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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.


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 | REGISTER HERE

 


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
 

Potty Training 101

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. Join us to 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

Thursday, May 9, 2019 | 6-7:30pm | $40 per family | REGISTER HERE
Please leave children at home to ensure time for parents to soak in all the information.

If you have any questions, please email Kimberly Baker at kimberly@boulderjcc.org


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 1/3, 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 12/26, 1/2, 3/27, 4/10 | 9:30 - 10:30 am | Free | Please email Kimberly@boulderjcc.org to reserve your spot. REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


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 22, February 12, March 12, April 9, 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 - May 17 | Skips 3/29, 5/24 | 9:45 - 10:30 am | Free Drop-In