Looking to foster that special bond with your child and other families? Start your journey with us at the Parent-Child Center where you will participate in a full range of classes, holiday celebrations, events and more. Below is a list of following programs for families with small children. You are able to register online or by calling our office at 305.538.7231 ext. 238.
summer SCHEDULE (June 3 – july 26)
Bright beginnings (20 – 36 months)
9:30 am – 12:00 pm | mondays, wednesdays & fridays
This is a parent-cooperative program designed to support children as they transition to preschool. Children will learn to make friends, seek help from adults, separate from their parents/caregivers and participate in a preschool style class in a Reggio-inspired environment. The separation portion of the class begins half way through the session. The separation will be gradual, with the parents/caregivers leaving for a few minutes at a time and gradually becoming longer depending on the comfort level of the child and the parents/caregivers. Parents/caregivers are requested to stay in the building during the separation time in case they need to be reached. Additionally, each family is responsible to be the classroom helper and snack provider for a few weeks. The number of weeks as helper will depend on how many people are registered for the class. More detailed information and a signup sheet will be available the first day of class.
LAP Babies (6 weeks – 6 months) *free class
1:00 – 1:45 pm | thursdays
You are a new parent and delighting in your amazing newborn’s discoveries each day. Lap Babies is a class where you will meet other parents, find solutions to parenting challenges, and share special times with your newborn in a fun-filled setting. We will sing, read, learn massage techniques, and play with our infants all while enjoying opportunities to develop new friendships.
Movers and Shakers (11 – 18 months)
12:45 – 2:00 pm | Tuesdays
Your energetic toddler is on the move and ready to play, play, play! In this class your child will share experiences through sensory, art, circle, and story times.
Young Explorers (18 – 24 months)
9:30 – 11:30 am | Tuesdays & Thursdays
Your toddler will explore and discover through music, art, playground, sensory, and water play while learning and practicing social skills.
RIE Bred (3 – 36 months)
(16-32 months) 9:30 – 10:30 am | Mondays
(9-15 months) 11:30 am – 1:00 pm | Mondays
(2.5-8 months) 11:30 am – 1:00 pm | tuesdays
RIE® encourages basic trust in the child to be an initiator, explorer, and a self-learner in a physically safe, cognitively challenging, and emotionally nurturing environment. Your child will have time for uninterrupted play while adults develop their sensitive observation in order to better understand the babies’ needs. You will read babies cues, learn to intervene and, most importantly, when not to. Lisa Chariff Better is a RIE® Certified Parent-Infant Guidance™ class facilitator. See more at riemiami.com.
Music Together® (Birth – 4 years)
11:00 – 11:45 am | Wednesdays
Music Together® is an internationally recognized, early childhood program based on the philosophy that all children are musical. Tuition includes a beautifully illustrated song book and a CD set. Siblings over 8 months old are 50% off; siblings under 8 months are free (with one paid registration). Music Together® is a registered trademark; Temple Beth Sholom is licensed by Music Together®, LLC. See more at musictogether.com.
bouncing babies (6 – 12 months)
12:45 pm – 1:45 pm | Wednesdays
Your baby is beginning to open up to the world, many are already sitting up unassisted, pulling up to standing, maybe even taking their first steps! You and your baby will participate in play-based activities which support cognitive, fine- and gross-motor and social development while learning solutions to common parenting challenges.