Parenting Classes

The SJCC is recognized for family outreach, parent education and support, and social activities for infants to five year olds.

We offer activities in a warm and nurturing environment for people of all ages: infants, toddlers, preschoolers, parents, and grandparents. Our educational classes and lectures, support groups, and baby playtime bring our our center alive with activity and learning.

Our programs, classes, and support services are designed to strengthen emotional bonds between parents and children and promote optimal child development.

The SJCC believes in families and values parents as vital to child development. During the challenging and fun early childhood years, the SJCC  will inspire a shared early learning experience to support the growth and development of our community’s children.

If you have questions or want more information, please contact SJCC Director, Early Childhood, Carrie Stull, or call 206-388-1992.


Current and Upcoming Classes

BYOB: Introducing your Baby to Judaism

Postponed due to weather, new dates TBD
1:30-3 pm

Join the J and Herzl-Ner Tamid for this two-part class. Discover ways to incorporate Judaism into your little one’s life. Led by Rabbi Miriam Green, HNT’s new Rabbi for Community Engagement. Babies under the age of 9 months are welcome to join mom and dad.

Price inclusive of both classes; if you have a scheduling conflict, please contact Talya Kurland.

Creative Beginnings 2018-19

Creative Beginnings a time for your child – together with a parent or caregiver – to explore the richness of our Early Childhood School program through art, creative play, music, and storytelling. Parents and children will explore and socialize alongside longtime Early Childhood School teacher Laura Selby (15-24 months) or Cubba Reece (8-14 months). As your children develop social, emotional, and cognitive skills in this group setting, parents and caregivers also develop a community of new friends and enter the J family. Open exploration is followed by group time over refreshments; parents and teacher take turns supplying a small snack. If you have questions about this class, please contact Laura Selby . Minimum of 6 families; maximum of 8 families.


  Ages Schedule Dates monthly price annual price
Creative Beginnings 1 8-14 months Thurs,
Sept 20, 2018-June 6, 2019
(no class Nov 22; Dec 20, 27; Apr 11)
M: $79.50
G: $85
M: $795 
G: $850
Creative Beginnings 2 – FULL* 15-24 months Mon, 9:30-10:45a Sept 17, 2018-June 3, 2019
(no class Sept 24; Dec 17, 24, 31; Jan 14; Feb 18; Apr 22; May 27)
Class is full Class is full

*We’re exploring a possible Wednesday Creative Beginnings 2 class at 9:30 am if there’s enough interest. Want to add your name to the list? Email Laura Selby and Nicci Burrell.

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