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Early Childhood Activities & Enrichment Classes

 

Mommy & Me Classes   Drop-Off Classes  |  STEAM Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics  |  Sports & Fitness  |  Aquatics 

 


 

Mommy & Me Classes

(daddies & caregivers welcome)
ages birth – 5 years

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NEW! Mommy & Me Infant Playgroup
Birth - 14 months 
Bring your baby and join other moms at a fun get-together with music and movement. Being a new mom can be exhilarating and exhausting. Come share experiences and make new friends. For more information, contact Allison Murphy at 203.487.0980 or amurphy@stamfordjcc.org.

Mondays, 10 - 11 a.m.
Jan. 8, Jan. 22, Feb. 5, Mar. 5, Mar. 19, Apr. 2
Member FREE / Community $5 per session

 

NEW! Playtime with Sandi
Birth – 2 years (with parent or caregiver)
Join us for this class led by Sandi Waldstreicher, JCC Sara Walker Nursery School Educational Coordinator. Classes include free play, art projects, stories, and music and movement. Held at the JCC Sara Walker Nursery School. Reservations are required. For more information or to register, please contact Sandi Waldstreicher at 203.322.6541 or swaldstreicher@stamfordjcc.org.

Thursdays, 9:15 – 10 a.m.
Jan. 11, Feb. 8, Mar. 8, Apr. 12, May 10
FREE Member and Community

 

Musical Tuesdays with Miss Jordana
Birth – 2 years (with parent) 
Come sing and dance with Jordana Lubliner, music teacher at the JCC Sara Walker Nursery School. Parents and children will love this developmentally appropriate, participatory singing and movement program. Offered monthly at the JCC Sara Walker Nursery School. Reservations are required. For more information or to register, please contact Anne Liss Johnson at 203.322.6541 or aljohnson@stamfordjcc.org.

Tuesdays, 9:15 – 9:45 a.m.
Jan. 16, Mar. 20, Apr. 17, May 15
FREE Member and Community

 

Music Together The internationally-acclaimed music education program.
Birth – 5 years, with parent or caregiver
This wonderful program will nurture your child’s natural enthusiasm for music and movement. To register, please call Music Together of Fairfield County at 203.256.1656.

 

Shabbat with Sandi
Birth – 2 years (with parent) 
Come celebrate Shabbat with Sandi Waldstreicher, Educational Coordinator of the JCC Sara Walker Nursery School. Participants will share in a spirited celebration filled with singing and dancing. There will be challah and grape juice to enjoy. Program is held the first Friday of every month at the JCC Sara Walker Nursery School. Reservations are required. For more information or to register, please contact Sandi Waldstreicher at 203.322.6541 or swaldstreicher@stamfordjcc.org.

Fridays, 9:15 – 9:45 a.m.
Jan 5, Feb. 2, Mar. 2, May 4
FREE Member and Community

 

Movin’ and Groovin’
12 – 30 months (with parent)
Combine the sport of the Tumbling Tykes class with the music of the Let’s Dance class and get the best of both worlds! In this combo class your child will swing, spin, jump, stretch, leap, roll and climb. We use rhythm, music and song to aid in the development of fine and gross motor skills, as well as listening and social skills, while playing and learning.

Tuesdays, 10 – 10:45 a.m.
Jan. 2 – Mar. 27 (No class Feb. 20)
Member $252 / Community $300 (12 sessions)

 


 

Drop-Off Classes

(pre-registration required)

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Terrific Tots!
15 – 22 months
Introduce your toddler to his or her first “drop-off” class experience. This three-hour class will feature free play, circle time, art exploration, movement and snack. Parents/caregivers should plan on participating in the first two sessions to aid in separation. Class is held at the JCC Sara Walker Nursery School.

Mondays, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. 
Jan. 8 – Jun. 4 (No class Jan. 15, Feb. 19, 
Apr. 2, May 21, May 28)
Members $1,020 / Community $1,275 (17 sessions)

Tuesdays, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Jan. 2 – Jun. 5 (No class Feb. 20, Apr. 3)
Members $1,260 / Community $1,575 (21 sessions)

Wednesdays, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. 
Jan. 3 – Jun. 6 (No class Apr. 4)
Members $1,320 / Community $1,650 (22 sessions)

 


 

Sports & Fitness

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Now there’s more to do on the weekends @ the J!
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NEW! Golf for Tots with TGA*
3 – 5 years
Teach, Grow, and Achieve (TGA) National Golf Enrichment Program provides youth the opportunity to learn the game of golf in a fun, safe and nurturing environment while instilling life values and educational concepts.

Fridays, 1:15 – 2 p.m.
Jan. 5 – Mar. 23 (No class Feb. 16)
Member $264 / Community $297 (11 sessions)

 

Soccer with Blue Wave Kickers*
3 – 5 years
Fun is the single most important thing Blue Wave Kickers teaches! Let Coach Jonathan Bradley and his staff engage your child in physical activity while developing motor and basic soccer skills.

