Babies (5 Months – Walking)

Play & Parenting

The Loved Child offers a variety of unique weekly Developmental Play & Parenting Classes from the newborn period through the preschool years, where each class is designed to equally support both the children’s learning through play and to provide expert-lead parenting support.  Classes are organized with an optimal balance between group structured play, self-directed open-choice play, and an organized moment for caregivers to receive individual or group support around typical parenting concerns.

Supporting the abundant research on the importance of early literacy opportunities and the value of repetition in early learning, every TLC child, beginning with the Infant Class, is given a developmentally appropriate TLC Class Book to bring home for daily reading and to experience weekly at class Book Time.

 

Each weekly TLC class has a Developmental FocusParent Topic, and Group Developmental Activity–  an activity to highlight the weekly area of development (water play, arts & crafts, sensory play, musical movement etc.).

In advance of each class, families receive the TLC Weekly Newsletter with evidence-based resources supporting the developmental focus (for example, creative, fine/gross motor, cognitive, language, social/emotional, & nature development),  in addition to family-friendly articles on common parenting topics such as Sleep Challenges, Mealtime Struggles, Positive Discipline, and Toilet Training.

Home Ideas follow at the end of the week, which often include links to creative and trusted blog sites with activities specific to the reviewed area of development.  All these resources, often with adorable pictures from class, are also available on facebook.com/thelovedchild.

 

Classes available:

  • Play & Parenting Class for BABIES (5 Months – Walking)
  • Play & Parenting Class for ONES/TWOS (Walking – 36 Months)
  • Play & Parenting Class for MIXED AGES (Walking – 48 Months)
  • Play & Parenting Class for SIBLINGS/MIXED AGES (0-48 Months)

 

Summer 2019 classes run from June 24th –  August 16th.
If you wish to join an on-going class, please contact us at info@thelovedchild.net.

 

Fall 2019 classes run from September 17th – December 2nd.

Registration is open now!

Daddy Time!

Daddy Time group will focus on the importance and power of play between father and child.  We will share and discuss what works best and support each other in cultivating developmentally appropriate play practices.   

 

Instructor:  John C. Carr, LICSW

 
This class is intended for dads and their children ages 1 month to 3 years.

Music & Movement with Jeff Jam

Come sing, dance, clap, stomp, shake, wiggle, laugh and jump with Jeff Jam at The Loved Child after nap time! Children (0-5 years), with a caregiver, will enjoy playing a variety of percussion instruments such as shaker eggs, rhythm sticks, tambourines and jingle bells. And, as current research in child development has shown, as you and your child learn and move to popular classic children’s songs, this musical experience will benefit all areas of your child’s development!

Each class is 45 minutes and limited to 15 families.

If you wish to join an on-going class, please contact us at info@thelovedchild.net.

 

Summer Series: 8 Sessions, June 20th – August 15th (No class on July 4th)

JamBABY Music Class

A music and movement class like no other; JamBABY is infused with energetic original songs, reinvented children’s classics, jam sessions, dancing and more! Each class is led by an expert JWY! teacher who sings and plays all of the songs live. The first step in a long musical journey, JamBABY helps children (6mo – 4yrs) develop skills in the areas of social play, group participation, music appreciation and confidence.

 

If you wish to join an on-going class, please contact us at info@thelovedchild.net.

Baby Yoga with Nicole

This child-centered class gives caregivers the opportunity to bond with babies on the mat from their earliest days, connecting through gentle massage and developmentally supportive movements for the babies; and mindfulness, gentle stretching, and relaxation for the adults. A wonderful community for socializing babies (and their grown-ups)!

 

This class is for newborns to pre-crawling babies; once babies start crawling they often want to visit other babies on their mats and this means it’s time for a toddler yoga class!

 

If you wish to join an on-going class, please contact us at info@thelovedchild.net.

Parent Workshops & Support Groups

We welcome loving caregivers and parents to experience our expert-facilitated workshops on parenting topics from expectancy through the teen years.