Children & Youth

Sticky Fingers (Ages 2-4)

 

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 2-4.

Every other Thursday,
January 10 - March 28 | 10 - 11 AM
JCC of Greater New Haven
$5 per class | $8 per month

Flour Power with Sweet Seidner's (Grades 2-6)

 

Come learn basics or practice your baking skills with talented baker, Jodi Seidner. 

Every other Thursday,
January 10 - February 28 | 4 - 5:30 PM
JCC of Greater New Haven
M: $50 | C: $60

Family Brunch & Munch  

 

Looking for a fun family activity during the cold winter weekends? Parents can spend time socializing with friends while enjoying a light nosh and mimosas, while their young children get to enjoy a music and movement experience. 

Sunday, January 13 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM
JCC of Greater New Haven
M: $5 | C: $10

Celebrate Diversity with "Soulful Sydney"

 

The authors of Soulful Sydney, Terry Murphy and Mariam Azeez, will be on hand to read from and discuss their book. The book is a heart-warming children’s story about Sydney who meets the girl next door. Together they set off in search of lessons of kindness and acceptance. In addition to the story, students are invited to make a “compassion craft” that will be donated to spread the kindness forward.

Monday, January 21 | 10 AM - 12 PM
JCC of Greater New Haven
FREE

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 — M: $250 | C: $300
Seven 45 min lessons — M: $350 | C: $400
Seven 60 min lessons — M: $450 | C: $500
 

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

Tuesdays, Ongoing | 2 - 6 PM
JCC of Greater New Haven

Registration opening soon.

MakerSpace at the J

Crafternoon, Jr. (Grades K-2)

 

Using a variety of materials, students will work to complete an age appropriate craft each week to take home.

Mondays, January 7 - February 25 | 4 - 5:15 PM
JCC of Greater New Haven
M: $110 | C: $125

Excludes 1/21 & 2/18

Sunday Cozy Crafternoons (Ages 6-12)

 

Join friends and family to create an exciting craft each month, have a yummy snack, and enjoy some refreshments. Crafts will include: making your own slime, tie-dye, decorating pots for plants, and much more!

Sundays, December 16, January 20, February 17, March 17 | 2 - 3:30 PM
JCC of Greater New Haven
$5 Class, $20 Series

Afterschool Woodshop (Grades 2+)

 

Learn age appropriate woodworking skills and build your own wood projects in the JCC MakerSpace.

Thursdays, January 10 - February 14 | 4 - 5:15 PM
JCC of Greater New Haven
M: $125 | C: $150

Little Scientists® (Ages 3.5-5)

 

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.

Mondays, January 7 - March 25 | 1:15 - 2 PM
JCC of Greater New Haven
M: $275 | C: $310

Children's Dance

Creative Dance (Ages 3-4)

 

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.

Tuesdays, starting January 9 | 1:15 - 2:10 PM
JCC of Greater New Haven
Class is full

Wednesdays, starting January 10 | 4:10 - 5:05 PM
JCC of Greater New Haven
M: $300 | C: $380

Registration opening soon.

Ballet/Tap 1 (Ages 5-7)

 

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.

Tuesdays, starting January 9 | 4:10 - 5:05 PM
JCC of Greater New Haven
Class is full

Ballet/Tap 2-3 (Ages 8-10)

 

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.

Tuesdays, starting January 9 | 5:10 - 6:05 PM
JCC of Greater New Haven
M: $300 | C: $380

Hip Hop/Jazz 1 (Ages 6-9)

 

Involving a wide range of styles, our Hip Hop/Jazz classes provide movement and choreography to popular music.

Mondays, starting January 8 | 4:10 - 5:05 PM
JCC of Greater New Haven
M: $300 | C: $380

Hip Hop/Jazz 2 (Ages 10-15)

 

Involving a wide range of styles, our Hip Hop/Jazz classes provide movement and choreography to popular music.

Mondays, starting January 8 | 5:10 - 6:05 PM
JCC of Greater New Haven
M: $425 | C: $380

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, pjlibrary@jewishnewhaven.org.

Hanukkah Story Hour

 

Sunday, November 25 | 2:30 - 6 PM | Barnes & Noble, Milford | FREE

Wednesday, November 28 | 4 - 4:45 PM | Mitchell Library, New Haven | FREE

Tuesday, December 4 | 4:15 - 5 PM | Guilford Free Library | FREE

Wednesday, December 5 | 2:30 - 3 PM | Milford Library | FREE

Thursday, December 6 | 11:30 AM | Hamden Miller Library | FREE

 

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.

 

MLK Day

January 21

M: $60 | C: $70

Summer Camp in February

February 18-19

M: $57/day | C: $67/day

 

Coming Soon!

Registration for the following programs will open approximately one month before each event.