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JCC programs and services in communities north of Boston (Arlington/Cambridge/Somerville and beyond). For information about JCC activities in the Metro North area, contact metronorth@jccgb.org or call 617-841-8009.

Classes and Programs

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Welcome Baby! Meetups

Ready, Set, Kids!, First Tuesday of every month from 11am-12:30pm

For children ages 0-1 year, with adult
Meet other local parents with new babies and enjoy casual conversation in a clean and relaxing play space. JCC staff will welcome you as you learn about community resources and activities. Coffee provided.

For more information, contact metronorth@jccgb.org or 617-841-8009.

PJ Library Books and Blocks Weekly Drop-In

Ready, Set, Kids!, Fridays from 9:30-11am

For children ages 0-4 years, with adult
Join in a fun, weekly playtime. Enjoy stories, songs, activities and free play with other families. Wind down with a warm and interactive welcome to Shabbat.

For more information, contact CelebrateShabbat@jccgb.org or 617-841-8009.

Bizzy Bees

Ready, Set, Kids! A Family Enrichment Center, Start Date: 01/18/2017, End Date: 03/29/2017, Time: 9:30 AM-10:30 AM

Ages: 16-24 mos, with adult
As your toddler begins to move, walk and talk more, this class will have a variety of activity stations designed to help continue to develop fine and gross motor skills and even greater sensory awareness. Discussions will focus on positive discipline, picky eating, sleep, toileting readiness and much more.

Early bird pricing through December 31: $170
Cost as of January 1: $200
Sibling cost: additional $50.
For more information or sibling discount, please contact
mnearlyparenting@jccgb.org or 617-841-8009

Instructor: Jill Vetstein

Little Movers

Ready, Set, Kids! A Family Enrichment Center, Start Date: 01/18/2017, End Date: 03/29/2017, Time: 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

Ages: 10-15 mos, with adult
As your baby becomes more confident in mobility and exploration, a variety of activity stations are intentionally designed to engage babies while developing fine and gross motor skills and greater sensory awareness. Discussions will center around safety proofing, outdoor play, sleep and nap transitions, finger feeding and solids.

Early bird pricing through December 31: $170
Cost as of January 1: $200
Sibling cost: additional $50.
For more information or sibling discount, please contact mnearlyparenting@jccgb.org or 617-841-8009

Instructor: Jill Vetstein

Little Explorers

Ready, Set, Kids! A Family Enrichment Center, Start Date: 01/18/2017, End Date: 03/29/2017, Time: 12:30 PM-1:30 PM

Ages: 5-9 mos, with adult
Focus now on playtime for baby. Regular routines with song, baby sign language, parachute play and story time are just some of the activities. Gain insights as to how your baby learns while self confidence and curiosity are fostered – all while learning about child development and connecting with others.

Early bird pricing through December 31: $170
Cost as of January 1: $200
Sibling cost: additional $50.
For more information or sibling discount, please contact mnearlyparenting@jccgb.org or 617-841-8009

Instructor: Jill Vetstein

Little Cruisers Family

Ready, Set, Kids! A Family Enrichment Center, Start Date: 01/22/2017, End Date: 04/02/2017, Time: 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

Ages: 6-14 mos, with adult
Experience family play time. This class offers regular routines with song, baby sign language, parachute play, story time and more. Discover how your baby learns, help build your baby’s confidence, and connect with other families.

Early bird pricing through December 31: $170
Cost as of January 1: $200

Sibling cost: additional $50.
For more information or sibling discount, please contact mnearlyparenting@jccgb.org or 617-841-8009

Instructor: Amy Stahl

Jitterbugs Music

Ready, Set, Kids!, Mondays, January 23-April 3, 2017 (10-10:45am)

Ages: 0-5 yrs, with adult
Sing, wiggle, shake and giggle with the Jitterbugs, a joyful introduction to music.
Jittterbugs’ age-appropriate activities include vocal play, rhythm training, instrument exploration, musical games, movement and more. Includes a Karen K & the Jitterbugs CD.
Instructor: Karen Kalafatas                         

Jitterbugs Music

Ready, Set, Kids!, Mondays, January 23-April 3, 2017 (11:15am - 12pm)

Jitterbugs Music
(Ages: 0-5 yrs, with adult)
Sing, wiggle, shake and giggle with the Jitterbugs, a joyful introduction to music.
Jittterbugs’ age-appropriate activities include vocal play, rhythm training, instrument exploration, musical games, movement and more. Includes a Karen K & the Jitterbugs CD.
Instructor: Karen Kalafatas                          

New Arrivals

Ready, Set, Kids! A Family Enrichment Center, Start Date: 01/25/2017, End Date: 03/08/2017, Time: 11:30 AM-1:00 PM

Ages: 0-4 mos, with adult
Share the journey of parenthood with other new parents in a safe, supportive and non-judgmental environment. This class covers topics such as soothing your baby, infant sleep patterns, tummy time, and new roles and relationships. Includes interactive activities such as infant massage, finger plays and songs. Early bird pricing through December 31: $153
Cost as of January 1: $180

For more information or sibling discount, please contact mnearlyparenting@jccgb.org or 617-841-8009

Instructor: Liz Katzman

Welcome Baby! Mimosa Brunch

Ready, Set, Kids! A Family Enrichment Center, Start Date: 02/26/2017, End Date: 02/26/2017, Time: 11:00 AM-1:00 PM

Geared for families with newborns up to age 1

The Line-Up:

11-11:15am: Welcome and warm up: Light refreshments available until noon
11:15 - Noon: Parent and Baby Yoga: A gentle yoga class designed to relax new parents while strengthening key muscles in a safe and supportive environment. No yoga experience needed!
11:15-Noon: Parenting Q & A: What’s on Your Mind?
Noon-1pm: Mimosa Brunch: refresh and restore!

Space is limited so pre-register early to confirm your space!

For more information, contact: metronorth@jccgb.org or 617-841-8009.

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NEW LOCATION

Early Parenting classes now offered at
Ready, Set, Kids!
A Family Enrichment Center
284 Broadway, Arlington
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