PARENTING CENTER WINTER AND SPRING 2014   
CLASS DESCRIPTIONS AND REGISTRATION        
 
By registering for our classes, you agree to our policies regarding refunds, make-ups, safety, illness, participation, and more.  Read them here.

Spring Classes still open (registration open now!; PRO-RATED RATES AVAILABLE):
Itsy Bitsy Yoga for Babies (Wednesdays at 11:45am; 8 weeks through almost crawling)
Movin' with Ms. Michelle (Thursdays at 4:45pm)


Quick Links:
SUNDAYS: Power Tots Gymnastics, Power Tots Level II, Power Tots for Older Tots, Baby Signs®: Sign, Say and Play, and Shir Musical Fun
MONDAYS: KidSongs with Ms. Audrey
TUESDAYS: Art for Tots, Music and Me with Ms. Sara, Musical Infants, Little Chefs
WEDNESDAYS: Getting Ready for Preschool on Wednesdays, Itsy Bitsy Yoga® for Tots, Itsy Bitsy Yoga® for Babies, Pre-Primary Ballet
THURSDAYS: Makin’ Music with Ms. Michelle, Movin’ with Ms. Michelle
FRIDAYS: Getting Ready for Preschool on Fridays, Dance Together
 
We do not accept walk-in registrations—a child must be registered before attending the class. All prices include the non-refundable $2 processing fee. If you encounter a problem with our online registration system, please email the Director of the Parenting Center at miriams@washingtondcjcc.org.


Please note that unless specifically designated as a "drop-off class," all classes require that children be accompanied by a caregiver at all times.

If registering siblings for the same class, register both children at full price, and then email Miriam to ask for the 10% sibling discount, which will be applied before your credit card is charged.

Register now for any Winter or Spring 2014 Class!  (Select the 2014 Season when prompted)

Log in to your Camp Minder Account (to check what you've already registered for, see your invoices, add a different credit card etc)

If a class listed below does not appear as an option in our online registration system, it means that the class is sold out.  Email MiriamS@washingtondcjcc.org to be put on a waitlist for any sold out class.
 
SUNDAYS

POWER TOTS GYMNASTICS (for 18-36 months)

Sundays, 9:30-10:00am OR 10:05-10:35am OR 11:15-11:45am
SPRING SESSION: 8 Sundays, March 9—May 11 (no class March 16 or April 20); Make-up date if needed: May 18* Sold Out
Price per Session: $162; Discounted Member Rate $114
Teacher: Jamie Weaver

The Power Tots program combines the "Power of a Positive Attitude!" with the world of gymnastics, taught in a positive, fun, and safe environment.  For more information check us out at www.powertotsinc.com.


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POWER TOTS GYMNASTICS LEVEL II (for 2-3 years)

Sundays, 10:40-11:10am
SPRING SESSION: 8 Sundays, March 9—May 11 (no class March 16 or April 20); Make-up date if needed: May 18* Sold Out
Price per Session: $162; Discounted Member Rate $114
Teacher: Jamie Weaver

This fun-filled class is open to children ages 2 through early 3's who have participated in at least one prior session of Power Tots at the Washington DCJCC.  The class will offer more advanced and independent skills, based on the child's comfort level.  For more information visit www.powertotsinc.com.


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POWER TOTS GYMNASTICS FOR OLDER TOTS (for 3-4 years)
Sundays, 11:50am-12:35pm
SPRING SESSION: 8 Sundays, March 9—May 11 (no class March 16 or April 20); Make-up date if needed: May 18* Sold Out
Price per Session: $178; Discounted Member Rate $122
Teacher: Jamie Weaver

This 45-minute class is designed to introduce older children (ages 3-4 years old) to the world of gymnastics in a positive, safe, and fun environment.  For more information visit
www.powertotsinc.com.
NOTE: This is a drop-off class.  Parents and caregivers may observe from the viewing area, but will remain outside the squash court where the class takes place.

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BABY SIGNS®: SIGN, SAY, AND PLAY (for 6-24 months)

Sundays, 10:00-10:45am
SPRING SESSION 6 Sundays, March 23—May 4 (no class April 20); Make-up date if needed: May 11* Sold Out
Price per Session: $163; Discounted Member Rate $127 (includes the Baby Signs® Starter Kit)
Additional Sibling Price (one Kit per family): $70 (register for two children at full price; the discount will be applied before your card is charged)
Teacher: Michelle Brady

The Baby Signs® Program teaches babies to use simple, easy-to-do gestures for communicating with their parents and caregivers, long before they have mastered verbal speaking skills. The Sign, Say and Play classes are a series of six theme-based classes designed for parents and babies to attend together. A total of 37 useful signs are taught through fun songs, books, and activities. In addition, parents learn simple ways to support their baby's intellectual development-tips drawn from Drs. Acredolo and Goodwyn's parenting book, Baby Minds: Brain Building Games Your Baby Will Love.  The session price includes a complete Baby Signs® Starter Kit to make signing with your baby fun and easy at home.


