"Mommy and Me" Fall Classes in Marin

August 17, 2017

mommy and me class at pomegranatePomegranate Prenatal Yoga & Parent Center, San Anselmo; photo by Fluid Frame

Looking for a local "mommy and me" class for you and your little one? Here is our list of classes throughout Marin County for children and their moms, dads, or caregivers to participate in together.


  • Pre-Ballet: Mommy and Me
    City Hall Exercise Room, Sausalito
    Wednesdays, 9:30–10:15 am

    This playful class with Miss Matrisha improves motor skills as children perform finger plays, dance to nursery rhymes, and move with balls or scarves to music. Wear comfortable clothing, such as leggings and a stretch top or leotards and tights. Come barefoot or wear ballet shoes. For ages 2–3. Pre-registration required. For questions about the class contact Miss Matrisha at (415) 722-8281 or matrishadance@gmail.com.  Location: 420 Litho Street, Sausalito. For more info, call (415) 289-4100 or visit their website.
  • Family Classes at the Bay Area Discovery Museum
    Fort Baker, Sausalito
    Various times throughout week
    Explore art, music, dance, sign language, culture and more in the Discovery Museum's Family Classes. Each series offers multiple sessions for deep engagement with the topics, and includes museum admission for one adult and one child. Location: 557 McReynolds Road, Ft. Baker in Sausalito. For more info, call (415) 339-3900 or visit their website.


  • Little Artists
    Dairy Knoll, Tiburon
    Thursdays, September 14–November 2, 10–10:45 am

    The Little Artists class (ages 2–3) allows little ones to explore various styles of art, eliminating the mess at your home. Each week will focus on a different project and style of art. Movement, tracing, sculpting, gluing and painting. Adult guardians are encouraged to participate.  Cost: $128/8 weeks. Location: 600 Ned's Way, Tiburon. To register, call (415) 435-4355 or online here.

Mill Valley

  • Mom & Toddler Playdate
    Studio 4 Art, Mill Valley
    September 11–October 16, Tuesday or Wednesday, 9–9:45 am
    A time to come explore and get a bit messy. This class will instill the love of art and creativity in your toddler. Four stations set up each class period. Child with assistant (Mom, Dad or a helper) a must for this class. Limited to 6 children. Once a week for 4 consecutive weeks. Series cost $162.75. Location: 254 Shoreline Highway, Mill Valley. For more info, call (415) 596-5546 or visit their website.
  • Intro to Music & Performing Arts: Parent & Child
    Strawberry Recreation, Mill Valley
    Starting September 13, Wednesdays, 11:15 am–noon

    Introduction to rhythm, music, song and dance through this creative and imaginative performing arts program. Music circle includes instruments, children?s songs and group activities. Performing arts introduces children to movement, dance and principles of gross motor learning readiness. Cost: $48/6 classes. Location: 118 E Strawberry Drive, Mill Valley. To register, call (415) 383-6494 or visit their website.
  • It’s Yoga, Baby Yoga + Massage
    Mill Valley Community Center, Mountain View Room
    Fridays, September 15–October 20, 10:45–11:35 am

    This sweet program includes yoga movement, songs and infant massage for babies that enrich their development and deepen the parent/caregiver and child bond. Connecting mind, body and breath, parents and caregivers open the upper body and build core strength incorporating baby as appropriate. This class is for newborn to pre-crawling. Cost: $122; course #42713. Register here.
  • Parent Infant/Tot Swim Class
    Mill Valley Recreation Pool
    Starting September 10, Saturdays & Sundays, times vary depedning on age

    Parent/Tot (6–36 Months) This course is structured to introduce very young children to basic swimming skills while still in the security and comfort of their parents arms. Skills taught include: bubble blowing, going under water, floating, safe water entry and exit, arm and leg actions on front and back and water safety. The course is designed to promote learning through a positive experience by teaching through songs and games. Location: 180 Camino Alto, Mill Valley. For more info, call  (415) 383-1370 or visit their website.
  • Stroller Strides Workout
    Hauke Park
    Ongoing: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 9:30–10:30 am

    Join Fit4Mom Marin for Stroller Strides workout with your baby. The class consists of a warm up, a power walk/optional running and "stations" where we do a variety of body toning exercises. We use exercise tubing (which we provide you with), the stroller and the environment to create our gym. If your baby is fussy, instructors will gladly help rocking your stroller or show you exercises that you can do with your baby. Location: Hauke Park, 1 Hamilton Drive, Mill Valley.  For more info, call 415-734-8174 or visit their website.

