“I remember when we first came up with the idea for playdates, and I felt like crying with gratitude for the OTHER parents, remembering how there was nothing like that available when Oliver was in preschool. We, as experienced parents, can offer so much to those just starting out. I remember taking mental notes (if not actual notes) of every utterance of an experienced parent back then. I was so desperate for information and reassurance.”

– Kathleen O’Brien

Due to the pandemic, we are not scheduling our regular Playtime events. Please check back at the beginning of the 2021/2022 school year.

Playtime – Monthly play for children under seven receiving services. Join us the first Saturday of each month – during the school year – as we provide supervised playground time. This is a chance for the whole family to have fun together in a safe environment. The playground at Marindale in Terra Linda is designed especially for children with special needs. And on rainy days, we move indoors for classroom art projects and games. Special education teachers and aides are on hand to help out with structured activities and art projects, while parents have a chance to enjoy a cup of coffee and connect with each other. This is targeted for age 7 and under. Coffee, juice and healthy snacks are provided. If you’d like to help out by bringing healthy snacks, please contact us.

Email us at playtime@specialed.org for questions about the online community.

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