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"Mommy and Me" Fall Classes in Marin

Pomegranate Prenatal Yoga & Parent Center, San Anselmo; photo by Fluid Frame

Looking for a local "mommy and me" class for you and your little one? Here is our list of classes throughout Marin County for children and their moms, dads, or caregivers to participate in together. The classes are either drop-in or you need to RSVP. Check with their website or call to find out before you attend with your little one. 

Sausalito

  • Family Classes at the Bay Area Discovery Museum
    Fort Baker, Sausalito
    Various times throughout week

    Explore art, music, dance, sign language, culture and more in the Discovery Museum's Family Classes. Each series offers multiple sessions for deep engagement with the topics, and includes museum admission for one adult and one child. Location: 557 McReynolds Road, Ft. Baker in Sausalito. For more info, call (415) 339-3900 or visit their website.
  • Pre-Ballet: Mommy and Me (ages 2–3)
    City Hall Exercise Room, Sausalito
    Wednesdays, 11–11:45 am

    This Mommy/Daddy/Caregiver and ME! class is a toddler?s dance class designed to give you and your toddler a creative, fun way to dance together in the studio and at home. This class is a wonderful introduction to creative movement, improvisation, and rhythm. These wee ones will have a safe, fun, and exciting introduction to dance, and will develop basic comprehension of movement choreographed to music. This class helps develop fine and gross motor skills that are so important and also creates in your child a curiosity and excitement for dance. Pre-registration required. Location: 420 Litho Street, Sausalito. For more info, call (415) 289-4100 or visit their website.

Mill Valley

  • Art & Play Toddler Time: Paret & Child
    Studio 4 Art, Mill Valley
    Tuesdays & Fridays, 9–9:45 am

    Studio 4 Art's art school begins with this 45 minute art classes for toddler students and is focused on fun, exploratory, engaging, and messy opportunity to learn about art making. We have our young creators working both inside and outside, taking advantage of our beautiful setting. Your little one will be introduced to amazing art techniques and open ended experiences that will instill the love of art and discovery. Child with assistant (Mom, Dad or a helper) a must for this class. Location: 1133 Grant Avenue, Novato. For more info and to register, visit their website.
  • Colors of Spanish: ¡Canta conmigo! (0-4yrs w/parent)
    Strawberry Recreation & Mill Valley Recreation
    Mondays 3:30 pm, Wednesdays 3:45 pm & 4:45 pm

    Early exposure to the sounds, structure and vocabulary of the Spanish language through music, movement and song. Whether you are a native speaker who wants your family to conserve the language and traditions of your heritage, or if you want to encourage Spanish as a second language for your children, ¡Canta conmigo! is where you begin with your littlest ones. For more info, visit their website.
  • Parent Infant/Tot Swim Class
    Mill Valley Recreation Pool
    Saturdays & Sundays, times vary depedning on age

    Parent/Tot (6–36 Months) This course is structured to introduce very young children to basic swimming skills while still in the security and comfort of their parents arms. Skills taught include: bubble blowing, going under water, floating, safe water entry and exit, arm and leg actions on front and back and water safety. The course is designed to promote learning through a positive experience by teaching through songs and games. Location: 180 Camino Alto, Mill Valley. For more info, call  (415) 383-1370 or visit their website.
  • Play & Create: Parent & Child
    Strawberry Recreation, Mill Valley
    Wednesdays, 11–11:45 am

    Come play with us! Little ones are invited to enjoy a morning of art and movement. Each week, new art projects along with games and activities are ready for tots to enjoy. From bubbles and art to active games, parents and tots are sure to have a blast! Location: 118 E Strawberry Drive, Mill Valley. To register, call (415) 383-6494 or visit their website.
  • SoccerKiddos
    Mill Valley
    Various days & times

    Come play soccer with your little one! SoccerKiddos is a developmentally age appropriate program that introduces soccer to 18 month - 2 1/2 year olds in a fun, non-competitive, interactive manner. SoccerKiddos views all children as capable learners and through Coach-Caregiver-Child partnership children will learn the basic skills of soccer while having fun! Children will not only gain the knowledge and love for soccer, but will also increase their gross motor, cooperation, and verbal skills while playing imaginary games incorporating soccer basics. Location: Corte Madera, Mill Valley, SF and Marinwood. For more info, call 510-501-5546, soccerkiddosmarin@gmail.com or visit their website.
  • Stroller Strides Workout
    Hauke Park
    Mondays, Wednesday, Friday, 9:30–10:30 am

