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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.


WORKSHOPS

All adults need to wear masks throughout the entire program. Social distancing guidelines will be in place and individual supplies will be given to each family.

SPRINGTIME FUN
Ages: 16-24 months
Enjoy music, movement, and crafts in this Parent + Me class. Please bring a small peanut free snack for your child to enjoy during story time. Sign up for both sessions and receive a $20 discount. Contact Nicole Werner, nwerner@sjjcc.org for more information. When registering, please only register the child as the class participant and please check the date section to make sure you are registering for the correct month. 

At Sid Jacobson JCC (indoors)
6 sessions
Begins Tuesday, May 4, 10-10:45am*
$175 members / $185 nonmembers per child
Register
* The Tuesday, June 1 class will be held at Bernice Jacobson Day School & Camp

At Bernice Jacobson Day School & Camp (outdoors)
340 Wheatley Road, Old Westbury
7 sessions
Begins Thursday, May 6, 10-10:45am
$175 members / $185 nonmembers per child
Register

BABY SPRINGTIME FUN
Ages: 5-10 months
Enjoy music, movement, and crafts in this Parent + Me class. Please bring a small peanut free snack for your child to enjoy during story time. When registering, please only register the child as the class participant.
At Bernice Jacobson Day School & Camp (outdoors)
340 Wheatley Road, Old Westbury
4 sessions
Begins Thursday, May 6, 11:10-11:50am
$120 members / $130 nonmembers per child
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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