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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.

OFFICE HOURS WITH SUZANNE
Meet with Suzanne to talk about all things parenting! Please email sucohen@sjjcc.org or call 516.484.1545 ext. 289 to schedule an appointment.
Mondays
10-11:30am

LITTLE MAESTROS
Have fun and make friends in this class complete with interactive activities, language development segment, musical storytime, imaginative and pretend play, puppet shows with a special message, dance party, and more.

Ages: 15-24 months
7 sessions
Begins Wednesday, February 28
10:30-11:15am
$315 members / $350 nonmembers
Register

Ages: 3-15 months
7 sessions
Begins Wednesday, February 28
11:30am-12:15pm
$315 members / $350 nonmembers
Register

SHAJAM WITH TKIYA
Ages: 3-24 months
Enjoy a fun and interactive Shabbat experience with music, movement, parachutes, shakers, bubbles, and challah!
7 sessions
Begins Friday, March 8
9:45-10:30am
$250 members / $300 nonmembers
Register

7 sessions
Begins Friday, April 26
9:45-10:30am
$250 members / $300 nonmembers
Register

SENSORY ART WITH REIMAGINED NY
Ages: 10 months+
Children tap into all of their senses in these interactive classes that are all about creativity and sensory play! Weekly themes incorporate art & crafts and sensory bins which promote developmental and functional skills.
8 sessions
Begins Friday, March 1
10:45-11:30am
$280 members / $320 nonmembers
Register

COLOR ME HAPPY
Ages: 10+ months
Introduce your child to the world of art activities, stories, and music in this gentle and fun class led by a skilled early childhood teacher! Through age-appropriate play, children will discover their interest and abilities as they imagine, investigate, and explore.
7 sessions
Begins Monday, March 4
10:30-11:15am
$245 members / $280 nonmembers
Register

SUPER SOCCERSTARS
Ages: 12-30 months
Puppet friends Mimi and Pepe, along with experienced early childhood instructors, will introduce children to an exciting world of physical activity where they’ll learn pre-soccer skills of running, balance, kicking, and playing.
7 sessions
Begins Saturday, March 23
10:20-11am
$210 members / $280 nonmembers
Registration will open soon

“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.

Suzanne Cohen, M.S. ED, MSOTR/L

Director of Parent Engagement + Education

(516) 484-1545 x289

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