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 spring classes! There’s nothing better than giving your child a gift that is both enjoyable and educational.  Our very popular “Totally Tots” and “Mommy & Me” programs will continue to be offered in our Central Queens building, and “Totally Tots Plus,” “Rockin’ Tots,” and “Little Spanish Scholars” will be offered virtually!

We hope that you will visit us, and look forward to helping you find the best activities for your child’s unique needs and interests. 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 will be issued for unused classes to be used at a later date at Commonpoint Queens.
  8. All virtual classes will be conducted via Zoom. Zoom links will be sent to you upon registration.
  9. 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.

Classes Offered at Central Queens:

Ages 24–36+ months (Without an Adult)
The perfect class for children who have been inside the house and need to begin or rejoin school! Your child will enjoy thematic lessons, creative play, crafts, storytime, music, circle time, snack and gym time. This part-time separation program is a safe and nurturing opportunity for your child to become more independent. Please arrange a phone appointment with Robin Kaufman prior to registering if you are new to the program. Program will be held in person at our Central Queens site.

9 Mon/11 Wed/11 Fri beg. April 5
9:00 AM to 11:45 AM
$1705 members / $1860 non-members

Ages 18–42+ months
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. Program will be held in person at our Central Queens site.

Section I – 9 Tues. beg. April 6
9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
$243 members / $279 non-members

Section II – 9 Thurs beg. April 8
9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
$243 members / $279 non-members

Classes Offered Virtually:

Ages 22–42+ months
Your young student will join our wonderful teacher, Miss Fran, as she teaches the “Totally Tots” program online live with age appropriate thematic lessons, stories, songs, crafts and more. She will be introducing beginning concepts of science and math, along with school oriented topics. Your child will be able to speak with Miss Fran and the other children. Your son or daughter will continue with school and “go back to class” online while continuing to learn with friends and have a great time.

Section I – 8 Mon/10 Wed beg. April 5
9:00 AM to 9:40 AM
$360 members / $414 non-members

Section II – 9 Tues/9 Thurs beg. April 6
9:00 AM to 9:40 AM
$360 members / $414 non-members

Section III – 8 Mon/9 Tues/10 Wed/9 Thurs beg. April 5
9:00 AM to 9:40 AM
$720 members / $828 non-members

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.

10 Wed beg. April 7
11:00 AM to 11:40 AM
$200 members / $230 non-members

Ages 36+ months

Did you know that Spanish is the second widest language spoken in the world? Research shows that learning a second language boosts problem-solving, critical thinking, and listening skills in addition to improving memory, concentration, and the ability to multitask. Give your child the advantage of learning beginning Spanish in this new interactive class. Our wonderful instructor, Miss Dimara, will teach your child age-appropriate Spanish phrases and words through songs, movement, games, cooking, and stories. Miss Dimara will speak with the students individually and personally help them to learn the correct pronunciation of simple words and phrases. This is the perfect class for a younger and an older sibling too.

9 Fri. beg. April 9
1:30 PM to 2:10 PM
$180 members / $207 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]

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.

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