When kids play, they learn, and the world smiles!

Join us for free playgroups that teach children to laugh, explore, and create. Discover the many wonderful ways that play inspires learning. Playgroups offer grandparents, siblings, aunts, uncles, nannies, neighbors, friends, and parents a space to connect with one another and build community. Join us weekly to pretend, play, celebrate music, create art, and dream up inventions while gaining new parenting tools and learning about child development. A light snack will be served.

Space is limited at playgroups and participation is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Young babies are welcome if attending with a sibling who meets the recommended age group (one to five years).

These events are designed especially for two groups of caregivers: Family, Friend, and Neighbors (FFN) who care for young children and licensed Family Child Care (FFC) providers. FFN caregivers are grandparents, aunts, uncles, siblings, cousins, neighbors, and friends. At each facilitated group, you will be introduced to new ideas to increase parenting skills and improve awareness of children’s needs, learn about healthy child development, and better understand how to effectively support early learning and kinder- readiness.

Playgroups at Eastmont Library (FFN)

Every Mon, Jul 10 – Aug 28, 1 pm – 2:30 pm
Location: 7200 Bancroft Ave, Oakland, 94605

Playgroups at West Oakland Library (FFN)

Every Fri, Jul 7 – Aug 25, 12 pm – 1:30 pm
Location: 1801 Adeline St, Oakland, 94607

Playgroups at Melrose Library (FCC)

Every Thu, Oct 5 – 26 | 10 am – 11:30 am
Location: 4805 Foothill Blvd, Oakland 94601


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