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Playgroups

Playgroups focus on children 0-6 years old who attend with parents/grandparents/caregivers, etc. Playgroups offer a positive, interactive experience for parents and children. Play-based learning environments are provided in various locations around the County where children learn skills in socialization, communication, listening and problem-solving. Parents can get questions answered regarding their child’s development and receive referrals and get connected to other services if needed.

Click on OEYC.July & August 2017 Playgroup Schedule for playgroup locations, days and times.

Evening Playgroups

Emmanuel Baptist Church, 2 Corey Street, Bloomfield
Tuesdays, 6:30-8:00pm

This is a lovely location and we’re hoping that families in the area will participate.  Space allows for some active play.  Snack is provided and circle time to close.  There is no cost to attend.

“Busy Feet” at Queen Elizabeth School (auditorium) – enter from Elm Street
Thursdays, 5:00-7:00pm

This playgroup focuses on children between the ages of 2-6 years old attending with parents/grandparents/caregivers, etc.  It’s an active playgroup featuring physical play, i.e. plasma cars, floor hockey, parachute play, balls, cooperative games and more. Snack and story time are offered at the end.

Kindergarten Readiness

This group is for children who will be entering school in September. Children learn skills in a play-based learning environment that encourages socialization, communication, literacy, listening and problem solving skills through play experiences. Staff will provide parents with resources to help with a smooth transition to school.

Professional Development

All staff are encouraged to continue educating themselves in current, up-to-date, best practices concerning Early Childhood Development. All staff attend mandatory First Aid training every three years and annually attend CPR certification training. Staff also attend two workshop training sessions as well as in-house training.

Parent Education & Resources

  • Triple P Parenting Program
  • How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk
  • Infant Massage

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