Parenting Center – Infant and Toddler Classes

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

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 RKaufman@commonpointqueens.org

The following classes take place at our Central Queens location (67-09 108th Street, Forest Hills, NY 11375)

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.

Classes for Winter 2019 are as follows: (*If you miss the beginning of a semester, you may still join a class subject to availability*)

Totally Tots (Without an Adult)
Ages 24–36+ Months

The first step in making the transition to our Nursery School! This separation program includes creative play, crafts, storytime, music, circle time, movement, snack and gym time. Join  us for special holiday celebrations.  Please arrange an appointment with Robin Kaufman.

9 Mon. & 10 Wed. beg Jan. 7
9:00-11:45 a.m.
$950 members/ $1,045 non-members

10 Tues. & 10 Thurs. beg Jan. 8
9:00-11:45 a.m.
$1,000 members/ $1,100 non-members

*10 Fri. beg Jan. 11
9:00-11:45 a.m.
$500 members/ $550 non-members
*Friday is available as an add-on to another section only!

Enrollment in two sections of the “Totally Tots” program at the beginning of a semester yields you a $50.00 discount!

Nearly Nursery (Without an Adult)
Ages 36-42+ Months

This educationally oriented separation program affords your child the best aspects of “Totally Tots” plus unique enrichment tailored to this age group. Our instructor will teach your child the first steps toward reading, math, and science. The program also includes crafts, stories, and family holiday celebrations. This is the  perfect class before entering our Nursery School.

9 Mon./ 10 Wed./ 10 Fri. beg Jan. 7
9:00-11:45 a.m.
$1,450 members/$1,595 non-members

Mommy and Me
Ages 18–42+ months

The perfect class before ‘Totally Tots!’ A structured play-and-learn experience for children and their parent or caregiver. Our instructor introduces toddlers to paint, crafts, stories, circle time and more. Class includes a snack.

10 Tues. beg Jan. 8
$250 members/ $300 non-members

Section I (24–42+ mos.)
9:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m.

Section II (18–23 mos.)
10:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

Petite Picassos
Ages 20–36+ months

No feeling is greater than the joy of seeing your child create.  Our program enables children to express themselves through artwork under the supervision of our experienced instructor.  We guide the children as they make crafts with paint, sand, glue and even edible materials. Make a mess in our house, not yours!

10 Thurs. beg Jan. 10
9:15-10:00 a.m.
$240 members/ $280 non-member

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.

10 Weds. beg Jan. 9
10:00-10:45 a.m.
$220 members/ $280 non-members

Dancin’ Tots
Ages 20–36+ months

Enhance your toddler’s coordination, listening skills, fine and gross motor skills, and ability to follow instructions while learning simple dances and having a blast at the same time.

10 Thurs. beg Jan. 10
10:15-11:00 a.m.
$210 members/ $240 non-members