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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, Daddy & 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. Pre-registration required. Location: 420 Litho Street, Sausalito. For more info, call (415) 289-4100 or visit their website.

Mill Valley

  • Art + Play Friday Toddler Time
    Studio 4 Art, Mill Valley
    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. Ages 2–3 years. Child with assistant (Mom, Dad or a helper) a must for this class. For more info, visit their website.
  • Colors of Spanish: ¡Canta conmigo!
    Mill Valley Recreation
    Wednesdays, 3:45 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.
  • Music Together!
    Mill Valley Community Center, TeenZone Lounge
    Tuesdays, 10:15–11 am (5 and under)

    Nurture your child’s inner musician! Bring your newborn, toddler or preschooler to our fun-filled music and movement classes. This is a rich family music experience, with classic children’s songs as well as songs from other cultures in different modes. Mixed-age classes are wonderful for siblings attending with parents, grandparents, nannies and caregivers. Immersion in the language of music, including songs, rhymes, chants, movement, percussion and instrument play. Free Demo Day! Tues. 9/4/19 meet Elina and see if this class is for you! Instructor: Elina Coulter, Sing Dance Play Music Together (415) 419-7454. Location: 180 Camino Alto, Mill Valley. Register through the Mill Valley Recreation Fall Activity Guide.
  • Parent Infant/Tot Swim Class
    Mill Valley Recreation Pool
    Saturdays & Sundays, times vary depending 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.
  • Playnastics
    Mill Valley Community Center
    Mondays, 10–10:30, 10:30–11 and 11–11:30 am

    Children enjoy jumping, romping and rolling with their adult companion and other children in their age group. The focus is on developing coordination through motor skills with a strong emphasis on socialization and group involvement. Katie uses balance beams, mats, bar, parachutes and more to help challenge your child’s natural desire to explore movement. Register through the Mill Valley Recreation Department. For more info about this class, call Instructor: Katie Bartok at (415) 320-5833. Location: 180 Camino Alto, Cascade Room, Mill Valley.
  • 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
    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
    Monday–Wednesday, 9:30 am; Saturday, 9:15 and 10 am

    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—Dance with Miss Anna
    Sprout SF, Mill Valley
    Tuesday, 4:45 pm and Friday, 10:15 pm

    For ages 18 months to 5 years. A precious and imaginative 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

  • Mini Music with Ali & Warren
    Inner Rhythm, Corte Madera
    Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays/various times

    Foster a love of music and enhance your child's natural abilities in a fun-filled class for child/parent ages 0–5 years old. Classes include singing, musical instruments, rhythmic dance and live accompaniment. Location: 518D Tamalpais Drive, Corte Madera. For more info, visit their website.
  • Parent and Me Gymnastics
    The Cave, Corte Madera
    Various days & times

    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.
  • Super Soccer Stars
    Corte Madera Community Center
    Mondays, 10:50–11:30 am

    Kick & Play is a parent-child pre-soccer and movement program specifically designed for toddlers between 12 and 24 months. Our experienced instructors along with our puppet friends, Mimi & Pepe, take you and your little one through a world of exciting physical activity. Individual attention, positive reinforcement, and engaging original music help to develop pre-soccer skills that will have your toddler learning to balance, run, kick and play – all while having a blast! Location: 300 Tamalpais Drive, Corte Madera Town Park. For more info, call (415) 927-5050 or visit their website.

San Anselmo

  • Mom and Baby Yoga
    Pomegranate, San Anselmo
    Tuesdays & 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

    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

  • New Parents and Babies Group
    Fairfax Community Center
    Starting September 3, 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)
    San Rafael Community Center
    Mondays, 9:30 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 for Mommy & Me
    Terra Linda Community Center
    Starting September 24, 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 (crawling–26 months) or 10:45–11:45 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.
  • Jumping Jacks Art & Sensory Workshop
    San Rafael Community Center
    Starts September 6: Fridays, 9:30–10:30 am

    Jumping Jacks Art and Sensory Workshop:  Come and get messy at this fun first art class with all of your Jumping Jacks friends! Annie will provide a playful, nurturing and process oriented environment where little hands can explore and experiment with a variety of materials and tools. This class is parent/guardian participation... Just like Jumping Jacks! Meet us on Fridays to get creative with your little one! Babies are welcome, but most activities will be appropriate for children 18 months-4 years old. 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.
  • Music and Movement in Spanish for 3 mo - 5 yr olds
    Cucu's PlayHouse 
    1414 4th Street, San Rafael (4th and D)
    (415) 815-6035
    Hours: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays 
    (morning and afternoon classes, visit their website to see the times)
    Fun, active and educational music and movement class in Spanish for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. Some classes are age specific, and others are for mixed ages.  A selection of songs in Spanish guides the class from start to finish. Games and activities are related to the lyrics, in order to familiarize the children with the words and their meanings. Classes are taught in a beautiful, Montessori inspired playroom with plenty of natural light. Sustainably made toys, mostly wooden, are used during the classes and are available for purchase. Class packs and memberships available on their website ($12 - $16/class) or drop-in for $19. For more information visit www.CucusPlayHouse.com
  • 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)
    Thursday, 11 am (birth to walking)
    Friday, 9–11 am (mixed age class)

    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.
  • 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
    Thursdays & 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.
  • Tot Gymnastics
    Mega Elite Gymnastics Academy, San Rafael
    Starting August 26, Tuesday, 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

  • Baking & Cooking Together
    Alta Cuisine, Novato
    Mondays, 4–6 pm

    This is a creative environment designed to teach your child the basics of following recipes, combining a multitude of ingredients, and designing their own delicious creations. For grades 2–5. Sign up through the Novato Parks and Recreation. Location: 1555 S. Novato Blvd., Novato. For more info, call (415) 899-8279 or visit their website.
  • 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.