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Parent Engagement

IRENE & RONALD COHEN CENTER FOR PARENT ENGAGEMENT + EDUCATION

All stages of the parenting process, from deciding when to start a family through to raising a child, come with challenges. The never-ending pressure seems unavoidable and the responsibilities, at times, overwhelming.

With a multitude of products, parenting styles, alternative family constellations, support networks, and differing educational programs, how does a parent find a consistent place to go for solid advice and guidance?

Our Center for Parent Engagement + Education addresses parent’s needs, today and throughout the ever-changing landscape of parenthood, by focusing on each individual family. We offer a welcoming space that features classes and provides resources, lectures and personal consultations for all phases of child-rearing, as well as fostering important social connections. Positive parenting methods, balancing work and family life, as well as engaging in recreational activities for the whole family are just a few of the avenues we are addressing to ensure the needs of parents are being met.

Let the JCC support you throughout your parenting journey, all while enhancing the well-being of your family.


PARENT + ME CLASSES

SUMMER FUN
Stay cool each week while having fun with music, movement, and crafts with a summer theme. This class is taught indoors and all adults are required to wear masks, teachers will be wearing masks as well. All health and safety protocols will be followed including social distancing and individual supplies for each parent and child. When registering for the class, please make sure to pick the correct one for the age of your child.

Ages: 11-20 months (walking)
6 sessions
Begins Wednesday, July 7
9:30-10:15am
$175 members / $185 nonmembers
Register

Ages: 5-12 months (non-walking)
6 sessions
Begins Wednesday, July 7
10:45-11:30am
$175 members / $185 nonmembers
Register

LET’S HAVE FUN FALL CLASSES
Enjoy music, movement, and crafts each week. This class is taught indoors and all adults are required to wear masks, teachers will be wearing masks as well. All health and safety protocols will be followed including social distancing and individual supplies for each parent and child. When registering for the class, please make sure to pick the correct one for the age of your child.

Ages: 16-24 months (walking)
11 sessions
Begins Monday, October 4
9:30-10:15am
$300 members / $350 nonmembers
Register

Ages: 5-12 months (non-walking)
11 sessions
Begins Monday, October 4
10:45-11:30am
$300 members / $350 nonmembers
Register

Ages: 16-24 months (walking)
11 sessions
Begins Wednesday, October 6
9:30-10:15am
$300 members / $350 nonmembers
Register

Ages: 5-12 months (non-walking)
11 sessions
Begins Wednesday, October 6
10:45-11:30am
$300 members / $350 nonmembers
Register


PARENT CONCIERGE

Are you new to the community? Do you have questions about the neighborhood? Our Parent Concierge will introduce you to everything you need to know. Click here to send an email.

CHECK US OUT IN THE NEWS!

 

“What we wanted more than anything was a place where we could feel supported. We found that at the Irene & Ronald Cohen Center for Parent Engagement + Education. We feel we belong, and that is the best part of the Center – the community.”  Christina S.

Dana Erdheim

Director of Early Childhood

(516) 399-2156

Engaging the minds and curiosities of our pre-school members is Dana Erdheim, the Irene & Ira Waldbaum Family Children’s Center Director of Early Childhood. Dana holds two Bachelors of Science,…

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