Bedford Babies at the Bedford Free Library. Are you a new parent who could use all the help you can get? Join Adrian Kalikow, M.Ed., in an eight-week program designed to help new parents share the joys & challenges of parenthood. Parents (accompanied by their babies 11 months or less) will gather to discuss the many issues that arise with a new infant. No fee, space is limited. Registration is required. Call 914.234.3570 or register in the Children`s Room.
Playgroups & Groups
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The CPPA is a nonprofit organization for families of preschool-aged children in the Chappaqua area. Our membership includes approximately 125 families in Chappaqua, Mount Kisco, Pleasantville, Millwood, Katonah, Bedford, Briarcliff, Ossining and Goldens Bridge. We organize playgroups, arts and crafts projects and outings (e.g., apple picking, children`s concerts) for children and events for parents (e.g., seminars, dinners). For more information about events or membership, please call 320-2772.
Mommy & Me Groups at Hebrew Congregation of Somers. Run by the Rosenthal JCC and led by a nurturing early childhood teacher, Mommy & Me is a wonderful introduction to a group experience for moms and tots. Activities include music, movement, arts and crafts, and much more. For more information on Mommy & Me, contact the Rosenthal JCC in Yorktown at 914-736-3076. For more information on Hebrew Congregation of Somers, call 914-248-9532 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Hebrew Congregation of Somers, Northern Westchester/Putnam`s Reconstructionist synagogue, offers a warm, friendly atmosphere, vibrant Hebrew School program, teen youth group, weekly Shabbat services, monthly family services, festive holiday celebrations, adult education, an active Sisterhood, and special holiday workshops throughout the year.
The Jewish Family Congregation is now forming a group for toddlers and parents called the Creation Station, beginning late January. Weekly program to include play, art activities, music, movement, and discussion of child development issues. The Early Childhood Center also has a nursery program for children ages 2, 3, and 4 years. For information, call 914.763.3028, X15.
Under New Ownership – Committed to eco-friendly practices and child development. Open Play Everyday! Mon-Sat 10-6, Sun 11-5. Two level play structure, bounce house, imaginative play area, toddler area, story & craft days. We offer a variety of party packages – let us do the work! Playgroups forming soon! Upcoming events – call for details. Jumpin’ Jeepers, 926 US rte 6, Mahopac NY 10541. Phone: 845-621-4922. Visit www.jumpin-jeepers.com!
The Larchmont Newcomers’ Club is a social and charitable organization that has offered a social outlet to residents of Larchmont, Mamaroneck, and New Rochelle since the early 1950`s. For more information about the organization, please contact our hotline at 914.973.LNC1, P.O. Box 943, Larchmont, NY 10538 or visit our website at www.larchmontnewcomersclub.com
“Maternal Matters” is a support group where Moms find comfort and relief from others going through the same experiences. The group provides an environment for mothers to express and explore their unique experience of being a mother. Themes of Group: Unique role of motherhood, Child development, Marital relationships and co-parenting, How your own upbringing impacts your family today, Baby blues, Deciding to return to work or stay home, Body issues. Susan is an LCSW and Psychotherapist. She provides group and individual therapy to women dealing with postpartum issues. For additional information regarding “Maternal Matters” contact Susan Greenberg, LCSW, 914.837.0928,
Launched by 3 SAHMs who met at a playgroup, mom2mom of northern westchester is a diverse group of moms who share experiences of mommyhood, advice and new ideas. We invite you to become a part of our drama-free, no-pressure group for ALL MOMS WHO LOVE THEIR CHILDREN! Enjoy weekly themed playgroups (music, craft, swim, etc.), walks on the trail, trips to local parks, the aquarium and zoo, weekend family activities, volunteering for local charities, as well as fun moms nights out. So whether you’re a brand-new mommy or one with experience, we look forward to meeting you soon! Visit www.meetup.com/mom2mom-of-northern-westchester
Mothers and More of Westchester County is the BEST way to connect with other moms in the area! Join us for: Age specific weekly playgroups, Mom’s night out without the kids, Activities for kids of all ages: arts & crafts, holiday parties, and park dates. There’s something new for you and your child to experience every week! For more information, visit www.momsofwestchester.com or by email email@example.com. For more information on our National Chapter, visit www.mothersandmore.org
Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) Westchester welcomes mothers of children ages 0 to 5 years old. Each month we have a speaker discussing different aspects of raising children and motherhood. There is a discussion time with small groups and a creative activity. Our friendly greeters will help you at the door and help you get the kids settled into their classrooms. Come when you can and leave when you must. The MOPPETS program provides safe and nurturing childcare. Children are grouped by age. We meet at Bedford Community Church, 160 Bedford Center Road, Bedford Hills, NY 10507. For information, visit www.mopswestchester.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 914-666-5384.
New mothers are invited to come with their new babies to meet other new moms and share information about newborn care. The group meets once a month in the conference center from 1 pm to 3 pm. For more information about this free program, please call 914.666.1030. Northern Westchester Hospital, 400 East Main Street, Mount Kisco, NY 10549, click here to visit the site.
