Y Beginnings
Parenting Center

Whether you’re a new parent, expecting a baby, or chasing a toddler, we’re so glad you found us! Welcome! 

The Y is here for all families, as your community, your resource, your hub of activities, and your connection to local parents and children.

We invite you to tell us about your family, or email Mara Bragg, our Y Beginnings Parenting Center manager, to say hello, ask a question, or schedule a virtual coffee meeting. We look forward to meeting you, and welcoming your family to the Y!

Spring 2022

Parent & Baby Yoga

Stay tuned for a new Parent & Baby Yoga session in May/June! Tuesdays, 12:00 – 12:45 pm, outdoors on the Y’s rooftop. 

Best for new parents with pre-crawling babies.

$72 for four-class series; $18/class parents who join the series after start of series.

Ticket Options



New Moms Group
Spring Session, March 11 to May 13, Zoom registration
Summer Session, June 3 to July 22, Zoom registration 
 

Guided by weekly prompts, new moms with babies through six months who live in Upper Manhattan are invited to gather in local community and share from their experience, ask questions or just listen, in a supportive and inclusive environment that honors each unique family. We’re still meeting on Zoom, because it’s super accessible for new mom life! Plus informal meet-ups in person, outdoors in the park. 

Postpartum Movement Workshop

Stay tuned for the next workshop on June 12, 10:00 – 11:30 am.

Check out the Y Beginnings Parenting Center and some of our other early childhood programs and activities:

  • New Moms Groups
  • Parenting Workshops
  • Classes for Babies and Toddlers with Caregivers
  • Be Baby
  • We Jam
  • Toddler Exploration
  • Kids Gym
  • Ukulele Shabbat
  • PJ Library


If you’re looking ahead to nursery school, visit the Y Nursery School for more information now.

Meet Mara

Mara Bragg
Y Beginnings Parenting Center Manager
mbragg@ywhi.org
212-569-6200

For more information or to join the email list for future events, please contact Y Beginnings Parenting Center Manager Mara Bragg.

What Parents Say About the Y Nursery School

Parental
Testimonials

“We are so eternally grateful for having stumbled upon the Y for both my boys’ Pre-K years. The experience has been incredibly rewarding for my entire family. My son has grown in so many ways and so much of it is due to the TLC of your wonderful staff. THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts. We will always remember the Y with love and a full heart of joy.” 

– Zabryna and Michel

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