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Guide to Boston-Area Classes

Class Guide and Roundtable

Thank you to all of the businesses that have chosen to be a part of our Class Guide!

One of the most fun things about being a kid is trying new things.  Taking classes is the perfect way to learn and explore!  We hope you can find your child’s next great adventure here!

Head over to our Roundtable to learn more about many of our great sponsors!

Gymboree

Gymboree Play & Music has been fostering creativity and confidence in children ages 0-5 for over 40 years. Today there are over 700 locations in 40 countries, making us the global leader in early childhood development programs. Designed by experts, our age-appropriate activities help develop the cognitive, physical and social skills of children as they play. Our programs are also recognized for their unique approach to parent involvement—which encourages participation in and understanding of each child’s development. We encourage “PlayFull Parenting”: finding time to set aside everyday pressures and have fun with your little ones!

Gymboree Play & Music of Quincy
101 Falls Boulevard
Quincy, MA 02169
617-479-5444

Gymboree Play & Music of Needham
225 Highland Avenue
Needham, MA 02494
781-400-1002

FMC Ice Sports

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Ice skating and ice sports are great ways to have fun, stay fit and make new friends. As a proud member of your community, FMC Ice Sports wants skating to be a positive experience in your life and we’ve designed a variety of quality and affordable opportunities for all ages and abilities to introduce ice skating to newcomers or allow existing enthusiasts follow their passions. Let an FMC Ice Sports Ice Arena near you help make ice sports a part of your life today.

100 Schoosett Street, Building 3
Pembroke, MA 02359

1-888-74-SKATE

LINX

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LINX of Wellesley provides award winning, fun-based classes and camps specializing in Dance, Theater, Sports, Martial Arts, Science and Early Childhood programing. All classes are professionally taught and encourage kids of all experience levels to be creative as they explore and develop within favorite activities throughout the school year. The fun continues as Members attend Classes, Movie Nights, School Vacation Camps, Workshops, and more for the opportunity to build relationships with peers while having fun and learning! Members love our flexible schedule with over 200 classes, accessible customer service, easy class switches, a flexible make-up policy, and outstanding member benefits!

Galoop

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Galoop offers unique developmental and Spanish classes for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. All classes are designed and taught by Galoop’s owner Cecilia Matson, a Child Development and Family Expert who has been working with young children for the last 20 years.
 
Everyone raves about Galoop’s classroom environment: a relaxed, fun, engaging place where children, parents, and caregivers all learn and feel supported. Classes are 1hr long and include songs, parachute, art and sensory activities, fine and gross motor play, story time, and bubbles.
 
Cecilia also conducts private consultations and teaches workshops for parents on child development and behavior topics.

Learning Express Bedford

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Our classes provide a fun atmosphere and social environment for children to explore and discover. Classes are for ages birth – 8 years old. Subjects include: Preschool Prep, Art, Dance, Gymnastics, Science, Engineering, Music, and Sports.

Preschool Prep: Our cornerstone offering, Learning Express School Prep builds a foundation and love of learning through a well-rounded balance of age-appropriate, fun and educational play activities. Meets weekly.

168 Great Road
Bedford, MA

(781) 243-8697

Cobblestones

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Cobblestones is a resource for expecting, new and not so new parents and all caregivers not just moms. Our center boasts a team of developmental and educational professionals who are also mothers themselves. We help support, guide and walk alongside families on their child’s developmental and educational journey.

We truly understand the challenges and concerns that go with being a caregiver and raising a child, because we have been there. Our mission is to Connect Families, to build Community and Coach families along the way.

Cobblestones currently offers

New mothers and caregivers group (drop in and registered)
Age appropriate playgroups from birth through preschool age (registered)
Preschool Prep classes (registered)
Speech Therapy groups (registered)
Working moms (dads) Saturday group (registered)
Newborn Developmental Basics (In home session)
Parenting coaching sessions (Sibling Prep Class)
Developmental Screenings and Check-ins  

85 River Street office 9 2nd floor
(Entrance near H&R block)

781-609-2514

Russian School of Mathematics

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RSM’s unique approach develops critical thinking and has built excellence in math since 1997.  Recently featured in the Atlantic magazine as one of the key players in the “Math Revolution,” and ranked one of the best schools in the world by the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth, RSM helps children of all levels build a solid math foundation and develop their critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.  For nearly two decades, RSM students have consistently achieved remarkable scores on standardized tests and in national and international math competitions, although attaining top test scores is just one of the benefits of our program.

Acton, Andover, Belmont, Brookline, Framingham, Franklin, Lexington, Marblehead, Milton, Newton, Sharon, Shrewsbury, Wellesley, Winchester, Weston.

The Loved Child

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The Loved Child (TLC Parenting Center) provides expert programming for parents from pregnancy through adolescence. TLC offers a variety of weekly parent-child classes, workshops, maternal fitness, individual consultations (e.g. breastfeeding, sleep, nutrition, and behavior), and free community events. At TLC we believe that confident and joyful families benefit from services where they receive trusted information while connecting and building healthy relationships. TLC provides professional workshops at daycare & preschool settings, pediatric practices, and corporate Lunch & Learns. We are a community business interested in hiring professionals living in the community to provide supportive services to parents and their families.

