Family Programs

14Y Family Programs

Welcome back! 14Y Family Programs is thrilled to announce that we are opening our building for select caregiver + child programs for spring 2021. Whether you’re looking for energetic activities for your social toddler, or you want to meet other new parents for fitness and bonding, we’ve got something for you. We also still have our popular virtual family programs for folks who aren’t local or aren’t ready to be in person with us just yet.

Select the program that is right for you:

14Y Summer Club
A camp-like experience for toddlers ages 1 – 3 and caregivers

Tuesday, June 15 – Thursday, August 5 | 9:30 AM – 11:15 AM
M $1,850, MCC $1,850, NM $2,150

Register here 
Join 14Y Family Programs at the 14Y facilities to make new friends, sing, dance, and play together at our new Summer Club! Each day will feature water play outdoors on our spacious rooftop, as well as art and music. Children begin to get used to a “classroom” experience and their caregivers have time to chat and develop community.

For more information, email familyprograms@14StreetY.org.


Virtual Family Programs and Support Groups

14Y has converted the best of our programming into a vibrant, interactive virtual experience for caregiver and toddler together.

Meet Your People: A Support Group for New Parents
Tuesdays | March 23 – June 29 | 12:00 – 1:00 PM 
Free for 14Y Family Members
On Zoom | Registration required each week
Join 14Y Family Programs Director Meredith Fein Lichtenberg for a free weekly discussion about your changing life, sleep, feeding, behavior, isolation, family issues, the pandemic, and more. This group will focus on expectant parents and parents and caregivers with babies under 12 months so that participants can build a robust community of people at a similar stage in life.

14Y At Home Mini-School
For families with children up to 4 years
Monday, April 19 – Wednesday, June 9
Register here
M $800, NM $1,100
Developmentally-appropriate activities and learning for children that grows with your child over the semester, with twice-a-week music, art and circle time, once-a-week toddler movement and weekly parent education and support.

14Y At Home Parents Discussion Group
For parents of toddlers
Monday, April 19 – Wednesday, June 9 | 8:15 PM
M $250, NM $400
Register here
It’s been a tough year. Take an hour for yourself and come together with other parents for a vibrant, honest monthly discussion of work and life and raising little ones. This group is included for families enrolled in 14Y At Home We will meet online via Zoom for eight sessions.

Parenting Your Preschooler
For parents of children age 2 – 5
Wednesdays | April 8 – June 10 | 7:30 – 8:45 PM
M $300, NM $350
Register here
Join other parents in a weekly discussion group, facilitated by Nancy Weinrib, LMSW, to talk about parenting questions; early childhood development; adjusting to school; family and social connections; work/life balance; fostering empathy and resilience; setting limits; and other challenges that come up during this unusual time.

14Y At Home Weekend Toddler Art
For children ages 1 – 4 and caregivers
Sunday, April 11 – Sunday, June 6 | 9:30 – 10:15 AM
M $300, MCC M $325, NM $375
Register here
Make the most of weekend mornings by giving your children the chance to experience art, music and movement while developing relationships with each other and with our gifted teachers, in our distinctive online classroom. This class includes a materials fee for projects that will be sent to you at home!


Toddler + Caregiver

We know you and your toddler have been itching to play! Join us for our signature combination of art, music and movement at Playday or Open Play on our Roof.

In-person Classes and Groups

Free Play on the Roof
For one adult plus one child up to age 5
Sundays | April 11 – June 13 | 12:00 – 1:15 PM or 2:00 – 3:15 PM
Free for 14Y Family Members, $35 NM
Reserve a spot here
Join your 14Y friends on our beautiful rooftop play area for some unstructured play, with space strictly limited to avoid crowding.

Parent and Child Fitness
Tuesdays | April 13 – June 15 | 2:00 – 2:45 PM
Free for 14Y Family Members, $35 NM
Reserve a spot here
Get fit and meet other parents as you play with your baby or toddler in our spacious community room! We will incorporate dance, movement and yoga for a fun time to make friends and focus on wellness.

Toddler Playday
For children ages 1 – 3 with parent or caregiver
Wednesdays | April 21 – June 9 | 3:15 – 4:30 PM
M $300, NM $375
Register here
Children adapt to a classroom setting through consistent routines with the opportunity to socialize and become comfortable transitioning through activities. Children utilize blocks, puzzles, art materials, music and movement, while parents and caregivers have the opportunity to meet new friends.

Weekend Toddler Playday
For children 1 – 3 years with adult
Sundays | May 9 – June 13 | 10:00 – 11:15 AM
M $190, MCC M $200, NM $230
Register here
Children adapt to a classroom setting through consistent routines with the opportunity to socialize and become comfortable transitioning through activities. Children utilize blocks, puzzles, art materials, music and movement, while parents and caregivers have the opportunity to meet new friends.


Parent + Baby

It’s been a wild time to have a baby and we’re here for you to help you get started and meet people who are at the same stage of life.

In-person Classes and Groups

Post-Natal Yoga
Mondays | April 12 – June 13 | 10:15 – 11:15 AM
Free for 14Y Family Members, $35 NM
Reserve a spot here
Get into shape with your baby! Feel good postnatally and meet other parents in our spacious community room.

Parent and Child Fitness
Tuesdays | April 13 – June 15 | 2:00 – 2:45 PM
Free for 14Y Family Members, $35 NM
Reserve a spot here
Get fit and meet other parents as you play with your baby or toddler in our spacious community room! We will incorporate dance, movement and yoga for a fun time to make friends and focus on wellness.

Breastfeeding Support Group
Wednesdays | April 14 – June 9 | 1:00 – 2:00 PM
Free for 14Y Family Members, $35 NM
Reserve a spot here
Bring your little one and come discuss your breastfeeding journey, share stories, ask questions and problem solve with our Family Programs Director, IBCLC Meredith Fein Lichtenberg. A scale is available.


Health + Safety

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

  • 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.

Family Programs Blog Posts

Advice and encouragement from our staff and other new parents.

Restorative Yoga for Challenging Times

Robin Michaels, 14Y Yoga Instructor | MON, MAY 11, 2020

Those of us who practice yoga know the benefits it can bring for our bodies and our minds – benefits that are especially important during tough times like these. To…

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Self-Quarantine Self-Care

Meredith Fein Lichtenberg, Community Catalyst | MON, APR 13, 2020

Apologies up front, I am not a writer nor self-care guru – just a parent trying to make it through a global pandemic with a 3-year-old son and a shred…

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Finding New Ways to Connect

Jordan Brackett, Executive Director | THU, APR 16, 2020

During these challenging times, I have tried to find “happy moments” where I can find them. This has often taken the form of reading a book with my son or…

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Living with Your In-Laws

Meredith Fein Lichtenberg, Community Catalyst | WED, APR 01, 2020

I’m Meredith, the 14th Street Y’s Lead Community Catalyst. I help families develop a sense of community at the 14th Street Y, including new parents. In these uncertain times when…

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