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, Jul 10 – Jul 31 | 3 pm – 4:30 pm

EBALDC’s Lion Creek Crossings

Location: 6951 Lion Way, Oakland, 94621
Every Wed, Jul 10 – Jul 31 | 10:30 am – 12 pm

Melrose Library

Location: 4805 Foothill Blvd, Oakland, CA 94601
Every Thu, Jul 11 – Aug 1 | 10 am – 11:30 am

july

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

august

01aug10:00 am11:30 amPlaygroup at Melrose Branch Library

september

11sep10:00 am11:30 amPlaygroups 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 amPlaygroups 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 amPlaygroups 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