parenting
parenting
The JCC is an incredible resource for parents and parents-to-be!
 

At every stage of family life, the JCC is here for you. Whether you're thinking about starting a family, have a baby on the way, or your child is a newborn, toddler, or older, we can help be your "village" along the journey of parenting.

new parents

From special breakfasts for new parents to bump bashes to support groups with experts in every field, the JCC has a program for every parent transitioning to their new stage of life.

To get started, click the "register for programs" button in the upper right.


 

Classes and groups include:

  • Caring for your Newborn Baby: Find joy in the care routines you create for your new baby. Topics include: preparing the home for the baby's arrival, circumcision and umbilical cord care, bathing and dressing, breastfeeding, how to handle a colicky baby, and more! Led by Andrea Syms-Brown, IBCLC, CIMI, experienced newborn care specialist/educator. For your convenience, this workshop repeats five times. Choose the date that works best for you.

  • Afterglow: New Moms Group: Join new mothers and babies ages 0-4 months for a six-week group to gain information, share your experiences, and support one another in the early days of motherhood. Led by Pria Alpern, PhD, a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in maternal mental health, and a mother of two.

  • Breastfeeding Group: Nurse your baby while schmoozing with other moms, asking questions, and getting answers. Led by Heather McFadden, board-certified lactation consultant. Pregnant women are also welcome. This program is for women only.

  • Tummy Time: This charming class makes tummy time fun for you and your baby. Through songs, nursery rhymes, and exercises designed to strengthen muscles and provide mental stimulation, your baby will reach important milestones in a playful and relaxed environment. A perfect first movement class for your new baby.

  • New Moms Breakfast: Calling all new mothers! Treat yourself and join us for breakfast. Bring your babies, meet other new moms, and talk with our special guest experts.

  • Dads Meet Up Brunch: Enjoy light brunch fare, play and hang out with fellow dads and their little ones in a casual playgroup environment.If


 

parenting resources

  • Infant CPR, Rescue Breathing, and Heimlich: Learn to perform CPR on all ages. We will cover prevention, recognition, and treatment for respiratory and cardiac emergencies (CPR), and choking emergencies for infants (12 months and under) and Children/Adults (1 year and up). This course is designed for parents/caregivers, personal trainers, teachers, counselors, and anyone requiring certification in CPR with AED.

  • Bump Bash: A special semi-annual night out for all expectant parents! Join us for this fun evening of mock-tails and connecting with other parents-to- be and experts in sleep, breastfeeding and other relevant topics to get you prepped for your new addition.

  • How to Adopt: This interactive session is a great place to start if you are thinking about adoption or want to know more about domestic and international adoption options. Learn the difference in working with an agency or attorney, what to expect during the homestudy, costs, time-frames, ages and background information available on children and the availability of education and support before, during and after adoption. Questions are encouraged. Led by "The Adoption Maven," Kathy Ann Brodsky, LCSW.


 

prenatal and postnatal fitness

  • Pregnancy and Childbirth: Your body has an innate wisdom that intuitively understands the natural journey of pregnancy. Our yoga program guides you through this journey, linking yoga postures with breath and helping alleviate discomforts and concerns of pregnancy. In a calm, safe environment, this program helps you increase overall comfort as you focus on preparing your mind and body for birth.

  • Prenatal Water Class - Safely keep your abdominals in shape and relieve back pain with soothing water exercise. Maintain your cardiovascular fitness and greatly reduce the physical discomforts of pregnancy. Held in the main pool; swim cap required. Class limited to 12.

  • Yoga for Pregnancy and Childbirth. Learn from an expert how to use yoga to relieve discomfort and strengthen your body for natural childbirth or Cesarean section. This flowing prenatal yoga class will also help you safely develop the strength in your core to maintain postural integrity during and after pregnancy.


 

caregiver programs

It takes a village to raise a child, and the JCC supports all the caregivers entrusted with our children's day to day well-being. So whether you need help choosing a caregiver, or want to show yours just how much you appreciate everything they do, the JCC can help.

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