Allo Bebe | YMCA DC

Allo Bebe

Welcome to Allo Bebe at the Y!

Allo Bebe is a fun, educational program that guides parents and caregivers through early childhood development. The program is directed by Nathalie Machecler, infant and child specialist, postpartum doula, and mother of two.

Allo Bebe is inspired by and combines elements of French child-rearing techniques (as referenced in the popular book “Bringing Up Bebe”) and the Creche Daycare System used widely by parents in French and Montessori education systems.


Allo Bebe at the Y offers: 

  • Music & Dance
  • Cooking- Yummy Crepes
  • Swimming- Wet and Fun
  • Gardening- My plant and Me
  • Circle time in French
  • One-on-One postpartum consulting
  • Snack Time
  • Free Play
  • Gross and fine motor skills-oriented activities


For Who? For babies three months to two years old, their parents, and caregivers.

When? Classes are Monday’s and Wednesdays from 9:30am to 12:30pm.

Where? YMCA Anthony Bowen 1325 W Street NW

For more information about the Alle Bebe program, please visit or contact Nathalie Machecler at or 202-699-0336.

A YMCA program membership is required for participation in the Allo Bebe program. Purchase a package of classes and get free extra classes! (Financial assistance is available).

To learn more about YMCA membership, please contact

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