, September 25 | 6:30 - 8 pm | $40 per family
REGISTER HERE

Sunday, November 3 | 10 - 11:30 am | $40 per family
REGISTER HERE

A sleep class specific to the development of your infant.

The class will address basics of sleep hygiene including sleep science. Jessica will address bedtime routines and rhythms and reasonable expectations of your little one's middle of the night behavior. We will explore how your little one is transitioning from awake to asleep and how you, as parents and caregivers, can support them in learning this important skill. You will take home tangible tools to implement at bedtime and in the middle of the night.


Parenting Safe Children Workshop with Feather Berkower
Sunday, November 10 | 12:30 - 4:30 pm 
REGISTER HERE

The Parenting Safe Children workshop offers valuable information, ideas, and tools to help you prevent child sexual assault in your home and community. The workshop covers three prevention areas and empowers you to discuss body-safety with children and caregivers in a positive and effective manner. This 4-hour workshop is for parents, relatives, educators, therapists—anyone who cares about children! 

Objectives:

  • Identify what makes children vulnerable to sexual assault so you are empowered with the facts
  • Learn body-safety rules so you can teach your children about personal body safety, in an age-appropriate, positive, and non-threatening manner
  • Develop screening techniques so you can decide more confidently which caregivers you want to entrust with your children

Jeff and Paige Chanukah Concert
Sunday, December 15 | 4 - 5 pm | $13 per child; $8 per adult; under 2 years FREE
Register by December 13th to receive $3 off per person

Join us for an interactive musical celebration to kick off Chanukah with Jeff and Paige. Costumes, songs, and storytelling will be incorporated to explore Chanukah's many traditions. Family-friendly event, all ages welcome.


 

Starting in AUGUST  

TUESDAYS 

Toddler Time (Ages crawling - 2 years) | Tuesdays, August 20 - December 17 
(Skips October 1) | 9:30 - 10:30 am | FREE
Registration required, email Kimberly@boulderjcc.org to be put on the email list

Enjoy time with your busy toddler as they explore the Tumble Room using their large motor skills through sensory play and socialization with other children! Parenting topics will be discussed tailored to your growing toddler such as routines, development, potty training, relationships, and nutrition. The goal of this group is to create a connection between families and for caregivers to have a supportive, safe environment where parenting is discussed. Registration is REQUIRED and limited to 12 families. 


WEDNESDAYS 

Toddler Time (Ages crawling - 2 years) | Wednesdays, August 21 - December 18 
(Skips October 9 and November 27) | 9:30 - 10:30 am | FREE
Registration required, email Kimberly@boulderjcc.org to be put on the email list

Enjoy time with your busy toddler as they explore the Tumble Room using their large motor skills through sensory play and socialization with other children! Parenting topics will be discussed tailored to your growing toddler such as routines, development, potty training, relationships, and nutrition. The goal of this group is to create a connection between families and for caregivers to have a supportive, safe environment where parenting is discussed. Registration is REQUIRED and limited to 12 families. 


THURSDAYS 

Baby Time (Ages newborn - pre-crawler) | Thursdays, August 22 - December 19 (Skips November 28) 
11:45 am - 12:45 pm | FREE
RSVP to Kimberly@boulderjcc.org 

Meet other parents and share your experience of raising a little one in a safe, non-judgmental environment. Monthly guests speakers will discuss sleep, infant massage, transitioning to solids, relationship changes, feeding, immunizations, personal identity, safety, and infant development. Everyone is welcome whether you are a first-time parent or have more than one!


  Starting in SEPTEMBER 

WEDNESDAYS  

Sunrise Family Spanish with Ms. Denise (Ages 0 - 6 years) | Wednesdays, September 25 - November 6
(Skips October 9) | 8:15 - 9 am | $132 for one child, $162 for two or more children 
REGISTER HERE 

Join Ms. Denise of Lingua Garden for an energetic and immersive Spanish class! No matter what your level of Spanish is, this class is fun for your children and a great way for you to bond while getting to know more families. Parents will be provided with a song and vocabulary list at the beginning of each class. Children will be provided with fun, age-appropriate activities and encouraged to use the language and learn naturally. Each class includes activities, crafts, and occasional snacks. Ms. Denise keeps everyone moving so that you are constantly stimulated and challenged.


FRIDAYS 

Farmside Shabbat (Ages newborn - 6 years) | Fridays through September 27
9:45 - 10:45 am | FREE

"Sha-bbat, Sha-lom, Hay!" 

Join us at Milk and Honey Farm to welcome in Shabbat with friends, family, and goats. Celebrate the songs and traditions in an open, inclusive, and accessible environment. Share some challah and explore the farm! 


Starting in OCTOBER 

TUESDAYS

Family Preschool Art Studio (Ages 3 - 6 years) | Tuesdays, October 15 - November 19 | 2:30 - 3:15 pm 
$150 for one child, $162 for two or more children
REGISTER HERE 

Designed for anyone interested in engaging in creative and meaningful artistic expression alongside their child. Art Studio teacher Leah is skilled in using the language of art to facilitate exploration of different mediums such as watercolor, tempera paint, wire, clay, and much more. 


FRIDAYS 

Fireside Shabbat (Ages newborn - 6 years) | Fridays, October 4 - December 20 (Skips November 29) | 9:45 - 10:30 am | FREE

Enjoy spending time with other families by the fireplace in the lobby singing, eating challah, and reading stories. Fireside Shabbat participants will engage in occasional crafts and visit spaces around the JCC campus.