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.

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Brewster Toddler Town meets every Thursday 10-11:30 am at Brewster Ladies’ Library, 1822 Main St., Brewster.


Busy Little Hands playgroup meets Mondays, 9:30-10:30 am in the Arts & Crafts room of the Chatham Community Center, 702 Main St., Chatham.


Eastham Story Time meets 10:30 am – noon at Eastham Town Hall in the meeting room, 2500 State Hwy., Eastham.


Harwich Open Gym & Playgroup meets each Tuesday from 9-10:30 (Gym) & 10:30 am – noon (playroom) at Harwich Community Center, 100 Oak St., Harwich.

Harwich Early Childhood Playgroup meets each Thursday with Katie Fitz Nickerson 10 – 11:30 am in the playroom at Harwich Community Center, 100 Oak St., Harwich.


Baby’s 1st Year  – every Tuesday 11 am – 12:30 pm at the Snow Library, 67 Main St., Orleans. Please pre-register by calling Monica Keefe-Hess at 508-240-3310 or email mkeefe@capecodchildrensplace.com. 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 developmental stages during baby’s first year.


Provincetown Playgroup meets each Wednesday with Anna Swaby 10-11:30 am at the Provincetown Community Center, 2 Mayflower St., Provincetown.




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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