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Jewish Community Center

Family Center – Kids’ Enrichment Classes

The J’s Family Center offers many classes, including Mommy and Me and drop-off classes. Class offerings may include gymnastics, cooking, mommy-baby exercise classes, music and even a six-week summer camp. We will even create a class for you if you bring us your idea, your available times and a minimum of 6 families.

The J is excited to provide a new registration system. If this is your first time using our new system, please visit our help page for more information about setting up your new online account.

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For more information on our program, visit the full Family Center page.

Tippi Toes Dance Company Ballet, Tap & Jazz Combo Class

Staenberg Family Complex/Creve Coeur
Tuesdays, October 5 – December 14, 2:30-3:15pm

Marilyn Fox Building/Chesterfield
Wednesdays, October 6 – December 15, 2:30-3:15pm

Price: $150 members/$180 public

For three- to five-year-olds. Experience the joys of dance, self-expression and movement through three types of dance with energetic music, culminating with our mini-recital. Students should wear comfortable clothing (T-shirts are great) or dance attire along with nonrestrictive shorts or leggings – ballet shoes preferred, but not required (tap shoes not required).

Little Medical School: Mini Medics

9 months – 3 years (with an adult)

This innovative learning experience allows child and caregiver to jointly discover a basic knowledge of the human body, how it works and proper care. The course uses age-appropriate medical curriculum and fun, multi-sensory activities to develop motor skills, language and socialization. Additional exercises are provided to encourage continued in-home development.

Caregivers learn practical, hands-on ways to enhance their knowledge of gross and fine motor skills, language cognition, senses and what types of play enhances child development. Classes will include age-appropriate play activities like circle time, parachute play, pretend animal activities, etc. Caregivers also receive handouts that contain professional information regarding healthy babies and valuable parenting tips.

Staenberg Family Complex/Creve Coeur
Tuesdays, October 12 – November 16, 9:30-10:30am

Price: $120 members/$150 public

Pre-K Academy

3-6 years. Pre-K Academy offers play classes that teach reading readiness skills and letter writing. Children participate in brain-building games that help develop focus, working memory, and impulse control. The Pre-K Academy classes give children a running start into kindergarten!

Letter Engineers

Students will begin to explore their creative sides by using materials such as sensory trays, puppet pencils, finger flashlights, and letter sticks to learn all about letters and sounds! Children will learn many essential pre-reading skills such as syllable segmentation, rhyming, phonological awareness, and correct letter formation.

Reading Rock Stars

This class will have your child rocking and rolling into the world of language and literacy! The Reading Rocks Stars curriculum uses a multi-sensory, very explicit, systematic approach to teach phonemic awareness. Children will learn how to orally blend and segment words, identify rhymes, segment syllables, and more. Our educational learning props make getting the brain ready to read fun and engaging.

Staenberg Family Complex/Creve Coeur
Wednesdays, October 6 – December 15, 2:30-3:15pm

Marilyn Fox Building/Chesterfield
Wednesdays, October 7 – December 16, 2:30-3:15pm

Price: $150 members/$180 public


Emilie Brockman