SPRING SCHEDULE (JANUARY 8 – MAY 25)
Bright Beginnings (20 – 30 months)
9:15 am – 12:15 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. Students will attend with a caregiver for the first two weeks and then begin separation. Depending on the comfort level of the child and the caregiver, separation after the first two 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 am and picking up at 12:15 pm). 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 sign-up sheet will be available the first day of class.
RIE Bred (9 – 12 months)
(9-12 months) 9:30 – 11:00 am | Mondays
(12-18 months) 9:30 – 11:00 am | Tuesdays
(18-24 months) 11:30 am – 1:00 pm | Mondays
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.
Bouncing Babies (6 – 12 months)
12:45 – 1:45 pm | Mondays
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-base activities which support cognitive, fine and gross motor, and social development while you learn solutions to common parenting challenges.
Young Explorers (18 – 24 months)
9:30 – 11:30 am | Tuesdays & Thursdays
Your toddler will explore and discover through music, art, playground, sensory, and outside time while learning and practicing social skills.
Music Together® (Birth – 4 years)
11:00 – 11:45 | 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.
LAP Babies (6 weeks – 6 months)
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)
12:45 – 2:00 | 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.
YogaMusic Dance (3 – 24 months)
11:15 am – 12:00 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.