Greetings BANANAS families, providers and friends,

 

BANANAS staff is working remotely in accordance with the Bay Area wide shelter-in-place order.

 

Staff are available to provide support for families, child care providers, and community members.

 

If you are a child care provider and have questions about your reimbursement, please email AP@bananasbunch.org and we will respond as soon as we can. For all other inquiries, please email us at info@bananasbunch.org. Stay tuned for updates on the website, social media, and newsletters.

 

For the most up-to-date COVID-19 information and resources please click on the following links:
First 5 Alameda County COVID-19

Alameda Kids COVID-19: Resources for Parents

 

Thank you in advance for your patience. Please stay safe and visit our website and social media for updates.

BANANAS mission is to partner with families and child care providers to raise happy, confident children. We offer child care referrals and resources to families with young children and child care professionals in the Northern Alameda County cities of Oakland, Berkeley, Albany, Piedmont, Emeryville, and Alameda. If you need assistance with paying for child care, call us to see if you qualify for a subsidy program.

We welcome families and child care providers to sign up for our parent education classes, professional development trainings, and playgroups held here at BANANAS and out in the community. Sign up for sessions under Workshops & Trainings.

WORKSHOPS

PARENTS, FFN, & CHILD CARE PROVIDERS

may, 2020

01may1:00 pm1:30 pmEvent OverREMOTE: BANANAS Afternoon Virtual Playgroups

01may2:00 pm3:30 pmEvent OverEvent CancelledPlaygroups at West Oakland Library

02may9:30 am12:30 pmEvent OverREMOTE: Best Business Practices for Family Child Care Providers (English)

04may10:00 am11:30 amEvent OverEvent CancelledPlaygroups at Havenscourt Cub House at Lion Creek Family Resource Center

04may10:30 am11:00 amEvent OverREMOTE: BANANAS Morning Virtual Playgroups

04may1:00 pm1:30 pmEvent OverREMOTE: BANANAS Afternoon Virtual Playgroups

04may6:30 pm8:30 pmEvent OverREMOTE: Fathering From Within (4-Part Series)

05may10:00 am11:30 amEvent OverEvent CancelledPlaygroups at Havenscourt Cub House at Lion Creek Family Resource Center

05may10:00 am11:30 amEvent OverEvent CancelledPlaygroups at Frances Albrier Center

05may10:00 am12:00 pmEvent OverREMOTE: New Moms Support Group (4-Part Series)

05may10:30 am11:00 amEvent OverREMOTE: BANANAS Morning Virtual Playgroups

06may9:30 am11:00 amEvent OverEvent CancelledFCC Playgroup at Melrose Branch Library (8-Week Series)

06may10:00 am11:30 amEvent OverEvent CancelledPlaygroups at Havenscourt Cub House at Lion Creek Family Resource Center

06may10:30 am11:00 amEvent OverREMOTE: BANANAS Morning Virtual Playgroups

06may1:00 pm1:30 pmEvent OverREMOTE: BANANAS Afternoon Virtual Playgroups

06may6:30 pm8:30 pmEvent OverREMOTE: Spirited Children (6-Part Series)

07may10:00 am11:30 amEvent OverEvent CancelledPlaygroups at Havenscourt Cub House at Lion Creek Family Resource Center

07may10:30 am11:00 amEvent OverREMOTE: BANANAS Morning Virtual Playgroups

07may1:00 pm1:30 pmEvent OverREMOTE: BANANAS Afternoon Virtual Playgroups

07may1:30 pm3:30 pmEvent OverEvent CancelledPlaygroups at Havenscourt Cub House at Lion Creek Family Resource Center – Soccer Shots

07may6:30 pm8:30 pmEvent OverEvent CancelledChoosing Infant Care

08may1:00 pm1:30 pmEvent OverREMOTE: BANANAS Afternoon Virtual Playgroups

08may2:00 pm3:30 pmEvent OverEvent CancelledPlaygroups at West Oakland Library

09may10:00 am12:00 pmEvent OverEvent CancelledParent Cafe: Meet other parents and learn new parenting tips

11may10:00 am11:30 amEvent OverEvent CancelledPlaygroups at Havenscourt Cub House at Lion Creek Family Resource Center

11may10:30 am11:00 amEvent OverREMOTE: BANANAS Morning Virtual Playgroups

11may1:00 pm1:30 pmEvent OverREMOTE: BANANAS Afternoon Virtual Playgroups

11may6:30 pm8:30 pmEvent OverTRAUMA 101

11may6:30 pm8:30 pmEvent OverREMOTE: Fathering From Within (4-Part Series)

12may10:00 am11:30 amEvent OverEvent CancelledPlaygroups at Frances Albrier Center

12may10:00 am11:30 amEvent OverEvent CancelledPlaygroups at Havenscourt Cub House at Lion Creek Family Resource Center

12may10:00 am12:00 pmEvent OverREMOTE: New Moms Support Group (4-Part Series)

12may10:30 am11:00 amEvent OverREMOTE: BANANAS Morning Virtual Playgroups

13may9:30 am11:00 amEvent OverEvent CancelledFCC Playgroup at Melrose Branch Library (8-Week Series)

13may10:00 am11:30 amEvent OverEvent CancelledPlaygroups at Havenscourt Cub House at Lion Creek Family Resource Center

13may10:30 am11:00 amEvent OverREMOTE: BANANAS Morning Virtual Playgroups

13may1:00 pm1:30 pmEvent OverREMOTE: BANANAS Afternoon Virtual Playgroups

13may6:30 pm8:30 pmEvent OverREMOTE: FCC Contacts and Parent Handbooks

14may10:00 am11:30 amEvent OverEvent CancelledPlaygroups at Havenscourt Cub House at Lion Creek Family Resource Center

14may10:30 am11:00 amEvent OverREMOTE: BANANAS Morning Virtual Playgroups

14may1:00 pm1:30 pmEvent OverREMOTE: BANANAS Afternoon Virtual Playgroups

14may1:30 pm3:30 pmEvent OverEvent CancelledPlaygroups at Havenscourt Cub House at Lion Creek Family Resource Center – Soccer Shots

14may6:30 pm8:30 pmEvent OverFollow Up TRAUMA 101 Discussion Group

14may6:30 pm8:30 pmEvent OverEvent CancelledParenting Toddlers: What to Expect at this Age & Stage

14may6:30 pm8:30 pmEvent OverEvent CancelledUnderstanding the Developmental Milestones of Infants and Toddlers

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