with Mary Esther Malloy-Hopwood
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 sixteen years ago.
0 to 12 months
Winter – January 8, 15, 22, 29, February 5, 12 – Wednesdays 12:45pm – 2:45pm
6 weeks – $220
Spring 1 – March 4, 11, 18, 25, April 1, 8 – Wednesdays 12:45pm – 2:45pm
6 weeks – $220
Spring 2 – May 6, 13, 20, 27, June 3, 10 – Wednesdays 12:45pm – 2:45pm
6 weeks – $220
Group is capped at 14 women and babies. This program is always full so we recommend registering early!
Going back to work before the session ends? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
A lot of effort often goes into preparing for birth, but expectant couples sometimes forget that the real project begins once the baby is born: parenting! This course helps you get ready for the long game: raising a young child. We cover:
• baby care
• baby wearing basics
• special focus on nighttime parenting
We will touch on elimination communication, cloth diapering, signing with babies and other fun topics if there is interest.
Join us for a big-picture, yet practical class on what this is all about: raising a child.
Wednesday 3/4 from 6-8:30 pm
or Wednesday 4/8 from 6-8:30 pm
$95/couple, or $75/couple if taking the childbirth intensive
To register: email email@example.com
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 sixteen years ago.
See www.mindfulbirthny.com for more about Mary Esther.
8-session full series: $495 per couple, $545 for classes that include retreat days
2-day weekend Mindful Birth Intensive: special price of $395 per couple.
NEW! 1-time Baby Refresher Class, Wednesday, February 5th from 6:00-8:30 PM, $75 per couple.
En Español Music & Movement with Mi Manzana
Parents and caregivers 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!
Mondays at 11:45am
Fridays at 3:20pm
Drop-in with a reservation
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 at 11:45am
Wednesdays at 11:45 & 2pm
Thursdays at 3:30pm
Fridays at 12:30pm
Drop-in with a reservation
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. \
Tuesdays at 2pm
Thursdays at 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 at 3:15pm and 4:15pm
Drop-in with a reservation
It’s never too early to build neurological pathways through foreign language learning! Rachel Chen, the founder of Moxie Mandarin, is well known locally as an amazing and inspiring leader of mandarin classes for littles! We welcome her and her team to Kids at Work. Moxie Mandarin designed the Little Pandas class to provide an environment for parents and their babies to learn Mandarin together through original songs, interactive stories, and engaging activities, all of which are based upon a core set of practical vocabulary and sentence patterns.
Materials will be sent home to ensure that you are able to work on language throughout the week. This class is perfect for non-Mandarin and Mandarin speaking adults and families alike! This class features child friendly instruments, fun props, and a teacher that plays and accompanying instrument. Classes are engaging and dynamic and take place in Kids at Work’s beautiful classroom. Classes will contain up to 10 children only.
Rachel Chen, the founder of Moxie Mandarin, graduated from the TCSOL program at Teachers College and has an M.A. in Chinese Linguistics and Language Acquisition from The Chinese University of Hong Kong and a B.A. in TCSOL from Jinan University, China.
0-12 months (non-walkers only, please)
Drop-in, reservation optional.
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.