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.


Central Babies

Drop in with your baby for discussion and expert guidance.

January 11, 2018 through June 7, 2018
Thursdays, 12:15-1:00pm, with the exception of holidays and school vacations.
Children Birth-12 Mos. with a Parent or Trusted Grown-Up
Have a new baby? Still establishing routines? Find it hard to commit to a class every week? Come to Central Babies, one of Central Tots’ drop-in classes for babies where you pay as you go. Each session will be facilitated by an expert on families with infants and toddlers and will include engaging discussions in a relaxed and supportive setting. Sessions will include plenty of opportunities to connect with other families going through similar stages with their babies.

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Baby Book Club

Drop in with your baby for story time fun.

September 27, 2017 through June 6, 2018
Wednesdays, 12:15-1:00pm, with the exception of holidays and school vacations.
Children Birth-12 Mos. with a Parent or Trusted Grown-Up
Baby Book Club is one of Central Tots’ drop-in classes for babies where you pay as you go. It is an engaging story time led by warm and experienced early childhood educators. Each session includes stories, songs, play time for children, and opportunities for adults to learn about age appropriate books, finger plays and songs to share with your baby. Starting in January, leave each session with a new book!

No RSVP Required • Pay as you go, $20/session
Purchase sessions in advance »

Single and five session packages are available.


Midday Music (2017-18)

Sing and play with Shira.

Tuesdays, 12:15-1:00pm
Children Birth-12 Mos. with a Parent or Trusted Grown-Up
In this Central Tots 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 materials, listen to stories, and experiment with art, music, puppets and movement. Jewish Holidays and Shabbat are an important part of the classroom experience.

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Early Explorers (2017-18)

As your baby gets older, it’s time to explore!

Wednesdays, 11:00am-12:00pm
Children 12-18 Mos. with a Parent or Trusted Grown-Up
In this Central Tots 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 materials, listen to stories, and experiment with art, music, puppets and movement. Jewish Holidays and Shabbat are an important part of the classroom experience. Explore with us for the full year or join us for the spring if your child turns one by January, 2018.

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Toddler Time (2017-18)

Introduce your toddler to school.

Mondays & Wednesdays, 9:00-10:30am
Children 18-24 Mos. with a Parent or Trusted Grown-Up
In this interactive and fun filled Central Tots 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 an experienced toddler specialist. Throughout the year, Jewish holidays and Shabbat are brought to life and celebrated in meaningful, age-appropriate ways. Before the end of the school year, we will explore gentle separation with grown-ups remaining in the building for those children who are ready.

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Shabbat A Lot (2017-18)

Celebrate Shabbat with your child.

Fridays, 9:00-10:00am or 11:00am-12:00pm
Children 12-24 Mos. with a Parent or Trusted Grown-Up
Shabbat A Lot is the place to come for an interactive Central Tots Shabbat experience each week. This class, designed especially for children ages 12-24 months accompanied by a parent or other trusted grown up, includes a hands-on art activity, playtime, stories, singing, Shabbat blessings and snacks. 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.

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Toddlers Turning Two (2018-19)

Get a jump start on Nursery School!

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:00-11:30am
For children born Sept 1-Dec 31, 2016
Is your child not quite two? This class is ideal for children who are not quite old enough to enroll in our Nursery School in September but are ready for a robust program. Meeting two mornings each week for 2.5 hours, this early school experience includes socialization with other children, exploring materials, art, movement and story time. Children enjoy playing together, and begin to learn how to be part of a group under the guidance of experienced and warm Central Synagogue teachers.

Children begin the year accompanied by a trusted grownup. Separation begins in January 2019.  It is not necessary to re-apply to the Nursery School for the 2019-20 school year.

Fill out the May Family Nursery School Application »

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

Sasha Kopp

Sasha Kopp

Assistant Early Childhood Director

Tamar Davis

Tamar Davis

Central Tots Coordinator

Shira Kobren Wasserman

Shira Kobren Wasserman

Family Engagement Music Coordinator