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A playgroup is a gathering of similarly aged children and their parents or caregivers. These regularly scheduled groups support children's social development, ease the transition to school, and improve overall health, while also providing social and health support to parents, knowledge sharing, and learning opportunities.

First 5 Fridays

First 5 Fridays are held in the outdoor space of the Yuba County Library, the first Friday of every month at 10:00am. The purpose of this group is to create a space for children 0-5 to come together to play and for parents/caregivers to:

  • Gather information about community events & services

  • Ask question about their child's development and milestones

  • Learn fun ways to help their child learn and grow.  

Each month will have a different theme and a fun activity for children to participate in and/or take home. No registration. Just show up! 

1st Friday of every month at 10:00 am.

303 2nd Street, Maryville CA 95901 

For more information, contact Rita Baker @ First 5 Yuba County, 530-749-4877 or [email protected]


Play with Purpose

Play with Purpose are Educational Workshops for Parents & Caregivers of Children Ages 0-5. Children will engage in developmentally appropriate play practices, while parents learn about:

  • Child Development

  • Positive Parenting Practices

  • Parental Empowerment

  • Trauma & Resiliency

  • and more!

Held the 4th Tueday of every month from 5:30-7:00 pm

1128 Yuba Street, Marysville, CA 95901

Dinner will be provided to pre-registered participants (Parents, and children ages 0-5.) Register by clicking here. 

For more information, contact Rita Baker @ First 5 Yuba County, 530-749-4877 or [email protected]

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Help Me Grow Playgroups

Help Me Grow Playgroups, funded by First 5 Yuba County, are  Playzeum's structured playgroups, meant to connect and educate parents/caregivers and offer a playful environment for children to socialize and learn. 

Playgroups are offered weekly in a variety of Yuba County locations and are FREE to Yuba County families with children 2 months to 5 years. A $20 materials fee is required for the 18 week session but scholarships are available for anyone in need. 

Visit Playzeum's website to learn more and enroll.
Call 530-763-5134 for more information or to request a scholarship.  No family is turned away due to lack of ability to pay. 


PALS Playgroups


PALS Playgroups, Funded in part by First 5 Yuba County,  are an opportunity for children with special needs to participate in a playful environment to socialize and learn while connecting and educating parents/caregivers. 

Playgroups are offered monthly and open to children with special needs, ages 0-5 years. Playgroups are hosted in English but families speaking all languages are welcome. 

Visit the YCOE FRC's website to register or learn more. 
Call 530-749-4049 for more information. 

First 5 Fridays
Play with Purpose
Help Me Grow Playgroups
PALS Playgroups
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