Overview and Approach
In presenting activities and classes for parents and children, our goal at FamilyWorks is to honor parents as the primary, most powerful, and most important teachers of their children and to acknowledge that all caregivers have an impact on a child’s development. We hope to help create opportunities for parents/caregivers to find resources, validation, ideas, and friendships that will connect them to their communities. Through both playgroups and parenting classes, parents and caregivers can learn more about healthy development and contribute to the growth of children who are safe, secure, and school ready. Playing and networking with others, attending classes, and developing the ability to give and receive support contributes to making our community a nurturing place for families and individuals to prosper.
FamilyWorks offers a wide variety of playgroups in our beautiful playroom. Our playroom is filled with toys, art supplies, and books — allowing children to make choices and providing many learning opportunities. Parents and caregivers of young children (birth to 5 years of age) are invited to bring their youngsters and join together to play, read, create, sing, and have snacks. Participation in all playgroups is free and requires no prior registration — you can drop in. A FamilyWorks staff member or volunteer facilitates our playgroups. The playroom is also available for use by children accompanied by an adult when there is no playgroup/organized activity in session.
As a playgroup participant you can support the mission of FamilyWorks by bringing healthy snack items to share, helping with room cleanup and organization, welcoming new families, sharing your experience with others, and, if you are able, making a donation to FamilyWorks.
Ongoing Playgroup Schedule
Playgroup schedules are often subject to change, so please call 206-694-6727 or Sarah at 206-694-6849 for the most up-to-date playgroup information.
- for native or basic Spanish speaking families
- meets Tuesdays 11:00am – 12:30pm
- run by Japanese speaking volunteers
- meets Tuesdays 1:30pm – 3:00pm
- all are welcome!
- meets Wednesdays 10:30am -12:00pm
- all are welcome!
- meets Fridays 10:30am -12:00pm
Children Adopted from China Playgroup
- run by volunteers and families that have adopted children from China
- meets select Fridays 5:30pm – 7:00pm
- 2012 meeting dates: 1/27, 2/10, 3/9, 4/13, 5/11, 6/8, 9/28, 10/12, 11/9, 12/14
- contact Sally at (206) 361-5156