Virtual Family Programs

14Y Virtual Family Programs

The 14Y converted many of our in-house programs to stream right into your homes, that way you can say connected to your incredible community. Our Virtual Family Program offers classes curated for young families living through this moment, with teachers who take the time to engage with your little one personally. We know many young children (and their loved ones!) are “shy” on screen, but our deep engagement model draws them out, by making the interaction personal and real. Join us for remote programming that doesn’t feel remote at all.


 

14Y At Home Mini-School 

For Children Ages 12 – 40 Months

Family Programs is excited to launch a brand-new fall program for families with toddlers: 14Y At Home Mini-School!

This new program will include:

  • Developmentally-appropriate activities and learning for children that grows with your child over the semester
  • Twice-a-week music, art and circle time 
  • Once-a-week toddler movement
  • Weekly parent education and support, because we know you can only hold your family up if your own needs are met
  • Early access to January enrollment in Prelude to Preschool 

Most program engagement will be online, live-streamed from the comfort and safety of your homes. Look, we know you’re wary and weary of screens, but we’ve also learned a lot during the past six months. We have refined our techniques for virtual engagement, changed and evolved classes, and then changed them again transforming online play from passive entertainment into something truly new.

Starting September 22, we’re launching a relational virtual learning program that is engaging, intimate and deep. This is a chance for your children to begin school and play with each other, while apart.

Program Schedule September 22 – December 17, 2020: 

  • Tuesdays/Thursdays | 11:30 AM -12:15 PM: Circle time with art and music play 
  • Wednesday | 4:00 – 4:45 PM: Toddler movement
  • Mondays | 8:15 PM: Parent Support Group  

This program is rolling admission and prorated! 

REGISTER

Members $1,200 Members; Nonmembers: $1,600 

 

Program Schedule January 4 – April 15, 2021:

  • Mondays/Wednesdays | 11:30 AM -12:15 PM: Circle time with art and music play
  • Tuesdays | 4:00 – 4:45 PM: Toddler movement
  • Mondays | 8:15 PM: Parent Support Group  
REGISTER

Members $1,200 Members; Nonmembers: $1,600 


 

Current Class Offerings

Breastfeeding Support Group
Tuesdays | 1:00 PM | Register here
M $35, NM $35
Nursing parents can get together virtually and ask questions about feeding their babies. Facilitated by a Board Certified Lactation Consultant.

Toddler Parent Discussion Group
Mondays | October 5 – December 22, 2020 | 8:15 PM
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 Mini-School. Parents of children not enrolled in At-Home Mini-School can register here to join.

We will meet online via Zoom for ten sessions, weekly beginning October 5. Families joining mid-session will pay a pro-rated amount.

Class Coming This Winter

Classes are on hiatus this fall and will resume in the winter. 

Our classes are curated for young families living through this moment, with teachers who take the time to engage with your little one personally. We know many young children (and their loved ones!) are “shy” on screen, but our deep engagement model draws them out, by making the interaction personal and real. Join us for remote programming that doesn’t feel remote at all. (Note: classes are only available to households with a Family Programs Pass or All Access Pass.)

Singalong with Susanna
Mondays | 3:00 PM

Make music at home with your child and join other families for a live-streamed singalong!

Toddler Movement with Jacqueline
Tuesdays | 10:30 – 11:15
Movement, games and rhymes that focus on developmental movement appropriate for toddlers. Use what you have at home to create obstacle courses and games that help toddlers engage their gross motor skills!

Young Toddler Sensory Play with Parent-to-Parent Support
For children ages 12 – 20 months
Tuesdays | 4:00 – 4:45
Come play! Connect with your child and other parents through summer child’s play to awaken the senses, build skills, and strengthen bonds. Join Amanda, our beloved Prelude to Preschool instructor and who is working toward a graduate degree in Social Work.

Toddler Playtime with Meredith W.
Wednesdays | 9:00 – 9:45 AM
Join Meredith W. and your 14Y friends for fun with water, crayons, shapes and, of course, plenty of songs. This is a toddler-sized taste of preschool from your own home!

14Y New Parents’ Hangout
Wednesdays | 2:00 PM
This is a forum where you can be your real self, connect with new friends and build your confidence as you journey into motherhood.

Summertime Toddler Art and Play
Thursdays | 10:30 – 11:15 AM
Toddlers can explore and express themselves through color, texture, shapes, and more using art supplies and other materials you have at home.

Musical Sensory Play for Babies with Meredith W.
Thursdays | 3:30 – 4:15 PM
Bring your baby, some household objects, and your sense of play, for songs, sway and sensory play with our incomparable teacher, Meredith W.

Toddler Playtime with Meredith W.
Fridays | 9:00 – 9:45 AM
Join Meredith W. and your 14Y friends for fun with water, crayons, shapes and, of course, plenty of songs. This is a toddler-sized taste of preschool from your own home!


Family Health + Fitness

Pilates for Parents with Elizabeth
Wednesdays | 11:00 – 11:45 AM
This class will help you get your abdominal muscles working again! This class focuses on rediscovering waistlines and restoring posture while getting your energy and strength freely flowing.

Fit Family with Jacqueline
Mondays | 10:30 – 11:15 AM

Fitness fun for the whole family. Get moving with family-friendly exercises appropriate for toddler and up.


 

Infant/Child/Adult CPR Workshop

Tue, December 15, 2020

6:30 pm

This non-certification class will teach infant and child accident prevention. If you are a parent, grandparent, or caregiver/nanny, baby-proofing tips are essential. We always teach how to properly call the…

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Family Programs Blog Posts

Advice and encouragement from our staff and other new parents.

Restorative Yoga for Challenging Times

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Self-Quarantine Self-Care

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Finding New Ways to Connect

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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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