We provide Parent-Child Playgroups in welcoming community spaces (libraries, schools, community centers) for parents and caregivers to interact and build skills with their children through play and for families to connect with one another and with valuable resources. Playgroups are staffed by Early Childhood Specialists who know the community well and offer information and support to parents as they navigate the early years and the often daunting job of raising a young child.
Playgroup spaces contain toys, books, and other materials to help strengthen each child’s cognitive, physical, and creative selves, and to help promote social-emotional skill building. Through play, transitions, circle time songs and activities, and informal conversations, parents learn about developmental ages and stages, gain tools to help understand their child’s behavior, and become empowered to prepare the family and child to enter school ‘ready to learn’.
Playgroups are available for children ages 11 months to 4 years, and Parent-Baby Groups are offered for families with infants. During the summer months, some Playgroups are offered in community parks so families can play, connect, and explore with each other outdoors.
See the listing below for details about Playgroups offered near you; some may require advance registration.