OC Mommy and Me offers an educational, discussion-based program designed to support new moms on their journey!
They provide a supportive environment in which you will receive information, tools and techniques to add to your parenting toolbox all while spending time with your baby and building life-long friendships with other new moms.
With the lowest child-to-coach ratios in Orange County, Super Soccer Stars teaches soccer skills in a fun, non-competitive and educational environment for children ages 2 and up. Through our age-specific curriculum, we use soccer to nurture, build self-confidence and develop teamwork to ensure that each child improves at their own pace, all while having a blast!
Gymboree Play & Music has been fostering creativity and confidence in children ages 0-5 for over 30 years. Today there are over 550 locations in 30 countries, making us the global leader in early childhood development programs. Designed by experts, our age-appropriate activities help develop the cognitive, physical and social skills of children as they play. Our programs are also recognized for their unique approach to parent involvement—which encourages participation in and understanding of each child’s development.
Appropriate for children 0-5 years
Granola Babies is the center of mom-baby resources and sustainable products in Southern California. They have a beautiful location in Costa Mesa and offer a variety of classes to moms. Some of their featured classes include Nurture Baby Naturally™ New Mommy Series for mothers of babies that are 0-6 mos and also babies 7 - 15 mos, Baby Tales, Childbirth Education Classes, Holistic Living and Mothering events, Infant Solids, Infant Massage, Infant/Toddler CPR & First Aid and so much more. Check out their calendar for upcoming events. Also join their email list to stay up-to-date.
You can also shop online www.granolababies.com
Mommy & Me Montessorii is your chance to experience “Montessori in a nutshell.” You and your child will be in a Montessori classroom, experience some of the typical daily activities, and learn from an experienced Montessori teacher. Seeing is believing: if you are at all unsure if Montessori might be right for your child and family, you’ll have your answer after this class!
· Mommy & Me groups meet for 8 weeks, 1 ½ hours per week
· Mommy & Me sessions start four times each year: January, April, June and September
· Offered at LePort campuses in Huntington Beach, Irvine and Los Angeles.
· Mommy & Me sessions are led by an experienced Montessori guide
· Each child attends with a parent or caregiver (nannies or grandparents are welcome, too!)
Pretend City Children’s Museum provides children with unlimited opportunities to develop creativity and learn through purposeful play. Through 17 interactive exhibits and activities guided by a highly trained professional staff, children learn foundational math, reading and science skills, while fostering curiosity, creativity, critical thinking, problem solving, organization, teamwork, self-confidence and socialization. The museum is a unique community resource where families, educators and community agencies come together to ensure that each family member gains the experiences needed for a productive and fulfilling future.
Appropriate for infants to 10 years
Tippi Toes Dance Company® begins with warm-ups and stretching exercises as well as activities that encourage boys and girls to use their imagination. We then introduce ballet, tap, jazz and hip hop techniques using dance terms and examples to enhance their knowledge of the art. We incorporate our original dance music to further their dance experience. During each class we instruct the children on dances which will be performed at various times throughout the year. We offer different types of classes depending on the age of the dancer
Appropriate for 18 months-12 years
Scooter's Jungle is your neighborhood destination for private family fun in a safe, clean, creative environment offering "worry-free" parties and special events. Only at Scooter's Jungle will you find custom-made, huge inflatable jumpers and permanent structures that include the tallest and longest indoor inflatable slides. Our award winning facilities offer homemade pizza and other treats and our equipment is right-sized for kids and parents to play together for an active, memorable, and fun filled experience.
Elite Kids is an amazing and dynamic place for kids! We are a multi-discipline center offering activities and educational programs for children 6 months – 18 years old. We provide professional athletic instruction in gymnastics, tumbling, swimming, soccer, dance, and cheerleading. We also have a highly acclaimed musical theater department with our own specialized athletic theater. Our fully licensed Preschool Academy integrates our award winning educational curriculum with the athletic programs that parents love and provides the most comprehensive preschool program available. We also have fantastic ancillary programs including summer and holiday camps, preschool and academy Open Gym, parties, field trips, school fundraisers, and Parents’ Night Out
Approrpiate for kids ages 6 months-18 years
My Gym has developed an extraordinary program and facility devised to help children 6 weeks thru 13 years of age develop physically, cognitively and emotionally. We have over 200 locations in more than 25 countries offering structured, age-appropriate, weekly classes that incorporate music, dance, relays, games, special rides, gymnastics, sports and more. Children have loads of fun as they gain strength, balance, coordination, agility and flexibility while developing social skills, confidence and self-esteem. Our state-of-the-art facility, extensively trained staff, award-winning class programs, and excellent student/teacher ratio have earned My Gym the reputation as the best early learning program of its kind.
Appropriate for children 6 weeks to 13 years
Monkey Steps is full of fun and excitement for kids of all ages! Fairytale Princess Ballet, Movin to the Music, Little Explorers, Artwork for Tots and more!
Story-time, songs and play as you discover the wonders of the sea! Their interactive early childhood program (ages 2-5) presented in the Sea of Adventure exhibit includes crafts, touch tanks, and a gallery tour. Each Sea Tales has a unique marine theme for children to discover
Days, Times and Location 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month
9:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at the Museum (in the Sea of Adventure exhibit)
Parent-Tot program ages 18 months to 3 years with adult.We know you will find this program to be FUN. You will learn proven techniques to help develop your child’s sensory motor coordination and self confidence. Throughout the months your child will reach new developmental milestones.
Waterworks Aquatics offers the finest swimming lessons in Orange, San Diego and Los Angeles Counties. We have chosen to share our love of swimming with children and believe there is a swimmer in every child. At Waterworks Aquatics, we pride ourselves on teaching the necessary skills needed to become a comfortable, proficient swimmer right from the beginning.
With a supportive atmosphere and child-centered approach, our goal as a swim center is to encourage children to have fun in the water while improving their water skills. Our proven teaching methods and caring instructors will allow your child to learn and grow within our program.
Appropriate for children 3 months and up