About Baby Garten Studio Classes
Baby Garten Studio partners with some of San Diego's best early childhood educators to provide unique learning experiences under one roof!
The below classes are offered as multiple week sessions. All allow participants to join mid-session, at a pro-rated price, where space is available.
Newborn class registration is taken via the dropdown menu below. All others link to registration via a "More Info/ Registration" button. Clicking the button will take you to a page with more detailed information and registration. For specific class questions, please use the phone contact below each class description.
Newborn Development-- Play, Learn, Explore
Newborn- 6 mos.
Friday Mornings 8:30-9:30am
Cost: $137/ 7 weeks (still covers all below topics)
Class 1 – Welcome, Introductions – Adjusting to Parenthood
Class 2 – Dealing with Crying, Sleeping, Eating Issues – HELP!!!
Class 3 – Attachment to & Attunement with our Babies
Class 4 – Temperament/ Styles of Interacting with the Environment
Class 5 - Gross Motor Development Tummy Time/ Infant Massage
Class 6 - Cognitive, Emotional & Social Development – Understanding how Babies Think and Feel
Class 7 - Baby Language: Cooing, Babbling, Imitating; Baby's Development: Ages & Stages Questionnaire
Class 8 - Reflective Parenting & Parenting Styles, Resources for Parents & Babies
Playing, Learning, Exploring is designed to empower parents to connect with their babies through nurturing, observing and learning. Join Child Development and Behavior Specialist Nancy Cohen and other parents and newborns for this interactive infant class. Part class, part support group, weekly discussions cover anything and everything new parents are concerned about: sleeping and feeding challenges, temperament, attachment, developmental milestones, and coping skills for parents. The classes include group conversation and learning from everyone present. Parents also have the opportunity to support each other and make friends during this very special time in their lives. This small, intimate, relaxing, class is perfect for parents with newborns.
Specific class questions contact Nancy: 619-992-0703
Baby Sign Language-- why wait to communicate?
Beginner class for Babies & Toddlers
Babies- 6 mos-walking/ Walkers- walking/ very active 9-24 mos
Baby Sign Language Basics™ (6 mos-24 mos)
8-weeks $156 (start in either session)
Winter Session 1- 1/2-2/24
Winter Session 2- 2/27-4/28 (Spring break 3/27-4/1)
Baby Sign Language Basics jump-starts communication long before speech is possible, through a fun combination of American Sign Language, music, engaging activities for baby, and a weekly parent lesson . Each week, families will learn 14-20 new signs for both daily routines and for fun things that motivate babies to communicate. Come prepared to learn, have fun, and make new friends!
These are the original classes created by the author of the #1 best selling baby sign language book, Baby Sign Language Basics, and lucky San Diego parents are still able to learn in-person with the author herself!
Sign, Sing, & Play
Continuation class for toddlers & preschoolers age 1-5 years
$120 for 8 weeks, Fridays 1/2-2/24
This class is perfect for those families who’ve already got the Baby Sign Language Basics down and are looking for an activity that will consistently expose their child to ASL vocabulary along with songs and storytime. We’ll even start to learn our ABC’s! Also a great choice for beginners who are already too big to attend "Basics" class.
Please note, missed advanced class can not be made up in "basics" class
Use registration button to register for series. Drop-in please call for availability.
Specific class questions contact Baby Sign Language Basics 619-987-4834
Infant 6-18 mos, Toddler 18-36 mos, Preschooler 3--5 yrs (preschool class may drop off or participate)
Nightingale Music combines all types of music from traditional nursery songs, to classical, to rock-n-roll with creative movement, games and percussion instrument playing to enhance learning and initiate children into the magical world of music. The multi-sensory class features wonderfully varied manipulatives, puppets, parachute, drums, xylophones, bubbles, as well as an unusual and unending assortment of rhythm instruments, bringing a fresh and new lesson each week!
Enjoy 6 super-fun sessions each year: Spring has Spring, Jungle Jive, Splash Into Summer, Wonderful World of Music, Mother Goose Rock & Rhyme, and Hooray for the Holidays!
Movers & Groovers
Todder/ Preschooler age 2.5 -- 5 yrs"Movers and Groovers" is a dance class for preschoolers, ages 2 and a half to 5. This introductory dance class will explore the many different styles of dance including Ballet, Hip-Hop, Jazz and Modern. Lead by Ms. Nancy, ``Movers and Groovers!`` will work to establish a nurturing, and creative environment for your child to explore self-expression and individual creativity while working to enhance body awareness, flexibility, strength, focus and confidence. We are so excited for your little one to join our fun community of wigglers, shakers, movers and groovers.
Talking Tots-- Speech Enrichment Class for Toddlers
Do you ever wonder if your toddler's speech development is on track?
Are you looking for ways to help your child communicate better?
If you are interested in learning to expand or boost your toddler’s communication skills, this is the class for you! Created by a pediatric Speech Pathologist and mother of two, you will learn practical tips to encourage your child’s language development. Each week we will have fun incorporating music, toys, and games along with a strategy to help elicit your child's language skills. Children will love learning to talk and socialize with their friends while parents will leave with tools and strategies to use at home. Specific class questions contact RL Speech Therapy: 619-567-9448