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. Beginning in September, when you register on the online calendar below, you will be signed up for the entire series. Until then, playgroups are on a first-come, first-serve basis. Young babies are welcome at FFN playgroups if attending with a sibling who meets the recommended age group (one to five years).

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 (FFC) providers. FFN caregivers are grandparents, aunts, uncles, siblings, cousins, neighbors, and friends. At each facilitated group, you will be introduced to new ideas to increase parenting skills and improve awareness of children’s needs, learn about healthy child development, and better understand how to effectively support early learning and kinder-readiness.

Playgroups (FFN)

Fall Session: Every Mon, Sep 11 – Nov 13, 1 pm – 2:30 pm
Location: TBD

Playgroups at West Oakland Library (FFN)

Summer Session: Every Fri, Jul 7 – Aug 25, 12 pm – 1:30 pm
Fall Session: Every Fri, Sep 8 – Nov 17, 12 pm – 1:30 pm
Location: 1801 Adeline St, Oakland, 94607

Playgroups at Tarea Hall Pittman South Branch Library (FFN)

Every Wed, Sep 13 – Nov 9, 10:30 am – 12 pm
Location: 1901 Russel St, Berkeley, 94703

Playgroups at Melrose Library (FCC)

Every Thu, Oct 5 – 26 | 10 am – 11:30 am
Location: 4805 Foothill Blvd, Oakland 94601

august

25aug(aug 25)12:00 pm(aug 25)12:00 pmWest Oakland Library Playgroup

28aug(aug 28)1:00 pm(aug 28)1:00 pmEastmont Library Playgroup - Cancelled

september

08sep(sep 8)12:00 pm(sep 8)12:00 pmPlaygroup at West Oakland Library

11sep(sep 11)1:00 pm(sep 11)1:00 pmPlaygroup TBD

13sep(sep 13)10:30 am(sep 13)10:30 amPlaygroup at Tarea Hall Pittman South Branch Library

15sep(sep 15)12:00 pm(sep 15)12:00 pmPlaygroup at West Oakland Library

18sep(sep 18)1:00 pm(sep 18)1:00 pmPlaygroup TBD

20sep(sep 20)10:30 am(sep 20)10:30 amPlaygroup at Tarea Hall Pittman South Branch Library

22sep(sep 22)12:00 pm(sep 22)12:00 pmPlaygroup at West Oakland Library

25sep(sep 25)1:00 pm(sep 25)1:00 pmPlaygroup TBD

27sep(sep 27)10:30 am(sep 27)10:30 amPlaygroup at Tarea Hall Pittman South Branch Library

29sep(sep 29)12:00 pm(sep 29)12:00 pmPlaygroup at West Oakland Library

october

02oct(oct 2)1:00 pm(oct 2)1:00 pmPlaygroup TBD

04oct(oct 4)10:30 am(oct 4)10:30 amPlaygroup at Tarea Hall Pittman South Branch Library

06oct(oct 6)12:00 pm(oct 6)12:00 pmPlaygroup at West Oakland Library

09oct(oct 9)1:00 pm(oct 9)1:00 pmPlaygroup TBD

11oct(oct 11)10:30 am(oct 11)10:30 amPlaygroup at Tarea Hall Pittman South Branch Library

13oct(oct 13)12:00 pm(oct 13)12:00 pmPlaygroup at West Oakland Library

16oct(oct 16)1:00 pm(oct 16)1:00 pmPlaygroup TBD

18oct(oct 18)10:30 am(oct 18)10:30 amPlaygroup at Tarea Hall Pittman South Branch Library

20oct(oct 20)12:00 pm(oct 20)12:00 pmPlaygroup at West Oakland Library

23oct(oct 23)1:00 pm(oct 23)1:00 pmPlaygroup TBD

25oct(oct 25)10:30 am(oct 25)10:30 amPlaygroup at Tarea Hall Pittman South Branch Library

27oct(oct 27)12:00 pm(oct 27)12:00 pmPlaygroup at West Oakland Library

30oct(oct 30)1:00 pm(oct 30)1:00 pmPlaygroup TBD

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