Playgroup

SFLC Playgroups and Parent Support

These programs are FREE & open to all Somerville families with children birth to 5 years old.  All groups take place at the Cummings School ~ 42 Prescott Street ~  For more information call: 617-625-6600 x6990

Thank you for your participation in Session 1 Playgroups & Support Groups!! We look forward to seeing you in January!

View our January Drop-In Schedule 

Session 2 Registration Dates:
Tuesday, January 8th & Wednesday January 9th

Session 2 runs from February 4th - May 10th.

View our Session 2 Schedule in English
View our Session 2 Schedule in Español
View our Session 2 Schedule in Português

The registration form will be posted during the registration period.

How to Register

You can register in one of the following ways during the registration period:

  • Download registration form to your computer, fill out on the computer, save it and email as an attachment to sfn@k12.somerville.ma.us
  • Call 617-625-6600 x6990
    Drop-In Playgroups require no registration.

About our Playgroups & Support Groups

Playgroups are a place to meet other parents and caregivers with infants, toddlers and preschool children in a language-rich environment. Each week, participants experience literacy support through play, conversation, singing and sharing books.

  • Playgroups are open to all Somerville families with children birth to 5 years.
  • Families may register for one playgroup per week plus attend Drop-In Groups.
  • Two sessions per year are offered in English, Spanish, Portuguese and Nepalese.
  • Discover & Learn Playgroups take place in the Cummings School 42 Prescott St. (Yellow Door)
  • Climb & Create Drop-In Playgroups take place in the Cummings School 42 Prescott St. (Pink Door)

Discover & Learn Playgroups offer distinct areas of the room engaging babies to 5 year olds. There are a variety of experiences that support the development of children's literacy, math, science, music, art and social-emotional skills!

Language-Specific Groups offer families all the components of a Discover & Learn playgroup run in their native language!

Climb & Create Drop-In Playgroups provide many opportunities for children 2 to 5 years old to develop their large motor skills while still offering opportunities for discovery and creativity!

PCHP Playgroups are for Somerville families enrolled in the Parent Child Home Program. It is an opportunity to meet other families in the program while learning through play!

Wondering Together 1 Support Group includes playtime for children 1 year old and adults together, plus a facilitated adult discussion time to explore toddlers' learning and development.Toddlers play in a supervised learning environment and practice separating from their caregviers. Adult group time is held in the same room. Conversation topics will be generated both by particpants and facilitators.

Wondering Together 2 Support Group includes playtime for children 2 years old and adults together, plus a facilitated adult discussion time to explore toddlers' learning and development.Toddlers play in a supervised learning environment and practice separating from their caregviers. Adult group time is held in the same room. Conversation topics will be generated both by particpants and facilitators.

New Parents Drop-In Support Group (Prenatal - 12 months) Fridays, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m (Yellow Door). The Somerville New Parents Group is open to all expecting parents and parents with babies from birth - 12 months old. It is a drop-in support group where families can make connections with each other, find resources and share ideas and supports.

Sharing our Stories Drop-In Support Group for families with young children with special needs. (Purple Door)  Raising a child who does not always fit in can be challenging. This free, open-ended group will offer adults the opportunity to share joys, concerns, frustrations, questions and resources about their experiences. Conversation in English, interpretation upon request.

SomerBaby Welcome Bag
SomerBaby is a FREE and voluntary community program to welcome new babies to Somerville!. Each SomerBaby family receives a home visit, support, resources & a Welcome Baby Bag filled with information, a book and blanket for baby and much much more! For more information or to make an appointment for a visit call Flor Apolaya:
617-625-6600 x6702 or fapolaya@k12.somerville.ma.us