PFP: Toddler and Me Group


Toddler and Me

Ongoing Group with Parenting Guru Barbara Olinger
A Place for Parents at Open Temple House

Mondays 9:30 am – 10:30 am 

This group combines parent support with fun activities, including singing, parachute play, playdough, and catching bubbles. It is a safe, fun place to bond with your child while connecting to other parents!

$22/session or a series of 5 for $100.


Barbara Olinger has her Masters in Social Work and has worked with children and families in both educational and therapeutic settings for over 35 years. This has included being a Child and Family Therapist, the Supervising Clinician in an outpatient mental health clinic, a co-founder of a co-operative preschool, and Director of Family Development at the YWCA Santa Monica / Westside. In her current private practice, she focuses on supporting parents of young children and preschool teacher training. She has two grown sons.

She is the author of the parenting book, Growing From the Roots: A Practical Guide to the Art of Parentingnow on DVD along with Welcoming Your Second Child.

Open Temple is committed to ensuring that financial constraints never limit participation. Please contact us to discuss reduced fees at



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-Psalm 96

If God is already tired, as suggests the Psalm, of hearing the old song, all the more so will ordinary mortals be.
-Alcalay (20th c. Jewish lexicographer)

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