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SHIR MUSICAL FUN WITH MR. JOSH (for 6 months through 4 years)

Sundays, 11:00-11:45am
SPRING SESSION: 4 Sundays, April 27—May 18 Sold Out
Spring Session Price: $86; Discounted Member Rate $62
Teacher: Josh Rosenberg

Get ready to move and groove in this fun-for-the-whole-family Jewish-themed music class! Introduce your little ones to Hebrew finger plays, musical instruments, creative movement and entertaining Jewish songs that both you and your children will love.  No background in Hebrew or Jewish tradition is necessary!


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MONDAYS


KIDSONGS WITH MS. AUDREY (for 15 months through 4 years)
Mondays, 10:45-11:30am
SPRING SESSION: 8 Mondays, March 10—May 12 (no class April 14 or April 21); Make-up date if needed: May 19* Sold Out
Spring Session Price: $170; Discounted Member Rate $122
Teacher: Audrey Engdahl

KidSongs with Ms. Audrey is an interactive sing-along for kids and their caretakers. The entertainment includes a mix of traditional and original songs, finger-plays, dancing and simple percussion. Parents have remarked that they enjoy the atmosphere Ms. Audrey creates, calling it well-paced and engaging.


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TUESDAYS


MUSIC AND ME WITH MS. SARA (for 6-15 months)
Tuesdays, 10:35-11:20am OR 11:30am-12:15pm
SPRING SESSION: 7 Tuesdays, March 18—May 13 (no class April 15 or April 22); Make-up date if needed: May 20* Sold Out
Price per Session: $149; Discounted Member Rate $107
Teacher: Sara Smith

Share your love of music by taking this interactive music class with your crawling baby or pre-walking toddler. Musical activities include songs, rhythm play, instruments, creative movement, and a healthy dose of pure musical fun!


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ART FOR TOTS (for 18 months through 4 years)

Tuesdays, 9:45-10:30 OR 10:45-11:30am
SPRING SESSION: 8 Tuesdays, March 11—May 13 (no class April 15, April 22); Make-up date if needed: May 20* Sold Out
Price per Session: $178; Discounted Member Rate $122
Teacher: Becky Samuel

Explore art with your toddler!  In this interactive class, your child will learn about colors, shapes, and textures through activities including finger- and brush-painting, molding clay, collage, and drawing. 


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MUSICAL INFANTS (for newborns through almost crawling)

Tuesdays, 2:45-3:30pm
SPRING SESSION: 8 Tuesdays, March 11—May 13 (no class April 15, April 22); Make-up date if needed: May 20* Sold Out
Price per Session: $170; Discounted Member Rate $122
Teacher: Miriam Szubin

Bond with your baby through music in this class for infants and their grownups.  We will use age-appropriate songs, movements, games, and instruments to encourage development and attachment and to share ideas about how to stimulate your baby at home.


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LITTLE CHEFS COOKING CLASS (for 2-4 years)

Tuesdays, 4:00-5:00pm
SPRING SESSION: 5 Tuesdays, March 4--April 8 (no class March 25) Sold Out
Session Price: $142; Discounted Member Rate $102 (includes all materials and ingredients)
Teacher: Jessica Smith

Children are fascinated by cooking, and they can learn a lot by doing it!  This adult-participation class will cultivate your child's interest in cooking and baking, while teaching him or her about shapes, textures, numbers, temperatures, and colors.  Each week we will make a different healthy meal or snack, with kids doing basic measuring, mixing, dough rolling and more.  You'll also take home recipes (and memories) that you can make again and again.

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WEDNESDAYS
 
GETTING READY FOR PRESCHOOL ON WEDNESDAYS (for 15 months through 3 years)
Wednesdays, 9:45-11:15am
SPRING SESSION: 9 Wednesdays, March 12—May 14 (no class April 16); Make-up date if needed: May 21* Sold Out
Spring Session Price: $236; Discounted Member Rate $164
Teacher: Becky Samuel

This mini-nursery program for toddlers and their grownups includes Circle Time, music, gross motor play, snack, crafts and free play, just like a typical preschool day.  Children have fun while developing their social, emotional, and cognitive skills.

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ITSY BITSY YOGA® FOR TOTS (for babies who can crawl and tots up to 24 months)
Wednesdays, 10:45-11:30am
SPRING SESSION: 8 Wednesdays, March 12—May 14 (no class March 26 or April 16); Make-up date if needed: May 21* Sold Out
Price per Session: $170; Discounted Member Rate $122
Teacher: Rebecca Gitter

Itsy Bitsy Yoga® for Tots is a supportive, fun-loving, and active yoga class filled with dozens of Itsy Bitsy Yoga® poses especially for tots. As tot’s mobility increases, classes offer tot-centric poses that encourage and support their physical explorations and build the parent/child bond. Tots become more confident in their moving bodies as they practice yoga both in and out of class. Classes are designed for children to participate with a caregiver. For more information, visit www.itsybitsyyoga.com.


