All Parenting Center classes and workshops are currently being run via zoom.

Parenting Classes in NYC

At our Parenting Center, families come together to connect and build friendships within a safe learning environment nurtured by our expert facilitators. This welcoming space within the Manny Cantor Center offers neighborhood families a true community, while providing support for the trials, tribulations, and triumphs of raising a family.

For more information and to register, contact us at 646.395.4250 or

Families who live near Manny Cantor Center and families with low incomes may be eligible for a free class. For eligibility please contact

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How To Breastfeed Naturally:

This interactive class helps expectant parents understand how breast feeding actually works. During the class, expectant parents will learn how to attach baby to breast, various feeding positions and techniques to help baby get as much milk as possible. Mainly the side lying, football and cradle holds are explored, all of which are highly important to new parents. Partners gain a deeper sense of how breastfeeding really works and how to be helpful!

One registration per couple. $30 per couple. Registration must be completed 24 hours before the start of class.

Wednesdays 5-7pm

6/9 | 7/7 | 8/4

Caring for a Newborn Baby:

This class offers an interactive look at care routines for newborn babies. You will receive a password protected link to stream a filmed version of the workshop where all demonstrations feature real families and their newborn babies. The video covers a number of daily routines and preparation for the initial stages of newborn care. In addition to the detailed video, you will be invited to join Andrea and Peter live on Zoom, for an in-depth discussion of the topics shown, as well as an opportunity to ask all of your questions. This workshop has been met with enthusiasm over the past 2 decades and is designed to give you the confidence to embrace this new phase of life with joy, ease, and a sense of humor.

One registration per couple. $30 per couple. Registration must be completed 24 hours before the start of class.

Wednesdays 5-7pm

6/23 | 7/21 | 8/18

Breastfeeding Support Circle:

A free, safe, and friendly space to meet other nursing families and get answers about your breastfeeding concerns.

Wednesdays 2-4pm

6/9 | 6/23 | 7/7 | 7/21 | 8/4 | 8/18

Family Resource Center @ MCC

For critical support and services for families, visit our Family Resource Center here. For more classes, workshops and activities, click here.