Children & Youth


Dance Classes:

Creative Dance


A pre-ballet and tap class to teach our tiny dancers the basics of each style. In class they will be doing things such as warm-up exercises, musical games, patterns across the floor and small dance combinations. Ballet and Tap shoes required, Recital participation optional.




Ages 3-4

Tues. 10/29-May 1:15 - 2:10 PM M: $435 | C: $535      


*Registration is still open.

Ballet/Tap (Level 1) 


Designed for our dancers to learn the basic placement of the hip and the line of the leg. We will be working on the positions of the feet and arms through developmental games and exercises and learning many new movements across the floor.


Ballet/Tap (Levels 2-3)


A continuation of our beginning class with an emphasis on strength, balance and flexibility. We will begin working at the barre and will have great fun combining movement patterns to go across the floor.





Level 1 (Ages 5-7) 

Tues. 4:10 - 5:05 PM 10/29 - May M: $435 | C: $535      





Levels 2-3 (Ages 8-10) 

Tues. 5:10 - 6:05 PM 10/29 - May M: $435 | C: $535      


*Registration is still open.

Little Scientists® 

Mondays, March 30 - June 8 | 1:15-2 PM | JCC of Greater New Haven


The goal of Little Scientists® is to excite all children about the world of science, using innovative educational techniques. Coupling interactive projects, entertaining demonstrations and simple experiments with children's natural curiosity, Little Scientists® introduces children to the thrill of scientific discovery. Ages 3.5-5.



Member: $250

Community: $280

Conversational Hebrew for Kids

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Kids' Ulpan! Give your child a chance to learn conversational Hebrew with our fun and lively Israeli emissary Lion Avraham. Ages 5+.


Registration Closed


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Time to get crafty! Students will work with a variety of materials to complete a different craft each week to take home. Grades 2-5.

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Crafternoons Jr.

Postponed until further notice.


Time to get crafty! Students will work with a variety of materials to complete a different craft each week to take home. Grades K-2. 


*Class will NOT be held on:

January 20 (session 1)

February 27 (session 2)

Session 1

Mon. 4-5 PM 12/2-12/16, 1/6-1/27   M: $110 | C: $125            

Session 2 

Mon. 4-5 PM 2/3-3/16 M: $110 | C: $125        


Questions about MakerSpace? Contact David Bennett at 

Drop-in Options:

Babies & Bagels (Ages: Birth-18 months)

Select Wednesdays, January 29 - March 25 | 11 AM-12 PM


PJ Library’s educator and mindfulness teacher Stacey Battat (also a mom) will facilitate discussion around the season, the joys, the challenges and whatever else parents want to discuss at Bagels & Babies, which will take place alternate Wednesdays this winter. Meet at 11 AM in the Terrace Room behind Cafe 360 at the J, and we will move to the babysitting room for activities for older toddlers at 11:30. Free and open to all!


*Attend one or all playdates. 


Questions? Contact Stacey Battat at



Session Dates:

January 29

February 12

February 26

March 11

March 25


Sticky Fingers (Ages 2-5)

Select Thursdays, January 9 - March 26 | 10-11 AM

Dress for a mess! Join us for hands-on fun with your toddler! Each session, a fun, kid-friendly recipe with be explored and enjoyed! Appropriate for ages 2+. Join us for one or all sticky finger sessions.

Questions? Contact Nicolle Camara at (203) 387-2424 x306 |

Session Dates:

January 23

February 6 

February 20

March 12

March 26

Individual Piano Lessons with Yelena Gerovich (All Ages)

Lessons are available in the following time allotments, seven (7) lessons at a time. 

Seven 30 min lessons: Members: $250 | Community: $300
Seven 45 min lessons: Members: $350 | Community: $400
Seven 60 min lessons: Members: $400 | Community: $450

If students wish to take a trial lesson before committing to seven (7), rates will be prorated

By appointment only.


Please contact:


Barbara Zalesch at or (203) 387-2424 ext. 250

PJ Library

PJ Library is a national Jewish family engagement program that mails free, high-quality Jewish children’s literature and music to families on a monthly basis.


Greater New Haven’s PJ Library program is open to any Jewish children from ages 6 months to 8 years old. PJ Library and the JCC Family Center also offer family programs & events including author readings, story times, holiday celebrations, and Shabbat Friends - a weekly cooking series for children and their caretakers.


Kids and parents can expect to receive their books within six to eight weeks. Sign up online or contact Stacey Battat, PJ Library Program Manager for Greater New Haven, (203) 387-2424 x317,

School Vacations

K-8 | M: $57 | Afterschool $47 | Kids Klub $47 | C: $67

Fun-filled themed days with swimming, gym, outdoor time, arts and crafts, cooking, games and more. We provide all day care (9 a.m. - 4 p.m.) with optional am and pm care available most days during school vacations.


Check here for upcoming Vacation Programs.