Come join the conversation! Meet other moms and babies for relaxed, thoughtful discussions on a range of parenting joys and challenges. New moms can join at any time. Mary Esther Malloy, MA, is the mother of two boys and a girl; she is a certified childbirth educator, doula, lactation consultant, and writer who has been leading mother’s support groups since her first baby was born twelve years ago.
0 to 9 months
Tuesdays 12:00pm – 2:00pm
WINTER 2018 SESSION: December 5, 12, 19 & January 2, 9, 16, 23
Group is capped at 13 women and babies. This program is always full so we recommend registering early!
Going back to work before the session ends? Contact us at email@example.com for info on prorating.
New Moms Support Makeup Policy:
On rare occasions, Mary Esther will be called to a birth during class time. If this happens, a makeup will be held the Tuesday following the final session. Participants will be emailed at least 8 hours before the session Mary Esther has to miss. Aside from this, if you have to miss a moms group session for any reason, Kids at Work will offer participants one makeup in a Kids at Work class as an introduction to Kids at Work programs. Other than the 1 Kids at Work makeup and the makeup due to cancellation, there are no other makeups for New Moms Talk Groups.
with Kristin Eliasberg
This class is NOT a drop-in. IMPORTANT – To register for this class, please contact the facilitator, Kristin Eliasberg, directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
During RIE® Certified Parent-Infant Guidance Classes™, small groups of parents and babies come together in a calm, thoughtfully designed, and child-friendly environment to observe and enjoy their babies exploring, interacting, and playing. Each session begins with time to catch up on the previous week’s developments and ask questions as needed.We then move to observing the children as they interact with the objects and equipment chosen to provide developmentally appropriate stimulus and challenges. As parents observe, Kristin, a Certified RIE® Mentor and parent-infant specialist, models options for limit-setting and minimal intervention during play. In the subsequent discussion, parents share thoughts about what they’ve seen while learning key facts about child development, how to understand babies’ cues and respond to their wants and needs, and how uninterrupted free play promotes concentration, self-reliance, and problem-solving skills. Babies are grouped according to gross motor development; enrollment in continuous 8-week sessions is ongoing. Late registration is allowed for this class, so please contact the facilitator if you’re interested!
November 15- December 21
No class Thanksgiving, Nov. 23.
9:45-11:15 14-24 mos
11:30-12:15PM 9-14 mos
1:00-2:00PM 3-8 mos
with Mary Esther Malloy, Mindful Birth NY
Birth is a profound passage into parenthood for both a mother and her partner. Mindful Birth NY classes offer mothers an appreciation of normal birth and many ways to handle labor. And we also offer partners a rounded preparation for the intense work of supporting a woman through labor. This includes a deep understanding of how birth works, practical ways to support a laboring woman through the different phases of labor and any challenges that might arise, tips on preparing for a home or hospital birth, ideas for navigating hospitals, hands-on practice with massage and more. Couples devote extra time to birth preparation with a Mindful Birth class, and find that having a host of strategies makes it time well spent no matter the course of their labors. Mary Esther Malloy, MA, is the mother of two boys and a girl; she is a certified childbirth educator, doula, lactation consultant, and writer who has been leading mother’s support groups since her first baby was born twelve years ago.
8 Week Course Programs, $475:
December Series: Sundays, 5:30-8:30 pm, December 3 to January 28. No classes December 24 (Christmas Eve) and December 31 (New Year’s Eve). Additional meeting Wednesday, January 10 from 6 to 9 pm.
January/February Series: Sundays, 1:30-4:30 pm, January 21 to March 4. Additional meeting Tuesday, February 13 from 6 to 9 pm.
January Weekend Intensive: Saturday January 6 1:00-6:00pm & Saturday January 7 1:00-3:30pm (8.5 hours total) For pricing, visit Mindful Birth NY.
