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In observance of Sukkot, we will be closing at 6pm on Monday, September 20, and will be closed on Tuesday, September 21 and Wednesday, September 22. We will re-open on Thursday, September 22 at 6am.

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

LET’S HAVE FUN FALL CLASSES
Children will explore music, story time, art, and socialization in this program that is an introduction to being in a class with a teacher. All health and safety protocols will be followed. 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
$320 members / $370 nonmembers
Register

Ages: 5-12 months (non-walking)
11 sessions
Begins Monday, October 4
10:45-11:30am
$320 members / $370 nonmembers
Register

Ages: 16-24 months (walking)
11 sessions
Begins Wednesday, October 6
9:30-10:15am
$320 members / $370 nonmembers
Register

Ages: 12-16 months (walking)
11 sessions
Begins Wednesday, October 6
10:45-11:30am
$320 members / $370 nonmembers
Register

KICK + PLAY WITH SUPER SOCCER STARS
Ages: 12-24 months
This pre-soccer and movement program is specifically designed for toddlers. Our experienced instructors, along with our puppet friends, will take you and your little one through a world of exciting physical activity. Individual attention, positive reinforcement, and engaging original music help to develop skills that will have your toddler learning to balance, run, kick, and play – all while having a blast!
11 sessions
Begins Tuesday, October 5
9:45-10:30am
$335 members / $385 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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