November Camps, AKA “Ack! I need childcare?”

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I have been known to splurge on a last minute winter camp when I realized how many hours of unplanned awake time we’d all be spending together. Don’t judge.

Classes for Preschoolers, Toddlers & Babies in the East Bay

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  We’ve compiled a list of East Bay parent and tot classes throughout the Oakland and Berkeley area for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers. Pick a category or browse our whole list. If your favorite class for kids age 0-5 is missing, share it in the comments. Play & Learn | Music | Art | Language & […]

Brickspace in Benicia sounds amazing

Brickspace Benicia has classes for children 2.5 and up

We are LEGO lovers in my house. I haven’t yet visited this sprawling LEGO learning center in Benicia but I think my sons would go crazy for it, and I have my eye on the next day school is closed. Brickspace offers drop-in play most days, parents night out monthly, little kid classes, birthday parties, and camps! […]

Bladium’s Kid Fest in Alameda

Bladium in Alameda

I toured the Bladium Sports and Fitness club in Alameda and was reminded of the Saturday Night Live character Stefon, a Manhattan night club enthusiast who tells Seth Meyers about the absurdly wide-ranging features of each hotspot in the city. ‘This place has everything!” The offerings at Bladium are impressive, from multiple indoor soccer courts […]

7 East Bay Parents’ Night Out (PNO) options

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Parents Night Out events are fantastic excuses for a drop-off kid party hosted by a local venue in which children eat pizza, have dessert (gasp!), watch movies, and play with other kids of a similar age until way past their bedtimes. The formula varies depending on which organization is playing host. In some cases, your […]

Overnight camps for Bay Area kids

Cazadero Overnight Music Camp

Let’s talk about that special kind of Summer Camp that really makes memories (like of your first slow dance or time shaving your legs in a communal sink). I went to clown camp — true story — as a kid for a couple weeks at a time each summer. We marched in a town parade […]

Downtown Berkeley YMCA offers programs for kids with special needs

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Swimming, Kids Night Out and summer camp – all designed for the inclusion of special kids.

East Bay Summer Camp Guide (2014)

East Bay summer camp listings

We’ve put together lists of camps in the East Bay, concentrated in Oakland and Berkeley. Summer camps fill up quickly, but don’t panic. If you haven’t made your bookings yet, you can use Activity Hero EasyEnroll to register for dozens of camps near Oakland/Berkeley that still have openings. Arts, Crafts + Design camps | Science/Tech camps | […]

What is the East Bay Preschool Fair?

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Meet with reps from 80 preschools and other child-focused resources.

Get to know Color Me Mine of Alameda

Color Me Mine, Alameda

We welcome a new sponsor today, Color Me Mine of Alameda. It’s been a lot of fun to get to know Color Me Mine, a paint-your-own pottery studio in Alameda (with locations in Lafayette, Walnut Creek, and Fremont). Not only can families drop in to paint unglazed ceramics and have them fired in a kiln, […]

It’s that time of year: Winter Camps for East Bay kids

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Call it childcare or call it camp: sometimes we need to give kids a fun place to go during school vacation days. Here are some options, along with pricing for a la carte days. 4cats art studio offers half-day programs of one or two-day long projects in which kids create paintings and sculptures Location: 379 […]

Oakland preschools and daycares

Oakland preschools and daycares, provided by Savvy Source + 510families

Looking for a preschool in Oakland? This list is big so let us help. Browse alphabetical listings of infant care to pre-K facilities. All links go to informational pages on SavvySource.com. [A - G] [H - L] [M - S] [T - Z] [A - G] 4 C’s Child Development Center A Brighter Today Achieve […]

Alameda Preschools and Daycares

Map of Alameda; list of preschools

Looking for a preschool in Alameda? Let us help. Browse alphabetical listings of infant care to pre-K facilities. All links go to informational pages on SavvySource.com. [A - G] [H - L] [M - S] [T - Z] [A - G] ABC Preschool Alameda Headstart Alameda Headstart Mid-Island Center Alameda Recreation and Parks Preschools Bayside […]

Albany preschools and daycares

Albany preschools and daycares, provided by Savvy Source + 510families

Looking for a preschool in Albany, CA? Here are 11 resources to explore, courtesy of SavvySource.com. All links will take you to detail pages on Savvy Source. Albany Child Care Ctr Albany Children’s Center Albany Preschool Bay Area Kinder Stube Bright Star Montessori School Creative Play Center Hummingbird Montessori Preschool La Casita Little Village Preschool […]

Treat yourself to yoga + tea (with childcare!) at Bloom Retreat

Bloom retreat in Walnut Creek for busy moms

The sign says it all: Where Busy Moms Find Balance. I wrote about my lovely day trip to Bloom Retreat on my personal blog but here’s what you need to know to plan your own visit. What is it? Bloom is a yoga and wellness center for mothers in Walnut Creek offering yoga, prenatal yoga, kids […]

Richmond preschools and daycares

Richmond preschools and daycares, provided by Savvy Source + 510families

Looking for a preschool in Richmond? Here you go. Browse alphabetical listings of infant care to pre-K facilities. All links go to informational pages on SavvySource.com. [A - G] [H - L] [M - S] [T - Z] [A - G] A Little World Montessori School Brenda’s Kidz Kare Contra Costa Co. Child Dev. Center […]

Berkeley and Kensington preschools and daycares

Berkeley Kensington preschools and daycares, provided by Savvy Source + 510families

Looking for a preschool in Berkeley or Kensington? We can help. Browse alphabetical listings of infant care to pre-K facilities. All links go to informational pages on SavvySource.com. [A - G] [H - L] [M - S] [T - Z] [A - G] American International Montessori Aquatic Park School Arlington Pre-School Benvenue Children’s Home Preschool […]