173 Belmont Street
Belmont, MA 02478

Groovy Baby Music

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GroovyBabyMusic is a community music and movement school for kids, newborn-9, committed to making learning fun! We offer the best research-based, music & movement programs to kids through parent/child classes, in-school education, community concerts, and private birthday parties. Our high-quality programming includes renowned: Music Together™ when parents and kids sing, jam, move, and groove; Canta y Baila Conmigo™ when families viva la musica en español; Rhythm Kids™ when little rockers drum on djembes and catch the beat of world rhythms, and Radiant Child Yoga™ when kids strike a pose, stretch, breath, & grow. Whether it’s music, movement, drumming, or yoga, GroovyBabyMusic thrives with a team of certified, talented, teachers, who keep the class hoppin’ and the kids rockin’! Children are always kept engaged as they play our wide-selection of quality instruments, and interactive props as they learn through play. Convenience is key; with over 16 locations in Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, Charlestown, Somerville, and Southie, GroovyBabyMusic classes are a hit with parents and children alike!

1156 Washington St.
Dorchester, MA
617-690-2622

[email protected]

Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston

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Your child can experience new adventures and learn new skills, all within the comfort of the JCC. A wide range of enrichment classes encourage children of all ages to explore their interests, including sports, dance, theater, technology and Jewish learning. Classes are offered at convenient times throughout the week for toddlers, preschool-aged children, and kids in grades K-9. For more information, contact 617-558-6486 or [email protected].

Joanne Langione Dance Center

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Named 2016 Best Dance Classes for Kids by Boston Magazine, Joanne Langione Dance Center has over 40 years of experience offering exceptional dance training for dancers of all levels in a fun, loving and supportive environment.  Class offerings include Dancin’ with Mommy, Playdance and Babydance for children ages 9mo – 3 years old, and classical ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, musical theater, contemporary, modern and acrodance for pre-schoolers through teens. While many graduates have pursued successful careers in dance, the heart of JLDC’s mission is to create life-long lovers of dance. All classes are taught by formally trained dancers and take place in JLDC’s brand new, state-of-the art facility.

Kidville

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Kidville has classes for every child! We offer a wide range of enrichment classes for babies, toddlers, and kids up to six years in art, music, dance, and gym! Choose from our signature Rockin’ Railroad Music Class, Ballet Tea Party, My Big Messy Art, Run, Wiggle, Paint & Giggle, Kidville Gymnasts, and much more!  We also offer Kidville University, our gradual separation Toddler Program for 2s & 3s, and Club Kidville during holidays and all summer long. Call us for a free trial class! Monthly memberships begin at $125. Add a 2nd class or a sibling for only $50 more!

34 Central Street
Wellesley, MA, 02482

Art4YourChild: Studio Art Classes for Kids

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Art4YourChild are Fine Arts Classes 4 your child, in a nurturing, joyful and creative environment where artists will explore through multimedia experiences including drawing, painting, art history learning, and self discovery.  Classes range from studio experiences for elementary aged children, grades K-5 and Grown Up and Me classes for ages 3-5.

Energy Fitness

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Kids love gymnastics! Energy Fitness and Gymnastics loves kids! We offer fun, safe, high-level gymnastics instruction for boys and girls who are walking through 14 years old in a recreational environment with a competitive edge. Our program offers low-ratio classes, state-of- the-art facilities, engaged and energetic coaching staff, and a 20-level syllabus designed to be fun and challenging while allowing each child to progress at their own pace. Classes are available for parent/child through advanced levels. Adaptive programming is also available. We offer trial classes and enrollment is ongoing. The schedule is available on our website.

70 Jaconnet St
Newton, MA 02461

1 HF Brown Way
Natick, MA 01760

YMCA of Greater Boston

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We offer a wide selection of swim lessons throughout the week. You’re sure to find one that fits your child’s needs and your schedule.

NOT SURE OF YOUR CHILD’S SWIM LEVEL? Detailed information on swim lesson placement is available on our website at ymcaboston.org/ swimming or come in and schedule a swim test with one of our aquatics instructors.

Recreation & Enrichment

All kids have great potential. At the Y we work every day to help them set and achieve their goals. We offer a variety of enrichment and recreational programs giving children the chance to exert energy, try new things, make new friends and BE KIDS!

For program schedules visit: ymcaboston.org/programs

Huntington Ave YMCA
316 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA

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We want to show our readers all the great classes available for kids right here in the Boston area. Partnering with us allows your business greater visibility with a large targeted market of local families. Join us and help enrich the lives of Boston Moms!

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One Response to Guide to Boston-Area Classes

  1. John Donovan November 1, 2016 at 3:25 pm #

    Classes are an important part of a child’s growth and development. Boston has so many great options for families! This list contains some of the area’s greatest gems.

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