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 extend this new program for families with toddlers this winter!

This program includes:

  • 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. 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.

This relational virtual learning program is engaging, intimate and deep. This is a chance for your children to begin school and play with each other, while apart.

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

NEW! Weekend Toddler Playtime  
Ages 1 – 4 years 
Sunday, January 10 – March 21, 2021 | 9:30 – 10:15 AM | Register here 
M $375, NM $460 
Make the most of cold winter 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! No class February 14.

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 Support Group
Mondays | January 4 – April 12, 2021 | 8:15 – 9:15 PM | Register here
M $300, NM $600
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, but if you’re not enrolled in At Home Mini-School you are welcome to register separately.

Parenting Your Preschooler
For parents of children age 2 – 5
Wednesdays | January 6 – March 24, 2021 | 7:15 – 8:30 PM | Register here
M $300, NM $350
This discussion group, led by Nancy Weinrib, LMSW, provides participants with an opportunity to talk together about the challenges of raising young children in today’s fast-paced world. Topics will include helping your child adjust to the new demands of school, building peer relationships, fostering empathy and resilience, setting limits effectively, as well as gender identity, death, siblings, nutrition, sleep, cognitive and language development, school readiness, work/life balance, and other parenting concerns. Open to all parents regardless of what program or school your child/children currently attend. No class February 27 and March 10.

Class Coming This January

Classes are currently on hiatus this fall and will resume in early 2021.

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.

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.


 

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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