Playgroups & Groups

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Bedford Babies at the Bedford Free Library. Are you a new parent who could use all the help you can get? Join Adrian Kalikow, M.Ed., in an eight-week program designed to help new parents share the joys & challenges of parenthood. Parents (accompanied by their babies 11 months or less) will gather to discuss the many issues that arise with a new infant. No fee, space is limited. Registration is required. Call 914.234.3570 or register in the Children`s Room.

The CPPA is a nonprofit organization for families of preschool-aged children in the Chappaqua area. Our membership includes approximately 125 families in Chappaqua, Mount Kisco, Pleasantville, Millwood, Katonah, Bedford, Briarcliff, Ossining and Goldens Bridge. We organize playgroups, arts and crafts projects and outings (e.g., apple picking, children`s concerts) for children and events for parents (e.g., seminars, dinners). For more information about events or membership, please call 320-2772.

familytieslogoAs a lifeline to the greater Westchester area, Family Ties of Westchester, Inc. works to build stronger families and communities. Family Ties provides support and advocacy services to families of children with social, emotional and behavioral challenges in times of crisis and beyond. Family Ties offers a wide range of programs and services that help families make the important decisions necessary to guide their children down the successful path they deserve.  All Family Ties services are free and confidential.  Together we can make a difference working towards a solution, developing the right strategies, and helping to guide our youth through struggles, stigmas and stereotypes.  Visit www.familytieswestchester.org.

Mommy & Me Groups at Hebrew Congregation of Somers. Run by the Rosenthal JCC and led by a nurturing early childhood teacher, Mommy & Me is a wonderful introduction to a group experience for moms and tots. Activities include music, movement, arts and crafts, and much more.  For more information on Mommy & Me, contact the Rosenthal JCC in Yorktown at 914-736-3076. For more information on Hebrew Congregation of Somers, call 914-248-9532 or e-mail info@hebrewcongregationofsomers.org. Hebrew Congregation of Somers, Northern Westchester/Putnam`s Reconstructionist synagogue, offers a warm, friendly atmosphere, vibrant Hebrew School program, teen youth group, weekly Shabbat services, monthly family services, festive holiday celebrations, adult education, an active Sisterhood, and special holiday workshops throughout the year.

The Jewish Family Congregation is now forming a group for toddlers and parents called the Creation Station, beginning late January. Weekly program to include play, art activities, music, movement, and discussion of child development issues. The Early Childhood Center also has a nursery program for children ages 2, 3, and 4 years. For information, call 914.763.3028, X15.

Under New Ownership – Committed to eco-friendly practices and child development.  Open Play Everyday!  Mon-Sat 10-6, Sun 11-5.  Two level play structure, bounce house, imaginative play area, toddler area, story & craft days.  We offer a variety of party packages – let us do the work!  Playgroups forming soon!  Upcoming events – call for details.  Jumpin’ Jeepers, 926 US rte 6, Mahopac NY 10541.  Phone: 845-621-4922.  Visit www.jumpin-jeepers.com!

The Larchmont Newcomers’ Club is a social and charitable organization that has offered a social outlet to residents of Larchmont, Mamaroneck, and New Rochelle since the early 1950`s. For more information about the organization, please contact our hotline at 914.973.LNC1, P.O. Box 943, Larchmont, NY 10538 or visit our website at www.larchmontnewcomersclub.com

“Maternal Matters” is a support group where Moms find comfort and relief from others going through the same experiences.  The group provides an environment for mothers to express and explore their unique experience of being a mother.  Themes of Group: Unique role of motherhood, Child development, Marital relationships and co-parenting, How your own upbringing impacts your family today, Baby blues, Deciding to return to work or stay home, Body issues.  Susan is an LCSW and Psychotherapist.  She provides group and individual therapy to women dealing with postpartum issues.   For additional information regarding “Maternal Matters” contact Susan Greenberg, LCSW, 914.837.0928,

Launched by 3 SAHMs who met at a playgroup, mom2mom of northern westchester is a diverse group of moms who share experiences of mommyhood, advice and new ideas. We invite you to become a part of our drama-free, no-pressure group for ALL MOMS WHO LOVE THEIR CHILDREN!  Enjoy weekly themed playgroups (music, craft, swim, etc.), walks on the trail, trips to local parks, the aquarium and zoo, weekend family activities, volunteering for local charities, as well as fun moms nights out.  So whether you’re a brand-new mommy or one with experience, we look forward to meeting you soon!  Visit www.meetup.com/mom2mom-of-northern-westchester

Mothers and More of Westchester County is the BEST way to connect with other moms in the area! Join us for:  Age specific weekly playgroups,  Mom’s night out without the kids, Activities for kids of all ages: arts & crafts, holiday parties, and park dates.  There’s something new for you and your child to experience every week! For more information, visit www.momsofwestchester.com or by email newmemberinfo@momsofwestchester.com.  For more information on our National Chapter, visit www.mothersandmore.org

Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) Westchester welcomes mothers of children ages 0 to 5 years old. Each month we have a speaker discussing different aspects of raising children and motherhood. There is a discussion time with small groups and a creative activity. Our friendly greeters will help you at the door and help you get the kids settled into their classrooms. Come when you can and leave when you must. The MOPPETS program provides safe and nurturing childcare. Children are grouped by age. We meet at Bedford Community Church, 160 Bedford Center Road, Bedford Hills, NY 10507. For information, visit www.mopswestchester.com, email info@mopswestchester.com, or call 914-666-5384.

New mothers are invited to come with their new babies to meet other new moms and share information about newborn care.  The group meets once a month in the conference center from 1 pm to 3 pm.  For more information about this free program, please call 914.666.1030.  Northern Westchester Hospital, 400 East Main Street, Mount Kisco, NY 10549, click here to visit the site.

Our Children Our Selves is a not-for-profit organization devoted to the physical, intellectual, social and spiritual development of young children and the adults who love and care for them. Our focus is on empowering parents and their children to develop into their potential and independence in a warm nurturing environment. Our staff includes trained professionals with over 40 years of Montessori-based early childhood education experience. Address: 590 Davenport Avenue, New Rochelle, NY 10805 (914) 633-5425.

Play, learn and socialize at Parents Place, a safe, clean, convenient and affordable place for kids (up to 5 years old) and their parents/caregivers. Sessions include free play and developmentally appropriate activities such as art, music, water and sand play, indoor slide, blocks, play kitchen area, library and so much more.  Professional staff is also available to address questions and concerns regarding parenting or child development issues. Parents Place also offers free Family Fun Days for those impacted by Autism. No registration is required.  Parents Place is located at 2 Central Avenue, Tarrytown (metered and free parking available). Phone: 914-631-2513. Email: DMorrison@TheGuidanceCenter.org. For a complete schedule and details, www.TheGuidanceCenter.org/parents-place/

The Pleasantville Parents Preschool Association was formed to connect families with young children. They provide opportunities for parents of preschoolers to share information, socialize, and meet future classmates for the children. Playgroups, activities, and special events are available. For more information, contact Carolyn at csweeneydc@aol.com.