    Join Fit4Mom Marin for Stroller Strides workout with your baby. The class consists of a warm up, a power walk/optional running and "stations" where we do a variety of body toning exercises. We use exercise tubing (which we provide you with), the stroller and the environment to create our gym. If your baby is fussy, instructors will gladly help rocking your stroller or show you exercises that you can do with your baby. Location: Hauke Park, 1 Hamilton Drive, Mill Valley.  For more info, call (415) 734-8174 or visit their website.
  • Supernovas: Parent & Me (Ages 18 months–2 years)
    Tumble Spot Marin
    Various days and times

    These fun classes explore the fundamentals of gymnastics movement and strengthening through basic tumbling skills, games and music.  Parents (or caretakers) learn how to properly hold, spot and assist their child in a variety of exciting tumbling, balance and agility skills on the bars, balance beam, floor, trampoline and vault. Location: 750 Redwood Highway, Suite 1212, Mill Valley. For more info, call (415) 380-0887 or visit their website.
  • Toddler Ballet
    Sprout SF, Mill Valley
    Wednesday, 10 am and Friday, 10:15 pm

    For ages 18 months to 5 years. A precious and imaganative ballet class to enjoy with your little dancer as they are introduced to the basic fundamentals of ballet. One participating adult for ages 2 years and under. Drop-in class $20. Location: 12 Mill Avenue, Mill Valley. Event details.

Corte Madera

  • Mom and Me Gymnastics
    Corte Madera Community Center
    Wednesdays at 10:45-11:15 am

    Teach parents to help their children to use gymnastics equipment safely and effectively. For ages 1-2. Organized activities to help motor skills for toddlers. Children socialize with other children the same age, learning to share and follow simple directions. Location: 498 Tamalpais Drive in the Main Hall of the Community Center. For more info, call (415) 927-5050 or visit their website.
  • Parent and Me Gymnastics
    The Cave, Corte Madera
    Monday, Wednesday & Friday, 9:10 & 10:10 am, Tuesday & Thursday, 10:10 am

    Come to the Cave with your infant or toddler and play in the giant padded playground. Instructors will teach you ways of playing with your children that will encourage the development of movement patterns that will benefit them throughout life. Suitable for ages 18–36 months, and will help prepare children to move into the Cave's preschool gymnastics program. Location: 412 Tamal Plaza, Corte Madera. For more info, call (415) 927-1630 or visit their website.
  • SoccerKiddos
    Corte Madera
    Various days & times

    Come play soccer with your little one! SoccerKiddos is a developmentally age appropriate program that introduces soccer to 18 month - 2 1/2 year olds in a fun, non-competitive, interactive manner. SoccerKiddos views all children as capable learners and through Coach-Caregiver-Child partnership children will learn the basic skills of soccer while having fun! Children will not only gain the knowledge and love for soccer, but will also increase their gross motor, cooperation, and verbal skills while playing imaginary games incorporating soccer basics. Location: Corte Madera, Mill Valley, SF and Marinwood. For more info, call 510-501-5546, soccerkiddosmarin@gmail.com or visit their website.

Ross

  • Mommy and Me: Music with Dani
    Ross Rec Room
    Tuesdays, 9–9:45 am (classes start 9/4)

    Music With Dani is a music and movement class for infants, toddlers, preschoolers and their grownup! It is a fun, relaxed, non-performing way of creating music and community together as you and your child sing, dance, rock, tap, shake, rhyme, wiggle ad giggle! Register online here.

San Anselmo

  • Mom and Baby Yoga
    Pomegranate, San Anselmo
    Yoga: Mondays, 12:30 pm, Tuesdays, 11 am, Fridays, 11 am

    Enjoy your baby, reconnect with your body, and meet other new moms in Pomegranate's postnatal mom and baby yoga or pilates class (non-crawling babies only). Cost: $22 drop-in. Location: 25 Tamalpais Avenue, San Anselmo. For more info, call (415) 785-3173 or visit their website.
  • Stroller Strides Workout
    San Anselmo Memorial Park
    Tuesdays, 9:30–10:30 am

    Join Fit4Mom Marin for Stroller Strides workout. The class consists of a warm up, a power walk/optional running and "stations" where we do a variety of body toning exercises. We use exercise tubing (which we provide you with), the stroller and the environment to create our gym. If your baby is fussy, instructors will gladly help rocking your stroller or show you exercises that you can do with your baby. Location: 000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, San Anselmo. Meet in front of the parking lot on the grassy area. For more info, call (415) 734-8174 or visit their website.
  • Toddler Tumbling
    Isabel Cook Community Center, San Anselmo

    Starting September 11, Various days & times
    Our toddler tumbling classes combine instructor initiated activities with children’s freedom of exploration. There is circle time with songs and rhymes and plenty of time for free play, which helps the young child to develop large motor skills through age appropriate activities. Parent participation is required for all Toddler Tumbling classes. To register, call (415) 258-4640 or visit their website.

