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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 Senior Director of Community Connections Dana Weiner or call 206-388-1994.


Current and Upcoming Classes

Childproof Parenting: The Toddler/Preschool Years

Online course (started February 22)

This self-paced six-week, online parenting program will give you empirically proven, actionable help to transform your relationship with your child and home life… without the time and cost of a private coach or therapist.

Instructor Melissa Benaroya has spent thousands of hours working with children and families from all walks of life. She is both a Certified Positive Discipline Educator and Certified Gottman Educator in addition to being a licensed therapist. Her teaching is practical, proven, and if you put in the time and do the work … transformative.

This program is for you if you want to:

  • End conflict, avoid power struggles & stop nagging
  • Learn to parent without fear, confusion, or anxiety
  • Create a stronger relationship with your child
  • Respond calmly with clarity and intention
  • Reduce crying, whining, and tantrums


Mommy Matters

Dates and times to be announced.

Mommy Matters is an opportunity for moms to get support and learn about what matters most as your child moves through the toddler and preschool years. Mommy Matters blends Love and Logic Parenting, Positive Discipline, and Gottman principles with personal coaching. Contact instructor Melissa Benaroya, LICSW, for more information and to register.


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