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Parenting Center Programs at Kaplen JCC on the Palisades (Dedicated Email)

First comes love. Then comes marriage. Then comes the baby in the baby carriage. But omg, the baby has suddenly grown out of the baby carriage!

Lucky for you, the Infant & Toddler Center at Kaplen JCC on the Palisades is what comes next. Geared towards little ones as young as 6 months, all the way up to whopping 24 month-olds, there’s something to satisfy everyone – and (insert sigh of relief here) plenty of ways to keep you sane as well.

Designed to stimulate kiddos’ curiosity, development and engagement – as well as spark solid mom friendships – classes come in a variety of shapes and sizes: “Moovin and Groovin,” “Sunday Family Fun,” “Baby Ballet,” (ca-uute!), “Little Explorers,” “Mini-Scribblers,” “Water Babies & Parent/Toddler Swim,” “Tiny Tumblers,” “Little Maestros Music Classes,” plus awesome fitness classes for tot-toting moms such as “Stroll into Fitness,” “Bounce into Fitness,” and our personal favorite, “Momilates®.”

Sessions start the week of January 28th and go throughout the Winter. Costs are super reasonable, starting at $132.   And more good news, try infant & toddler classes for two semesters with no membership fee necessary.  Like ‘em? Join ‘em!  Register for nursery school and receive 50% off family membership dues to the JCC for one year with credit for any non-member fees paid during your first year in the Infant & Toddler Center.

Now we’re talking!

Take a look at the full class schedule and sign up now by giving Tina Schweid a call at 201-408-1438 or emailing  Class sizes are limited, so don’t delay!

Kaplen JCC on the Palisades
411 East Clinton Avenue, Tenafly, NJ 07670




I'm a teacher and will be home this summer w/ my 14 month old. Can you suggest fun classes near Glen Rock to keep us busy? -Jen

Hi Jen,
So exciting to have the summer to hang with your little one. Doing a Mommy & Me Yoga class is something both of you can really enjoy. A good place to check out is the Yoga Studio at Destination Maternity in Paramus. Many public libraries also have everything from story time to baby/toddler classes that are free and so much fun.  You can check out Barnes & Noble and Pottery Barn Kids- they offer story times as well.  The Bergen County Zoo is a great place to spend a couple hours with the stroller (and don’t forget to take a train ride & ride the carousel).  We love music classes like the ones offered at Music for Aardvarks and gym classes at My Gym.  Your baby is on the young side for this, but perhaps later on in the summer you can check out The Big Playhouse in Westwood so he or she can explore around their adorable little kids village.  Of course, keep reading our Weekend Playlist for a list of all the fun things to do in Bergen & surrounding areas each week!

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