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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.

Shabbat Shalom

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.

At the Soloway JCC

Fridays, 9:25 am – 10:00 am

  • January 10 , 17, and  31

  • February 7, 21

  • March 6, 13, 20

  • April 3,  24

  • May 8, 15, 22

  • June 5 and 12

At Hillel Lodge

Friday, 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Meet us at the SJCC at 10:20 to walk over to the lodge

  • January 24
  • February 28
  • March 27


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 6March 9
No class: February 17
$125 SJCC Members • $162 Non Members

Spring: April 20 –  June 22
No class: May 18
$124 SJCC Members • $160 Non Members

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 8March 25
Summer: April 8–June 24

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Storytime at the Library program

Read a book about the upcoming Holiday and make a fun craft


  • February 16
  • March 15
  • April 26