Calendar

Oct
20
Wed
Reward, Punishment, and Bribery: Making Sense of Behavior During Trying Times (VIRTUAL)
Oct 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Led by Elliott Conklin, Psy.D., and Sarah Matthews, Psy.D. of the Kingsbury Wellness & Learning Group 


We want to reinforce the good stuff and discourage the bad stuff, so why does it all feel so complicated? In this Q&A, Dr. Conklin and Dr. Matthews will address the complexities of childhood and adolescent behavior, provide some feedback about how to maximize benefits, and offer some general guidelines to help you make challenging decisions in the moment.
This program is offered by the Kingsbury Wellness & Learning Group

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Oct
28
Thu
Parent Coffee: Gentle Sleep Secrets for Newborns (IN PERSON)
Oct 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

GENTLE SLEEP SECRETS FOR NEWBORNS
October 28, 10:00 AM

Join us for coffee, the company of other new parents, and a relaxed conversation about your baby’s sleep.  Gentle sleep coach Jessica Dodson of Starlight Sleep Coaching will discuss how sleep develops during infancy, why it can be so difficult and what you can do to make it easier for both you and your baby. Learn gentle steps you can take to help shape your child’s sleep from their earliest months and how to avoid common pitfalls that can lead to restless nights. Bring your questions – we’ll spend most of our time talking through participants’ specific situations.   Babies warmly welcomed!

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MASK AND VACCINATION POLICY: Effective September 1, all visitors entering the EDCJCC’s building are required to show proof of vaccination. Participants at outdoor events will not be checked for vaccination status, but it is our hope that regardless of where we gather, we continue to prioritize the health and safety of our community. Additionally, mask wearing inside of the EDCJCC will also be always required by everyone, except while eating or drinking in designated locations. For more information, visit edcjcc.org/covidsafety.

Nov
5
Fri
Second Thoughts: Adapting to Baby #2 (VIRTUAL)
Nov 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

SECOND THOUGHTS: ADAPTING TO BABY #2
3 Fridays: November 5, November 12, and November 19

12:00-1:00 PM
$62 for the three-week session
Facilitated by Taylor Lerner, Psy.D

Are you expecting baby #2? Looking to create a community with other second time parents to exchange ideas and find support? This group will meet weekly via Zoom for three weeks to provide a safe space for second time parents-to-be to discuss their experiences and learn from one another. We will explore several topics, including: managing your big kid’s (big!) feelings before, during, and after welcoming the new baby; kid-care and self-care with two; navigating new relationships and new roles; and the complicating factors of Covid-19. Find support and connections while eating your lunch!
The group will be kept small so that connections can be fostered easily, even in a virtual space, and also so that in-person outdoor meet-ups can be organized safely if the group wants.

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Nov
9
Tue
Demystifying Neuropsychological and Psychoeducational Testing (VIRTUAL)
Nov 9 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Demystifying Neuropsychological and Psychoeducational Testing
November 9, 2021, 1pm
Led by Lauren Siegel, Psy.D. and Maria Cimporescu of the Kingsbury Learning & Wellness Group

Dr. Siegel and Dr. Cimporescu will lead a Q&A discussion about neuropsychological and psychoeducational testing. They’ll describe what these terms mean, why testing is important, and what to do if it is recommended for someone in your family.

This program is offered by the Kingsbury Learning & Wellness Group

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Nov
17
Wed
Adoption: Starting the Process (VIRTUAL)
Nov 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

ADOPTION: STARTING THE PROCESS
November 17, 7:00 PM

Before Baby programsPlease join us for a virtual discussion about various paths to adopting a child.  Hear from an adoption lawyer, from representatives from an adoption agency and from the foster care system, and from parents who have built families through domestic, international, private, agency, and public routes.

LGBTQ and straight, couples and singles, Jewish and non-Jewish, people of all colors — are all warmly welcomed.  Come with questions!

Co-presented by GLOE – the Kurlander Program for GLBTQ Outreach and Engagement

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Dec
8
Wed
Welcoming Jewish Children (VIRTUAL)
Dec 8 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

How do I welcome my baby into the Jewish community? What’s a mohel and how do I find one? How are the traditional welcoming rituals similar and different for boys and girls? When and how do I announce the baby’s name?  Join EDCJCC Children and Families staff Lindsay Kagin and Miriam Szubin — who have welcomed two girl and three boy babies between them — for a virtual workshop on Jewish rituals, traditions, and options for a bris (a Jewish religious male circumcision ceremony) and simchat bat (celebration of a daughter). You’ll walk away with information, resources, and connections to a community of other parents-to-be of Jewish babies.

