About Our Playgroups
Playgroups help parents meet other parents with similar age children (birth to 60 months). Parents begin to network and share their parenting concerns and celebrations. Parents and children interact with each other in a safe, developmentally appropriate environment in which literacy is supported through story and circle time.
We offer a variety of playgroups:
- Weekday morning and afternoon playgroups in Milford, Hopedale, and Bellingham
- Drop-in Playgroups
The facilitator will open the door at the start of each playgroup.
Playgroups meet at our Playcenter, located at the former Milford Catholic Elementary School, 11 East Main Street, unless noted otherwise. For parking information, and how to find our entrance, please see our directions page.
Registered Playgroup Schedule - Session I(2021-2022 school year):
Playgroups meet at our Playcenter, located at the former Milford Catholic Elementary School, unless otherwise noted.
There are two Sessions; Fall and Spring and run from October through May. Our summer playgroups are usually planned by May and are listed in the Upcoming Programs and Events section. With the exception of the Drop-in Playgroups, our playgroups are pre-registered each session. Please call the office to be placed on the waitlist for playgroups during the school year. For parking information, and a description of where our Milford Playcenter entrance is located, please see our Directions page. Please call the office for information about the Bellingham Playgroups.
Registered Playgroup Tuesdays, 9:30 - 11:30 am
Registered Playgroup in Bellingham Tuesdays, 12:30 - 2:00 pm
Registered Playgroup Wednesdays, 9:30 - 11:30 am
Registered Playgroup in Hopedale* Thursdays, 9:00 - 11:00 am
*This group is designed for children from birth to age 2.5
Registered Playgroup Thursdays, 9:30 - 11:30 am
Registered Playgroup in Bellingham Thursdays, 12:30 - 2:00 pm
Registered Playgroup Thursdays, 12:30 - 2:30 pm
Registered Playgroup Thursdays, 3:30 - 5:00 pm
Drop-In Playgroups Session I (2021-2022):
Saturdays from 11:00 to 12:30 pm
*Session I begins 10/4/21 and ends on 1/15/22 (No groups on 11/27/21, 12/25/21, or 1/1/22)
PARKING for this Saturday Drop-In Group will be across the street in the communter parking lot.
Registration is NOT required for drop-in playgroups, however, the group is limited to the first 12 children to arrive each day. To allow us to accommodate as many families as possible, please attend no more than one playgroup per week, unless there are still tickets in the folder 10 minutes after group has started.
15 minutes before the scheduled start time, an easel is placed outside of the Milford Playcenter Door. A folder on the easel contains 12 tickets. When you arrive, please take one ticket for each of your children. Please wait outside the building for the facilitator to open the door at the start of each playgroup.
If the group is full, the facilitator will place a "STOP" sign on the easel, and you will need to try another day!
Cancellations: If Milford Public Schools is canceled due to inclement weather, groups at Milford Catholic Elementary and the Sacred Heart Church in Hopedale will be canceled for the day. If Bellingham Public Schools are canceled, groups at North Community Building in Bellingham will also be canceled.
Delays: If Milford Public Schools is delayed, there will be NO morning groups at Milford Catholic Elementary or Sacred Heart Church in Hopedale. Afternoon groups will still be held at these locations, unless you are notified by staff from the MFCN. If Bellingham Public Schools is delayed, afternoon groups will be held at North Community Building in Bellingham, unless notified by group facilitator.
Listen to MYfm101.3 FM for school cancellations or delays.
Last Updated: 9/14/16