Parent Programs

The EDCJCC provides parents with the support, guidance, and community needed to raise young children in the city.  We offer Before Baby programs, New Parent Coffees, Parent Workshops and other programs of interest to parents, parents-to-be, and folks who want to be parents.  LGBTQ and straight, couples and solo parents, Jewish and non-Jewish, people of all ethnicities, races and abilities, anyone building a family through biology, adoption, surrogacy, or any other pathway – all are warmly welcomed!


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Before Baby

Programs and workshops to help parents-to-be of all kinds get ready for parenthood.

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New Parent Coffees

Monthly in-person gatherings featuring a relaxed discussion on topics of interest to very new parents.

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Parent Workshops

Workshops providing practical skills and solutions, advice, and community-building opportunities for parents, caregivers, and parents-to-be.

The Parenting Center at the Edlavitch DCJCC has been my hub for everything kid-related from early pregnancy to post-delivery and now into the toddler years. In a transient city like DC, the EDCJCC plays a crucial role in fostering a sense of community among new parents.