25 places to take East Bay preschoolers

Preschoolers guide to Lawrence Hall of Science by 510families.com

Thanks to Berkeley’s Lawrence Hall of Science for sponsoring our guide to fun activities and destinations for younger kids! We wanted to focus on the amazing indoor spaces and places because the amazing weather can’t last forever. Right?   Did you know kids can visit the Lawrence Hall of Science for free? Children under three are […]

Guide to East Bay Independent Schools Open Houses and Tours

East Bay Private School Visitations and Tours

With the help of EBISA, the East Bay Independent Schools Association, we have assembled this guide to visitations, tours, and other prospective family events at our area’s independent (AKA private) schools. For up-to-the-minute changes, check the embedded calendar here from ebisa.org or with the schools in question. Happy visiting! {Our guide sponsors}            […]

Tinkergarten outdoor classes are new to Oakland

Tinkergarten classes for preschoolers now in Oakland

Tinkergarten is a new series of little kids’ classes set in the outdoors. These classes offer children the chance to learn problem-solving, tenacity, and more through thoughtfully-designed, guided play. At Tinkergarten, independent exploration, risk taking, and getting dirty are encouraged. Outdoor classes and activities for kids that are fun, simple, and designed for learning. My […]

Reader tip: Free music tutoring for BUSD students


Sign your child up for FREE private piano/vocal lessons with The Music Connection group at UC Berkeley. They are a student run volunteer organization on campus, which gives in-class, out of class, and private tutoring to students in the BUSD district*. WHAT: FREE Private Piano/Vocal Tutoring for your child with The Music Connection! WHO: Students […]

Music Together offering classes in more languages

east bay music together

As of September 14, Music Together will offer classes in Hebrew, French, Spanish and German. East Bay Music Together now has dozens of classes in 17 locations in Albany, Moraga, Oakland, Berkeley, Lafayette, Alameda, and El Cerrito. DEAL: EBMT is waiving the $10 registration fee for new families who sign up before September 14. According to Julie Tanenbaum, Director […]

Classes for Preschoolers, Toddlers & Babies in the East Bay


We’ve compiled a list of East Bay parent and tot classes throughout Oakland, Berkeley and the greater {510} 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.  Music| Dance & Yoga | Play & Learn | Art | Science | Team Sports | […]