Early Childhood Classes

For Families with Children 3 and Younger

14Y Early Childhood Classes

We’re excited to bring you a new slate of classes in the new year!

Whether you’re looking for social activities for your energetic toddler, classes that encourage your baby’s development, or opportunities to connect with other new parents, we have something for you and your little one. Sign up for a semester-long class or join a drop-in class when your schedule allows.

If you have questions about 14Y Early Childhood Classes, please email Catherine, Manager of Early Childhood Admissions, at CWenglowski@14StreetY.org.

Spring Session: April 4 – May 27, 2022

Check out our schedule of new classes below, plus some other family-focused offerings from the 14Y. 

We look forward to seeing your family soon!

In-Person Programs for Babies, Toddlers and Parent/Caregiver

We know you and your toddler have been itching to play! Join us for our signature combination of art, music, movement and community! Semester Long classes meet every week and require registration. Drop-in classes are one-offs and you must reserve a spot online.

Semester-Long Classes

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Drop-In Classes

Spring 2022 Drop-In Classes
April 4 – May 27, 2022

Want to come play without committing to a full semester? Reserve a spot at our drop-in classes! Free or deep discount for 14Y Family Members.

Reserve A Spot Here

Baby and Me Yoga
For One Adult + One Baby up to 12 Months
Mondays | 10:00 – 10:45 AM
Join us in the sunny playroom on Monday mornings to do yoga and stretch, with our little ones as partners! You’ll meet other parents and watch your little ones connect as we focus on balance, awareness, and wellness.
No class Monday, 4/18.

Baby and Me Fitness
For One Adult + One Baby up to 12 Months
Thursdays | 9:30 – 10:15 AM
Enjoy movement, wellness, and fitness, with your little one as a partner! Parents and babies move and groove together in our sunny, spacious playroom.
No class Thursday, 4/21.

Messy Art & Play
For Toddlers 12 – 40 Months with Parent/Caregiver
Fridays | 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM
Come make art, and don’t be afraid to get messy! Toddlers and caregivers create and explore sensory fun together in a warm classroom setting. We’ll make masterpieces – and friends – using paint, stamps, markers, and more!
No class Friday, 4/15 and 4/22.


These programs are made possible in part by support from The New Shul.

Family Swim

Family Members are welcome to book a slot for family swim. Family Swim is available for 14Y Family Members. If you would like to upgrade to a Family Membership, please contact us at ServiceDesk@14StreetY.org or call 646.395.4310.

Family Swim time slots:

  • Saturdays and Sundays | 3:00 – 3:40 PM
  • Tuesdays | 5:30 – 6:15 PM
  • Thursdays | 5:30 – 6:00 PM

Family Swim Reservation & Health Guidelines:

  • Updated Vaccine Mandates: The 14Y will be requiring all children aged 5+ to show proof of at least one dose of an approved COVID-19 vaccine by Tuesday December 14, 2021 in order to participate in Aquatics programs including Family Swim. 
  • Each Family Swim time slot will offer four reservations maximum: two at the shallow end of the pool and two at the deep end.
  • A maximum of five people per family will be allowed for each reservation.
  • Floatation devices will be available.
  • All swim participants must wear a swim cap.
  • Children up to 3 years old or those not yet potty trained must wear swim diapers.
  • Locker rooms are available for changing and storing items only. Locker room showers are not available at this time. There is a shower on the pool deck.
Baby and Toddler Learn to Swim Classes

For Children Ages 6 – 35 Months and Parent/Caregiver

Spring session of Baby and Toddler Learn to Swim classes will begin in April 2022. Registration opens for 14Y Family Members on Tuesday, March 15.

Private Swim Lessons

Private Swim lessons are an excellent way to encourage a swimmer to improve quickly, and our Red Cross Certified instructors will help you or your child to set and accomplish those goals.

We offer private and semi-private (2 participant) swim lessons for swimmers of all levels, from age 3 to adults. Lessons last 30 minutes and are available to purchase individually or as packages (buy 10 lessons, get one free!).

We are temporarily pausing requests for private swim lessons. Please check back periodically for more updates.

Early Childhood Classes for the 2022 – 2023 School Year

Is your toddler ready to begin getting used to the rhythms of a school day and develop deep relationships over the course of a whole year? Prelude to Preschool offers a development mixed with the enrichment focus of our Early Childhood Classes!

Caregiver and child grow together over the course of the whole “school year” as we get used to routines, develop relationships and along the way play with art, music, movement and beginning social skills. Learn more here.

Health + Safety

As we continue to roll out in person programming for babies and caregivers, we have taken several measures to prioritize safety:

  • New York City requires visitors to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to enter the building. Those 5 years of age and older must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination to enter.
  • When you register for a class or reserve a spot, you will be asked for your name, address and phone number, for contract tracing purposes.
  • Please arrive 15 minutes before class starts so that you can check in. We prioritize swift movement through our lobby, so arriving 15 minutes early is crucial.
  • When you arrive at the 14Y, you will be asked to complete a health screening, which includes a questionnaire and temperature check.
  • Members will swipe in with their fob after health screening. Non-members will only be allowed to enter the building if they have registered for a class or reserved a spot for a drop-in class, and will be checked off on an expected attendance list.
  • Adults and children over age 2 wear masks in our building and are expected to socially distance themselves.
  • Classes are held in spacious rooms, with windows open unless impracticable, or outdoors.