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

may

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

june

05jun2:00 pm3:30 pmPlaygroups at BANANAS

06jun10:00 am11:30 amPlaygroups at EBALDC's Lion Creek Crossings Family Resource Center, Havenscourt

07jun10:00 am11:30 amPlaygroups at Women’s Daytime Drop-In Center

12jun2:00 pm3:30 pmPlaygroups at BANANAS

13jun10:00 am11:30 amPlaygroups at EBALDC's Lion Creek Crossings Family Resource Center, Havenscourt

14jun10:00 am11:30 amPlaygroups at Women’s Daytime Drop-In Center

19jun2:00 pm3:30 pmPlaygroups at BANANAS

20jun10:00 am11:30 amPlaygroups at EBALDC's Lion Creek Crossings Family Resource Center, Havenscourt

21jun10:00 am11:30 amPlaygroups at Women’s Daytime Drop-In Center

26jun2:00 pm3:30 pmPlaygroups at BANANAS

27jun10:00 am11:30 amPlaygroups at EBALDC's Lion Creek Crossings Family Resource Center, Havenscourt

28jun10:00 am11:30 amPlaygroups at Women’s Daytime Drop-In Center

july

04jul9:00 am4:30 pmAgency Closed (Holiday)BANANAS is closed in observance of 4th of July.

10jul10:30 am12:00 pmPlaygroups at EBALDC's Lion Creek Crossings Family Resource Center, Havenscourt

10jul3:00 pm4:30 pmPlaygroups at BANANAS

11jul10:00 am11:30 amPlaygroup at Melrose Branch Library

17jul10:30 am12:00 pmPlaygroups at EBALDC's Lion Creek Crossings Family Resource Center, Havenscourt

17jul3:00 pm4:30 pmPlaygroups at BANANAS

18jul10:00 am11:30 amPlaygroup at Melrose Branch Library

24jul10:30 am12:00 pmPlaygroups at EBALDC's Lion Creek Crossings Family Resource Center, Havenscourt

24jul3:00 pm4:30 pmPlaygroups at BANANAS

25jul10:00 am11:30 amPlaygroup at Melrose Branch Library

31jul10:30 am12:00 pmPlaygroups at EBALDC's Lion Creek Crossings Family Resource Center, Havenscourt

31jul3:00 pm4:30 pmPlaygroups at BANANAS