Corte Madera

  • Parent and Me Gymnastics
    The Cave, Corte Madera
    Ongoing, Wednesdays & Fridays, 9:10 and 10:10 am, Tuesday-Friday, 10:10 a
    nd 11:10 am
    Come to the Cave with your infant or toddler and play in the giant padded playground. Instructors will teach you ways of playing with your children that will encourage the development of movement patterns that will benefit them throughout life. Suitable for ages 18–36 months, and will help prepare children to move into the Cave's preschool gymnastics program. Fee schedule here. Location: 412 Tamal Plaza, Corte Madera. For more info, call (415) 927-1630 or visit their website.
  • Mom and Me Gymnastics
    Corte Madera Community Center
    Starting September 13, Wednesdays at 10:45-11:15 am

    Teach parents to help their children to use gymnastics equipment safely and effectively. For ages 1-2. Organized activities to help motor skills for toddlers. Children socialize with other children the same age, learning to share and follow simple directions. Cost: $105 for 7 sessions. Location: 498 Tamalpais Drive in the Main Hall of the Community Center. You can register here. For more info, call (415) 927-5050 or visit their website.

San Anselmo

  • Mom and Baby Yoga and Pilates
    Pomegranate, San Anselmo
    Yoga: Mondays, 12:30 pm, Wednesdays, 2:30 pm, Fridays, 11 am

    Pilates: Tuesdays, 10 am
    Enjoy your baby, reconnect with your body, and meet other new moms in Pomegranate's postnatal mom and baby yoga or pilates class (non-crawling babies only). Cost: $22 drop-in. Location: 25 Tamalpais Avenue, San Anselmo. For more info, call (415) 785-3173 or visit their website.
  • Mommy & Me-My First Art Class
    Isabel Cook Community Center, San Anselmo
    Fridays, 10:15–11 am

    In the class, you and your child will explore different textures, scents, and colors together through a wide range of exciting (and safe!) mediums. We will learn about clay, paper–ripping, glue, different kinds of paint, pompoms, buttons and beads, fabric and yarn, and so much more. Parents will be encouraged to explore and observe how their child interactswith the materials and how their child responds to the materials. Cost: $103 and up (depending on program). Location: doodlebug Art Studio, 1000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., San Anselmo. For more info, call (415) 258-4640 or visit their website.
  • Toddler Tumbling
    Isabel Cook Community Center, San Anselmo

    Starting September 11, Various days & times
    Our toddler tumbling classes combine instructor initiated activities with children’s freedom of exploration. There is circle time with songs and rhymes and plenty of time for free play, which helps the young child to develop large motor skills through age appropriate activities. Parent participation is required for all Toddler Tumbling classes. Cost: $186/13 classes. To register, call (415) 258-4640 or visit their website.


  • Community Music Class
    Fairfax Women's Club
    Starting September 11, Mondays 10–10:45 am
    Come join us for 45 minutes of music and play, including rhythmic rhymes, songs and instrument play.  During this lively session, young ones learn traditional folk songs and hands on music and circle games.  The class is informal, non-performance-oriented and developmentally appropriate for children and parents/caregivers.  Music selection will primarily be based on requests, so be ready to sing your favorites, and learn a few more! *No prior musical experience necessary. Cost: $15 drop in per child (up to 2 children). Location: 46 Park Road, Fairfax. For more info, visit their website.

  • New Parents and Babies Group
    Fairfax Community Center
    Starting in September, Tuesdays, 11 am–12:30 pm

    New Moms and Babies Group for anyone with a baby 0–12 months old. This group offers a safe and supportive environment conducive to sharing about topics such as emotional and physical recovery after birth, expectations surrounding being a mother, changes in lifestyle and in relationships, finding support, trusting caregivers, life balance and sleep, navigating medical care, child development, play and temperament, among other topics and issues. First visit free, $35 annual membership fee to Fairfax Moms. Location: Fairfax Community Center, 16 Park Road, Fairfax. For more info, visit their website.
  • Stroller Strides Workout
    San Anselmo Memorial Park
    Tuesdays, 9:30–10:30 am

    Join Fit4Mom Marin for Stroller Strides workout. The class consists of a warm up, a power walk/optional running and "stations" where we do a variety of body toning exercises. We use exercise tubing (which we provide you with), the stroller and the environment to create our gym. If your baby is fussy, instructors will gladly help rocking your stroller or show you exercises that you can do with your baby. Location: 000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, San Anselmo. Meet in front of the parking lot on the grassy area. For more info, call (415) 734-8174 or visit their website.

San Rafael

  • Jumping Jacks
    San Rafael Community Center
    Ongoing:Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:30–10:30 am (0–26 months) or 10:30–11:30 am (26 months–4 years)

    Jumping Jacks is an hour-long class that consists of activities that encourage creative movement, balance and hand-eye coordination. These activities are done in a high-energy, fun-filled atmosphere. The first half of each class is free play—parents/caretakers are expected to have fun interacting with their child! The last half hour of class is group time; have fun dancing with scarves, playing with the parachute and of course popping bubbles! Location: 618 B Street, San Rafael. For more info, visit their website.
    Osher Marin JCC
    Tuesdays, 9:30–11 am
    JymBABIES offers little ones (ages birth – 2 years old) with parent or caregiver a soft indoor playground for climbing, crawling, sliding, bouncing in a bounce house, building, dancing, scooting and more. On-site cafe and kid-friendly food and snacks. Drop-in $10 per visit or 10 visits for $90. For more info, call (415) 444-8000 or visit their website.
  • Tenacious Twos
    Tuesdays–Saturdays, 9:30 am

