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)

 

EBALDC’s Lion Creek Crossings

Location: 6865 Leona Creek Drive, Suite 102, Oakland, CA 94621
Every Thu, Sep 12 – Dec 5 | 10 am – 11:30 am

Berkeley South Library

Location: 1901 Russell St, Berkeley, CA 94703
Every Thu, Sep 12 – Dec 5 | 2 pm – 3:30 pm

 

FCC Providers (Ages 2-5)

 

Melrose Library

Location: 4805 Foothill Blvd, Oakland, CA 94601
Every Wed, Sep 11 – Oct 30 | 10 am – 11:30 am

october

23oct10:00 am11:30 amFamily Child Care Providers Playgroups at Melrose Library

24oct10:00 am11:30 amPlaygroups at EBALDC’s Lion Creek Crossings Family Resource Center, Havenscourt

24oct2:00 pm3:30 pmPlaygroups at Berkeley South Library

30oct10:00 am11:30 amFamily Child Care Providers Playgroups at Melrose Library

31oct10:00 am11:30 amPlaygroups at EBALDC’s Lion Creek Crossings Family Resource Center, Havenscourt

31oct2:00 pm3:30 pmPlaygroups at Berkeley South Library

november

07nov10:00 am11:30 amPlaygroups at EBALDC’s Lion Creek Crossings Family Resource Center, Havenscourt

07nov2:00 pm3:30 pmPlaygroups at Berkeley South Library

11nov9:30 am4:30 pmAgency Closed (Holiday)BANANAS is closed in observance of Veteran’s Day.

14nov10:00 am11:30 amPlaygroups at EBALDC’s Lion Creek Crossings Family Resource Center, Havenscourt

14nov2:00 pm3:30 pmPlaygroups at Berkeley South Library

21nov10:00 am11:30 amPlaygroups at EBALDC’s Lion Creek Crossings Family Resource Center, Havenscourt

21nov2:00 pm3:30 pmPlaygroups at Berkeley South Library

28nov9:30 am4:30 pmAgency Closed (Holiday)BANANAS is closed in observance of Thanksgiving Day.

28nov10:00 am11:30 amPlaygroups at EBALDC’s Lion Creek Crossings Family Resource Center, Havenscourt

28nov10:00 am11:30 amNo Playgroup Today

28nov2:00 pm3:30 pmPlaygroups at Berkeley South Library

28nov2:00 pm3:30 pmNo Playgroup Today

29nov9:30 am4:30 pmAgency Closed (Holiday)BANANAS is closed in observance of Thanksgiving Day.

december

05dec10:00 am11:30 amPlaygroups at EBALDC’s Lion Creek Crossings Family Resource Center, Havenscourt

05dec2:00 pm3:30 pmPlaygroups at Berkeley South Library

23dec9:30 am1:00 pmAgency Half-Day (Holiday)BANANAS open from 9:30 am – 1 pm only.

24dec9:30 am1:00 pmAgency Half-Day (Holiday)BANANAS open from 9:30 am – 1 pm only.

25dec9:30 am4:30 pmAgency Closed (Holiday)BANANAS is closed for Christmas.

26dec(dec 26)9:30 am27(dec 27)4:30 pmAgency Closed (Holiday)BANANAS is closed for winter holidays.

30dec9:30 am1:00 pmAgency Half-Day (Holiday)BANANAS open from 9:30 am – 1 pm only.

31dec9:30 am1:00 pmAgency Half-Day (Holiday)BANANAS open from 9:30 am – 1 pm only.