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Infant Toddler Playgroups

Playgroups are higher education for infants and toddlers! 

Play is crucial to the well being and healthy development of every child.  In addition to being fun, play is how children explore, experiment and learn a range of social, physical, intellectual and creative skills. 

FRC playgroups provide children with valuable opportunities to socialize and play with other children.  Parents meet and talk to others who are facing the same joys and challenges of raising young children.  Parents learn more about child development and parenting struggles in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Children enjoy play, arts & crafts, story time and fingerplays.

Schedule: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday 10:15-11:15 a.m.  We follow the East Hartford Public School calendar. 

Registration: Registration takes place on an ongoing basis.  Priority is given to parents in the Silver Lane School attendance area.  Contact the Playgroup Facilitator at 860-622-5515 for more information.

Fee: Playgroups are provided at no cost. Parents are asked to bring one container of 100% apple juice and one box/bag of a goldfish or teddy grahams at some point during the program year.   


During playgroups The Playgroup Facilitator helps families engage in routines by providing a consistent schedule. A typical playgroup day includes:

  • Welcome
  • Free Play/Optional Craft
  • Story and Music Time
  • Snack
  • Wrap-up

Playgroup families also participate in educational workshops and field trips throughout the year.

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