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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.


Jeff and Paige Chanukah Concert (All ages welcome)

Please join us for an interactive musical celebration to kick off the 1st night of Chanukah with Jeff and Paige. Costumes, songs, and storytelling will be incorporated to explore Chanukah and celebrate its many traditions. This is a family friendly event, all ages are welcome.

Sunday, December 2 | 4 - 5 pm | Levin Hall | $10 per child, $5 per adult, children under 2 are free | REGISTER HERE


Sleep Classes

Please join us for a two-part sleep class tailored to the age of your little one. The first class addresses basics of sleep hygiene and sleep science. Jessica Schaffer will explain bedtime routines, rhythms, and reasonable expectations of your little one's middle of the night behavior. You will take home tangible tools to implement at bedtime and in the middle of the night. The second class is a follow-up to the first. After implementing your new tools at home, we discuss what is working and how to continue the momentum you've started. Jessica will address your next steps for nighttime sleep. We will also address daytime sleeping and eating.

REGISTER HERE for all sessions.

Ages 12 - 24 months | January 31 and February 7 | 12:30 - 2 pm | $40 per family 

Ages 0 - 3 months | February 14 and February 21 | 12:30 - 2 pm | $40 per family 

Ages 6 - 12 months | February 28 and March 7 | 12:30 - 2 pm | $40 per family 

Ages 3 - 6 months | March 14 and March 21 | 12:30 - 2 pm | $40 per family 


Baby Time (Ages newborn - pre-crawlers)

Meet other parents and share your experience of raising a little one in a safe, non-judgemental environment. Guest speakers will be brought in on a monthly basis and will discuss topics including 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! 

Thursdays | Fall Session: September 13 - December 20 | Winter/Spring Session: January 17 - May 16 | Skips 3/28 | 11:45 am - 12:45 pm | Free | Please RSVP to Kimberly@boulderjcc.org to reserve your spot


Toddler Time (Crawlers - 2 years)

Enjoy time with your busy toddler as they explore Boulder JCC’s 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 | Fall Session: September 12 - December 19 | Winter/Spring Session: January 16 - May 15 | Skips 3/27, 4/10 | 9:30 - 10:30 am | Free | Please email Kimberly@boulderjcc.org to reserve your spot 


Single Moms’ Group

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. 

Tuesdays | January 15, February 5, March 5, April 2, May 7 | 5:30 - 7 pm | Free | Please RSVP to Kimberly@boulderjcc.org 


Fireside Shabbat (Ages newborn - 6 years)

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. 

Fridays | October 5 - April 26 | Skips 3/29 | 9:15 - 10 am | Free Drop-In 


Sunrise Family Spanish (Ages newborn - 6 years)

Join Ms. Denise of Lingua Garden for an energetic and immersive Spanish class! No matter your level of Spanish, 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 a vocabulary list at the beginning of each class. Children will be provided with engaging and age-appropriate activities. Families are encouraged to use the language and learn naturally through song, props, and interactive activities. Ms. Denise keeps everyone moving and going so that they are constantly stimulated and challenged. Coffee service provided!

Wednesdays | April 3 - May 8 | 8:15 - 9 am | $120 for one child, $145 for two or more children | Registration Coming Soon


Boulder JCC Preschool Alumni Shabbat Dinner

Calling all Boulder JCC Preschool Alumni! Catch up with old friends as we celebrate together with Shabbat sing and a family dinner.

Friday, March 8 | 5:30 - 7 pm | Registration Coming Soon


Purim Carnival

Get your costumes ready! The Boulder JCC’s annual Purim Carnival highlights include games, delicious food, bouncy castle, youth activities, and the annual Purim shpiel.

Sunday, March 17 | 9:30 - 2 pm | Registration Coming Soon


Parenting Safe Children Workshop
with Feather Berkower
 
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.
Sunday, April 28 | 12:30 - 5 pm | $53.75/per person (includes materials) | REGISTER HERE