Fairfax

  • Community Music Class
    Fairfax Women's Club
    Starting September 10, Mondays 10–10:45 am

    Come join us for 45 minutes of music and play, including rhythmic rhymes, songs and instrument play.  During this lively session, young ones learn traditional folk songs and hands on music and circle games.  The class is informal, non-performance-oriented and developmentally appropriate for children and parents/caregivers.  Music selection will primarily be based on requests, so be ready to sing your favorites, and learn a few more! *No prior musical experience necessary. Cost: $20 drop-in per child; second child $10. Location: 46 Park Road, Fairfax. For more info, visit their website.
  • New Parents and Babies Group
    Fairfax Community Center
    Starting September 4, Tuesdays, 11 am–12:30 pm

    New Moms and Babies Group for anyone with a baby 0–12 months old. This group offers a safe and supportive environment conducive to sharing about topics such as emotional and physical recovery after birth, expectations surrounding being a mother, changes in lifestyle and in relationships, finding support, trusting caregivers, life balance and sleep, navigating medical care, child development, play and temperament, among other topics and issues. First visit free, $35 annual membership fee to Fairfax Moms. Location: Fairfax Community Center, 16 Park Road, Fairfax. For more info, visit their website.

San Rafael

  • Colors of Spanish: ¡Canta conmigo! (0-4yrs w/parent)
    San Rafael Community Center
    Mondays, 9:30 am & 10:30 am

    Early exposure to the sounds, structure and vocabulary of the Spanish language through music, movement and song. Whether you are a native speaker who wants your family to conserve the language and traditions of your heritage, or if you want to encourage Spanish as a second language for your children, ¡Canta conmigo! is where you begin with your littlest ones. For more info, visit their website.
  • Earliest Ballet
    Terra Linda Community Center
    Starting September 11, Tuesdays, 9:45–10:30 am

    For ages for ages 2–3 years. Moms, dads, and nannies are encouraged to participate in this fun introduction to creative movement and dance. Location: 670 Del Ganado Road, San Rafael. For more info, visit their website.
  • Jumping Jacks
    San Rafael Community Center
    Ongoing: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:30–10:30 am (0–26 months) or 10:30–11:30 am (26 months–4 years)

    Jumping Jacks is an hour-long class that consists of activities that encourage creative movement, balance and hand-eye coordination. These activities are done in a high-energy, fun-filled atmosphere. The first half of each class is free play—parents/caretakers are expected to have fun interacting with their child! The last half hour of class is group time; have fun dancing with scarves, playing with the parachute and of course popping bubbles! Location: 618 B Street, San Rafael. For more info, visit their website.
  • JymBABIES
    Osher Marin JCC

    Tuesdays, 9:30–11 am
    JymBABIES offers little ones (ages birth – 2 years old) with parent or caregiver a soft indoor playground for climbing, crawling, sliding, bouncing in a bounce house, building, dancing, scooting and more. On-site cafe and kid-friendly food and snacks. Drop-in $10 per visit or 10 visits for $90. For more info, call (415) 444-8000 or visit their website.
  • Parent & Toddler Classes
    Marin Waldorf School
    Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9–11 am (ages walking to 2 yrs old)
    Monday & Wednesday, 9–11 am (ages 2–3 yrs old)

    Parents and their toddlers (walking to 3 years old) are invited to participate in a rhythmical Waldorf morning. The children enjoy free play with toys made of natural materials that are designed to encourage healthy exploratory movement and play. Cost: $520 total for session (13 weeks). Register here.

