Best Baby Classes in the East Bay - 510 Families

Best Baby Classes in the East Bay

We always support getting out of the house with baby! Around three- or four-months old, your newborn will start to wake up to the world and enjoy some stimulation outside of the house. It’s a great time for the baby (and the caregiver) to stretch their legs, meet other folks, and explore baby classes.

Mom and baby enjoying a Kids Go Mandarin class
Mom and baby enjoying a Kids Go Mandarin class | Photo: Icarian Photography

Whether you want open space for your baby to crawl with other babies or more guided music time or even language exploration, we love these baby classes in Oakland and throughout the East Bay. These classes are especially great for babies who might not be stable enough to play with bigger kiddos.

East Bay Music Together

Every week in the award-winning Music Together and Canta y Baila Conmigo classes at East Bay Music Together, babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and the grownups who love them come together to play together musically. Serious about fun and learning - and research based!

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Ages: Pre-crawlers, Crawlers, Age One, Age Two, Age Three, Age Four +

American Swim Academy

American Swim Academy has been teaching swimmers of all ages and abilities to swim for over 45 years. All 5 indoor pools are heated to a comfortable 92º and classes are available year round. Class sizes are small, and our quality instruction is taught by a fully certified staff.

Ages: Pre-crawlers, Crawlers, Age One, Age Two, Age Three, Age Four +

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Kindergym PlayDays with Dawn for Under 3s

Children younger than 3 can enjoy Dawn's mix-n-match Toddler classes and drop-in Kindergym. Slides, climbers, ballpit, rocking horses, playdough, stories, parachute, bubbles and so much more in a large, well-lit room with other families looking to connect. Free parking

Ages: Pre-crawlers, Crawlers, Age One, Age Two

Early Start Music

Offering Music Together classes for children age 0-5. Classes build on children's natural enthusiasm for music and movement and provide basic musical skills needed to enjoy school and social musical activities. 10-week sessions offered four times a year.

Ages: Pre-crawlers, Crawlers, Age One, Age Two, Age Three, Age Four +

Kids Go Mandarin

Classes increase kids’ enthusiasm for learning Mandarin and music at the same time. Young children enjoy multi-sensory creative teaching and experiential learning of Mandarin through the music, movement, and play.

Ages: Pre-crawlers, Crawlers, Age One, Age Two, Age Three, Age Four +

East Bay Waldorf School parent-child classes

Babies and toddlers enjoy free play and make new friends while parents deepen their connection to their baby and expand their circle. Parents gain new strategies from the insights of Waldorf and RIE. Fall/Winter/Spring terms.

Ages: Pre-crawlers, Crawlers, Age One, Age Two

Little Bears Music

Calling the East Bay’s Littlest Rockers. Part of Blue Bear School of Music, Little Bears, is a play-based musical introduction for your kiddo, training rhythm and socialization while fostering a love of music with tons of brain boosting benefits included.

Ages: Pre-crawlers, Crawlers, Age One, Age Two, Age Three, Age Four +

Berkeley Rose Waldorf School

Parent-child classes for infants through age 3 connect parents to their child, to one another, and children to their first social play. Parenting support around healthy family rhythms and child development are offered, as well as an introduction to Waldorf education.

Ages: Pre-crawlers, Crawlers, Age One, Age Two, Age Three

Play Date

Play Date invites parents & children ages 0-8 years old for a range of art & public speaking classes, including painting, clay, arts & crafts activities. Parent & Me classes for new parents of 0-2 year olds.

Ages: Pre-crawlers, Crawlers, Age One, Age Two, Age Three, Age Four +

Emeryville Swim Center

Group lessons are offered, starting with baby swim classes, in which parents are in the water with infants up to age three and tiny tot classes for ages three to five.

Ages: Pre-crawlers, Crawlers, Age One, Age Two, Age Three, Age Four +

Then Comes Baby

New parent support and activity groups including: musical play, infant massage, postnatal yoga, baby signs, and infant CPR.

Ages: Pre-crawlers, Crawlers, Age One, Age Two, Age Three, Age Four +

Habitot Children’s Museum

Wednesdays at 10:30am, teacher Kelty from Jamaroo will get those wiggles out! Perfect for toddlers 1-4. Included with admission.

Ages: Pre-crawlers, Crawlers, Age One, Age Two, Age Three

Together Wee Play Drop-In Program

The City of Berkeley runs a FREE twice-a-week program for caregivers and babies in safe, fun, and exciting environment near a playground (Frances Albrier Auditorium). Park staff facilitate the sessions, too.

Ages: Pre-crawlers, Crawlers, Age One, Age Two

Tum e Time: Creative Ways to Play With Your Baby

Come explore infant massage, baby yoga, baby signs, tummy time, songs, development and sensory play in 2 separate 4 week classes. Part 1 - babies 1 month to pre-crawling. Part 2 - 5 months to new crawlers.

Ages: Pre-crawlers, Crawlers

Little Folkies

Little Folkies is an award-winning folk music class for children ages 0-5 and their parents and caregivers inspiring young families to sing and play. Songs are accompanied by foot-stomping, hand-clapping and instrument jamming.

Ages: Pre-crawlers, Crawlers, Age One, Age Two, Age Three, Age Four +

Aquatech Swim

AquaTech Swim School specializes in small group swim lessons for children aged 6 months through 12 years. AquaBaby water play hours are reserved for babies and toddlers ages 8 weeks – 2 years.

Ages: Pre-crawlers, Crawlers, Age One, Age Two, Age Three, Age Four +

Yogalayam yoga

Offering both toddler and post-natal yoga classes with childcare to entertain squiggly little ones, these classes are restorative.

Ages: Pre-crawlers, Crawlers, Age One, Age Two

Rec Room Cafe (drop-in classes of many kinds)

The Rec Room is a play space with coffee bar, snacks, and WiFi. Check schedule for drop-in classes. Many are FREE with paid admission. Right now: Messy art M/W, Folk songs Tu, Guided play T/Th, Funky dance W.

Ages: Pre-crawlers, Crawlers, Age One, Age Two, Age Three, Age Four +

Albany Aquatic Center

Tiny Tots (parent/child) classes begin at age 6 months with a full range of lessons for all ages thereafter.

Ages: Pre-crawlers, Crawlers, Age One, Age Two, Age Three, Age Four +

Wee Play

Hosted by Alameda Parks and Rec, Wee Play is ideal for babies & toddlers under three-years old. The activities include song and music time, exploratory play, and even some arts and crafts.

Ages: Pre-crawlers, Crawlers, Age One, Age Two, Age Three

Check out fitness classes for new moms and other classes for kids age 0 to 5!

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