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Calling all parents and caregivers of children ages birth to six years of age! Come drop in to one of our popular playgroups located throughout the Saint John and surrounding area. We provide a child-focused welcoming environment where children develop vital social skills and build emotional confidence. Together with caregivers, we support every child’s imagination and encourage healthy lifestyles and physical activity.

Our free playgroups run from 10 am until noon from September until June, and include free play, snack, craft, story and song time. Playgroups are equipped with a library cart to help children build their literacy skills in preparation for school and foster a passion for reading.

Pre-registration is not required but participation may be limited to help manage the size of the group. Call the Centre at 633-2182 for information on a playgroup near you.

Playgroups are offered at the following locations:

Central Playgroup:

  • Main Centre (211 Wentworth Street); Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays


Urban Outreach Playgroups:

  • Glen Falls School (10 Princess Court); Mondays and Wednesdays
  • Seaside Park Elementary School (627 Havelock Street); Tuesdays and Fridays
  • Crescent Valley Resource Centre (130 MacLaren Blvd.); Thursdays


Rural Outreach Playgroups:

  • Barnesville (Barnesville Presbyterian Church, 1257 Route 820); Thursdays
  • Browns Flat (River Road Hub, 32 Wallace Road); Wednesdays
  • Dipper Harbour (Fundy Shores School, 1095 Route 790); Mondays