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 (FFC) 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 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.

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Playgroups at 81st Avenue Library (FFN)

Location: 1801 Adeline St, Oakland, 94607
Series Dates: Every Tue, Oct 17 – Dec 5 | 11:30 am – 1 pm

Playgroups at Tarea Hall Pittman South Branch Library (FFN)

Location: 1901 Russell St, Berkeley, 94703
Series Dates: Every Wed, Sep 13 – Dec 6 | 10:30 am – 12 pm (No playgroup on Nov 22)

Playgroups at Melrose Library (FCC)

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

Playgroups at West Oakland Library (FFN)

Location: 1021 81st Ave, Oakland, CA 94621
Series Dates: Every Fri, Sep 8 – Dec 8 | 12 pm – 1:30 pm (No playgroup on Nov 10 & 24)

november

24nov12:00 pm1:30 pmNo more spaces leftPlaygroup at West Oakland Library

28nov11:30 am1:00 pmPlaygroup at 81st Avenue Library

29nov10:30 am12:00 pmPlaygroup at Tarea Hall Pittman South Branch Library (bananas)

december

01dec12:00 pm1:30 pmNo more spaces leftPlaygroup at West Oakland Library

05dec11:30 am1:00 pmPlaygroup at 81st Avenue Library

06dec10:30 am12:00 pmPlaygroup at Tarea Hall Pittman South Branch Library (bananas)

08dec12:00 pm1:30 pmNo more spaces leftPlaygroup at West Oakland Library

15dec12:00 pm1:30 pmNo more spaces leftPlaygroup at West Oakland Library

january

No Workshops scheduled on day selected.

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