Early Childhood Activities & Enrichment Classes

 

Parent and Me  |  Drop-off Classes  |  STEAM Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics  |  Sports & Fitness  |  Dance & Arts Center  |  Aquatics  |  Pre-school Vacation Days

 

 

Drop-off Classes

 

Now there’s more to do on the weekends @ The J!
W - Look for the symbol for weekend class offerings.

 

NEW! Ballet for Tots
2 years
In this class children will begin to develop dance technique through ballet, the foundation of all movement. 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.

W  Saturdays, 11:30 – 12:15 p.m.
Jan. 4 – Mar. 28 (No class Feb. 15)
Member $252 / Community $300 (12 sessions)

 

NEW! Pajama Havdalah
Birth – 5 years
This is a pajama party to say goodbye to Shabbat and hello to a great new week. Families can drop-off their children and they will participate in the traditional Havdalah candle lighting, munch down on some tasty treats, and have a great time singing and dancing together.

W  Saturdays, 5:45 – 7:15 p.m.
Jan. 11, Feb. 22, Mar. 21, Apr. 4
Member $15 / Community $20 (1 session)

 

Terrific Tots at JCC Sara Walker Nursery School
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.

Mondays, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Jan. 6 – Jun. 1 (No class Jan. 20, Feb. 17, Apr. 13, May 25)
Members $1,080 / Community $1,350 (18 sessions)

Wednesdays, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Jan. 8 – Jun. 3 (No class Apr. 15)
Members $1,260 / Community $1,575 (21 sessions)

 

Terrific Tots at Greenwich Reform Synagogue
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, outdoor play (weather permitting), and lunch sent from home. Parents/caregivers should plan on participating in the first session to aid in separation. Program will run from January to June 2020. For more information, contact Sarah Gregoire at 203.487.0944 or sgregoire@stamfordjcc.org.

Mondays, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Jan. 6 – Jun. 1 (No class Jan. 20, Feb. 17, Apr. 13, May 25)
$1,350 (18 sessions)

Wednesdays, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Jan. 8 – Jun. 10 (No class Apr. 8, Apr. 15)
$1,575 (21 sessions)

  


 

STEAM  Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics

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NEW! Hola Amigos
3 – 4 years
Through songs, games and poems children will gain basic conversational Spanish, as well as vocabulary for colors, numbers, foods and more. This is a full Spanish immersion class. Held at the JCC Sara Walker Nursery School.

Wednesdays, 1 – 2 p.m.
Jan. 8 – Apr. 1
$286 exclusively for members (13 sessions)

 

Incredible Edibles!
3 – 4 years
Get your creative juices and appetites ready as children will cook and create in this fun class. Each week will bring a new adventure with food. Held at the JCC Sara Walker Nursery School.

Tuesdays, 1 – 2 p.m.
Jan. 7 – Mar. 31 (No class Feb. 18)
$264 exclusively for members (12 sessions)

 

Adventure in Math and Science
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, as well as exciting math activities such as making predictions, working with manipulatives and more. Held at the JCC Sara Walker Nursery School.

Thursdays, 1 – 2 p.m.
Jan. 2 – Apr. 2
$308 exclusively for members (14 sessions)

 


 

Sports & Fitness

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Now there’s more to do on the weekends @ The J!
W - Look for the symbol for weekend class offerings. 

 

NEW! Multi-Sports Squirts with US Sports Institute*
3 – 5 years
This program allows children to try a variety of different sports throughout the season, including Lacrosse, T-Ball, and Track & Field. All sports are taught in a safe and structured learning environment designed to ensure learning and, most importantly, fun, fun, fun!