Mondays, 1:15 – 2 p.m.
Jan. 8 – Mar. 26 (No class Jan. 15, Feb. 19)
Member $210 / Community $250 (10 sessions)

Tuesdays, 1:15 – 2 p.m.
Jan. 2 – Mar. 27 (Feb. 20)
Member $252 / Community $300 (12 sessions)

 

Gymnastics* 
3 – 5 years
Tumbling, balance beam and rebounding, oh my! Students will increase flexibility, balance, strength, listening skills, and body awareness while learning the fundamentals of gymnastics. We stretch to warm up followed by an obstacle course to strengthen skills learned in class.

Mondays, 1:15 – 2 p.m.
Jan. 8 – Mar. 26 (No class Jan. 15, Feb. 19)
Members $210 / Community $250 (10 sessions)

 

Basketball FUNdamentals*
3 – 5 years
Learn the basic skills and fundamentals of basketball through fun games and drills with the JCC coaching staff.

Wednesdays, 1:15 – 2 p.m.
Jan. 3 – Mar. 28 
Member $273/ Community $325 (13 sessions)

 

Yoga/Gymnastics*
3 – 5 years
We begin by relaxing with different breathing techniques, allowing the children to calm themselves before starting a series of yoga postures on mats. Tumbling, balance beam and rebounding come into play when we start our obstacle work! Students will increase flexibility, balance, strength, listening skills, and body awareness while learning the fundamentals of gymnastics.

Wednesdays, 1:15 – 2 p.m.
Jan. 3 – Mar. 28 
Member $273 / Community $325 (13 sessions)

Sundays, 1:45 – 2:30 p.m.
Jan. 7 – Mar. 25 (No class Feb. 18)
Member $231 / Community $275 (11 sessions)

 

Little Sluggers Baseball with BVSA*
3 – 5 years
Learn the basics of hitting, fielding, throwing, and base running with the coaching staff from Bobby Valentine’s Sports Academy. All equipment is provided.

Thursdays, 1:15 – 2 p.m.
Jan. 4 – Mar. 29 (No class Feb. 15)
Member $252 / Community $300 (12 sessions)

 

Tennis for Tots with Shane O’Reilly*
4 – 5 years
Have fun while learning tennis, with emphasis on proper technique. Shane is a USPTA certified tennis instructor with over 25 years of teaching experience. Class is limited to 12 students, so sign up right away!

Thursdays, 1:15 – 2 p.m.
Jan. 4 – Mar. 29 (No class Feb. 15)
Member $300 / Community $336 (12 sessions)

 

Stay & Splash* 
3 – 5 years
End your preschooler’s day with a mix of fun, pool games and instructional swim. All ability levels are welcome. Enrollment is limited. Swim cap required.

Fridays, 1:15 – 2 p.m. 
Jan. 5 – Mar. 23 (No class Feb. 16)
$253, exclusively for members (11 sessions)

 

* For these classes, FREE VAN SERVICE is available for JCC Sara Walker Nursery School students from Temple Sinai to the JCC. Space is limited and is on a first-come basis. Register early to secure a spot.

 

 


 

 

STEAM  Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics

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NEW! Sing, Groove and Act!
3 – 5 years
Sing, Groove and Act! is a wonderful class that uses the energy of dance, music and action! Children will have a section of fun movement games with basic dance technique, leading to music from their current favorite radio stations and movies that they will sing along to. Acting games come into the third section, where children are inspired and challenged to use their imagination through action! This is a great class to have a lot of fun, express, and learn!

Thursdays, 1:15 – 2 p.m.
Jan. 4 – Mar. 29 (No class Feb. 15)
Member $252 / Community $300 (12 sessions)

 

Paper Maché Madness
3 – 4 years
Children will explore and enhance their creativity while working with newspaper. This will be a fun, messy experience. Children will create their own themed project. Led by Irene Okun. Held at the JCC Sara Walker Nursery School.

Mondays, 1 – 2 p.m.
Jan. 8 – Mar. 26 (No class Jan. 15, Feb. 19)
$220 exclusively for members (10 sessions)

 

Cooking Up a Story
3 – 4 years
Children will explore food and baking while experiencing a delightful story! Pancakes, Pancakes, Blueberries for Sal, and Walter the Baker to name a few! Led by Jeanmarie Forte. Held at the JCC Sara Walker Nursery School.

Tuesdays, 1 – 2 p.m.
Jan. 2 – Mar. 27 (No class Feb. 20)
$264 exclusively for members (12 sessions)

 

Ballet*
3 – 5 years
In this class students will begin to develop dance technique through ballet, the foundation of all dance styles. Class consists of a center floor warm-up incorporating ballet positions, across the floor, and learning and executing basic choreography. Students learn direction changes, balance, footwork and the start of jumping and turning.

Tuesdays, 1:15 – 2 p.m.
Jan. 2 – Mar. 27 (No class Feb. 20)
Member $252 / Community $300 (12 sessions)

 

Little Scientists
3 – 4 years
Are you ready to explore? Each week will include experiments such as making a liquid tornado, painting with bubbles, magnets and more. Led by Roxann Coppola. Held at the JCC Sara Walker Nursery School.

