Parenting Series

Parenting Series

Important Issues, Informative Conversations


Check back in Fall 2015 for lectures on exciting new topics!

CMOM Members Free | Non-Members $5
Children welcome!

Before the lecture begins, you are invited to meet CMOM’s early childhood educators and drop your child off at a sample art class in the PlayWorks™ Classroom. Teachers will be happy to answer your questions about CMOM’s award-winning Enrollment Classes for children 18 months – 5 years. A 10% discount will be offered to families who register at the lecture for Spring 2016 Early Childhood Enrollment Classes. The rest of the third floor PlayWorks™ exhibit will also be open for supervised play. Please RSVP to Susan


Past Lectures Include

Helping Young Children Thrive: The Challenges and Joys
Nearly every parent of a young child experiences challenging moments: control battles over food, refusal to get dressed, throwing or hitting, trouble getting out the door, sulking or sassy back-talk. Dr. Tovah Klein speaks about why children enter this phase as they become more independent and how you can best handle these behaviors.
with Tovah P. Klein, PhD., Director of the Barnard College Center for Toddler Development and author of How Toddlers Thrive.
Thursday, May 7,  2015

Problem with picky eaters?
Help your child broaden their tastes and enjoy a healthy diet.
with Dr. Charles Platkin, Professor, Hunter College; nutrition and public health advocate
Thursday, January 22, 2015

Should I give my preschooler the iPad?
with Dr. Michael Cohen, MCG Research Group
Thursday, November 13, 2014

How Toddlers Thrive, Creating harmony and reducing conflict during these crucial years
with Dr. Tovah Klein, the Director of the Barnard College Center for Toddler Development
Tuesday, October 7, 2014

socialsklz:-) for SUCCESS: How to Give Children the Tools to Thrive in the Modern World
with Faye de Muyshondt, founder and author of socialsklz:-)
Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Raising Resilient Girls with Anneka Fagundes, Senior Educator at the Girls Leadership Institute
Thursday, February 27, 2014

Bedtime Strategies: Helping Children Sleep Better
with Dr. Judith Owens (Director of Sleep Medicine, Children’s National Medical Center)
Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Play Power: How Play Motivates Children’s Academic and Social Development

with Dr. Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, Lefkowitz Faculty Fellow, Department of Psychology, Temple University
Thursday, October 17, 2013

Raising Readers: Literacy & Young Children with Dr. Jessica Galgano, Executive Director, Open Lines
Wednesday, Sept 18, 2013

Bedtime Strategies with Dr. Judith Owens, Sleep Medicine Specialist, Board Certified

March 6,  2013

Learning Math Everyday with Dr. Koleen McCrink, Barnard College

December 5,  2012

Power of Language with Dr. Marjorie Rhodes, New York University

November 15, 2012

Save the Date!
CMOM 2014 Spring Gala

Thursday, 15 May 2014
The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers

Schedule of Programs

Messy With Art, 10:00am

5 & younger
Explore new textures and techniques as we use art materials in unusual ways!

Movement & Circle Time, 11:00am

5 & younger

Dance along, sing fun songs and read some special stories! 

Mural Wall Painting, 12:00pm

5 & younger

Mix paint on the PlayWorks™ Mural Wall

Kamishibai Storytelling, 12:30pm

All ages

Kamishibai is a traditional form of Japanese storytelling. Join CMOM educators for an interactive telling of traditional and modern kawaii-inspired stories.

Lovely Ladybugs, 1:00pm

5 & younger
Celebrate spring by creating a ladybug from recycled materials! How many does your ladybug have?

S.T.E.A.M Lab, 3:00pm

5 & younger
Watch things fizz, tinker with some toys and explore other experiments inspired by Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math!

Movement & Circle Time, 4:00pm

5 & younger

Dance along, sing fun songs and read some special stories! 

Full Calendar