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Drop-in Playgroups

Family and Child Care Connections offers regularly scheduled playgroups for children, parents and child care providers at our centre at #50 Pippy Place in St. John's. The playroom offers a variety of developmentally and age appropriate activities for children from birth to six years old. This is a friendly, supportive space where adults and children can spend time together in a low stress environment away from distractions.

When you drop in for a playgroup you will find:

  • a place for children and adults to play together, make new friends, learn new skills and share ideas,
  • information and resources on topics like toilet learning, guiding children's behaviour, nutrition and children's learning,
  • open ended activities that enhance your child's experience,
  • new ideas to help you support your child's learning, and
  • expert staff to offer support and advice.

Playgroup Schedule

Tuesday 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (open to all)
Wednesday 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (for child care providers-both affiliated and within the community-only)
Thursday 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (open to all)

* Please note that our regularly scheduled playgroups finish in late June for the summer months.. Starting the 1st Wednesday in July, after the Canada Day Holiday, we will be offering playgroups on Wednesdays only for the duration of the summer. Our Tuesday and Thursday schedule will resume on the 1st Tuesday after the Labour day holiday.  Contact Family and Child Care Connections for more information about the schedule.

Family and Child Care Connections provides transportation to playgroups for child care providers who are agency-approved, as arranged by a home visitor. For directions to the centre, click here.




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