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 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 at 718-268-5011 ext. 482 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. Parenting center make-up classes or credits are not available due to absences or acts of nature.  Please contact the director with questions.

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.

Fall 2022 Programs:

TOTALLY TOTS
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 highly acclaimed program is a crucial stepping stone before your child attends the free 3-K program, which is over 6 hours daily. Children in our Totally Tots program get priority registration for our free 3-K program. Totally Tots includes educational thematic lessons, creative play, story time, music, snack, and time in our beautiful, air conditioned gym. The skills your child will learn this year will make them comfortable in a school setting and give their early education a jump start. 

Section I – 12 Mon/14 Wed/13 Fri beg. Sept. 12
9:00 AM to 11:45 AM
$2340 members/$2496 non-members

Section II – 11 Tues/14 Thurs beg. Sept. 13
9:00 AM to 11:45 AM
$1500 members / $1600 non-members

Section III – 12 Mon/11 Tues/14 Wed/14 Thurs/13 Fri beg. Sept. 12
9:00 AM to 11:45 AM
$3840 members/$4096 non-members

 

MOMMY & ME
Ages 18-36+ months (with an adult please)

In this structured play-and-learn experience, our wonderful instructor 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 Mondays beginning Sept. 12
9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
$384 members/$444 non-members

Section II – 14 Thursdays beginning Sept. 15
9:30 to 11:00 AM
$448 members/$518 non-members

 

ZUMBINI
Ages 3-36 months (with an adult please)

Zumbini will teach your little one and you (or your caregiver) how to move and dance to child friendly Zumba music. What better way to start the day than moving to the beat? 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.  

Section I – 11 Tuesdays beginning Sept. 13
9:30 AM to 10:10 AM
$275 members/$308 non-members

Section II – 13 Fridays beginning Sept. 16
9:30 AM to 10:10 AM
$325 members/$364 non-members

 

ROCKIN’ TOTS
Ages 3 to 36 months (with an adult please)

The perfect class to teach your child the wonderful experience of hearing live music each week as played by our very talented guitarist.  This class will help your child in the development of social skills, language skills, fine and gross motor skills.  Everyone will have a blast in this class.

14 Wednesdays beginning Sept. 14
11:00 AM to 11:40 AM
$378 members/$434 non-members

 

*NEW PRENATAL AND POSTNATAL CLASSES *

Before and After Childbirth: What You Need To Know– For a parent and an adult guest only  (no children please)  (NEW CLASS)

Giving birth can be the most exciting, wonderful and frightening time of your life and we are here to help. Our two birthing experts will  guide you before you give birth and will be here to support you right after your baby is born. Many parents feel overwhelmed, depressed or nervous at different times during their pregnancy and afterwards, wondering if they will be up to the challenge of parenthood. Issues such as postpartum depression, breastfeeding, dealing with pain, support systems at home, anxiety, adjusting to new roles in your family and much more will be addressed in these informative classes. Whether it is your first child or your fifth, we will help address all of your concerns, tell you what to expect and give you tools to handle any and all issues. This is a great place to meet other parents as well. 

Simone Junious (PEARLS Holistic Doula, CLD, EpiDoula, CPD, CLC)
6 Tuesdays beginning Sept. 13 (9/13, 9/20, 10/4, 10/25, 11/1, 11/15)

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
$222 members/$240 non-members

(In the event of an unforeseen circumstance, Simone may lead a virtual class in place of an in person one).

Sarah Jane Trujillo (BSN, RN, C-EFM, CLC at LIJ Forest Hills Hosp., Mentor/Owner of SensibleBirth.nyc, Captain-Clinical Nurse at US Air Force)
Session A – 4 Sundays beginning September 18 (9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9)
Session B – 4 Sundays beginning October 23 (10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13)
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
$148 members/$160 non-members for EACH 4 week session

 

For a complete list of topics that will be covered, call Robin Kaufman at 718-268-5011 ext. 482.

 

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

 

Makeups are not available in the Parenting Center due to absences or acts of nature

 

Ongoing Summer 2022 Classes

Summer 2022 Programs:

NEARLY CAMP
Ages 24–36+ months (Without an Adult)

“Nearly Camp” is the perfect way for your child to spend the summer. This part time separation program is an enriching, educational and enjoyable program for your two to three year old. Each week of our highly acclaimed program features themes with accompanying activities including crafts, story time, creative play, movement, music and time in our air conditioned gym. This program is invaluable preparation for the free 3K program, which is over six hours daily. Children do not have to be toilet trained. Enrollment in the “Nearly Camp” program will also entitle you a spot in our renowned “Totally Tots” program during the upcoming school year. Please note that if you are new to the program, you will need to schedule an appointment with Robin Kaufman prior to enrollment to determine suitability.

Section I – 7 Mon/8 Wed/8 Fri beg. June 27
9:15 AM to 12:00 PM
$1380 members / $1472 non-members

Section II – 8 Tues/8 Thurs beg. June 28
9:15 AM to 12:00 PM
$960 members / $1024 non-members

Section III – 7 Mon/8 Tues/8 Wed/8 Thurs/8 Fri beg. June 27
9:15 AM to 12:00 PM
$2340 members / $2496 non-members

 

ZUMBINI
Ages 3-36+ months (with an adult please)

Join our amazing Zumbini dance instructor Jessica, who will teach your little one and you (or your caregiver) how to move and dance  to child friendly Zumba music. What better way to start the day than moving to the beat? 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 too in this energetic class.  

7 Tuesdays beginning June 28 (No class July 5)
9:30 AM to 10:10 AM
$175 members / $196 non-members

 

ROCKIN’ TOTS
Ages 3 to 36 months (with an adult please)

Treat your child to the wonderful experience of hearing live music each week, 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, fine and gross motor skills, and socialization. Adults will have a great time too!

8 Fridays beginning July 1
11:00 AM to 11:40 AM
$216 members / $248 non-members

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


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.