Virtual Family Programs

14Y Virtual Family Programs
Live-Streaming programming for parents and kids 5 and under

Subscribe to the Family Programs Pass for just $39.99 per month to get access to all of our weekly programming! Better yet, with the All Access Pass you get all this plus our fitness classes for adults, too


 

14Y At Home Mini-School

Tuesday, September 22- Tuesday, December 17 

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: 

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


 

Class Descriptions

Classes are on hiatus starting September 1, 2020. 

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!

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.

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.

Parenting Your Preschooler
Wednesdays, August 12 – August 26 | 7:30 – 8:15 PM | Register here
M $60, NM $60
me for yourself and join other parents in informal conversations facilitated by Nancy Weinrib, LMSW, who specializes in early childhood development, parenting, and family connections.  Bring questions, talk about challenges, share ideas — especially those coming up in this challenging time of uncertainty.  Parents with at least one preschool aged child welcome!

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. Available to Family Programs Pass or All Access Pass members only. Learn more here.

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. Available to Family Programs Pass or All Access Pass members only. Learn more here.


 

COVID-19 Community Conversations: Mental Health, Equity and Resilience

Thu, September 24, 2020

11:30 am

The COVID-19 pandemic is a global shared traumatic experience that disrupts and affects our families, friends and communities. In New York City and nationally, people of color are disproportionately affected…

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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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