Peapod Playgroups

“We’re all in this together”

Join a Peapod Playgroup! Connect with parents and children in your area. All Mono County parents and families with children birth to six are invited to participate.

 

Benton: Please contact First 5 if you live in the Benton or Chalfant area and are interested in Peapod.

Bridgeport: Tuesdays, 3:15 – 4:15 pm
November 28 – February 13 (except Dec 26 & Jan 2) download flyer
Bridgeport Memorial Hall, 73 North School St
Teiya 775-721-1665

Crowley Lake: Fridays, 10:30 – 11:30 am
September  8 – November 17 download flyer
December 1 – February 23 (except Dec 22, 29, Jan 5) download flyer
Crowley Lake Community Center, 458 South Landing Rd
Annaliesa 760-937-6238
Jackie 619-318-7790

Lee Vining: Please call First 5 if interested.

Mammoth: Thursdays, 10:00 – 11:00 am
October 26 – January 25 (except Nov 23, Dec 21 & 28, Jan 4) download flyer
Mammoth Community Center, 1000 Forest Trail
Jackie 619-318-7790
Robin 805-341-9880

Walker: Wednesdays, 4:00 – 5:00 pm
Winter session dates coming soon!
Walker Wellness Center, 107655 Hwy. 395
Chanden 530-208-6472

A chance for young children—and their parents—to play and socialize. Play mats, tunnels, and tents give children a stimulating atmosphere to play with their peers, while parents get a much welcomed chance to chat with other parents about the joys and challenges of parenting.

Parent/child playgroups are offered to provide parents an opportunity to enhance their child’s social and emotional development through play. Just as importantly, social opportunities for parents are provided. When parents have an opportunity to talk with each other on a regular basis it can help them feel more connected, supported, and better able to cope with the challenges of parenting. Typical activities include free play, singing, arts and crafts, and guest speakers on topics of interest to parents. The playgroups meet weekly at the same time and place, enabling families to form a healthy habit of having fun together.

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How often and where do the playgroups meet?

Once a week for an hour, in a comfortable and welcoming environment such as a community center, library, or park. Families are welcome to attend as often as they are able.

How much does it cost? The playgroups are free of charge for all families.

Who can attend?  Parents with children ages zero to six are welcome. There are no qualifications for attending.

What else do the playgroups offer?

Playgroups can assist with other parenting-related needs, such as:

  • Breastfeeding assistance
  • Connections to community events and services
  • Connections to other families in your area who share similar interests
  • Funds to support the mental health needs of families, as requested.

Who leads the playgroups?

Specially trained Parent Leaders work to help parents address challenges specific to parenting, and lead fun, family-centered playgroups.

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The Peapod Program is funded by a grant from the Mental Health Services Act, Innovation Funds, (Proposition 63), and administered by First 5 Mono County.