Please note that we define “Jewish baby” however you do! All are welcome.  

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Dec
16
Thu
Parent Coffee: Finding a Nanny 101 (IN PERSON)
Dec 16 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Join us for coffee, the company of other new parents, and a relaxed conversation about finding the right kind of childcare for your family.  Sarah Marks, founder and president of Nannies by Sarah, will discuss the pros and cons of different childcare options and the benefits of hiring a nanny, and will share strategies for hiring a nanny that meets your family’s needs.  She will also share strategies for hiring a nanny that meets your family’s needs, paying special attention to the complexities of childcare in the age of Covid. Bring your questions – we’ll spend a lot of time talking through participants’ specific situations. Babies warmly welcomed!

REGISTER FOR THIS PROGRAM

MASK AND VACCINATION POLICY: Effective September 1, all visitors entering the EDCJCC’s building are required to show proof of vaccination. Participants at outdoor events will not be checked for vaccination status, but it is our hope that regardless of where we gather, we continue to prioritize the health and safety of our community. Additionally, mask wearing inside of the EDCJCC will also be always required by everyone, except while eating or drinking in designated locations. For more information, visit edcjcc.org/covidsafety.

Jan
18
Tue
Toilet Training without Tears (VIRTUAL)
Jan 18 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

TOILET TRAINING WITHOUT TEARS
Tuesday, January 18, 8:00 PM
Led by Claire Lerner

Many parents today are terrified of the toilet training process, having heard horror stories from friends about the power struggles and stress they encountered. This workshop will address ways to approach potty learning in a way that is developmentally appropriate, respectful to the child’s growing need to feel in control of his or her body and which frees parents from unnecessary stress and anxiety. The workshop will also address ways to manage typical challenges that arise during the process.

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Feb
3
Thu
Raising Anti-Racist Children (VIRTUAL)
Feb 3 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Raising Anti-Racist Children
2 Thursdays, February 3 and 10, 8:00 PM

Raising children to build a just world is a life-long process, as well as a difficult challenge for parents to navigate. Join us for a two-part series with expert educator Dr. Nabina Liebow, who will take us through the learning and practical steps necessary to raise anti-racist children and help us create a cohort of race conscious parents in our community.

This workshop is designed for anyone who wants to understand how white supremacy and white privilege affect all parts of our lives and how to bring these ideas into conversation and action in parenting. It is meant as a beginning to this work, rather than to be comprehensive or all-encompassing.

Although we understand that life is unpredictable, we request that you commit to both Part 1 and Part 2 of this workshop in order to honor the learning process and receive the full benefit of this workshop. Attendance will be capped in order to create an intimate cohort of parents.

Part 1 (February 3, 8:00-9:30 PM): Discussing race and racism with your children is a vital part of antiracist and race conscious parenting. But some people might feel a little rusty on the basics! In the first part of the workshop, Dr. Liebow will give a “Crash Course in Racial Literacy” to provide an important framework and context for race conscious parenting. This session will go over the basics of anti-racist thought and ideology, as well as challenge participants to explore their own biases and thought processes before they are able to address these ideas with their children. By the end of this session, participants will gain a deeper understanding of race, white supremacy, white privilege, and antiracism.

Part 2 (February 10, 8:00-9:30 PM): In the second part of the workshop, parents will learn strategies for helping their child develop an antiracist consciousness and how to apply concepts learned in the first session to raising their children.

This program is brought to you by the Edlavitch DCJCC Parenting Center and Morris Cafritz Center for Social Responsibility

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Mar
23
Wed
Bedtime Without Battles (VIRTUAL)
Mar 23 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

BEDTIME WITHOUT BATTLES
Wednesday, March 23, 8:00 PM
Led by Claire Lerner

Bedtime and sleep habits are among the most fraught and vexing challenges for parents of toddlers. This workshop will address how to develop good sleep habits from the start, how to address typical challenges that arise, and how to set limits with love in order to ensure everyone in the family gets a good night’s sleep.

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