Parent and Child Programs

Enjoy a class with your child. Whether you’re clapping along with Monkey Rock or blowing bubbles in the SJCC salt water pool, parent and child programs offer special opportunities for fun and bonding with your little ones.

Contact Ella, edagan@jccottawa.comto get on our mailing list and receive emails about upcoming events for children.

Registration for these programs is through the SJCC unless otherwise indicated. Classes require a minimum of 4 participants in order to run so help spread the word.

Winter 2019

Shabbat Shalom at Ganon

Shabbat songs, prayers and fun with the SJCC Ganon Preschool.

Perfect for kids 4 and under. Open to all Jewish and Interfaith Families.

Fridays, 9:20 am – 10:00 am
Soloway JCC

September 7, 14, 21 & 28
October 5, 12, & 26
November 2, 9 & 30
December 7 & 14

Fridays, 10:15 am – 11:00 am
Hillel Lodge

October 19
November 16
December 21

FREE Admission
Contact Ella Dagan, (613) 798-9818 ext. 243,

Monkey Rock Music

Does your child rock? Then Monkey Rock Music is a must! During this 40-minute musical experience, you and your child will explore music and movement in a stimulating and fun atmosphere. Your child will develop a love of creating and experiencing music that will last a lifetime.

  • 1-2 year-olds 10:00 am–10:40 am
  • 2-4 year-olds 10:45 am–11:25 am
  • 0-1 year-olds 11:30 am–12:10 pm


Winter: January 9 – March 27
No class: February 18

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Family Life Centre Parent & Tot Swim

3 – 15 months

This fun program structures in-water interaction between parent and child. The emphasis is to reinforce the importance of play in developing a water-positive attitude and skills.

Mondays, 11:30 am–12:00 pm

Winter: January 7 – March 4
No class: February 18
$100 M • $128 NM

NEW! Post Natal Yoga, Mom & Baby

An informal baby-friendly (pre-walking) class designed to support new moms in healing, connecting and rebuilding function and confidence in the body. Build strength, function and reflexes in the core, reduce stress on the postpartum body and stretch still, sore muscles. Suitable for women at least 8 weeks post-birth with or without your baby.

Mondays, 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Winter: January 14 – March 11 (8 weeks)
No class: February 18

Instructor: Carla Nigro
Included in membership • $116 Non Member

Kindermusik at the Soloway JCC

Children experience music of varying styles, genres, and cultures. They interact with other peers and engage in movement, rhythm, and vocal activities that develop far more than just music skills.

Tuesdays beginning October 9
9:15 am: Foundations 0-18 months
10:15 am: Level 2 18-36 months

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Contact Ella Dagan at (613) 798-9818 ext. 243, for more information.

Story Time at the Library

Read a book and make a fun Tu B’Shevat craft. Keep your kids engaged with fun at the Soloway JCC.

Sunday, January 20
10:30 AM
Greenberg Families Library, 21 Nadolny Sachs Private
Admission: Free

Contact Ella Dagan at (613) 798-9818 ext. 243, for more information