About Our Playgroups


    Playgroups help parents meet other parents with children of similar ages (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 on Saturdays
    • Summer Drop In Playgroups (information is updated on the Upcoming Programs and Events page in May)

    The facilitator will open the door at the start of each playgroup.

    Each school year we offer two playgroup sessions; Fall and Spring.  These groups typically run from October through May and follow the school calendar.  Our playgroups are pre-registered each session with the exception of the Drop-in Playgroups.  Please call the office to see if there are any openings in our groups or to be placed on the waitlist.  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 Schedule - Session II:  (1/31/22 - 5/28/22)

    Playgroups meet at our Playcenter located at the Sacred Heart Parish Center, 11 East Main Street, unless noted otherwise.  

    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                                     Thursdays3:30 - 5:00 pm


    Drop-In Playgroups Session II:

    Drop In Playgroups are held on Saturdays from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm  

    Session II Dates: 2/5/22 through 5/28/22 (No groups on 2/12, 2/26 or 4/23/22)


    PARKING for Saturday Drop-In Groups 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.  An easel is placed outside of the MFCN Entrance Door 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time containing 12 tickets.  When you arrive, please take one ticket for each of your children.  If the group is full, the facilitator will place a "STOP" sign on the easel, and you will need to try another 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.    

    Inclement Weather:

    Cancellations:  If Milford Public Schools is canceled due to inclement weather, groups at both the Milford and Hopedale Playcenters 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 or Hopedale Playcenters.  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