Programs & Classes

Programs and Upcoming Events

Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, come and play! Our teddies hold such a treasured place in our hearts, no matter our age. Let’s share a day together that is just as special as they are! Bring your favorite teddy bear and join us for some teddy-inspired fun! Settle in with your teddy as we share classic children’s stories, go on a teddy adventure, and even transform into a teddy yourself!

School families: Thursday, July 24 at 11:30 am
Ages: 1-5
Price: $5 per family

For community: Friday, July 31 at 11:30 am
Ages: 1-5
Member Price: $20 per family
Non Member Price: $25 per family

Designed for a child and their caregiver with activities designed to engage your busy toddler and spark their love of learning, children will be invited on a journey of exploration with their a trusted one right by their side. Children and parents alike will have the chance to socialize with peers and become comfortable with the people and things that make up the GECC.

Dates: Wednesdays | July 24 – August 1
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Member Price: $50
Non member Price: $62

Let’s raise our parent/child IQ together.  Hands-on experiences that are so hot they will STEAM. For a small price, you can raise your emotional intelligence, enhance creativity, stimulate the senses all while having a ton of fun.

Potions Party: In-person: socially distanced on natures-cape 6 families per side of natures-cape, can stagger 1 hour blocks of time, or groups can reserve an entire block. From fizzing and bubbling to stirring and measuring—brewing up magic potions will bring out the mad scientist in us all! With ingredients and materials that are sure to ignite their senses, children will be mesmerized by this magical process as they create, name, and bottle up their very own potions! What kind of potion will you dream up?
Open to the community – Limit is 24 per time slot
Date: July 19
Times: 9:00 am, 10:00 am or 11:00 am
Ages: 1-8
Member Price: $20 per child
Non member Price: $25 per child

You are not alone! And in times like these, it can feel like that!  In partnership with Unique Footprints, our squad is the first connector needed to get your parent bearings.  Be social, create a support system and be part of a community that is filled with joy, education and comfort.  Virtual and in-person meet-ups and education for moms having babies at the same time that you are.  Make some new mom friends here.

Want to amp up your parent mindset with great books? We are hosting a Virtual Book Club. Join us weekly for live readings, engaging discussions and reflections based on some of the most influential authors of today. Let’s live our best parent life while learning and growing TOGETHER!

Date: July 15


The Lenny Krayzelburg Swim Academy at the JCC of Dallas teaches excellence one stroke at a time with the comprehensive and result-driven SwimRight Method®. The curriculum stresses water safety and an award system that engages and motivates your child, providing an environment where swimming is respected, healthy and fun.

For more than 25 years, the JCC of Dallas has offered year-round recreational and team gymnastics opportunities. Our facility includes a spring floor, vault table, 40 foot tumble track, uneven bars, balance beams, rings, preschool equipment, and more.

They say tennis is a “sport of a lifetime,” and it’s true. You can play from your earliest years to your latest. In fact, we have lessons and classes for anyone from 3 to 103! Better yet, very little equipment is required—just grab a racquet and a friend and head down to the J’s Joe & Byrna Funk Goodtime Tennis Courts at the Ron Zahler Tennis Center!

An introduction to sports in a fun social way to get regular exercise while having lots of fun. Pick your sport with Texas Premier Youth Sports: soccer, baseball, and/or basketball! GECC students can take Texas Premier Youth Sports Classes specifically designed for them. Texas Premier offers T-Ball on Mondays, Soccer on Tuesdays and Basketball on Wednesday for ages 3 and 4. Click below to register for one of these classes today.

For ages 18 months – 5 years.

For more information, please contact Tanya Johnson at 214-239-7147 or

Join Tammy for a variety of fun and activities with an opportunity to unleash your imagination and let your creative juices soar while improving on math, fine motor skills and so much more.

Have fun dancing while learning the basic skills in ballet, tap, hip-hop/tumble, while learning fun songs and cool dance moves.