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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
Series Dates (12-Week): Every Wed, Jan 2 – Mar 20 | 3 pm – 4:30 pm

EBALDC’s Lion Creek Crossings

Location: 6818 Lion Way, Oakland, 94621
Series Dates (12-Week): Every Wed, Jan 9 – Mar 27 | 11 am – 12:30 pm

Melrose Branch Library

Location: 4805, Foothill Blvd, Oakland, 94601
Series Dates (8-Week): Every Thu, Feb 7 – Mar 28 | 10 am – 11:30 am

Learn & Play Camp at West Oakland Branch Library

Location: 1801 Adeline St, Oakland, 94607
Series Dates (8-Week): Every Fri, Jan 4 – Feb 22 | 12 pm – 1:30 pm

FCC Providers

Playgroups at Melrose Branch Library

Location: 4805 Foothill Blvd, Oakland, 94601
Series Dates (4-Week): Every Thu, Jan 10 – Jan 31 | 10 am – 11:30 am

january

17jan10:00 am11:30 amEvent OverFCC Playgroup at Melrose Branch Library (4-Week Series)

18jan12:00 pm1:30 pmLearn & Play Camp at West Oakland Library (8-Week Series)

21jan9:00 am4:30 pmAgency Closed (Holiday)BANANAS is closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

23jan11:00 am12:30 pmPlaygroups at EBALDC's Lion Creek Crossings Family Resource Center, Havenscourt (12-Week Series)

23jan3:00 pm4:30 pmPlaygroups at BANANAS (12-Week Series)

24jan10:00 am11:30 amFCC Playgroup at Melrose Branch Library (4-Week Series)

25jan12:00 pm1:30 pmLearn & Play Camp at West Oakland Library (8-Week Series)

30jan11:00 am12:30 pmPlaygroups at EBALDC's Lion Creek Crossings Family Resource Center, Havenscourt (12-Week Series)

30jan3:00 pm4:30 pmPlaygroups at BANANAS (12-Week Series)

31jan10:00 am11:30 amFCC Playgroup at Melrose Branch Library (4-Week Series)

february

01feb12:00 pm1:30 pmLearn & Play Camp at West Oakland Library (8-Week Series)

06feb11:00 am12:30 pmPlaygroups at EBALDC's Lion Creek Crossings Family Resource Center, Havenscourt (12-Week Series)

06feb3:00 pm4:30 pmPlaygroups at BANANAS (12-Week Series)

07feb10:00 am11:30 amPlaygroups for FFN Caregivers (8-Week Series)

08feb12:00 pm1:30 pmLearn & Play Camp at West Oakland Library (8-Week Series)

13feb11:00 am12:30 pmPlaygroups at EBALDC's Lion Creek Crossings Family Resource Center, Havenscourt (12-Week Series)

13feb3:00 pm4:30 pmPlaygroups at BANANAS (12-Week Series)

14feb10:00 am11:30 amPlaygroups for FFN Caregivers (8-Week Series)

15feb12:00 pm1:30 pmLearn & Play Camp at West Oakland Library (8-Week Series)

18feb9:00 am4:30 pmAgency ClosedBANANAS is closed in observance of President's Day.

20feb11:00 am12:30 pmPlaygroups at EBALDC's Lion Creek Crossings Family Resource Center, Havenscourt (12-Week Series)

20feb3:00 pm4:30 pmPlaygroups at BANANAS (12-Week Series)

21feb10:00 am11:30 amPlaygroups for FFN Caregivers (8-Week Series)

22feb12:00 pm1:30 pmLearn & Play Camp at West Oakland Library (8-Week Series)

27feb11:00 am12:30 pmPlaygroups at EBALDC's Lion Creek Crossings Family Resource Center, Havenscourt (12-Week Series)

27feb3:00 pm4:30 pmPlaygroups at BANANAS (12-Week Series)

28feb10:00 am11:30 amPlaygroups for FFN Caregivers (8-Week Series)

march

06mar11:00 am12:30 pmPlaygroups at EBALDC's Lion Creek Crossings Family Resource Center, Havenscourt (12-Week Series)

06mar3:00 pm4:30 pmPlaygroups at BANANAS (12-Week Series)

07mar10:00 am11:30 amPlaygroups for FFN Caregivers (8-Week Series)

13mar11:00 am12:30 pmPlaygroups at EBALDC's Lion Creek Crossings Family Resource Center, Havenscourt (12-Week Series)

13mar3:00 pm4:30 pmPlaygroups at BANANAS (12-Week Series)

14mar10:00 am11:30 amPlaygroups for FFN Caregivers (8-Week Series)

20mar11:00 am12:30 pmPlaygroups at EBALDC's Lion Creek Crossings Family Resource Center, Havenscourt (12-Week Series)

20mar3:00 pm4:30 pmPlaygroups at BANANAS (12-Week Series)

21mar10:00 am11:30 amPlaygroups for FFN Caregivers (8-Week Series)

27mar11:00 am12:30 pmPlaygroups at EBALDC's Lion Creek Crossings Family Resource Center, Havenscourt (12-Week Series)

28mar10:00 am11:30 amPlaygroups for FFN Caregivers (8-Week Series)

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