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.


Drop-In for Baby Book Club

Wednesdays, June 21-August 2, 2017, 12:15-1:00pm

Children Birth-12 Mos. with a Parent or Trusted Grown-Up
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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Single and five session packages are available.


Early Explorers (2017-18)

Explore with your little one.

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.

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Shabbat A Lot (2017-18)

Celebrate Shabbat with your child.

Children 12-24 Mos. with a Parent or Trusted Grown-Up
Central Synagogue’s 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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Toddler Time (2017-18)

Introduce your toddler to school.

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 under the guidance of experienced infant and toddler specialists on the Central Synagogue early childhood team. Throughout the year, Jewish holidays and Shabbat are brought to life and celebrated in meaningful, age-appropriate ways.

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Toddlers Turning Two (2017-18)

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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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