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Central Tots

Central Tots

Welcome to Central Tots—Central Synagogue’s community for families with children from ages birth to 2 years old. We offer both enrollment-based and drop-in classes led by warm and experienced early childhood educators. Our classes are open to both members and non-members.

Looking for summer programming? Visit our "Summer With Central" page to learn about Music & Splash, our summer program especially for tots!

Toddler Time 2022–23

Through Toddler Time, children ages 18–24 months are introduced to school through blocks, puzzles, art materials, music, movement, and stories. While parallel play is the norm at this age, children enjoy being together, and begin learning 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.

Early Explorers 2022–23

In this introduction to a classroom setting, children ages 12–18 months will create new friendships, learn how to be part of a group, and become accustomed to routines. Our teachers spark their interest with activities such as story time, art, music, puppets, and movement. 

“Shabbat a Lot” Class Fall 2022

Children ages 12–24 months are invited to join Central’s guitar-playing music specialists for this weekly class, which explores Shabbat through song, dance, and play. Every child must be accompanied by a parent or trusted caregiver for the entirety of each session.

Our People

Cindy Grebow

Director of Early Childhood Education

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(212) 838-5122 x4001

Shira Kobren Wasserman

Manager of Family Engagement Music & Central Tots

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(212) 838-5122 x3041