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Infant-Toddler & Family Center

The VBS ECC Infant-Toddler & Family Center (ITFC) offers programming for babies new to this world, toddlers getting ready for preschool, parents with children, and grandparents and their precious grandbabies (and more)! We embrace the uniqueness of each child and offer innovative programs that nurture and prepare our children for a lifelong journey of discovery and joy. Here you will enjoy classes and community in our newly-expanded beautiful space on the synagogue's lower level with warm and welcoming teachers and families.

Take a look at our registration forms linked below to discover a class that fits your family's interests and schedule. Nannies and other caregivers are welcome to bring your little ones to our music classes. We look forward to welcoming you to our Infant-Toddler and Family community!

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Infant-Toddler & Family Center Director Molly Mills

For any questions or for more information about the ITFC, email Molly at mmills@vbs.org or call (818) 530-4031.

ITFC Prospective Families

Valley Beth Shalom’s Infant-Toddler, Parent & Me and Grandparent & Me programs provide a warm, loving and supportive environment for parents of young children as they explore their questions and feelings about parenthood. Young children are filled with the wonderment of discovery through experiences and exploration. Our programs encourage curiosity, self-esteem and a love of Judaism. At age 2, children are eligible to attend ECC preschool classes. Learn more about our preschool program >

BABY & ME (INFANT) CLASS (Newborn-12 months)

Our once a week class helps parents learn about their babies’ early development through informative discussions, music and play in a nurturing and loving Jewish environment. New friendships are formed as parents explore their questions and emotions about parenthood. 
This class may be referred to as Mommy and Me, Mommy & Me, Parent and Me, Parent & Me

TODDLER & ME CLASS (12-24 months)

As your child grows, so does our weekly program. Children enjoy sensory experiences through indoor-outdoor play, Jewish holiday celebrations, art and music. Our parent discussions cover developmental and socially relevant topics unique to this age as children get ready for preschool. 
This class may be referred to as Mommy and Me, Mommy & Me, Parent and Me, Parent & Me

FAMILY (WORKING PARENT) CLASS (8-24 months)

Please contact Molly Mills for more information about this option at (818) 530-4031.

GRANDPARENT & ME (14-30 months)

Calling all Bubbes and Zaydes! This program is designed to nurture the special bond between grandparents and their grandchildren.  Create meaningful and memorable times through special projects, music and holiday celebrations. Share a love of Jewish learning and tradition together every week.
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MUSIC & MOVEMENT CLASS (6-24 months)

This once weekly class meets on Thursday mornings. Children learn and play through lively musical exploration.

YOGA & ME (18 months and older)

SHABBAT EXPERIENCE CLASS (Birth-4 years)

This once monthly class meeting is followed by our popular Tot Shabbat Service.

PEA PODS (For children turning 2 years in the Fall)

Our newest program offers a drop-off option in a beautiful new space on campus. Take a tour today!

thefirst36_large.jpgWe proudly participate in The First 36 Project, a ground-breaking pilot program developed by the Simms/Mann Institute, BJE (Builders for Jewish Education) and The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles. Created to provide Parent & Me facilitators with an exclusive professional development opportunity, The First 36 Project incorporates 21st century approaches to parenting. Parent & Me facilitators receive one-on-one coaching and consultation, including class visits, observation and feedback. Our school is one of a select group of Los Angeles area early childhood centers chosen to participate in The First 36 Project. Learn more >

"I have been attending the Grandparent  & Me Class for years. I cannot tell you how much I have looked forward to Friday mornings with each of my grandchildren... the best of experiences in my life."

– Shellie, ECC Grandparent

"I can’t say enough good things about the “Infant and Me” group that I joined with my daughter. These groups are a great mix of fun and learning for both me and my daughter."

– Heather, ECC Mom

"We are obsessed with Daphna's music class! It is so fun learning songs and dances together. I cherish the bonding opportunity it gives me with my baby - it's the highlight of my week."

- Liat, ECC Mom

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