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Programs

Have fun with your little one and connect with other families when you Stay & Play at the J! Our newly refurbished infant toddler play spaces have been expertly designed with the littlest hands, feet, and bodies in mind. Stay and Play at the J is a no-cost, drop-in playtime for children and infants to 36 months, with a caregiver.

Chicago | Florence G. Heller JCC

Mondays | 2:30-4:30pm
Thursdays | 10:00am-12:00pm
524 W. Melrose, Chicago
773.938.8340

Glencoe | JCC Chicago Early Childhood at Am Shalom

Tuesdays | 10:00-11:00am
840 Vernon Ave., Glencoe
847.835.0008

Lake Zurich | Jacob Duman Early Childhood Center

Mondays & Wednesdays | 9:00-10:00am
23280 N. McHenry Rd., Lake Zurich
847.901.0620

Northbrook | ‘Z’ Frank Apachi

Wednesdays | 9:30-11:30am
3050 Woodridge Ln., Northbrook
847.272.8707

The JNew Moms Group offers a professionally-facilitated supportive environment for new moms to share their experiences and exchange ideas as they transition to parenthood.  Weekly small group gatherings help new moms create meaningful connections with one another while exploring relevant topics such as sleep, child development, self-care, and ways they might incorporate Jewish culture into their growing families. This group is for first-time mothers of infants ages 0-6 months and welcomes women from both Jewish and Interfaith families.

Chicago, Lakeview/Lincoln Park @ Prenatal FIT

Thursdays | October 17-November 21 | 1:00–3:00pm
Prenatal Fit, 1937 W. Diversey Pkwy., Chicago
Fee: $150 for six weeks (includes culminating family celebration)

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Contact Jen Streicher at 224.406.9223 or JStreicher@jccchicago.org for more information.

 

We’re here for you. Take a survey!

JCC Chicago’s popular JNew Moms Groups form in the city and the suburbs on a rolling basis according to participant interest. If you are expecting or have given birth to your first child and are part of a Jewish or Interfaith family, we want to hear from you…

Interest Survey

 

This program is made possible by a grant from jBaby Chicago, a program of the Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago.

Prioritize your own well-being, connect with your baby in new ways, and meet other parents in your community with this six-week health and wellness series presented by JCC Chicago. Experience our state-of-the-art Marvin Lustbader Health Club, powered by Midtown, as you and your baby enjoy a different fitness or wellness activity together each week.

Each week consists of a light snack and time to schmooze in our Stay & Play room, followed by a fitness activity that will last approximately 45 minutes.

  • For parents and children 0-24 months;
  • Babysitting available for older siblings: $5/visit
Northbrook – Bernard Weinger JCC

Sundays  |  Nov 3-Dec 11  |  10:30-11:45am
300 Revere Dr., Northbrook
Six Weeks
$80 (1 child)
$120 (2 children)
(no class 12/1)

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Contact Jen Streicher at 224.406.9223 or JStreicher@jccchicago.org for more information.

jbaby jcc chicagoThis program is made possible by a grant from jBaby Chicago, a program of the Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago.

Participate in singing, moving, chanting, listening and exploring musical instruments with your child! This class is for infants, tots, and toddlers ages birth to 5 years, together with a parent or caregiver.

Northbrook – ‘Z’ Frank Apachi

Fridays | Sep 13-Nov 15 | 9:30-10:15am OR 10:30-11:15am
3050 Woodridge Lane, Northbrook
$215 (1 child)
$110 (2nd child)
Third child free

Register 9:30  Register 10:30

 

If you have questions please contact Tiffany Gates Etchell: director@harmonioushorizons.com or 847.906.3190.

One of the ways toddlers learn about the world around them is by exploring with their senses. You and your little one will immerse yourselves in the sights, sounds, smells, textures and tastes of our Jewish festivals through interactive play designed to stimulate all five senses. Leave each class with materials and ideas to create sensory rich experiences at home, too!

Ages 15-30 mos, with a caregiver

Glencoe – JCC Chicago Early Childhood at Am Shalom

Thursdays | Nov 21, 2019–May 21, 2020 | 9:15–10:15am
840 Vernon Ave., Glencoe

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We would love to have you visit us!

Taking a tour offers families a chance to meet our Directors, see our classes in action, and learn more about our unique educational approach.

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