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Baby & Toddler Classes


3-18 month Classes:

Ten Little Fingers: Sign language, sing, and play!

Tuesdays 10:30-11:10am; semester or year-long (3-12 months)

Give your child the gift of earlier communication! Through song and movement, your child and parent or caregiver will be introduced to the world of ASL (American Sign Language).

For pre-verbal children, Sign Language can empower a little one as young as 6 months to communicate their needs, alleviating frustration for the caregiver and child alike.

For verbal toddlers, learning ASL can enhance vocabulary and language skills, while boosting brain development. Children will be introduced to signs to express concepts such as: “I’m hungry/thirsty;” “More, please!” “All done!” “I hurt myself;” “I’m tired;” “I need a new diaper;” and more.

Each class will include snack and a fine-motor play component.

  • Fall (9 classes): $290 members; $310 non members. First class is October, 22nd.
  • Spring (18 classes): $575 members; $600 non members
  • Full year (10% discount): $780 members $820 non members

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Bim Bam Bunch

Wednesdays OR Thursdays, 11:15am - 12:00pm. Semester or year-long  (6-18 months)

Come rock your socks off!  Incorporating singing, dancing, and musical instruments, Bim Bam Bunch is a 45-minute exploration of age-appropriate Jewish and secular music. We highlight the Jewish calendar through song and play, and celebrate Shabbat each week!

  • Fall (14 classes): $480 members $510 non members
  • Spring (18 classes): $630 members $660 non members
  • Full year (10% discount): $1010 members $1050 non members

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10-20 months classes:

Temple Tots 

Temple Toddlers (12-16 months) : Thursdays 11:30am-12:30pm (SOLD OUT); year-long 

Temple Tots (16-20 months): Fridays 9:15-10:15am (SOLD OUT) or 10:45-11:45am (SOLD OUT); year-long 

Temple Tots / Toddlers is a grown-up-and-me class that offers a unique chance to build community with other families over the course of a full school year. Each week includes structured free play, along with art, music, movement, and circle time, giving our students an opportunity to explore school in a safe, nurturing environment. An introduction to Jewish holidays and traditions, including a weekly Shabbat celebration, is carefully woven into the program. 

*If you are interested in joining the waitlist for the Temple Toddlers or Temple Tots, please email us at

  • Member price: $2,600 (year long)
  • Non TI member price: $3,000 (year long)


Sensory Kitchen: The Dough Project

Tuesdays, 9:45-10:30am - 15 to 20 months OR 11:15am-12pm - 10 to 15 months

Hands-on exploration for babies and their caregivers. Join us for some messy fun using organic ingredients and real life “kitchen things”

  • Semester 1: September 17 - December 17 (13 sessions): $400 members / $450 non TI members
  • Semester 2: January 7 - March 31 (12 sessions): $360 members / $400 non TI members
  • Semester 3: April 7 - May 19 (6 sessions): $180 members / $210 non TI members


20-28 Month Classes:

Storybook Adventures: An Exploration of Yoga, Cooking, Big Blocks, & More!

Thursdays, 9:30 - 11am Semester or Year-long  SOLD OUT

Books come to life in this project-based class that invites children to explore the basic concepts behind yoga, cooking, art, and STEM, while brining into the world of their favorite characters. Make cookies with Cookie Monster; paint with Pete the Cat, build towers with Iggy Peck, Architect, and have a yoga adventure through the Big Red Barn. Perfect as an extension to Playgroup or on its own, this class will include playtime, snack, and plenty of creativity!

  • Fall (13 classes): $585 members $615 non members
  • Spring (18 classes): $810 members $850 non members 
  • Full year (10% discount): $1265 members $1320 non members



Monday/Wednesday  9:30-11am

SOLD OUT.  Please email us at if you'd like to be placed on our waiting list.  

This is a year-long, gradual separation class designed to expose children to preschool and to provide a bridge between “classes” and school. Children are encouraged to explore, create and grow in a small, warm and nurturing community. Our experienced educators guide this process and design an age-appropriate curriculum that includes opportunities to develop skills across all areas of learning. An introduction to Jewish traditions, celebrations and holidays are carefully woven into the program.




The Temple Israel Parenting Center is a place for children ages 0-3 and their parents to come together for support, education, community and fun!

We offer ongoing and one-time programs, lectures and classes designed to provide resources for the unique challenges of raising young children in NYC and provide opportunities for families to engage with Jewish traditions and holidays. Programs are open to everyone and we invite you to join us!

3-18 months
Ten Little Fingers
Bim Bam Bunch
10-20 months:
Temple Tots 
The Dough Project
20-28 months:
Storybook Adventures


Sun, December 15 2019 17 Kislev 5780