    Parent and child participate together in this 45-minute movement exploration class. It is a wonderful way to introduce hand-eye coordination, motor skills and listening skills. Parents follow along with their child through age appropriate apparatus circuits training. For 20 months up to 3 years. Location: 3040 Kerner Boulevard, San Rafael. For more info, call (415) 482-8580 or visit their website.
  • Pre-Ballet First Class
    Terra Linda Community Center
    Starting September 12, Tuesdays, 9:45–10:30 am

    For ages for ages 2–3 years. Moms, dads, and nannies are encouraged to participate in this fun introduction to creative movement and dance. Cost: resident $98, non-resident $115 Location: 670 Del Ganado Road, San Rafael. For more info, visit their website.
  • Toddlers Gymnastics
    Mega Elite Gymnastics Academy, San Rafael
    Starting August 28, Monday–Friday, 9:30 am

    This is an adult participation class. Through this structured class, children strengthen their motor skills and social skills, and build body awareness and coordination. This class is designed to create a safe and fun environment for children to learn gymnastics skills and movements through obstacle courses, music, and spotted stations. Cost: $100/month. Location: 72 Woodland Ave, San Rafael. For more info, call (415) 257-6342 or visit their website.
  • Stroller Strides Workout
    Civic Center Lagoon Park, San Rafael
    Thursdays, 9:30–10:30 am

    Join Fit4Mom Marin for Stroller Strides workout. The class consists of a warm up, a power walk/optional running and "stations" where we do a variety of body toning exercises. We use exercise tubing (which we provide you with), the stroller and the environment to create our gym. If your baby is fussy, instructors will gladly help rocking your stroller or show you exercises that you can do with your baby. Location: Civic Center Drive/Armory Road. Meet on grassy area by playground. For more info, call (415) 734-8174 or visit their website.


  • Mom & Toddler Art Playdate
    Studio 4 Art, Novato
    September 11–October 16, Mondays, 10 am–noon
    Come and play at Studio 4 Art. Exploration, sensory experiences, social interactions for mom and toddler. Come in anytime between 10:00 and 12:00 and let your little one play in experiences that you wouldn't want to have to clean up at home. This is not a teacher lead experience, but a child led experience. No instruction and not a structured class. Drop in available. Location: 1133 Grant Avenue, Novato. For more info, call (415) 596-5546 or visit their website.
  • Kindermusik Babies and Kids
    Kindermusik with Melissa, Novato
    Babies (0–24 months): Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 11:30 am and Thursdays, 9:30 am
    Kids (18 months–4 years): Tuesdays, 10 am and Wednesdays & Thursdays, 10:30 am

    Classes meet once a week for 45 minutes. Each child attends with an active adult participant. $85 per month includes tuition, CD every month, and digital subscription; siblings $50 per month. Location: 1530 Center Road #12 (in the Body Kinetics Gym building), Novato. For more info, call (415) 721-1929 or visit their website.
  • Big & Little
    Novato Gymnastics Center
    August 28–October 16, Tuesdays, 10–10:45 am and 11–11:45 am, Wednesday, 9–9:45 am and Thursday–Saturday, 9–9:45 am

    Big & Little is a parent participation class for 1 year olds. This class focuses on movement exploration and privides opportunities for students to socialize with other children of the same ages. Fee: $106 resident and $119 non-resident. Location: 950 Seventh Street, Novato.For more info, call (415) 899-8279 or visit their website.
  • Diaper Daredevils
    Cal Star Gymnastics, Novato
    Starting September 18, Fridays, 10–10:45 am

    A 45 minute parent participation class for 2-3½. This class gives parent & child a chance to bond but also gives the child a chance to start experiencing some independence in a physical activity class. Cost: 8/week session: 1x/wk $125 or 2x/wk $218. Location: 70 Digital Drive, Suite 3, Novato.  For more info, call (415) 382-7827 or visit their website.
  • Twos Together (2 yrs)
    Novato Recreation Center
    Starting on Sept. 1, Fridays, 9:15–10 am

    This fun parent participation class for two year olds features music, songs, dance and movement, combining the joy of music and dance for Two’s Together. Smiles galore as participants sing along and follow easy dance moves. Cost: $80/resident $90/non-resident (sign-up code-ttdf.) Location: Downtown Novato Recreation Center- 950 7th St, Novato. To register, call (415) 598-7732 or visit their website.


Another Fun Option

Rhythms Performing Arts in Novato also offers Mom & Me Classes for 2-3 year olds in both Tap/Ballet and Music & Movement. You can get the info at www.RhythmsPerformingArts.com/rpa-shine-your-way