How do the age groupings work? Choose the age range that corresponds to your baby’s age on their first day of class. For instance if your baby is 3 and a half months they should be in We Grow Together I, for ages 5w – 5m for the full 8 weeks, even though they will be over 5m before the end of the series.
What if my baby is the oldest in the class? It will never be “too basic” or “too advanced” for your baby! Dan personalizes each class to the babies in the room that day. Remember, this is about connecting through touch and supporting your baby’s learning – it is not “baby school!”
What if my baby sleeps, cries, or feeds during the class? You can learn almost everything in the class by watching the instructor and other parents, even while standing and bouncing a crying baby! The class is largely for you to learn new ways to touch and move your baby which you’ll take home and use all week whether you get to practice together in class or not.
What if I miss class? You are allowed as many make-ups as needed, during the session. This means that before your last class, you can make up any missed classes at our other class times/locations. We ask that you email to reserve a makeup spot so no class is overbooked.
Can other family members attend too?
Yes! Please attend with your partner if you like, and feel free to bring visiting relatives too.
Do you offer separate special needs classes? All babies are welcome in We Grow Together classes and the class can be helpful for many children. Please contact us to discuss any questions specific to your baby.
What is the Feldenkrais Method? Feldenkrais Method is an approach developed that helps people of all ages to learn new patterns of coordination and action, through becoming keenly aware of their habitual posture and movement patterns. While most adults usually begin learning the method for chronic pain, they soon find that it touches on many aspects of one’s life. We Grow Together classes adapt many of the principals of the method for parents and babies. You can learn more about how the method can help you or someone you know, at Dan’s site for adults, www.brooklynfeldenkrais.com and on our national organization’s site: www.feldenkrais.com
Does this really work?! A research study overseen by Vassar College on the efficacy of Child’Space NYC classes is about to be published. Dan Rindler ran all the groups for the study and the We Grow Together program is largely based on this method. You can also read the many testimonials on this site, on google places, yelp, and many parenting email lists such as Park Slope Parents, for the program. Dan has now worked with approximately 2500 families!
I have to go back to work part way through the session: Most parents who hire a nanny realize they really want that caretaker to understand the basics of respectful interactive touch taught in We Grow Together classes. You can always send a caretaker with your baby to class. If your baby will be going to daycare, contact us and share your situation and the dates you can attend. In some cases, we are able to accommodate this depending on class enrollment size.