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 summer classes! There’s nothing better than giving your child a gift that is both enjoyable and educational. These enriching, academic classes are excellent preparation for school in the fall. While most classes will be offered virtually, we are excited to announce our popular Nearly Camp program will be also offered in our Central Queens building!  

For more information, please contact Robin Kaufman, Director of the Parenting Center, at (347) 997-0038 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.

Our live, online classes are taught by the wonderful teachers your children know and love.  The class will be able to speak with the instructor and other children. All classes will be conducted via Zoom links which will be sent to you.

Online Classes for Summer 2020 are as follows: (Click here to register)

NEARLY CAMP (Mornings)
Ages 22-42+ Months 

Your “Nearly Camp” student will join our amazing instructor, Miss Lisa, online live for our summer class. Each week will have thematic lessons, stories, songs, crafts and more. Your child will love dance Fridays while exercising too. The themes will be emailed to you before class.  Your child will be able to speak with Miss Lisa and the other children while learning and having a great time. Remember how important it is to keep up your child’s routine and education over the summer.

7 Mon./7 Wed./7 Fri. beg. July 6
9:15 AM to 9:55 AM
$462 members / $504 non-members

NEARLY CAMP (Afternoons)
Ages 22-42+ Months 

Your “Nearly Camp” student will join our amazing instructor, Miss Fran, online live for our summer class. Each week will involve thematic lessons, stories, songs, crafts and more. The themes will be emailed to you before class.  Your child will be able to speak with Miss Fran and the other children while learning and having a great time. Remember how important it is to keep up your child’s routine and education over the summer.

Section I
7 Mon./7 Wed. beg. July 6
3:00 PM to 3:40 PM
$308 members / $336 non-members

Section II
7 Tues./7 Thurs. beg. July 7
3:00 PM to 3:40 PM
$308 members / $336 non-members

Section III
All four days beg. July 6
3:00 PM to 3:40 PM
$616 members / $672 non-members

TRIPLE PLAY ADD ON
If you enroll in either section of “Nearly Camp”, you may add on all other classes at a substantial discount. Enroll your child in “Rockin’ Tots, “Dancin’ Tots” and “Spanish Stars” for an extra $199 members / $243 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. Everyone in the family will be up singing and moving to Guy’s wonderful guitar playing. This class will help your child in the development of language and listening skills, memory and socialization.

7 Fri. beg July 10
10:00 AM to 10:40 AM
$140 members / $161 non-members

DANCIN’ TOTS 
Ages 20–36+ months

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. This is a great class to help with coordination and creativity. Adults will have a wonderful time too.

7 Thurs. beg. July 9
10:30 AM to 11:05 AM
$140 members / $161 non-members

NEW! SPANISH STARS 
Ages 20–36+ months

In this new interactive class, our instructor will teach your child age-appropriate Spanish phrases and words through songs, movement, games, and stories, as well as surprise cooking segments. Miss Dimara will speak directly with your children and help them learn the correct pronunciation of simple words and phrases. This is an excellent way for adults to learn too! 

7 Wed. beg. July 8
11:00 AM to 11:35 AM
$140 members / $161 non-members 

We will also be offering our popular Nearly Camp program in-person! With our agency’s experience over the last few months serving as an emergency childcare center for our city’s frontline workers, we feel confident that we will be able to offer a safe and fun environment to help our children and families reconnect with the magic of camp.

NEARLY CAMP
Ages 24–42+ months (Without an Adult)

“Nearly Camp” 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. The 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, educational themes including crafts, story time, creative play, music, movement and play time are just some of the ways your child will enjoy his or her summer. Children do not have to be toilet trained. Space is very limited. Please call Robin Kaufman at 347-997-0038 for details.

Section I – 7 Mon/7 Wed/7 Fri beg. July 13 
9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
$1155 members / $1260 non-members

Section II – 7 Tues/7 Thurs beg. July 14
9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
$770 members / $840 non-members

Section III – All five days 
9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
$1925 members / $2100 non-members

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

For more information and to register, please contact Robin Kaufman, Director of the Parenting Center, at (347) 997-0038 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.