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. Beginning in September, when you register on the online calendar below, you will be signed up for the entire series. Until then, playgroups are on a first-come, first-serve basis. Young babies are welcome at FFN playgroups if attending with a sibling who meets the recommended age group (one to five years).

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. 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 (FFN)

Fall Session: Every Mon, Sep 11 – Nov 13, 1 pm – 2:30 pm
Location: TBD

Playgroups at West Oakland Library (FFN)

Summer Session: Every Fri, Jul 7 – Aug 25, 12 pm – 1:30 pm
Fall Session: Every Fri, Sep 8 – Nov 17, 12 pm – 1:30 pm
Location: 1801 Adeline St, Oakland, 94607

Playgroups at Tarea Hall Pittman South Branch Library (FFN)

Every Wed, Sep 13 – Nov 9, 10:30 am – 12 pm
Location: 1901 Russel St, Berkeley, 94703

Playgroups at Melrose Library (FCC)

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

september

25sep1:00 pm2:30 pmPlaygroup TBD

27sep10:30 am12:00 pmPlaygroup at Tarea Hall Pittman South Branch Library

29sep12:00 pm1:30 pmPlaygroup at West Oakland Library

october

02oct1:00 pm2:30 pmPlaygroup TBD

04oct10:30 am12:00 pmPlaygroup at Tarea Hall Pittman South Branch Library

06oct12:00 pm1:30 pmPlaygroup at West Oakland Library

09oct1:00 pm2:30 pmPlaygroup TBD

11oct10:30 am12:00 pmPlaygroup at Tarea Hall Pittman South Branch Library

13oct12:00 pm1:30 pmPlaygroup at West Oakland Library

16oct1:00 pm2:30 pmPlaygroup TBD

18oct10:30 am12:00 pmPlaygroup at Tarea Hall Pittman South Branch Library

20oct12:00 pm1:30 pmPlaygroup at West Oakland Library

23oct1:00 pm2:30 pmPlaygroup TBD

25oct10:30 am12:00 pmPlaygroup at Tarea Hall Pittman South Branch Library

27oct12:00 pm1:30 pmPlaygroup at West Oakland Library

30oct1:00 pm2:30 pmPlaygroup TBD

november

01nov10:30 am12:00 pmPlaygroup at Tarea Hall Pittman South Branch Library

03nov12:00 pm1:30 pmPlaygroup at West Oakland Library

06nov1:00 pm2:30 pmPlaygroup TBD

08nov10:30 am12:00 pmPlaygroup at Tarea Hall Pittman South Branch Library

10nov9:30 am5:00 pmAgency Holiday (Closed)

10nov12:00 pm1:30 pmPlaygroup at West Oakland Library

13nov1:00 pm2:30 pmPlaygroup TBD

15nov10:30 am12:00 pmPlaygroup at Tarea Hall Pittman South Branch Library

17nov12:00 pm1:30 pmPlaygroup at West Oakland Library

20nov1:00 pm2:30 pmPlaygroup TBD

22nov10:30 am12:00 pmPlaygroup at Tarea Hall Pittman South Branch Library

23nov9:30 am5:00 pmAgency Holiday (Closed)

24nov9:30 am5:00 pmAgency Holiday (Closed)

24nov12:00 pm1:30 pmPlaygroup at West Oakland Library

27nov1:00 pm2:30 pmPlaygroup TBD

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

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