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Playgroups

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.

Playgroups are designed to be ongoing series that build upon each other each week. When you RSVP for a Playgroup (below), you will be signed up for the entire series.

These events are created especially for two groups of caregivers: Family, Friend, and Neighbors (FFN) who care for young children, and licensed Family Child Care (FCC) providers. FFN caregivers are grandparents, aunts, uncles, siblings, cousins, neighbors, and friends. Young babies are welcome at FFN playgroups if with a sibling in the recommended age group (one to five years).

At each facilitated group, you will be introduced to new ideas to improve awareness of children’s needs, learn about healthy child development, and better understand how to effectively support early learning and kinder-readiness.

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FFN Caregivers (Ages 2-5)

Playgroups at BANANAS

Location: 5232 Claremont Ave, Oakland, 94618
Every Wed, Apr 10 – Jun 26 | 2 pm – 3:30 pm

EBALDC’s Lion Creek Crossings

Location: 6818 Lion Way, Oakland, 94621
Every Thu, Apr 11 – Jun 27 | 10 am – 11:30 am

Women’s Daytime Drop-In Center

Location: 2218 Acton St, Berkeley, 94702
Every Fri, Apr 12 – Jun 28 | 10 am – 11:30 am

FCC Providers

Playgroups at 81st Avenue Branch Library

Location: 1021 81st Ave, Oakland, 94621
Every Wed, Apr 10 – May 1 | 10 am – 11:30 am

march

21mar10:00 am11:30 amEvent OverPlaygroups for FFN Caregivers (8-Week Series)

22mar9:00 am4:00 pmAgency ClosedBANANAS is closed to the public for clean-up day.

27mar11:00 am12:30 pmPlaygroups at EBALDC's Lion Creek Crossings Family Resource Center, Havenscourt (12-Week Series)

28mar10:00 am11:30 amPlaygroups for FFN Caregivers (8-Week Series)

april

01apr9:00 am4:30 pmAgency Closed (Holiday)BANANAS is closed in observance of Cesar Chavez Day.

10apr10:00 am11:30 amFCC Playgroup at 81st Avenue Branch Library

10apr2:00 pm3:30 pmPlaygroups at BANANAS

11apr10:00 am11:30 amPlaygroups at EBALDC's Lion Creek Crossings Family Resource Center, Havenscourt

12apr10:00 am11:30 amPlaygroups at Women’s Daytime Drop-In Center

17apr10:00 am11:30 amFCC Playgroup at 81st Avenue Branch Library

17apr2:00 pm3:30 pmPlaygroups at BANANAS

18apr10:00 am11:30 amPlaygroups at EBALDC's Lion Creek Crossings Family Resource Center, Havenscourt

19apr10:00 am11:30 amPlaygroups at Women’s Daytime Drop-In Center

24apr10:00 am11:30 amFCC Playgroup at 81st Avenue Branch Library

24apr2:00 pm3:30 pmPlaygroups at BANANAS

25apr10:00 am11:30 amPlaygroups at EBALDC's Lion Creek Crossings Family Resource Center, Havenscourt

26apr10:00 am11:30 amPlaygroups at Women’s Daytime Drop-In Center

may

01may10:00 am11:30 amFCC Playgroup at 81st Avenue Branch Library

01may2:00 pm3:30 pmPlaygroups at BANANAS

02may10:00 am11:30 amPlaygroups at EBALDC's Lion Creek Crossings Family Resource Center, Havenscourt

03may10:00 am11:30 amPlaygroups at Women’s Daytime Drop-In Center

08may2:00 pm3:30 pmPlaygroups at BANANAS

09may10:00 am11:30 amPlaygroups at EBALDC's Lion Creek Crossings Family Resource Center, Havenscourt

10may10:00 am11:30 amPlaygroups at Women’s Daytime Drop-In Center

15may2:00 pm3:30 pmPlaygroups at BANANAS

16may10:00 am11:30 amPlaygroups at EBALDC's Lion Creek Crossings Family Resource Center, Havenscourt

17may10:00 am11:30 amPlaygroups at Women’s Daytime Drop-In Center

22may2:00 pm3:30 pmPlaygroups at BANANAS

23may10:00 am11:30 amPlaygroups at EBALDC's Lion Creek Crossings Family Resource Center, Havenscourt

24may10:00 am11:30 amPlaygroups at Women’s Daytime Drop-In Center

27may9:00 am4:30 pmAgency Closed (Holiday)BANANAS is closed in observance of Memorial Day.

29may2:00 pm3:30 pmPlaygroups at BANANAS

30may10:00 am11:30 amPlaygroups at EBALDC's Lion Creek Crossings Family Resource Center, Havenscourt

31may10:00 am11:30 amPlaygroups at Women’s Daytime Drop-In Center

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