Parents and children come together in a safe, peaceful and child friendly environment set up with thoughtfully chosen play objects and equipment. During each session, parents begin with a “warm in” period followed by time to quietly observe while their children interact, explore, and play. After observing, RIE® Practicum Student Michelle Shoham will lead an open discussion where adults share their thoughts and talk about how to encourage your child’s natural abilities and self-initiation through free play. Parents will learn about respectful care and thoughtful intervention. Babies are grouped according to gross motor development. Class size is limited to 8 children per group. This class includes a snack, and is for children who are crawling, cruising and beginning to walk (approximately 10-18 months). Thursdays 3:30-5:00pm November 30, December 7, 14, 21, & January 4, 11, 18, 25
Late registration is allowed for this class, so please contact the facilitator if you’re interested! This class is NOT a drop-in. IMPORTANT – To register for this program, please email the facilitator, Michelle Shoham, directly at email@example.com.
6 Mos – 24 Mos.
Kids at Work is pleased to introduce our newest program designed for little music-makers and the people who love them, all in Spanish! Parents will be introduced to fun and interesting musical activities designed to inspire neurological development while encouraging bilingualism. En Español will be conducted by Mi Manzana, a Spanish immersion program in which students learn by doing (experiential curriculum:creative movement and music). The main focus is on speaking the language and classes are guided by native and experienced educators that encourage children to take risks with the language and gain awareness of the world. Parents will be encouraged to participate in a low-stress, relaxed atmosphere based on improvisation where mistakes and questions are welcome! Classes will be Every Monday @ 11:45am & Friday @ 3:30pm . Drop-in with a reservation.
3 – 12 Mos.
In these classes, designed for the youngest music-makers and the people who love them, parents will be introduced to fun and interesting musical activities designed to inspire neurological development. Jam Sessions Babies is taught by Kids at Work Founder Julie Averill, who has over 10 years of experience working with infants and families, along with a separate professional guitarist. Parents will be encouraged to participate in a low-stress, relaxed atmosphere based on improvisation where mistakes and questions are welcome! Tuesdays @ 11:45am, Wednesdays at 11:45 & 2pm, Thursdays at 3:30pm, Fridays at 12:30pm. Drop-in with a reservation.
5 – 18 Mos.
Learn American Sign Language with Baby Fingers, through songs and play with other parents, caregivers, and children close to your child’s age. Go home each week with new vocabulary and new tunes to enhance communication between you and your child! Whether you intend to incorporate sign language in your life for the long term or simply during pre-verbal/developing verbal time, watch in awe as your child discovers the world of language. See the research come to life, as music and sign language both aid in the development of language and literacy. Baby Fingers programs incorporate the research supporting the benefits of sign language at all ages and stages, for child with and without special needs. Stories, songs, games, and movement to music are included in our teaching methods. Thursdays @ 11:45am. Drop-in with a reservation.
Enjoy our clean, child safe garden outdoor space at this class that combines free gross motor play and age-appropriate music including live guitar. This class is designed specifically for mobile babies through early walkers, around 6 – 18 mos in age. Soft and firm climbing apparatus will be set up in our outdoor classroom. When it’s extremely hot (85 degrees plus) we will set up in our air conditioned classroom. Crawlers, creepers, and walkers will also enjoy exploring our wooden playhouse, push toys, tunnels, and big exercise balls. After 20-25 minutes we will clean up and our teacher will perform a 20 minute music and movement set including instruments, live guitar and voice, fun and engaging music, and typical Kids at Work warmth and coziness! Mondays @ 3:15 & 4:15, Fridays @ 11:30. Drop-in with a reservation.
up to 12 months
Come meet other moms and caregivers with young babies ages newborn – 12 mos. Enjoy our beautiful open sunlit space for awhile and allow your little one to socialize in a quiet and stress-free environment. No reservations necessary. Come when you want and leave when you want. Fridays 1:30-3PM
Fridays . Drop-in, reservation optional.