Infants + Young Children

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Connect as a community, make memories, and establish traditions through our classes, family programming, and celebrations.

The Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan cares deeply about quality and has strong staff with vast knowledge of early childhood education and progressive learning experiences. Additionally, the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan is a nonprofit organization, so when a family takes classes here, the fees go back into the organization to support community programming and provide memorable experiences to different constituent groups at the JCC. At the JCC, you’ll find  a wide array of developmentally appropriate, fun, and engaging classes for young children.

We offer Swim, Tumbling, Sports, Cooking, Music, Dance, Art, Pre-Nursery, and Jewish Life programs. The Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan believes that it is most important to nurture each child's unique personality and offer them experiences to explore, discover, play, grow, and connect.

Class Registration

In light of current circumstances and current building closure, the opening of registration for summer classes (originally scheduled for Sun, Mar 22 for members and Wed, Mar 25 for public) has been postponed. We will announce a new date as soon as we are able.

Most semester-long classes can accommodate new students after the start of the season if space is still available. Some restrictions may apply.

Three ways to register:

1. Online
2. By phone at 646.505.5708
3. In person at the box office in the JCC lobby

Helpful Tips: Click here for handy advice prior to registration and on the day you register.


Multiple Class Discount Policy

Sign one child up for two or more season-long classes per semester and receive $50 off the second class (and any additional classes). This offer is for the same child, in the same semester. Please note: Russian, Cooking, and Pre-Nursery programs are excluded.

Twin Discount

If both twins are registering for the same class and section, the second twin gets 10% off the class.

Join us on Facebook!

Did you know we have a Facebook group just for JCC families? On the Families @ the J Facebook group, you will find:

  • Special offers and opportunities available only to Facebook group members
  • The most up-to date information about great events and programs
  • Discussions with your fellow JCC parents
  • ... and more!

Join us here.

Welcome to the World!

Are you having a baby or know someone who is? Please contact Arianna at or 646.505.4459 for your "Welcome to the World" gift bag, which includes a JCC baby present.

Infants + Young Children Committee

The purpose of the Infants + Young Children Committee is to bring together parents with children from birth-4 years to enhance and improve the JCC experience for families with young children. We are a sounding board to the staff as well as liaisons to the community, and we volunteer on various projects or tasks throughout the year.

In addition to working toward broader institutional goals, we also create connections within our micro-community and develop a network of friends with whom we share the journey of parenting.

Help us continue to ensure accessible programming for everyone. Please support Children + Family programming at the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan.