Lotus BloomCommunity Subscriber
Parent-child program to foster bonding, attachment, social and motor development. Schedule includes free play, art, a light snack, circle and puzzle time. Includes monthly story time with a librarian from Oakland Public Library, drumming with QB. Open to parents and caregivers with children under 48 months. Drop-ins welcomed.
There are 4 that I know of: 1. The Alta Bates New Parent Support Group for 0-6 months and 6-12 month olds. I loved going when my son was under one. Once they can sit and crawl, it basically ends up being like a playgroup. Parents get to talk, and the kids play. We still hangout with many of the parents/kids we met there. 2. Epworth Church in Berkeley has baby and toddler playgroups (we go to the toddler one now and love it). It takes place at the church, but it's not affiliated with the church, so it's not in any way religious. 3. Lotus Bloom playgroups in Oakland. It's for 0-48 months. I only went once (it was too big and busy for me...I prefer a smaller setup so I can get to know the other parents over time and make friends), but may work better for you. 4. I've heard that the Rose School in Berkeley also has a playgroup. I've never been to it myself, though, so I can't elaborate beyond this. Good luck!