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)

 

EBALDC’s Lion Creek Crossings

Location: 6865 Leona Creek Drive, Suite 102, Oakland, CA 94621
Every Thu, Sep 12 – Dec 5 | 10 am – 11:30 am

Berkeley South Library

Location: 1901 Russell St, Berkeley, CA 94703
Every Thu, Sep 12 – Dec 5 | 2 pm – 3:30 pm

 

FCC Providers (Ages 2-5)

 

Melrose Library

Location: 4805 Foothill Blvd, Oakland, CA 94601
Every Wed, Sep 11 – Oct 30 | 10 am – 11:30 am

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september

11sep10:00 am11:30 amNo more spaces leftFamily Child Care Providers Playgroups at Melrose Library

12sep10:00 am11:30 amPlaygroups at EBALDC’s Lion Creek Crossings Family Resource Center, Havenscourt

12sep2:00 pm3:30 pmPlaygroups at Berkeley South Library

18sep10:00 am11:30 amNo more spaces leftFamily Child Care Providers Playgroups at Melrose Library

19sep10:00 am11:30 amPlaygroups at EBALDC’s Lion Creek Crossings Family Resource Center, Havenscourt

19sep2:00 pm3:30 pmPlaygroups at Berkeley South Library

25sep10:00 am11:30 amNo more spaces leftFamily Child Care Providers Playgroups at Melrose Library

26sep10:00 am11:30 amPlaygroups at EBALDC’s Lion Creek Crossings Family Resource Center, Havenscourt

26sep2:00 pm3:30 pmPlaygroups at Berkeley South Library

october

02oct10:00 am11:30 amNo more spaces leftFamily Child Care Providers Playgroups at Melrose Library

03oct10:00 am11:30 amPlaygroups at EBALDC’s Lion Creek Crossings Family Resource Center, Havenscourt

03oct2:00 pm3:30 pmPlaygroups at Berkeley South Library

09oct10:00 am11:30 amNo more spaces leftFamily Child Care Providers Playgroups at Melrose Library

10oct10:00 am11:30 amPlaygroups at EBALDC’s Lion Creek Crossings Family Resource Center, Havenscourt

10oct2:00 pm3:30 pmPlaygroups at Berkeley South Library

16oct10:00 am11:30 amNo more spaces leftFamily Child Care Providers Playgroups at Melrose Library

17oct10:00 am11:30 amPlaygroups at EBALDC’s Lion Creek Crossings Family Resource Center, Havenscourt

17oct2:00 pm3:30 pmPlaygroups at Berkeley South Library

23oct10:00 am11:30 amNo more spaces leftFamily Child Care Providers Playgroups at Melrose Library

24oct10:00 am11:30 amPlaygroups at EBALDC’s Lion Creek Crossings Family Resource Center, Havenscourt

24oct2:00 pm3:30 pmPlaygroups at Berkeley South Library

30oct10:00 am11:30 amNo more spaces leftFamily Child Care Providers Playgroups at Melrose Library

31oct10:00 am11:30 amPlaygroups at EBALDC’s Lion Creek Crossings Family Resource Center, Havenscourt

31oct2:00 pm3:30 pmPlaygroups at Berkeley South Library