Early Childhood Playgroups

The following free activities are offered in the Lower/Outer Cape towns for children aged birth-3, accompanied by a parent or caregiver. These are drop-in groups, no pre-registration is required. These playgroups do not meet on Nauset School vacation days. If Nauset schools are closed due to weather, then the playgroup is also cancelled. Call 508-240-3310 for more information; or email Lucy Gilmore at mkgilmor@comcast.net. For Baby’s First Year, contact Monica Keefe-Hess at 508-240-3310 or email at mkeefe@capecodchildrensplace.com. Funding support for most of these programs are provided by a grants from the Massachusetts Dept. of Early Education & Care & Children’s Trust, administered by Cape Cod Children’s Place.

Check our latest newsletter for more opportunities and fun activities for you and your child.


Story time & Parent Chat: Wednesdays, 10:30-11:30. Meets at Eastham Town Hall small meeting room, followed by free play in the Library Trailer in the Town Hall Parking Lot.


Tuesday Playgroup 9:00 am -10:30 am  at Harwich Community Center Gym , 100 Oak St., Harwich.

Harwich Playground Playgroup Tuesdays, 10:30 – noon at Brooks Park Playground.

Educational Playgroup with Katie Fitz Nickerson. Thursdays, 10-11:30 am at Harwich Community Center Playroom – provided by Cape Cod Children’s Place and the Harwich Early Childhood Council. Creative Movement, Arts and Crafts, Story-telling, Free play with age appropriate toys, STEM based activities, Snacks.


Orleans Playground Playgroup meets Mondays, 10:30 – noon at Eldredge Parkway Playground.

Baby’s First Year – Tuesdays, 11 am – 12:30 pm at Snow Library, Orleans with Monica Keefe-Hess.  Pre-register for this group by calling CCCP at 508-240-3310. We meet to share stories, ask questions, and get familiar with resources that support you such as: nutrition, parenting, breast feeding, etc. Weekly discussion topics will include the various developental stages during baby’s first year. Registration is ongoing and drop-ins welcome.


Tyke Hikes Thursdays,  10 – 11 am at Wellfleet Audubon.


Check out the CLAMS (Cape Libraries Automated Materials Sharing) website at www.clamsnet.org

Funding support for most of the above programs is provided by grants from the Children’s Trust and
Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care, administered by Cape Cod Children’s Place.
Call 508-240-3310 for more information.





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