One of the best experiences as a new parent (or a seasoned parent), is getting out and socializing with your little one and making new friends and the most convenient way to do so is by taking parent and me classes. From playgroups to yoga, we have gathered up a list of the best parent and me classes in and around Los Angeles to meet and make new friends.
9170 West Olympic Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Founders and child development specialists Caren Gitlin and Jessica Battaini strive to ease the transition to new parenthood with enriching classes, guidance and shared experiences. Weekly Parent and Me groups provide a supportive community for parents to learn about child development and parenting topics while bonding with their baby through age appropriate songs, toys and movement activities. Groups are offered for first-time and seasoned parents. Groups are 1hr and 15min, and are available for baby’s ages 3-18 months old.
The Edge @ Plaza El Segundo
710 S Allied Way
El Segundo, CA 90245
Early childhood, from birth to age 6 is the focus of Wondertree Kids enrichment programs. Wondertree Kids enrichment programs and approach to interactive play helps parents take advantage of their child’s natural curiosity and need for exploration to propel their development of important educational and life skills. In addition to offering popular Music & Sign Language classes, Wondertree Kids also offers Music & Movement classes and more.
2810 1/2 Glendale Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90039
The competitively priced yoga classes offered by Silverlake Yoga offers the opportunity to stay in shape, relieve stress, address chronic aches and pains, and to connect to a deeper part of yourself. Baby & Me Classes with Juliette also offers parents the opportunity to bring their children to a fun, supportive class where parents can get back into their body and work out the kinks. Baby & Me classes are offered for children that are 6 weeks to 13 months whereas Toddler & Me classes are for walkers up to 3 years. Parent & Me classes are offered for toddlers and babies combined.
PlayCreations Kids is different than other Mommy and Me classes in that classes are held at a host family’s home all around the city, either in a building rec-room, backyard or living space. Each host family who decides to take on the event is responsible for finding 8-10 families that are interested in joining the class. Whoever hosts the event doesn’t have to pay for the class either, giving them incentive to host these fun events. A variety of classes are held as well, including one of the most popular classes that has mixed media, art, and music for 5 months – 3 year olds. As the most popular class, this one is a fun mix of all different kinds of activities. They spend the first half of class engaging in music and movement, playing with instruments such as drums, xylaphones, and shakers as well as other props like a parachute, scarves and more. They then move on to working with art. All in all, it great for toddlers! There are other programs for kids aged 24-36 months, 18-36 months and more.
The Pump Station
The Pump Station is a one-stop-shop resource for new and seasoned parents which offers knowledge, guidance, classes, breast feeding resources, products and more. In addition, they also offer a plethora of classes including pregnancy and child birth preparation, baby care, breastfeeding classes, mom fitness & health, musical play groups, popular lectures and parent and me classes and playgroups. Visit the websitefor class details and locations.