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ITSY BITSY YOGA® FOR BABIES (for 8 weeks to almost crawling)

Wednesdays, 11:45am-12:45pm
SPRING SESSION: 8 Wednesdays, March 12—May 14 (no class March 26 or April 16); Make-up date if needed: May 21*
Session Price: $170; Discounted Member Rate $122
Teacher: Rebecca Gitter

Itsy Bitsy Yoga for Babies contains dozens of unique yoga postures designed to support baby's development. Each week is filled with calming, nurturing ways to enhance bonding and improve baby's sleep. Babies enjoy yoga while on their backs, tummies, or held in loving arms. For caregivers, this is a special opportunity to meet other caregivers, get support, and learn about baby's emerging personality. Most of the yoga is for baby, but you will also learn breathing and relaxation techniques as you practice a bit of yoga yourself. No yoga experience necessary.


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PRE-PRIMARY BALLET WITH MS. CARRIE (for 3-5 years)

Wednesdays, 4:00-4:40pm OR 4:50-5:30pm
SPRING SESSION: 9 Wednesdays, March 12—May 14 (no class April 16); Make-up date if needed: May 21* Sold Out
Spring Session Price: $191; Discounted Member Rate $146
Teacher: Carrie Haynes

This class provides a memorable first exploration into the world of dance through a hybrid of the specially designed curricula of the Royal Academy of Dance and the American Academy of Ballet. Children will learn the fundamentals of movement in a fun and creative environment utilizing sparkling wands and other props, delightful music, and imaginative storytelling.

NOTE: This is a drop-off class; caregivers can stay in the building if they choose but will remain outside the dance studio.

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THURSDAYS


MAKIN' MUSIC WITH MS. MICHELLE (for 15 months through 3 years)
Thursdays, 10:35-11:20am OR 11:30am-12:15pm OR 3:45-4:30pm 
SPRING SESSION: 9 Thursdays, March 13—May 15 (no class April 17); Make-up date if needed: May 22* SOLD OUT
Spring Session Price: $191; Discounted Member Rate $137
Teacher: Michelle Hessel

Little ones love music and dancing but mostly they just want to PLAY!  Ms. Michelle's energetic and engaging classes combine music, movement, and creative play, which are all building blocks for self-confidence in physical and social development. Using a variety of different rhythm instruments and props as well as a broad repertoire of music, this class teaches age-appropriate musical concepts and basic gross motor skills through a dynamic, creative and interactive program. 


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MOVIN’ WITH MS. MICHELLE (for 2-4 years)
Thursdays, 4:45-5:30pm
SPRING SESSION: 9 Thursdays, March 13—May 15 (no class April 17); Make-up date if needed: May 22*
Spring Session Price: $191; Discounted Member Rate $137
Teacher: Michelle Hessel

This is the class for the little one who loves music and dancing but is not quite ready for a traditional structured dance class.  This class includes a warm up to stretch our bodies followed by activities and games designed to foster imagination, coordination, balance, movement patterns, listening skills, and more.  Class will include props, stories, across the floor movement, basic dance terminology, and introduction to various types of music!


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FRIDAYS
 
GETTING READY FOR PRESCHOOL ON FRIDAYS (for ages 15 months through 3 years)
Fridays, 9:30-11:00am
SPRING SESSION: 9 Fridays, March 14—May 16 (no class April 18); Make-up date if needed: May 23 Sold Out
Spring Session Price: $236; Discounted Member Rate $164
Teacher: Miriam Szubin

This mini-nursery program for toddlers and their grownups includes Circle Time, music, gross motor play, snack, crafts and free play, just like a typical preschool day.  Because it’s on a Friday, we will also celebrate Shabbat.  Children have fun while developing their social, emotional, and cognitive skills! 


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DANCE TOGETHER WITH MS. CARRIE (for 22-36 months)

Fridays, 11:00-11:40am
SPRING SESSION: 6 Fridays, March 21--May 2 (no class April 18); Make-up date if needed: May 9* Sold Out
Price per Session: $128; Discounted Member Rate $92
Teacher:
Carrie Haynes

This class introduces toddlers to the magic of dance through creative movement, tap and ballet. Children develop rhythm, musicality and coordination through imaginative exercises, activities and songs performed in tandem with their caregivers. Caregiver participation required.


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By registering for a class, you agree to our policies.  Read them here.
Please note that unless specifically designated as a "drop-off class," all classes require that children be accompanied by a caregiver at all times.
 

**MAKE-UP DATES: A make-up class will be held only if the teacher needs to cancel a class within a session.  See our Policies Page for more information about make-ups.


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