Thursdays, 1 – 2 p.m.
Jan. 4 – Mar. 29 (No class Feb. 15)
$264 exclusively for members (12 sessions)

 

Hip Hop Dance*
3 – 5 years
Through age-appropriate popular music and dance moves, students will learn the basics of popping, locking, breaking and fusion styles. They will explore rhythm, syncopated movements, isolation and creative expression, as well as understanding the concept of performance. Students will learn set choreography and play games to fine-tune their improvisational skills.

Fridays, 1:15 – 2 p.m.
Jan. 5 – Mar. 23 (No class Feb. 16)
Members $231 / Community $275 (11 sessions)

 

* For these classes, FREE VAN SERVICE is available for JCC Sara Walker Nursery School students from Temple Sinai to the JCC. Space is limited and is on a first-come basis. Register early to secure a spot.

 


 

Aquatics

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Early Childhood Swim Program 
The JCC’s early childhood swim program focuses on water comfort and safety, while teaching basic swimming skills in a safe and supportive environment. In these innovative and fun-filled programs, parents are taught how to work safely in the water with their children. 

Now there’s more to do on the weekends @ the J!
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Mommy or Daddy & Me Swim
6 – 36 months (with parent)
Enjoy a unique bonding experience with your child. Children learn correct swimming movements while increasing muscle strength and coordination. This class lays the foundation for successful swimming in our early childhood swim program. Water safety topics also will be covered. Swim cap, swim diaper and bathing suit required.

6 – 18 months
W Sundays, 9:30 – 10 a.m. 
Jan. 7 – Mar. 25 (No class Feb. 18)
Member $242/ Community $330 (11 sessions)

18 – 24 months
W Sundays, 10 – 10:30 a.m. 
Jan. 7 – Mar. 25 (No class Feb. 18)
Member $242 / Community $330 (11 sessions)

24 – 36 months
W Sundays, 10:30 – 11 a.m. 
Jan. 7 – Mar. 25 (No class Feb. 18)
Member $242 / Community $330 (11 sessions)

6 – 36 months
Tuesdays, 10:30 – 11 a.m. 
Jan. 2 – Mar. 27 (No class Feb. 20)
Member $264 / Community $360 (12 sessions)

6 – 36 months 
Thursdays, 10:30 – 11 a.m. 
Jan. 4 – Mar. 29 (No class Feb. 15)
Members $264 / Community $360 (12 sessions)

6 – 24 months 
W Saturdays, 10 – 10:30 a.m.
Jan. 6 – Mar. 24 (No class Feb. 17)
Members $242 / Community $330 (11 sessions)

 

Almost Ready
2 – 5 years (with parent)
This program is developed for children who have started moving more independently in the water under their parents’ guidance. Parents and children learn more about water safety and swimming technique. Children prepare to work directly with an instructor on their own. Swim cap, swim diaper and bathing suit required.

W Sundays, 9 – 9:30 a.m., 11 – 11:30 a.m.
Jan. 7 – Mar. 25 (No class Feb. 18)
Member $242 / Community $330 (11 sessions)

Tuesdays, 11 – 11:30 a.m. 
Jan. 2 – Mar. 27 (No class Feb. 20)
Member $264 / Community $360 (12 sessions)

Thursdays, 11 – 11:30 a.m. 
Jan. 4 – Mar. 29 (No class Feb. 15)
Members $264 / Community $360 (12 sessions)

Saturdays, 10:30 – 11 a.m.
Jan. 6 – Mar. 24 (No class Feb. 17)
Members $242 / Community $330 (11 sessions)

 

Ready Now 
2 – 5 years (with parent)
This class focuses on weaning the parent out of the water, and will prepare the child to work independently in a group lesson. Children are taught the final foundational skills that are the building blocks of swimming, and will learn about water safety. Swim cap, swim diaper and bathing suit required.

W Sundays, 11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. 
Jan. 7 – Mar. 25 (No class Feb. 18)
Member $242 / Community $330 (11 sessions)

 

Private & Small Group Swim Lessons
Private lessons, alone or coupled with our group classes, are a great way to accelerate learning. These lessons offer a comfortable setting, so those new to the water can excel. Through an initial skills test, we can assess students’ ability and plan lessons around their specific needs. Lessons are 30 minutes and are sold in packages of 10 lessons and 5 lessons. All prices are per person. For more information, contact Alex Tkachuk at 203.487.0990 or atkachuk@stamfordjcc.org.

Private Lessons (1 person)
1 lesson Member $50 / Community $60
5 lessons Member $225 / Community $275
10 lessons Member $400 / Community $500

Semi-Private Lessons (2 people)
1 lesson Member $40 / Community $48
5 lessons Member $175 / Community $215
10 lessons Member $310 / Community $380

Group Private (3 or more people)
1 lesson Member $38 / Community $44
5 lessons Member $160 / Community $190
10 lessons Member $280 / Community $340

 

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