Our Children Our Selves is a not-for-profit organization devoted to the physical, intellectual, social and spiritual development of young children and the adults who love and care for them. Our focus is on empowering parents and their children to develop into their potential and independence in a warm nurturing environment. Our staff includes trained professionals with over 40 years of Montessori-based early childhood education experience. Address: 590 Davenport Avenue, New Rochelle, NY 10805 (914) 633-5425.
Since its founding in 1980, the Parent-Child Group has been committed to providing a quality program in which both parents and children participate. The program provides a safe setting where children are nurtured, engaged and encouraged to discover their world together with their parents and teachers. At the same time, Parent-Child Group offers a place for parents to come together to exchange ideas and experiences, to share successes and to tackle challenging issues under the guidance of a trained facilitator. Email: email@example.com, call 914-234-4119, or visit www.parentchildgroup.com.
Play, learn and socialize at Parents Place, a safe, clean, convenient and affordable place for kids (up to 5 years old) and their parents/caregivers. Sessions include free play and developmentally appropriate activities such as art, music, water and sand play, indoor slide, blocks, play kitchen area, library and so much more. Professional staff is also available to address questions and concerns regarding parenting or child development issues. Parents Place also offers free Family Fun Days for those impacted by Autism. No registration is required. Parents Place is located at 2 Central Avenue, Tarrytown (metered and free parking available). Phone: 914-631-2513. Email: DMorrison@TheGuidanceCenter.org. For a complete schedule and details, www.TheGuidanceCenter.org/parents-place/
The Pleasantville Parents Preschool Association was formed to connect families with young children. They provide opportunities for parents of preschoolers to share information, socialize, and meet future classmates for the children. Playgroups, activities, and special events are available. For more information, contact Carolyn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Pound Ridge Little Ones is a group of mothers who coordinate events for children in Pound Ridge. Past events have included our annual Halloween party, a snowman party, a Valentines Day party, and a St. Patrick`s Day party. In addition to our monthly events, PRLO’s hosts a weekly playgroup at the Hiram Halle Memorial Library and publishes a newsletter at least twice a year. To find out more information or to join our mailing list please call Laura Henry at 764-4230.
PRNNC is a non-profit social and civic organization that welcomes new residents to the Pound Ridge area and builds relationships amongst our neighbors. We do this through a number of fun and exciting activities and events covering a wide range of interests. Our club offers a great opportunity to meet people in the area and discover our town and community. We are open to residents in Pound Ridge, Bedford and Lewisboro. For more information, please contact Nikki at 763-5073, visit www.prnnc.org or email email@example.com
A weekend-based forum in Pound Ridge and surrounding towns for working moms to socialize their children, share information, network, and most importantly– HAVE FUN. Monthly weekend playdates at rotating homes * Monthly Mother’s Night Out * Quarterly Couples/Family Events. For more information, visit www.poundridgeworkingmothers.org
The Rivertown Twins Group serves parents of multiples throughout Dobbs Ferry, Hastings, Irvington, and Tarrytown. Meetings are generally held the last Tuesday of the month. For more information please contact Yasmine at 914-478-1834 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Rye Newcomers and Neighbors’ Club is a social organization that will introduce you to the Rye community and provide you with a sense of ongoing camaraderie through many events and activities. We welcome all residents of Rye, Rye Brook, Purchase, Port Chester, and Harrison. And you don’t have to be new to the area in order to join! For membership information please contact Liza 914-481-4726 or Catherine 914-921-3298 or visit www.ryenewcomersclub.net
The Parenting Center at Temple Shaaray Tefila features a warm and welcoming space for parents and their children, from ages 0-30 months. Our current programs include Blooming Babies, a free program held every Wednesday from 9:30-10:30. Drop in and meet other local moms, while your children play in our nurturing environment. Puppetry with Nancy will be offered weekly on Thursdays beginning Feb. 28, 2013 for a small fee. Join us for music, movement & more, all with hand and rod puppets! The Early Childhood Center also has a nursery program for children ages 2, 3, and 4 years. For information, please contact ECC Director Beth Kiffel at 914-666-3188 or email@example.com. Visit www.shaaraytefila.org
The Rivertown Play Group is the central address for families of young children living in the Rivertowns in lower Westchester (Hastings, Dobbs Ferry, Ardsley, Irvington, Tarrytown) and the surrounding areas, including White Plains, Scarsdale, and Hartsdale. It provides programming for both children and their parents and unique opportunities for connection within the community. To find out what’s on the calendar, visit www.therivertownplaygroup.com.
The Rosenthal JCC of Northern Westchester is a Jewish Community Center where individuals grow, explore and connect to the community around them through recreational, educational, cultural and social services and programs. Our main campus is in Pleasantville with a branch serving the Yorktown community. For more information about our Jewish learning and celebrations, early childhood programs, summer camps, after-school activities, sport leagues, cultural programs, and social services such as early intervention and referrals or counseling, please call (914) 741-0333 or visit us online at www.rosenthaljcc.org