Caregivers and child in playgroup

***In order to make space for Winter Hill’s AIM students, Somerville Family Learning Collaborative (SFLC) staff have vacated their offices on the first floor of the Edgerly Building.  As a result, SFLC staff currently do not have office phones, and we would encourage you to communicate via email as a first step.  If you need to reach anyone within the SFLC more urgently, please call the Enrollment Office at 617-629-5670 and a team member will connect you to right person.


Playgroups and Parent Support Groups

Playgroups and parent support groups are an opportunity to connect with other parents and caregivers, to learn about parenting, and to introduce your child to other children. All groups focus on a variety of experiences that support children's development in literacy, math, science, music, art, large motor, fine motor, and social-emotional skills. 

If you need language support to register or have questions, please call 617-625-6600 x6990 or email


Join a Group!

New Opportunities

Nepali Outdoor Playgroup. May 4 through July. Thursdays, 3:00-4:30p.m., Growing Center, 22 Vinal Avenue. Drop-in. Come and explore the grounds and meet other Nepali-speaking families. No registration needed.

(FULL) Me, You, We Playgroup. May 11-June 15. Thursdays, 10:00-11:00a.m. Capuano Early Education Center. 6-week playgroup that focuses on social-emotional development with curriculum designed by Boston Children's Museum. Register to be placed on the waiting list.

Parent Support Groups. Virtual and in person. Learn more.

Follow SFLC Playgroups on Facebook @SFLCplaygroups to find information about other new programming.


Ongoing Playgroups

Indoor Playgroups

Register: EnglishSpanish, or Portuguese
Dates: January 30, 2023 - June 16, 2023
Location: Edgerly Building, 8 Bonair Street (Door #4) 
9:00-10:30a.m. Playgroup for birth to 2 years
11:00a.m.-12:30p.m. Playgroup for birth to 18 months
9:00-11:00a.m. Preschool Science Playgroup. 2.6 years to 5 years
3:00-4:30p.m. Playgroup for birth to 5 years
9:00-10:30a.m. Playgroup for birth to 5 years
11:00a.m.-12:30p.m. Playgroup in Mandarin. Birth to 5 years *New Group!*
3:00-4:30p.m. Playgroup in Nepali. Birth to 5 years
8:30-10:00a.m. Playgroup for birth to 5 years
11:00a.m.-12:30p.m. Playgroup in Spanish. Birth to 5 years
3:00-4:30p.m. Playgroup in Portuguese. Birth to 5 years
9:00-10:30a.m. Playgroup for birth to 5 years
11:00a.m.-12:30p.m. Playgroup for birth to 5 years

Outdoor Playgroups

Register: Not required for outdoor drop in groups
Dates: varies based on group
Location: Somerville Community Growing Center, 22 Vinal Avenue
11:00AM-12:30p.m. January 30 - June 16, 2023. Playgroup for Birth to 5 years. 
3:00-4:30p.m. May 4 - July, 2023. Nepali speakers' playgroup.

Parent Support Groups 

Register: EnglishSpanish.
Dates: see below
Location: Online or in person
1:00-2:00p.m. Vamos a Crecer Juntos - Spanish-language new parents support group for parents of children birth to 15 months. Edgerly Building, 8 Bonair Street (Door #4). 1/30, 2/13, 2/27, 3/13, 3/27, 4/10, 4/24, 5/8, 5/22, 6/6/2023.
1:00-2:30p.m. New parents support group. For parents of pre-natal to 15 months. Edgerly Building, 8 Bonair Street (Door #4). Year-round.
4:00-5:30p.m. In This Together support group. For parents of children birth to 10 years. Year-round. Register for Zoom link.



SFLC Playgroups, Parent Support Groups, Parent Education, and ASQ Developmental Screening are funded by the MA Department of Early Education and Care's CFCE Grant. Information on the CFCE ParentChild+ Program can be found here. SFLC Programs are available to Somerville residents only unless otherwise specified.