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 (FFC) 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 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 at West Oakland Library (FFN)

Location: 1801 Adeline St, Oakland, 94607

Playgroups at Tarea Hall Pittman South Branch Library (FFN)

Location: 1901 Russell St, Berkeley, 94703

Playgroups at Melrose Library (FCC)

Location: 4805 Foothill Blvd, Oakland 94601

Playgroups at 81st Avenue Library (FFN)

Location: 1021 81st Ave, Oakland, CA 94621

october

20oct12:00 pm1:30 pmPlaygroup at West Oakland Library

24oct11:30 am1:00 pmPlaygroup at 81st Avenue Library

25oct10:30 am12:00 pmPlaygroup at Tarea Hall Pittman South Branch Library

27oct12:00 pm1:30 pmPlaygroup at West Oakland Library

31oct11:30 am1:00 pmPlaygroup at 81st Avenue Library

november

01nov10:30 am12:00 pmPlaygroup at Tarea Hall Pittman South Branch Library

03nov12:00 pm1:30 pmPlaygroup at West Oakland Library

07nov11:30 am1:00 pmPlaygroup at 81st Avenue Library

08nov10:30 am12:00 pmPlaygroup at Tarea Hall Pittman South Branch Library

10nov9:30 am5:00 pmAgency Holiday (Closed)

10nov12:00 pm1:30 pmPlaygroup at West Oakland Library

14nov11:30 am1:00 pmPlaygroup at 81st Avenue Library

15nov10:30 am12:00 pmPlaygroup at Tarea Hall Pittman South Branch Library

17nov12:00 pm1:30 pmPlaygroup at West Oakland Library

21nov11:30 am1:00 pmPlaygroup at 81st Avenue Library

22nov10:30 am12:00 pmPlaygroup at Tarea Hall Pittman South Branch Library

23nov9:30 am5:00 pmAgency Holiday (Closed)

24nov9:30 am5:00 pmAgency Holiday (Closed)

24nov12:00 pm1:30 pmPlaygroup at West Oakland Library

28nov11:30 am1:00 pmPlaygroup at 81st Avenue Library

29nov10:30 am12:00 pmPlaygroup at Tarea Hall Pittman South Branch Library

december

01dec12:00 pm1:30 pmPlaygroup at West Oakland Library

05dec11:30 am1:00 pmPlaygroup at 81st Avenue Library

06dec10:30 am12:00 pmPlaygroup at Tarea Hall Pittman South Branch Library

08dec12:00 pm1:30 pmPlaygroup at West Oakland Library

13dec10:30 am12:00 pmPlaygroup at Tarea Hall Pittman South Branch Library

15dec12:00 pm1:30 pmPlaygroup at West Oakland Library

18dec9:30 am12:30 pmAgency Half-Day

19dec9:30 am12:30 pmAgency Half-Day

20dec9:30 am12:30 pmAgency Half-Day

21dec9:30 am5:00 pmAgency Holiday (Closed)

22dec9:30 am5:00 pmAgency Holiday (Closed)

25dec9:30 am5:00 pmAgency Holiday (Closed)

26dec9:30 am5:00 pmAgency Holiday (Closed)

27dec9:30 am12:30 pmAgency Half-Day

28dec9:30 am12:30 pmAgency Half-Day

29dec9:30 am12:30 pmAgency Half-Day

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