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What: An AFK Educator will select a location on the site that is conducive to group exploration and play. Our Educator will help the children set boundaries for group expectations, lead an opening circle, a break for snack, and a closing circle. The Educator will also be available to discuss with parents ideas for effectively encouraging independent play, nature exploration, and social-emotional development at home.
We encourage caregivers at AFK Playgroup to consider themselves observers more than playmates. When caregivers mindfully observe without intervention or instruction, your child's capabilities and interests may surprise you! It is also very special for children to have caregivers pay close attention to their play. Watching while neither participating or multi-tasking is a special gift of presence!
Who: AFK Playgroup is offered with a spirit of inclusivity and accessibility. The Playgroup is for children age 2-7 and their caregivers. Siblings under age 2 may attend for free.
When: AFK Playgroup is held every Wednesday 9:30-12:00 from September-April. We will offer occasional pop-up Playgroups through the summer, so be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram to find out! In the Fall of 2019 AFK Playgroup will start back and will meet on Fridays.
How: Pre-register online or just show up ready to pay with cash or PayPal. Bring water and a snack. In the warmer months, please continue to dress your child in socks, closed toed shoes, and pants they can tuck inside their socks to protect against ticks.
What else should I know?
If this is your first time attending AFK Playgroup, please select the "First Time Playgroup Families" option below.
Please select the "Returning Playgroup Families" option if you have already completed enrollment forms.