  • SoccerKiddos
    Marinwood
    Various days & times

    Come play soccer with your little one! SoccerKiddos is a developmentally age appropriate program that introduces soccer to 18 month - 2 1/2 year olds in a fun, non-competitive, interactive manner. SoccerKiddos views all children as capable learners and through Coach-Caregiver-Child partnership children will learn the basic skills of soccer while having fun! Children will not only gain the knowledge and love for soccer, but will also increase their gross motor, cooperation, and verbal skills while playing imaginary games incorporating soccer basics. Location: Corte Madera, Mill Valley, SF and Marinwood. For more info, call 510-501-5546, soccerkiddosmarin@gmail.com or visit their website.
  • Storybook Creations (Mommy & Me)
    Marin Society of Artists, San Rafael
    Fridays, 10:15–11 am

    In this class, parent and child will read a short storybook each week, then work together to create sculptures, paintings, drawings, and more based on
    the characters, setting, or whatever interests them most about the book. Each class will offer a different medium to work with, such as clay, acrylic paint on canvas, watercolor, and more! Different children’s books will also be available to choose from each week. Projects will be self-directed, and the teacher will help with any questions or materials. Location: 1515 3rd Street, San Rafael. Register online here.
  • Stroller Strides Workout
    Civic Center Lagoon Park, San Rafael
    Thursdays, 9:30–10:30 am

    Join Fit4Mom Marin for Stroller Strides workout. The class consists of a warm up, a power walk/optional running and "stations" where we do a variety of body toning exercises. We use exercise tubing (which we provide you with), the stroller and the environment to create our gym. If your baby is fussy, instructors will gladly help rocking your stroller or show you exercises that you can do with your baby. Location: Civic Center Drive/Armory Road. Meet on grassy area by playground. For more info, call (415) 734-8174 or visit their website.
  • Tenacious Twos
    GymWorld
    Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Saturdays, 9 am

    Parent and child participate together in this 45-minute movement exploration class. It is a wonderful way to introduce hand-eye coordination, motor skills and listening skills. Parents follow along with their child through age appropriate apparatus circuits training. For 20 months up to 3 years. Location: 3040 Kerner Boulevard, San Rafael. For more info, call (415) 482-8580 or visit their website.
  • Toddler Gymnastics
    Mega Elite Gymnastics Academy, San Rafael
    Starting August 27, Monday–Friday, 9:30 am

    This is an adult participation class. Through this structured class, children strengthen their motor skills and social skills, and build body awareness and coordination. This class is designed to create a safe and fun environment for children to learn gymnastics skills and movements through obstacle courses, music, and spotted stations. Location: 72 Woodland Ave, San Rafael. For more info, call (415) 257-6342 or visit their website.

Novato

  • Big & Little
    Novato Gymnastics Center
    Tuesdays, 10–10:45 am and 11–11:45 am, Wednesday, 9–9:45 am and Thursday–Saturday, 9–9:45 am

    Big & Little is a parent participation class for 1 year olds. This class focuses on movement exploration and privides opportunities for students to socialize with other children of the same ages. Location: 950 Seventh Street, Novato.For more info, call (415) 899-8279 or visit their website.
  • Diaper Daredevils
    Cal Star Gymnastics, Novato
    Fridays, 10–10:45 am

    A 45 minute parent participation class for 2-3½. This class gives parent & child a chance to bond but also gives the child a chance to start experiencing some independence in a physical activity class. Location: 70 Digital Drive, Suite 3, Novato.  For more info, call (415) 382-7827 or visit their website.
  • Mom & Toddler Art Playdate
    Studio 4 Art, Novato
    Mondays, 10 am–noon

    Come and play at Studio 4 Art. Exploration, sensory experiences, social interactions for mom and toddler. Come in anytime between 10:00 and 12:00 and let your little one play in experiences that you wouldn't want to have to clean up at home. This is not a teacher lead experience, but a child led experience. No instruction and not a structured class. Drop-in available. Location: 1133 Grant Avenue, Novato. For more info, call (415) 596-5546 or visit their website.
  • Playdate Mondays
    Studio 4 Art, Novato
    Mondays, 10 am–noon

    Come and play at Studio 4 Art. Exploration, sensory experiences, social interactions for mom and toddler. Come in anytime between 10 am and noon and let your little one play in experiences that you wouldn't want to have to clean up at home. This is not a teacher-led experience, but a child-led experience. No instruction and not a structured class. Drop in available; every attendee must register. Fee is donation based; pay what you can. Location: 1133 Grant Avenue, Novato. For more info and to register, visit their website.
  • Tiny Toes Toddler & Me (2–3 yrs)
    Novato
    Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:45–10:25 am

    Toddler & Me” classes are specifically designed for toddlers who are ready to attend ballet class, but not quite ready to dance in the studio on their own yet. Music, creative movement, balance and basic dance steps are introduced in a fun, friendly and positive manner. This class uses props such as scarfs, ribbons, wands, beanbags and more to create a fun and imaginative environment to learn in. This class includes a parent, caregiver or another family member participating in the class along with their little dancer. Our teachers will keep the music and curriculum moving along while parents take an active role in encouraging, supporting and keeping the little dancer on track.

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