Welcome to ParentsConnect at the Sylvan Adams YM-YWHA! 

At the Y, we support parents by offering fun and engaging programs and activities that both parents and babies will enjoy.  After many of our ParentsConnect programs we’ll offer free coffee and a baby-friendly space where parents and babies can relax, share a snack and build new connections.

Receive a 15% discount on any additional programs from the bundle within the season after your first ParentsConnect program registration.

If you have questions or program ideas please reach out to Myra Leibu, mleibu@ymywha.com

This program is made possible with the generous support of the Jewish Community Foundation.

Parking will be available during the times of the programs for those who are registered.

Parent and Tot Music (0 to 36 months)

Live ukulele music, singing, dancing, shakers and bubbles! Join in on the fun! A wonderful opportunity for growing and bonding for parents with babies.

Tuesdays 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM
January 17, 2023 – March 21, 2023
$130 Members • $153 Non-Members


Family Free Play

Family Free Play is a time for families with children 0-10 years old to relax, to bond and to PLAY together. If you have a child registered in one of our non-parented programs you are welcome to come with their siblings to spend some time playing with balls, toys, on the mats and with each other. This activity is unstaffed and children must be supervised at all times. Please ensure you tidy up after your child and leave the space as you found it. We offer this space as way to make your time at the Y more enjoyable and engaging for the whole family!

Sundays 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
January 15, 2023 – March 26, 2023

Aquababy (2 weeks to 10 months)

Here we teach parents and guardians to coach their infants in the water; as a result, the swimming babies develop emotional stability, deeper sleep, and better feeding. Teaching a newborn to swim is not just a fashionable trend; it is an opportunity to unleash the baby’s potential.
Infants with psychomotor developmental delays benefit the most from the program: the weightless environment restores and normalizes body functions, rhythmical diving accelerates metabolic processes, and the organism goes into “repair mode”. Swimming and water exercise allow infants to: “take a break” from gravity and move freely in the 3D environment; learn to swim and have fun in the water; get exercise therapy; become stronger and more resistant to illnesses.

Mondays 10:00 AM – 10:40 AM & 10:40 AM – 11:25 AM
Thursdays 10:00 AM – 10:40 AM & 10:40 AM – 11:25 AM
January 16, 2023 – March 23, 2023
$240 Members • $283 Non-Members


Baby Swim (6 months to 3 years)

The focus of Baby Swim is to teach parents how to productively swim with their child without the instructor present. Alongside their parents, babies are taught how to improve their swimming abilities so that they can continue to be strong swimmers beyond this course. The goal here is to teach independence, safe and healthy pool habits.

Wednesdays 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM
January 18, 2023 – March 22, 2023
$180 Members • $215 Non-Members


Shabbat for Tots

Everybody loves the sounds and flavours of Shabbat! Join us on 8 Friday mornings from January 13-March 3 2023 to shake your tushies, share some snacks and sing Shabbat songs with musician Jon Shrier. Children 3 and under and their caregivers are welcome!

Fridays 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM
January 13, 2023 – March 3, 2023 (There will be an additional class on Monday, March 6)


Drop-in options available. Register here.

This program is made possible with the generous support of the Jewish Community Foundation.