Best Mommy & Me Classes In OC

February 12, 2016 5:00 AM

(credit: Amanda McKinnon Photography)

(credit: Amanda McKinnon Photography)


Finding the right place to teach your kids to dance, swim or be active is not a difficult task in Orange County. Nothing can prepare you for motherhood, but a network of supportive mothers are out there with plenty of mommy & me classes to help you along the way. Whether you are looking for dance classes or one-on-one attention with your toddler, these classes will promise a solid dose of fun and memories that will last a lifetime. Here are some of the best places to get some mommy & me time in the Southern California region. Make sure to visit our original list of the Best Mommy And Me Classes In Orange County for more great venues.
(credit: Amanda McKinnon Photography)

(credit: Amanda McKinnon Photography)


OC Mommy And Me
200 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660
ocmommyandme.com

The transition into becoming a new mother can be an overwhelming experience, and for those mothers in Orange County, but OC Mommie And Me is a great resource for those mothers looking for guidance during that crucial period of time. The facility connects you with other mothers, provides support and most importantly they give you the education necessary. The “Mommie and Me” classes are an eight-week series of classes that meet once a week for 90 minutes. The classes are organized by the baby’s birth date and begin when they are about six to eight weeks of age.

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(credit: granola babies)


Granola Babies
3315 Hyland Ave., Suite B
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 445-4948
granolababies.com

Having a baby does not have to be experienced alone. Granola Babies is a company that takes pride in providing support to mothers on their journey into motherhood and giving them the options to keep it sustainable, natural and holistic. The boutique is filled with experts including doctors, registered dietitians, certified lactation educators, childbirth educators and much more. The classes available take place in Costa Mesa and the website is a one-stop shop for sustainable products for the parents looking for a holistic approach to parenting their children.

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(credit: Fh Photo/shutterstock)


Leports School
1 Technology Drive, Building A
Irvine, CA 92618
(949) 544-1047
leportschools.com

Launched in 2000, the home base of the first LePort School was in Orange County, with the sole mission to bring life knowledge to children from their infancy to 8th grade. It has since grown to seven schools throughout the Orange County region. Every school has its own unique characteristic and parents are encouraged to explore each one to find the right fit. Children as young as 12 weeks old are welcomed to the infant program, where it provides the right environment for infants with developmentally appropriate materials and activities. After the age 18 months is reached, children are then placed in the toddler program.

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Cal Elite Kids
22982 Avenida Empresa
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA. 92688
(949) 589-1512
calelite.com

There are more than 100 extraordinary teachers, coaches and administrators at the Cal Elite Kids facility. The various activities and educational programs start with children from six to 18 months for infants. There is also athletic instruction for children that would like to explore gymnastics, tumbling, swimming, soccer, dance and cheerleading. The fully licensed preschool academy integrates an educational curriculum with athletic programs that parents love.

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(credit: tippi toes)


Tippi Toes
YMCA Studio
8875 Adams Ave.
Huntington Beach, CA 92646
(714) 855-0554
www.tippitoesdance.com

Developing a love for dancing in children has been the mission for the Tippie Toes company since 1999 and has brought a unique program that helps motivate children to explore their creativity through dance. The fun, positive and nurturing environment helps the children explore their self-expression and movement. The classes are designed to help build motor skills and encourage body awareness. Classes are said to “fuel and develop the imagination, critical thinking and sharpen both cognitive and creative skills.”

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Elle Toussi is a freelance journalist covering all things Southern California. She has traveled to the Middle East in 2013 and 2014 covering the Syrian refugee situation in Jordan. That experience inspired her to become the founder of InOneMinute.org which uses the power of mobile technology and philanthropy to meet specific needs of women around the world. Her previous work can also be found on Examiner.com and AXS.com.