Session A
Tuesdays, 1:15 – 2 p.m.
Jan. 7 – Feb. 11
Member $126 / Community $150 (6 sessions)

Session B
Tuesdays, 1:15 – 2 p.m.
Feb. 25 – Mar. 31
Member $126 / Community $150 (6 sessions)

Session A
Tuesdays, 2 – 2:45 p.m.
Jan. 7 – Feb. 11
Member $126 / Community $150 (6 sessions)

Session B
Tuesdays, 2 – 2:45 p.m.
Feb. 25 – Mar. 31
Member $126 / Community $150 (6 sessions)

W  Saturdays, 10 – 11 a.m.
Jan. 4 – Feb. 29 (No class Feb. 15)
Member $168 / Community $200 (8 sessions)

W  Saturdays, 11 – 12 p.m.
Jan. 4 – Feb. 29 (No class Feb. 15)
Member $168 / Community $200 (8 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. 6 – Mar. 30 (No class Jan. 20, Feb. 17)
Member $231 / Community $275 (11 sessions)

Wednesdays, 1:15 – 2 p.m.
Jan. 8 – Apr. 1
Member $273 / Community $325 (13 sessions)

 

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

Thursdays, 1:15 – 2 p.m.
Jan. 2 – Apr. 2
Member $294 / Community $350 (14 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!

Fridays, 1:15 – 2 p.m.
Jan. 3 – Apr. 3 (No class Jan. 24, Feb. 14)
Member $288 / Community $324 (12 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.

   


 

Dance & Arts Center

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Preschool Hip-Hop*
3 – 5 years
Preschool Hip-Hop invites students to express themselves creatively through the basic moves and grooves of Hip-Hop dance! As they dance along to the latest, age-appropriate tunes, students will learn elements of grooving, popping and waving, while also gaining an understanding of rhythm and musicality. Through fun games and creative exercises, students will fine-tune their improvisational skills and imaginatively explore new approaches to movement-based expression.

Mondays, 1:15 – 2 p.m.
Jan. 6 – Mar. 30 (No class Jan. 20, Feb. 17)
Member $231 / Community $275 (11 sessions)

 

Preschool Ballet*
3 – 5 years
In Preschool Ballet students will begin to develop dance technique through ballet, the foundation of all movement. 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.

Wednesdays, 1:15 – 2 p.m.
Jan. 8 – Apr. 1
Member $273 / Community $325 (13 sessions)


Preschool Acrobatics & Tumbling*
3 – 5 years
Calling all kids who love to jump, leap, and tumble! Preschool Acrobatics is an introductory-level class where students will learn safely the proper techniques of basic acro and tumbling! We begin each class with stretching and conditioning exercises to warm up and strengthen our muscles. For the remainder of class, students will use the balance beam, spring board, wedge mat, and other gymnastics equipment to help them acquire the technique and muscle memory required for all skills and tricks! Students will increase flexibility, balance, strength, technique and body awareness through the fundamentals of acrobatics.

Fridays, 1:15 – 2 p.m.
Jan. 3 – Apr. 3 (No class Jan. 24, Feb. 14)
Member $252 / Community $300 (12 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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Swim School at the J!
Ages 3 – 5 
Where young children get a head start on swimming, gain confidence in the water and begin working on basic swimming skills, while interacting with an instructor and other children in a fun and safe environment.

Through our comprehensive curriculum children will learn skills, build knowledge, gain confidence and feel safe in and around water. Using a step-by-step approach to learning, students will build proficiency as they successfully progress through levels that teach the four essential strokes: freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly. Most importantly, our curriculum is built in such a way that children will be excited to advance through each level. Every swimmer will receive a certificate in which he or she will be able to see the specific skills needed to progress to the next level. Swimmers will also be awarded a new color of swim cap as they progress through each level. Each semester ends with a free swim competition.

 

Level 1 – Minnows
(Early Childhood)
Light Blue Swim Cap
Beginning swimmers learn the basics of water comfort and safety as they blow bubbles, put their faces under water, float, and flutter kick in prone and supine positions.

