A New Take on Mommy & Me
with an emphasis on Sensory Play For 12 – 24 Months
Sensory activities encourage exploration and facilitate learning organically. This program will provide your toddler with a sense of self as they grow and develop in the warm and nurturing environment that the Beth El Early Learning Center provides. A strong foundation will be set for these young toddlers as they learn to share, play cooperatively and respect their peers through stories, songs, music, art and movement. Please send an email to Sam Barhai to request more information for upcoming classes.
Registration for summer classes will open on March 6, 2023 at 8:00 am.
If you have any questions, please contact Samantha Barhai at [email protected].
For Babies 12-18 Months & Caregiver
June 6 – July 25 (No class July 4)
11:00 am – 12:30 pm
For Babies 18-24 Months & Caregiver
June 8 – July 27
9:15 am – 10:45 am
The form will open at 8:00 am on March 6, 2023.
About the Curriculum
The Mommy & Me curriculum was created by Samantha Barhai, Beth El Early Learning Center Assistant Director for Curriculum and Student Services. Sam holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and Child Development, and a Master’s Degree in Education Administration. She has been with the Beth El Early Learning Center since 2014, and brings a unique sense of warmth and creativity to her classroom curriculum.
Beth El Babies partake in a series of six, 45-minute, dynamic, instructional classes provide theory and play activities to promote development during baby’s first year of life. Parents will learn the importance and influence that the sensory system has on your baby’s development. You will be able to enhance your baby’s development with your awareness of physical milestones during playtime, and will learn how to protect your joints to avoid wrist and back pain while caring for your baby. Finally, you will meet other parents while learning, having fun and enjoying time with your new baby.
About the teacher: Grow With Me™ was created, and is taught, by Tammi Stein, a Pediatric Occupational Therapist with over 25 years of therapy experience and mother of two children.
Enhance baby’s developmental milestones through play activities with a pediatric occupational therapist. While babies learn head/neck control, rolling, arm strengthening, sitting and tummy strengthening, parents learn how to protect their joints and avoid wrist and back pain while caring for their child.
Review the importance of the sensory systems in baby’s playtime. This class will address developmental milestones and play activities including: crawling, walking, fine motor coordination, sign language, cognitive and social/emotional growth.