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.

Fall/Winter 2018-2019

Shabbat Shalom at Ganon

Join us for a fun Friday morning Shabbat celebration and playgroup in the kid friendly SJCC space. Parents and children meet new friends and enjoy Shabbat in both English and Hebrew, sing and taste delicious challah.

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

Fridays, 9:20 am – 10:00 am

Fall: September 7 – December 14
Winter: January 11 – March 22


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

Fall: October 15 – December 17
$125 M • $160 NM

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

Fall: October 15 – December 3 (8 weeks)
 January 14 – March 11 (8 weeks)
No class: February 18

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

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


Fall: September 12 – December 19
No class: September 19

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

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