W  Sundays, 9 – 9:30 a.m.
Jan. 5 – Apr. 5 (No class Feb. 16)
Member $286 / Community $390 (13 sessions)

W  Sundays, 10:30 – 11 a.m.
Jan. 5 – Apr. 5 (No class Feb. 16)
Member $286 / Community $390 (13 sessions)

Mondays, 3 – 3:30 p.m.
Jan. 6 – Mar. 30 (No class Jan. 20, Feb. 17)
Member $242 / Community $330 (11 sessions)

Wednesdays, 4 – 4:30 p.m.
Jan. 8 – Apr. 1
Member $286 / Community $390 (13 sessions)

W  Saturdays, 11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Jan. 4 – Apr. 4 (No class Feb. 15)
Member $286 / Community $390 (13 sessions)

 

Level 2 – Guppies
(Early Childhood)
Royal Blue Swim Cap
For this class, children should be able to float (front and back) and put their heads under water. Swimmers will continue to work on floating, flutter kick, arm stroke. Students will be introduced to freestyle, backstroke, retrieving objects and jumping into water over their heads.

W  Sundays, 9:30 – 10 a.m.
Jan. 5 – Apr. 5 (No class Feb. 16)
Member $286 / Community $ 390 (13 sessions)

W  Sundays, 11 – 11:30 a.m.
Jan. 5 – Apr. 5 (No class Feb. 16)
Member $286 / Community $390 (13 sessions)

Mondays, 3:30 – 4 p.m.
Jan. 6 – Mar. 30 (No class Jan. 20, Feb. 17)
Member $242 / Community $330 (11 sessions)

Wednesdays, 3 – 3:30 p.m.
Jan. 8 – Apr. 1
Member $286 / Community $390 (13 sessions)

W  Saturdays, 9:30 – 10 a.m.
Jan. 4 – Apr. 4 (No class Feb. 15)
Member $286 / Community $390 (13 sessions)

 

Level 3 – Tadpoles
(Early Childhood)
Yellow Swim Cap
Children should be able to swim without support for 15 feet and have efficient freestyle kick in this level. Rotary breathing, diving and butterfly kick will be introduced. This class will prepare children to enter our pre-team program or more advanced swim school classes.

W  Sundays, 10 – 10:30 a.m.
Jan. 5 – Apr. 5 (No class Feb. 16)
Member $286 / Community $390 (13 sessions)

Mondays, 4 – 4:30 p.m.
Jan. 6 – Mar. 30 (No class Jan. 20, Feb. 17)
Member $242 / Community $330 (11 sessions)

Wednesdays, 3:30 – 4 p.m.
Jan. 8 – Apr. 1
Member $286 / Community $390 (13 sessions)

W  Saturdays, 9 – 9:30 a.m.
Jan. 4 – Apr. 4 (No class Feb. 15)
Member $286 / Community $390 (13 sessions)

 

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Pre-School Vacation Days
Ages 3 – 5
All vacation days include arts and crafts, free swim and a variety of games and activities. Snack will be provided; children should bring a bag lunch. Pre-School Vacation Days will take place at the Stamford JCC.

Monday, December 23 • 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Danny Magic • Members $60 / Community $80

Tuesday, December 24 • 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Winter Wonderland • Members $60 / Community $80

Thursday, Dec 26 • 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Kooky Cooking Creations • Members $60 / Community $80

Friday, December 27 • 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Pajama Day • Members $60 / Community $80

Monday, December 30 • 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Slimy Science • Members $60 / Community $80

Tuesday, December 31 • 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
New Year’s Party • Members $60 / Community $80

Monday, January 20 • 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Friendship Day • Members $60 / Community $80

Friday, February 14 • 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Super Slime Fun • Members $60 / Community $80

Monday, February 17 • 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Kooky Cookies • Members $60 / Community $80

Tuesday, February 18 • 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Silly Snowmen • Members $60 / Community $80

 

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Next Upcoming Event...

15
Dec

CHANUKAH PARTY & OPEN HOUSE: The JCC Preschool at Greenwich Reform Synagogue

Donuts! Crafts! Games! Come learn about our preschool program, tour the facility and meet the director Sarah Gregoire! Click HERE to RSVP.