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Playgroups

Playgroups listed here have open membership to families living in and around New Haven.  Please contact playgroup to confirm details before attending.  Note that a map is linked to each address listed for your convenience.

MONDAYS

  • Toddlers @ Yale  This group meets every Monday afternoon from 4pm-6pm in the McDougal Center, HGS 320 York Street, Room B48-50.  Join this group to socialize with other parents while your toddler socializes, too!  Contact Stefania at stefania.steele@gmail.com for more information.

TUESDAYS

  • Stay and Play The New Haven Public Library on 133 Elm Street offers a toddler program for children ages 0-3.  Join this group upstairs in the Chidren’s Room for stories, songs, finger rhymes, games and playtime on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11am.  For more information, call #203-946-8129 or visit www.cityofnewhaven.com/library online.
  • ‘Round-the-World Women Meeting The Round the World Women group brings together international women from the New Haven community to discuss current events, work on English, make friends and get to know the area.  This group meets on Tuesdays at 9:30 am at the First Baptist Church, corner of Edwards and Livingston Streets in New Haven.  Child care is available in the nursery downstairs.  For more information, visit www.rww-international.com or send an email to rww_newhaven@hotmail.com.

WEDNESDAYS

  • Toddler Tunes Described as the “Pied Piper of Toddlers”, this musical program for babies and toddlers meets every Wednesday at 11am at the Episcopal Church, corner of Humphrey and Orange Streets in New Haven.
  • Nature Pals Playgroup Ranger Harry Coyle hosts this group for children 0-5 and their caregivers every Wednesday.  The group meets from 9:30am-11am at the Edgewood Park Ranger Station in Westville, Edgewood Avenue near Ella Grasso Blvd.  Meet a different animal each week and create a craft with Ranger Coyle.  Requires preregistration, contact Ranger Coyle at #203-946-8028 or Tatiana at #203-389-4119.

THURSDAYS

  • Stay and Play The New Haven Public Library on 133 Elm Street offers a toddler program for children ages 0-3.  Join this group upstairs in the Chidren’s Room for stories, songs, finger rhymes, games and playtime on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11am.  For more information, call #203-946-8129 or visitwww.cityofnewhaven.com/library online.

FRIDAYS

  • Babies @ Yale This group, for new parents and their babies, meets on Fridays from 10am-12pm at the International Center, 421 Temple Street.  Please contact Kathrin at kathrin.annette@gmx.de for more information.
  • OWC_weblogoOneWorld Community A playgroup made up of families with young children in the New Haven area. Members come from all over the world as well as from right here in New Haven, and this combination is part of what makes OWC so special.OWC welcomes everyone — SAHMs, SAHDs, and parents who are working full or part time. OWC encourages a sense of connection and support among the members, and you’re welcome to join in! Come play — OWC meets Friday mornings from 9:30 till 11:30 at local playgrounds when the weather is nice, otherwise OWC meets in the basement nursery of the First Baptist Church of New Haven (at the corner of Edwards and Livingston Streets). For updates on location, or to get answers to any other questions, please contact OWC at  OWCPlaygroup@gmail.com
  • Baby & Toddler Groups @ Women & Family Life Center in Guilford The Center offers 3 different morning groups for babies and toddlers and their caregivers every Friday morning.  Follow this link for details or call #203-458-6699.

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