Parenting Center

The Parenting Center provides families with the support, guidance, and enrichment needed to raise young children in the city.  We offer a wide variety of Sunday and weekday classes for children ages 0-4 and their caregivers; Jewish family engagement programs for ages 0-10; and workshops for parents of all ages, parents-to-be, and folks who want to be parents.

LGBTQ and straight, couples and single parents, Jewish and non-Jewish, biological and adoptive, people of all ethnicities, races, and abilities – all families are warmly welcomed!



Have a question about a Parenting Center program? Please reach out — we’d love to hear from you!

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Before Baby

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

toddler playing.

Child and Caregiver Classes

Classes for ages 0-4 with their caregivers. Music, gymnastics, yoga, art, Getting Ready for Preschool, and more!

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.

toilet training toilet on the floor.

Parenting Workshops

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

Mother and child at dinner table

Jewish Family Engagement

Shabbat and holiday celebrations, service and learning, and connections to families raising Jewish children in your neighborhood.

Tots Class

Our Parenting Center Teachers