Q:

How do I find a playgroup in my area?

A:

Quick Answer

Community bulletin boards, schools, parent-oriented social groups and word-of-mouth introductions are all ways to find a local playgroup. Mommy Bites explains that most parent support groups have some connection to a child playgroup as well.

Continue Reading
How do I find a playgroup in my area?
Credit: Marina Raith Picture Press Getty Images

Full Answer

According to Dr. Gina Lamb of Mommy Bites, finding a local playgroup is an unnecessarily overwhelming task for many new parents. Parent support groups can be easier to find than playgroups, since many playgroups do not advertise openly. Another option is to consult the child's pediatrician and ask for local recommendations. Mommy and Me classes, such as Music Together, are also a popular way to meet other parents and set up play dates between two children or a larger group.

Organizations like the Family Nurturing Center of Massachusetts provide safe, positive environments for parents and children to engage with others in their community. Mommy Bites also notes that Montessori schools and other educational institutions tend to offer workshops, playgroups and other activities for local parents and children. Another option is to investigate a local community center for information on the various child-oriented workshops and activities that are available in most areas. Playgroups may not always be advertised, but asking around for information and attending child-friendly events often results in new connections and leads.

Learn more about Child Care

Related Questions

  • Q:

    What are some places to advertise child care services?

    A:

    To advertise child care services, post fliers with tear-off tabs where people with children tend to gather, such as at grocery stores, on bulletin boards, and at indoor and outdoor playgrounds. Purchase targeted online advertising to help your child care program reach the right customers.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What are some good foods to include on a day care menu?

    A:

    Vegetables, fruits, lean meat, fish and chicken are some good foods to include on a day care menu, as appropriate to the various age groups and developmental stages of the children, suggests KinderCare.com. Child and Family Center of Vanderbilt University encourages cereals, yogurts and cheeses for breakfast, while milk and water are to be fed often throughout the day.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What is La Petite Academy?

    A:

    As of 2015, La Petite Academy is a company that operates a chain of 450 educational day care schools and is headquartered in Novi, Michigan. La Petite Academy is part of the Learning Care Group, which provides various types of childhood care and educational services.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    Can you take a child care class online?

    A:

    Fully credentialed child care classes are offered through many schools and private organizations online. Many online training classes offer a full curriculum that includes early childhood education specifics as well as basic child care health and safety. Cost and time commitment vary depending on the provider.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore