Parent + Child Classes
From celebrating Shabbat with stories and songs to a cooperative playschool, the J offers a variety of classes for children and their parents, grandparents, and caregivers on both our Mercer Island and Seattle campuses.
For more information about classes and programs for young children and their families, contact SJCC Senior Director of Community Connections Dana Weiner or call 206-829-2593.
The J also offers several parenting classes.
Seattle Jewish Cooperative Playschool
September 23, 2016-June 16, 2017
Congregation Beth Shalom, 6800 35th Ave NE, Seattle
Parents and children ages 2.5-4 (as of August 31, 2016)
Fridays, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
SJCC members: $567; guests $657
This hands-on parent-toddler class is led by an early childhood educator, and include playtime and exploration as well as songs, projects, music, and snacks. A parent education discussion group is also part of each class. Jewish content is integrated into classroom activities as well as parent discussion with a focus on building community around parenting and Jewish identity.
Registration may be paid in monthly installments. A mandatory registration fee of $45 is due at registration.
If you have questions, please contact SJCC Senior Director of Community Connections Dana Weiner or call 206-232-7115, ext. 265.
Creative Beginnings - FULL
Creative Beginnings 1 (8-14 months)
Thursdays, 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
September 15, 2016-June 15, 2017
SJCC members $52 per month or $520 per year
Guests $63 per month or $630 per year
Creative Beginnings 2 (15-24 months)
Mondays, 9:45-11 a.m. or 11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
September 12, 2016-June 12, 2017
SJCC members $63 per month or $630 per year
Guests $74 per month or $740 per year
Creative Beginnings is a time for your child, together with a parent or caregiver, to explore the richness of the SJCC Early Childhood School through art, sensory experiences, and creative play. Parents and children explore and socialize alongside Kathy Packer (8-18 months) or longtime ECS teacher Laura Selby (18-30 months). As children develop social, emotional, and cognitive skills in this group setting, parents and caregivers develop a community within the J family.
Parents/caregivers and children ages 1 to 3 years
Wednesdays, October 19-December 4 9:45-10:45 a.m.
SJCC Members $145; Guests $165
Brain Dance is a class filled with music and movement that helps support your child’s language and somatic and sensory intelligence while having lots of fun. Dress comfortably and be prepared to move.
New session dates have not yet been set.
Mondays, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Through June 13
Fridays, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
FREE; no registration required