Playgroups 2018-11-09T12:49:22+00:00

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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Playgroups for FFN Caregivers

Playgroups at 81st Avenue Branch Library

Location: 1021 81st Ave, Oakland, 94621
Series Dates: Every Tue, Sep 18 – Nov 27 | 11:30 am – 1 pm (No playgroup on Nov 13)

Playgroups at Tarea Hall Pittman South Branch Library

Location: 1901 Russell St, Berkeley, 94703
Series Dates: Every Wed, Sep 5 – Nov 28 | 10:30 am – 12 pm  (No playgroup on Sep 12 & Nov 7)

Playgroups at West Oakland Library

Location: 1801 Adeline St, Oakland, 94607
Series Dates: Every Fri, Sep 7 – Nov 30 | 12 pm – 1:30 pm  (No playgroup on Sep 14 & Nov 23)

november

16nov12:00 pm1:30 pmPlaygroup at West Oakland Library

20nov11:30 pm1:00 pmPlaygroup at 81st Avenue Branch Library

21nov10:30 am12:00 pmPlaygroup at Tarea Hall Pittman South Branch Library

22nov(nov 22)9:30 am23(nov 23)4:30 pmAgency Closed (Holiday)BANANAS is closed in observance of Thanksgiving Day.

23nov12:00 pm1:30 pmNo Playgroup Today

23nov12:00 pm1:30 pmPlaygroup at West Oakland Library

27nov11:30 pm1:00 pmPlaygroup at 81st Avenue Branch Library

28nov10:30 am12:00 pmPlaygroup at Tarea Hall Pittman South Branch Library

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

december

05dec10:30 am12:00 pmPlaygroup at Tarea Hall Pittman South Branch Library

january

02jan3:00 pm4:30 pmPlaygroups at BANANAS (12-Week Series)

04jan12:00 pm1:30 pmLearn & Play Camp at West Oakland Library (8-Week Series)

09jan11:00 am12:30 pmPlaygroups at EBALDC's Lion Creek Crossings Family Resource Center, Havenscourt (12-Week Series)

09jan3:00 pm4:30 pmPlaygroups at BANANAS (12-Week Series)

10jan10:00 am11:30 amPlaygroup at Melrose Branch Library (4-Week Series)

11jan12:00 pm1:30 pmLearn & Play Camp at West Oakland Library (8-Week Series)

16jan11:00 am12:30 pmPlaygroups at EBALDC's Lion Creek Crossings Family Resource Center, Havenscourt (12-Week Series)

16jan3:00 pm4:30 pmPlaygroups at BANANAS (12-Week Series)

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

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

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 amPlaygroup 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 amPlaygroup at Melrose Branch Library (4-Week Series)

31jan12:00 pm1:30 pmPlaygroups for FFN Caregivers (8-Week Series)

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