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.
Spring Schedule (January 8 – May 25)
(9-12 months) Mondays | 9:30-11:00 am
(18-24 months) Mondays | 11:30 am-1:00 pm
(12-18 months) Tuesdays | 9:30-11:00 am
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 engage in uninterrupted play while you and other parents will develop sensitive observation skills that will help you better understand 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. Visit www.riemiami.com.
(6-12 months) Mondays | 12:45-1:45 pm
Your baby is beginning to open up to the world. Many are already sitting up unassisted, pulling up to standing, and 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 you learn solutions to common parenting challenges.
(18-24 months) Tuesdays | 9:30-11:30 am
Thursdays | 9:30-11:30 am
Toddlers explore and discover through music, art, outside time, and sensory play while learning and practicing social skills.
MOVERS AND SHAKERS
(11-18 months) Thursdays | 12:45-2:00 pm
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.
LAP BABIES *FREE CLASS*
(6 weeks-6 months) Wednesdays | 1:00-1:45 pm *NEW DAY*
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.
(20-30 months) Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays | 9:15 am-12:15 pm
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 or caregivers and participate in a preschool class in a Reggio-inspired environment. Students will attend with a caregiver for the first 2 weeks and then begin separation. Depending on the comfort level of the child and the caregiver, separation after the first 2 weeks could either be gradual (with the caregiver leaving for a few minutes at a time and gradually becoming longer) or complete (with the caregiver dropping off at 9:15 and picking up at 12:15). 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.
(Birth – 4 years)
Tuesdays | 4:30-5:15 pm
Tuesdays | 5:30-6:15 pm
Wednesdays |10:45-11:30 am
Wednesdays | 12:45-1:30 pm
Music Together® is an internationally-recognized, early-childhood program based on the philosophy that all children are musical. Tuition includes a beautiful illustrated song book and a CD set. Siblings over 8 months old are 50% off; siblings under 8 months are free (with 1 paid registration). Music Together® is a registered trademark. TBS is licensed by Music Together® LLC. www.musictogether.com.
(3-24 months) Fridays | 11:15 am-12:00 pm
YogaMusic Dance is a unique class that introduces a new dimension of world music and instruments while you explore new movements with your baby. Bring your baby backpack/carrier to use during class for dances and yoga. Loose clothes are recommended, and you can bring your own music to share with class.