My Baby and Me
My Baby and Me runs social and educational activities for parents/caregivers with young children. A variety of free drop-in groups, classes and special events designed for families with children age 4 and under are offered weekly. My Baby and Me staff support new families in their transition to parenthood and our programs offer opportunities for parents and caregivers to interact with one another while their children play and explore.
Free drop-in programs include: Manic Motherhood, Baby Play, Manic Toddlerhood, Kabbalat Shabbat, and PJ Library Storytime. Our classes include: Kindermusik and Go Go Gross Motor. One-time special events are offered regularly and include Kid Stuff Swap & Shop, Family Shabbat Dinners, holiday programming, Swim Time @ Family Park and more. Advanced registration is required for all classes and special events, some of our drop-in groups and classes are open to the community.
To learn more or register for any My Baby and Me program, please browse the program listings below. Every listing contains a description, date, time, fee and more.
For information about all My Baby and Me programs, please contact Lauren Bartholomae, Director, Family Life Department, 412-521-8011 x398
Sunday Manic Motherhood: Sunday, January 5, at 11 am in Family Place. Just like the bi-weekly Manic Motherhood program, but this Sunday edition focuses on working moms of infants and toddlers. JCC membership is not necessary. All sessions are facilitated by Kate Brennan, Developmental Specialist.
Baby Play Class: No Baby Play on January 7, Baby Play will resume at 10 and 11 on January
Manic Motherhood: Wednesday, January 8, at 11:30 am in Family Place. This free program gives new moms a chance to meet and chat about motherhood with other new moms. JCC membership is not necessary. All sessions are facilitated by a family therapist, developmental specialist, pediatrician, or other child professional.
Manic Toddlerhood: Wednesday, January 15, at 11 am in Family Place. This free program gives moms of toddlers a chance to meet and chat about toddlerhood with other moms of toddlers. JCC membership is not necessary. All sessions are facilitated by a family therapist, developmental specialist, pediatrician, or other child professional.
Manic Preschool Years: Thursday, January 16, at 11:30 am in Family Place. This free program gives moms with children ages 3-5 a chance to meet and chat about motherhood. JCC membership is not necessary. All sessions are facilitated by a family therapist, developmental specialist, pediatrician, or other child professional.
PJ Library Storytime at Adat Shalom in Fox Chapel: Friday, January 17, at 10:45 am at Adat Shalom in Fox Chapel; free and open to the community!
Tu B'Shabbat Family Dinner: Friday, January 17, 5:45 pm. Celebrate Shabbat and Tu B'Shevat JCC style, with a "taste of Israel," Israeli dancing, food, games and crafts. $10/JCC members; $14/community. Children under 2 are free. Advance registration is required; no walk-ins.
My Baby and Me Yoga classes start January 10! Space is limited, so register now!
Bring Your Baby to Yoga: This class is meant for moms & dads with infants that are not yet crawling. The class is focused on allowing parents to find their breath, relax, and stretch out all the kinks that come with caring for wee ones. For 45 minutes, carve out some inner space for yourself, and know that anything goes. This is a moderate workout, and an opportunity to create an even deeper connection with your baby, as well as the other growing families in the community. Register each week in Family Place, or by contacting Lauren Bartholomae.
Fridays, 10 am, Room 310. Begins January 10
$10/class; JCC members only
Tot Yoga: Each week we will work our way through a new book, using yoga to tell the story with our bodies. Caregivers will join children as they learn The Sun Dance, try 5 to 8 poses per class, and learn about breath and anatomy using props. This is great way to introduce your toddler to yoga, enhance reading and language skills, and get them moving! This class is best for children who are strong, confident movers - 14 mos. to 3 years.
am, Robinson Dance Studio, January
Sundays, 10 am, Room 310, January 12-February 16
$50/JCC members only
Yoga Adventures: Yoga Adventures is geared toward children ages 3-5. Each class will focus on a story or imaginary exploration using yoga postures, breathing exercises, games & crafts to find our way through the adventure. Kids will have fun laughing & making animal sounds, while caregivers can enjoy being silly with their children, as well as some much-needed stretching and release work.
am, Location: Room 310, January
$50/JCC members only