2017-2018 Parenting Program

***New for the 2017-2018 School Year***

Beginning on September 6, 2016, children who will turn two years old between July 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017 should apply directly to the Nursery School for one of our bridge classes (Boker Twos & B'Reishit). Children who attend one of the bridge classes will automatically be admitted to the Nursery School the following school year. Program descriptions can be found in the sections below; please click here to be redirected to the Early Childhood Application page

Parenting Program Contact Info:

212-535-2146 ext. 248 

[email protected] 

The Parenting Program offers classes which explore the wonders of child development and the joy of parent participation with fun and sensitivity.  Within a Jewish setting, we seek to nurture your child's curiosity through play.  With the expert assistance of our parent educator, children and parents meet weekly to share and discuss different views concerning life's stages, developmental issues and personal growth.  In addition to this, parents and/or caregivers can join children for the B'reishit and Gesher classes which offer gentle separation for older toddlers. 

Priority for admission is given to:

1. Children and families currently enrolled in the Parenting Program.

2. Temple members (within this group, priority is given according to the length of your membership).

3. Non-members through a random selection.

Applications must be received by November 10, 2016. After this date, any remaining spots will be filled on a rolling admissions basis.


Tinok or “baby” is open to all parents of children ages 1-5 months old.  Facilitated by Dana Rosenbloom, parents will meet weekly to discuss various topics while connecting with other parents within the community. Meet new friends and gain support during this transitional time in your lives with the guidance of our professional staff.  Classes are offered in 10 week sessions and limited to 10 children/parents per class. Class meets weekly with time provided for discussion as well as beginning activities such as circle time.  Materials and activities are designed to introduce you and your baby to new experiences as they transition from infanthood. Sign up for the entire semester, a few classes or drop in for a class.  A sample of topics are included below.  Each class includes time for parents to ask questions and share their own personal experiences with members of the group. 

•    Getting to know your baby
•    To Schedule or Not to Schedule, Reflecting on natural rhythm
•    Sleep
•    Nursing or Bottle, How to make it work for you
•    Ways to play/Ways to Soothe
•    Baby Inc. What products do I need and when?
•    Transition to Motherhood
•    Returning to Work? Making choices that are right for you and your family
•    Choosing Childcare, Relationships and Communication with Caregivers
•    Navigating Classes and Playgroups
•    Nutrition, how to evaluate choices
•    Relationships with Spouses, Family and Friends

Tinok: Tuesdays, 11:00am 
For parents and children ages 1-5 months old (as of September 1, 2017)
Advanced registration required and subject to availability; enrollment is confirmed upon receipt of payment. 

$250  10-class pack for Session II (non-refundable, due upon registration)
$150  5-class pack for Session II (based on availability, non-refundable and due upon registration)
$35 Single Class (based on availability, non-refundable and due upon registration)


2017-2018 Parenting Program 

Aleph-bet: Fridays, 9:15-10:15 am:                               

For parents and children 14 - 20 months by September 30th 2017                          

An interactive time for parents and toddlers. Children and parents engage together in free play, singing, movement and story time. A variety of materials are carefully chosen to provide toddlers with a developmentally appropriate opportunity to explore. Parent discussions are scheduled twice a month with an experienced parent educator. Shabbat and Jewish holidays are woven into the curriculum using songs, art materials, and traditional treats. Visits from the Rabbi and Cantor add to this exciting program.  

***FEE: $ 1,850 for members, $2,370 for non-members (weekly sessions)

***Our Aleph-bet class is currently at capacity; please email Sue Yulis [email protected] in order to be placed on the wait list. ***

JUST ADDED FOR SEPTEMBER 2017!

Keshet: Tuesdays, 9:15-10:15 am:                                  

For parents and children 14 - 20 months by September 30th 2017                     

Join fellow parents and toddlers while we explore the important role creativity plays in a child’s development. In a classroom setting, children and parents engage together in free play, singing, art, movement and story time. A variety of materials are carefully chosen to provide toddlers with a developmentally appropriate opportunity to explore.  The class reflects a careful balance between open-ended and more structured activities.  Parent discussions around a variety of related subjects are integrated in to classroom experience. Shabbat and Jewish holidays are woven into the curriculum using songs, art materials, and traditional treats. Visits from the Rabbi and Cantor throughout the year add to this exciting program.  

***FEE: $ 1,850 for members, $2,370 for non-members (weekly sessions)


Mini Met is limited to 12 participants. Spots will be filled on a first come, first served basis.

Mini Met: Fridays, 10:45-11:30 am:

For Parents and their children ages 9 - 14 months by September 30th 2017

Mini Met is a weekly class in which parents and their babies, ages 9-14 months, can come together and enjoy playing in a classroom setting at Shaaray Tefila. While exploring different activities with your child, parents discuss a variety of topics focused on child development and parenting.  A sample of class topics and themes include: Sensory Exploration, Music and the Connection to Literacy, Cause and Effect, Physical Development/Body Awareness, Supporting Language Development through Play, Jewish Holiday Traditions and more. 

***FEE:

Semester I -  $650 for members, $720 for non-members (weekly sessions from September to January)

Semester II -  $650 for members, $720 for non-members (weekly sessions from January to June)

Semester I & II - $1,235 for members, $1,395 for non-members

(weekly sessions from September to June)


Bim Bam: Tuesdays, 11:15 am-12:00 pm:

For parents and their children, ages 4-9 months by September 30th 2017

Bim Bam is a weekly class in which parents and their babies can come together and enjoy playing in a classroom setting at Shaaray Tefila. Explore a variety of materials and activities with your child designed to highlight, support and promote development through play.  

Each week parents discuss topics related to parenting and child development. A sample of class topics and themes include: Sensory Exploration, Music and the Connection to Literacy, Cause and Effect, Physical Development/Body Awareness, Supporting Language Development through Play, Supporting/Easing Transitions, Jewish Holiday Traditions and more.

September 19, 2017 – January 16, 2018 (16 Weekly Sessions, school closed 12/26, 1/2)

*** FEE: $650 for members, $720 for non-members

 

Click Here to Apply for 2017-2018 Bim Bam, Mini Met, Aleph-bet, or Keshet