Parenting Center – Infant and Toddler Classes

The Parenting Center at Commonpoint Queens provides welcoming, nurturing, and educational programs for newborns to four year olds

We are truly excited to share with you our schedule of fall classes! There’s nothing better than giving your child a gift that is both enjoyable and educational. All fall programs will be offered at our Central Queens location in Forest Hills.

In order to best provide you with effective and affordable programs, please note the following:

  1. Any arrangement to view a class or take a paid trial class may be made with Robin Kaufman in advance.
  2. While we seek to respond to family concerns regarding children with allergic conditions, we cannot ensure that the classroom will be free of any specific products.
  3. All Parenting Center classes require the presence and participation of a parent or caregiver, unless otherwise stated.
  4. To focus on the needs of children enrolled in these programs, we must ask that no un-enrolled siblings be brought to class.
  5. If you miss the beginning of a semester, you may still join a class subject to availability.
  6. If your child does not meet exact age requirements for a class and you still want to join, please call Robin Kaufman at 718-268-5011 ext. 482.
  7. If a class is cancelled due to a pandemic or national emergency, a credit may possibly be issued for unused classes to be used at a later date at Commonpoint Queens.
  8. In case of building closure, we may provide virtual opportunities for in-person classes.

For more information, please contact Robin Kaufman, Director of the Parenting Center, at (718) 268-5011 ext. 482 or by email at [email protected] You can also fill out our form at the bottom of this page and we will contact you with more information.

TOTALLY TOTS (MORNINGS)
Ages 23–36+ months (Without an Adult)
“Totally Tots” is the most enriching, educational and enjoyable part-time separation program for your two year old. Our outstanding program includes thematic lessons, creative play, crafts, storytime, music, circle time, snack and gym time in our beautiful gym. This program is a safe and nurturing opportunity for your child to become more independent and is invaluable preparation for the 3-K program. Please arrange a phone appointment with Robin Kaufman prior to registering if you are new to the program. 

Section I – 14 Mon/13 Wed/13 Fri beg. Sept 13 (9:00 AM to 11:45 AM)
$2320 members / $2480 non-members
Section II – 12 Tues/12 Thurs beg. Sept 14 (9:00 AM to 11:45 AM)
$1392 members / $1488 non-members
Section III – 14 Mon/12 Tues/13 Wed/12 Thurs/13 Fri beg. Sept 13 (9:00 AM to 11:45 AM)
$3712 members / $3968 non-members

MOMMY & ME (MORNINGS)
Ages 18–36+ months (With Adult)
In this structured play-and-learn experience, the teacher will introduce your child to free play, story time, arts and crafts, circle time and a snack. This class is perfect to teach children how to easily transition from one activity to another, how to share and how to make friends. This is an important class for children to take before enrolling in our “Totally Tots” program.

Section I – 12 Tues. beg. Sept 14
9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
$348 members / $396 non-members

Section II – 12 Thurs beg. Sept 23
9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
$348 members / $396 non-members

ROCKIN’ TOTS
Ages 3–36+ months (With Adult)
Treat your child to the wonderful experience of hearing live music each week, as played by our very talented guitar instructor. Class participation is encouraged through the use of shakers, bells, and other props. This class will help your child in the development of language and listening skills, memory and socialization.

13 Wed beg. Sept 15
11:00 AM to 11:40 AM
$325 members / $377 non-members

NEW! DANCIN’ TOTS
Ages 3–36+ months (With Adult)
Join our amazing dance instructor who will teach you and your baby how to dance and move Zumba style. The instructor will play upbeat adult music that you and your child will love. What better way to start the day than moving to music? In addition to having a wonderful time, children will learn how to follow instructions, gain confidence, listen, and develop their fine and gross motor skills through simple dance and movement activities. Adults will have a blast in this energetic class too! Space is limited.

13 Fri. beg. Sept. 17
9:30 AM to 10:10 AM
$260 members / $299 non-members

NEW! THE NATURE COMPANY
Ages 19-36 months (With Adult)

We are so excited to be partnering with The Nature Company! In this exciting NEW class, we will be visited by animal experts who will bring the coolest animals into the classroom. Your children get to meet live animals, and learn all about our animal friends. The class is totally interactive. Students will play games, make animal sounds, see a puppet show and more. Space is very limited so register today!

6 Mon. beg. Sept. 13
Class meets on: 9/13, 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/18, and 10/25
9:30 AM to 10:10 AM
$180 members / $192 non-members

NEW! Baby Fingers
Ages 3-20+ Months (With adult)

Imagine how frustrated you would be if you could not express yourself and ask for what you want. Research suggests that  sign language may give a typically developing child a way to communicate several months earlier than those who only use vocal communication. Communicating through sign language reduces frustration, accelerates verbal development and strengthens cognitive skills.  Join us with our partner, “Baby Fingers” (www.mybabyfingers.com) as we teach you the preliminary skills and knowledge you will need to communicate with your infant using American Sign Language.

6 Mon. beg. Nov. 15
Class meets on: 11/15, 11/22, 11/29, 12/6, 12/13, and 12/20
9:30 AM to 10:10 AM
$162 members/$192 non-members

We look forward to spending a wonderful semester together with your children!

For more information and to register, please contact Robin Kaufman, Director of the Parenting Center, at (718) 268-5011 ext. 482 or by email at [email protected]

Ongoing Summer 2021 Classes

If you are interested in joining a summer class at a prorated rate, please email [email protected]

 

NEARLY CAMP
Ages 24–42+ months (Without an Adult)
Nearly Camp at Commonpoint Queens is the perfect way for your child to spend the summer! This part-time separation program is a safe and nurturing opportunity for your child to become more independent. This class is led by warm, caring, adult instructors who will teach and encourage your child to socialize with peers and make friends. A low camper to counselor ratio provides each child with special, individualized attention. Weekly, thematic activities including crafts, story time, creative play, music, movement, and play time in our air conditioned gym are just some of the ways your child will enjoy his or her summer. Children do not have to be toilet trained.

Section I – 7 Mon/8 Wed/8 Fri beg. June 28
9:15 AM to 12:00 PM
$1311 members / $1426 non-members

Section II – 8 Tues/8 Thurs beg. June 29
9:15 AM to 12:00 PM
$912 members / $992 non-members

Section III – 7 Mon/8 Tues/8 Wed/8 Thurs/8 Fri beg. June 28
9:15 AM to 12:00 PM
$2223 members / $2418 non-members

 

ROCKIN’ TOTS
Ages 3–36+ months
Treat your child to the wonderful experience of hearing live music each week, as played by our very talented guitar instructor. Class participation is encouraged through the use of shakers, bells, and other props. This class will help your child in the development of language and listening skills, memory and socialization.

8 Fri beg. July 2
11:00 AM to 11:40 AM
$192 members / $232 non-members


The Parenting Center at Commonpoint Queens provides the most welcoming, nurturing, and educational programs available in Queens. We offer classes for newborns to four year olds in music, dance, arts and crafts, movement, and pre-nursery separation. Our parenting classes provide the crucial foundation for youngsters who successfully advance to our nursery school and beyond. The Parenting Center serves more than 100 families and openly welcomes all members of our community. We are the hospitality center for families, helping them to discover one another and build a supportive, neighborhood feeling in our diverse community.

In all of our parenting classes, your son or daughter will learn basic educational skills in addition to learning how to share, take turns, listen, make friends and become more self sufficient. Your child’s coordination, fine and gross motor skills, memory, attention span and language will be developed and fine-tuned by participating in our programs. Our caring, devoted staff is available for support, guidance, information, and resources the minute you step into the building.

Click here for our Infant and Toddler Gym Programs.