Central Tots

At Central Synagogue

We are thrilled to offer interactive and engaging classes led by warm and experienced early childhood educators. Any questions? Please contact Tamar Davis.

Registration for our 2017-18 classes is coming soon…

Toddlers Turning Two

Full Year

For children born Sept 1-Dec 31, 2015
Not quite old enough to enroll in Nursery School but ready for a more comprehensive program? Sign up your child for Toddlers Turning Two and get a head start on joining our Nursery School community. Children start the year accompanied by a trusted grownup and then in January, as 2 year olds, we begin a gentle separation process and your child officially becomes a student in the Nursery School with no need to reapply for the following year.

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New Baby and Parent Group

Offering Winter & Spring Sessions

Parents with Infants 1-5 months
Explore the questions and challenges that arise at the earliest stages of a parent and child’s new life together. Whether you are a first-time parent or have returned to parenting a newborn baby, this weekly group provides moms and dads with a wonderful opportunity to connect with other parents going through similar experiences during this special time in your lives. Babies are welcome and celebrated! In this class, you and other parents will ask questions, discuss topics of interest, sing to your babies and be introduced to developmentally appropriate infant activities. The facilitator has led infant classes for parents for over 20 years and is an Early Childhood Development Specialist at Central Synagogue’s May Family Nursery School.

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Baby Book Club

Spring 2017 – Wednesdays, March 15-May24 (exlcuding April 12), 12:15-1:00pm

Children Birth-12 months with a Parent or Caregiver
Introducing Central Tots first drop-in class with no registration required! Baby Book Club is an engaging story hour led by warm and experienced early childhood educators who teach in Central Synagogue’s Nursery School. Each session includes stories, songs and play time for children and an opportunity for the adults to “ask the experts” questions in a relaxed and supportive setting.

No RSVP Required • Pay as you go, $20/session

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Early Explorers

Full Year or Spring 2017

Children 12-18 months with a Parent or Caregiver
In this new and exciting Central Synagogue Early Childhood class, Children will create new friendships, learn how to be part of a group, and become accustomed to classroom routines as they explore a variety of age-appropriate materials, listen to stories, and experiment with art. Music, puppets, and movement are an important part of the classroom experience. Throughout the year, Jewish holidays and Shabbat are brought to life and celebrated in engaging ways. Meetings with a parent facilitator will be incorporated into the program.

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Shabbat A Lot


Children 12-24 months with a Parent or Caregiver
Central Synagogue’s Shabbat A Lot is the place to come for an interactive Shabbat experience. Each week’s class includes a hands-on art activity, playtime, stories, singing, Shabbat blessings and snacks, and frequent visits from Central Synagogue clergy. Each child will take home a delicious challah each week to celebrate Shabbat at home. Jewish holidays will also be woven into the class sessions throughout the year with age-appropriate toys, songs, art activities, and storytelling.

Toddler Time

Full Year

Children 18-24 months with a Parent or Caregiver
In this interactive and engaging Central Synagogue Early Childhood class children are introduced to school through engagement with blocks, puzzles, art materials, music, movement and stories. While parallel play is the norm at this age, children enjoy being together, and begin to learn how to be part of a group with the guidance of experienced and warm Central Synagogue teachers. There will be a gentle separation process in January for children who are ready. Parents and caregivers will move to a nearby room where they will be joined intermittently by Nursery School faculty and staff for coffee conversation and questions. Throughout the year, Jewish holidays and Shabbat are brought to life and celebrated in engaging and age-appropriate ways.

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These classes are open to both members and non-members. Spots are limited – registration is first-come, first-served, and members will receive priority. Once a class is filled, we will start a wait list.

Our People

Cindy Grebow

Cindy Grebow

Early Childhood Director

Tamar Davis

Tamar Davis

Assistant Early Childhood Director