Pregnancy & Parenting Directory

92nd Street Y Parenting Center


One of the first centers of its kind in the nation, 92Y’s Parenting Center continues to lead the way in providing exceptional support at every stage of family life.

On top of access to expert staff for personal advice and referrals, parents find lifelong friendships and make great memories with their children—enjoying classes together in baby massage, music, art, cooking, and more.

Parkbench and 2s Together/3s Together are the Parenting Center’s signature pre-nursery programs.

Prenatal preparation classes include Baby & Toddler CPR & Safety, Bootcamp for Dads, Breastfeeding Workshop, Caring for a Newborn, Lamaze, and Pre/Postnatal Yoga.

New parent support groups include Breastfeeding Support Group, New Parent Get-Togethers, and New Mother, New Baby Support Group. 

Please visit the website for program dates and times and more information.

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Active Mom Fitness


Are you a new mom that is ready to begin exercise? Is your baby slightly older, but you haven't had the time or energy to focus on your fitness yet? The Stronger After Pregnancy program is an 8-week program that will take you through a safe progression in building your strength and fitness. With other moms you will focus on:

  • Posture and body alignment
  • Stretching and range of motion
  • Total body muscle strength and endurance
  • Cardiovascular endurance
  • Balance
  • Relaxation
  • Breathing
  • Core and pelvic floor reconditioning

Active Mom Fitness supports moms and moms-to-be through personal training, group fitness programs, online coaching, and exercise consulations.

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Baby Stars Classes at Mandell Preschool - CLOSED


Baby Stars is an educational program where children come to learn and have fun! Classes are based on a special curriculum designed by child development expert and author Edith Peisach. This proven methodology enables your child to become more alert, expands their attention span, and enriches their vocabulary. My Grown Up and Me The My Grown Up and Me program offers classes for children 3 months to 18 months. Purple Stars - 3 to 6 months Yellow Stars - 7 to 12 months Blue Stars - 13 to 18 months Classes provide customized and age-specific multi-sensory exercises that help infants and toddlers develop brain capacity. Each color level has different and original educational tools, toys, music, sensory activities, and routines designed to develop cognitive abilities and skills that prepare them to start school with a solid learning base. During the infant and toddler years, a child is rapidly growing and changing.

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BHMS Beginnings - Brooklyn Heights Montessori School


BHMS Beginnings is a program for parents and infants ages 3-24 months. The goal of this program is more than routine childcare; it is for parents to relax and enjoy these early months with their babies while learning from a trained Montessori guide. It provides children an opportunity to experience the Montessori setting, discover new friends, and engage with their parents in a totally new environment.

Each class is held in a carefully prepared Montessori environment designed for the specific age group with age-appropriate materials. The setting is peaceful, serene, and relaxing.

Each class includes children’s exploration of these topics: 

  • Movement
  • Language
  • Play and self-expression
  • Communication and cues
  • Gross motor skills
  • Fine motor skills
  • Independence
  • Self-regulation
  • Limit setting
  • Attachment
  • Home environment
  • Healthy sleep habits
  • Infant feeding
  • Diapering and toileting.
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