SFLC Playgroups and Parent Support

Playgroups follow the Somerville Public Schools calendar for school closings and will be cancelled if the Somerville Public Schools are closed due to weather. 

These programs are FREE & open to all Somerville families with children birth to 5 years old.

January Drop-In Playgroup Schedule

Session 2

Registration: Tuesday, January 7th & Wednesday January 8th  (Session runs from February 3rd - May 8th)

The new Session 2 schedule will be posted at the end of December.

The registration form will be posted during the registration period.


How to Register

You can register in one of the following ways:

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

We look forward to registering you and your family for the Fall Playgroups!

Playgroups Locations

SFLC Center at the Cummings School ~ 42 Prescott Street, Somerville MA 02143  (Enter through the double doors in the parking lot on 93 School Street)

Capuano Early Childhood Center ~ 150 Glen Street, Somerville MA 02145 (Enter through the front entrance by ringing the bell and then please sign in at the front office on the left)


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 plus attend Drop-In Groups.
  • Two sessions per year are offered in English, Spanish, Portuguese and Nepalese.

Groups at the SFLC Center at the Cummings School -- 42 Prescott Street, Somerville MA 02143

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! The space also provides an area of the room where children can develop their large motor skills! (Double Doors in parking lot on 93 School Street).

Language-Specific Groups offer families all the components of a Discover & Learn playgroup run in their native language! (Double Doors in parking lot on 93 School Street).

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. (Double Doors in parking lot on 93 School Street).

New Parents Drop-In Support Group (Prenatal - 12 months) Fridays, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m 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. (Double Doors in parking lot on 93 School Street).

Sharing our Stories Drop-In Support Group for families with young children with special needs. 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. (Yellow Door Entrance in playground area at 42 Prescott Street)

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 email Flor Apolaya or call her at 617-625-6600 x6702.

Groups at the Capuano Early Childhood Center -- 150 Glen Street, Somerville MA 02145

Preschool Playgroups

Create & Learn Playgroups