Infants and Toddlers

Infant Massage Classes

Babies and parents alike benefit from this ancient tradition that has been practiced around the world for centuries and is now being rediscovered here in the United States. Research shows that infants who are massaged daily sleep better, have less colic and gain weight faster. Their parents have decreased stress and anxiety and develop more confidence in their parenting skills.

Class Formats

We offer infant massage classes in a variety of formats to meet each family’s needs. We offer a one-time class, often on weekends, so both parents can attend. We have a 4-week class that is geared for very young babies or those born prematurely. We also offer private sessions, private group sessions, or mixed age groups with siblings.


Infant Massage Class for Parents of Preemies or Very Young Infants

This 4-week class is designed especially for young infants under the age of 12 weeks or infants who were born prematurely and/or who have medical or special needs. Each week parents will learn how to massage different parts of their baby and how to adapt those strokes to meet their child’s individual needs. This class has a slower pace to support the babies’ immature nervous systems. Parents will also have an opportunity to meet other parents with similar challenges and exchange ideas. The class is open to infants’ ages 6 weeks to 12 months and their caregivers. This class is open to babies of ALL abilities!

INSTRUCTOR: Robin Hoffman, OTR/L, CIMI

DATE & TIME: Wednesdays, June 6-27 2018, 11:00 – 12:00

COURSE FEE and MORE INFORMATION
Cost: $85 per family, all materials included. Caring Connections Family Support Grant money may be available to cover the cost of registration.  Contact us today at 303-433-0852  or click here to register!


Infant Massage Class- Single Session

Open to all families in the community!

Recommended for infants ages 3 months to pre-crawling.

INSTRUCTOR: Cindy Clark MS, OTR/L, CIMI

DATE & TIME: TBD

CLASS SUMMARY & BENEFITS

Babies and parents alike can benefit from this tradition that has been practiced around the world for centuries and is now being rediscovered here in the United States.

Babies will:

  • have reduced colic, gas, and congestion
  • be calmer and sleep better
  • show improved motor skill development
  • develop strong attachments with their parents

Parents will:

  • improve their ability to read their baby’s cues
  • communicate more effectively with their baby
  • develop confidence in their parenting skills
  • reduce their stress
  • improve their own sense of well-being

COURSE FEE & INFORMATION

Both parents and adult family members are welcome to attend. Please bring a towel or blanket and a change of clothes for your baby. Also be prepared to feed your child as infants often get hungry after a massage. Registration is required.  The cost is $35 and includes all materials.

Please contact our office at 303-433-0852 to sign-up today!

Infant Massage Class


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Roly Poly Class! (ages 3 m – pre-walkers)

Gross Motor Group for Infants

INSTRUCTOR: TBD

2018 DATE & TIME: Saturdays, January 20 & 27, February 3 & 10, 11:30 am – 12:15 pm

CLASS SUMMARY

Led by Physical Therapist, Samantha Brock, this class is designed to teach parents the skills they need to develop their child’s gross motor skills through the first year of life.  This class will provide parents with tools to help their child develop balance, coordination, strength, and postural awareness as s/he develops new gross motor skills.  Each week will introduce new movement patterns for babies to practice.  The small class environment allows for parents to ask questions and for each baby to receive individual attention from a developmental expert.

COURSE FEE AND MORE INFORMATION

The cost is $75.00 for the 4-week sessions. Registration in advance is required, please link here for online registration.

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Gross Motor Skills


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Toddlers on the Move! (ages 18 – 36 months)

INSTRUCTOR: Melissa Summers, COTA

2018 DATES & TIMES: 

4-week Class:
Mondays, January 22 – February 12
11:00 am – 11:45 am

CLASS SUMMARY

Toddlers on the Move is a parent & toddler class focused around the
exploration of a toddler’s world through sensory play, movement, music
and social participation for children ages 18-36 months. Each week we
will explore fun ways to help your toddler learn through sensory play,
music, movement games and art. We will also focus on beginning
friendships, sharing and taking turns. This class is open to children of all
abilities. Come join us for a fun time!

COURSE FEE and MORE INFORMATION

The cost is $75 for the 4-week session. Registration is required. Click on the following link to sign-up online! For additional information please contact our office at 303-433-0852.