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Parent Children at Temple Beth Sholom

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.


LAP Babies  (6 weeks – 6 months) *free class

1:00 – 1:45 pm | Wednesdays

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)

12:30­ – 1:45 pm | Thursdays

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 Summer Fun (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.

Bright Beginnings (21 – 36 months)

9:30 am – 12:00 pm | Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays

This 3-day-per-week, parent-cooperative program is 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. Parents/caregivers must accompany their child to class the first days to help settle them in and begin to work on separation. The separation portion of the class begins halfway through the summer once the children become familiar with classroom routines and rituals. The transition program helps your child gain independence and self-confidence.

RIE Bred  (3 – 24 months)

Two 2-Week mini-sessions
(18-24 months) 9:30 – 11:00 am | Mondays, June 4 and June 11
(3-9 months)  9:30 – 11:00 pm | Mondays, July 2 and July 9

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

Music Together® (Birth – 4 years)

11:00 – 11:45 | Wednesdays
9:00 – 9:45 | Thursdays

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

YogaMusic Dance (3 – 24 months)

11:30 am – 12:15 pm | Fridays

YogaMusic Dance is a unique class, sharing a new dimension of world music and instruments while exploring new movements with your baby. Bring your baby backpack to use it during class for dances and yoga. Wear loose, comfortable clothes so you’ll be comfortable, and you can bring your own music to share with class.