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Playgroup is open for the school year! Please stop by!

Mondays and Fridays, 9:30-11am.  Parents/Caregivers and their infant-3-year-olds are welcome.

Occasionally we cancel playgroup due to staff absences and other factors.  

We are also closed on federal holidays and school breaks, per the PPS calendar.  See below.

Call ahead to confirm that playgroup is open – 503-228-4391.

“Playgroups days were always our best days, thanks to Friendly House Playgroup. It’s the perfect time frame, diversity of activities, amount of free play and just enough structure. It’s where we met all the families that we are still friends with today.” -Martha W.


Friendly House Playgroup provides a place for parents/guardians of very young children to meet and make friends. It is an opportunity for children and parents/guardians to explore a stimulating sensory environment and develop social and motor skills.

What We Do

Playgroup is a neighborhood service offered by Friendly House for young children ages birth to 3 years old and their parents or guardians. The program takes place in our Preschool classroom which is filled with educational materials, role-play and dress up areas, reading nooks, discovery tables, building toys and more! During each session there is a wide variety of activities available to children and their parents/guardians to participate in such as painting, water and sand play, circle time with songs and finger play, a nutritious snack and then play time in the gym with the crawl-through tunnels, trikes and other age-appropriate climbing/sliding structures.

Who We Are

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Meet the Playgroup Coordinator, Megan Russell! Megan is a Head Teacher in our after school program since 2014 and is happy to be part of play group this year! Megan will be greeting children and caregivers and running circle time.  Get ready for songs, stories, and fun!


If you have any questions about playgroup, please contact Children’s Programs Administration.  We’re happy to talk with you!


Ida Lombardozzi, Children’s Programs Director



DanDan Hupala, Children’s Programs Assistant Director



train play at playgroup photo by danielstarkphotography.comMondays and Fridays
9:30am – 11:00am

Closures for the 2015-16 School Year:

November 27: Thanksgiving Holiday

December 19-January 3: Winter Break

January 18th: MLK Day

February 15th: President’s Day

March 21-25: Spring Break

Last day of Playgroup Until Fall: May 21, 2016

How to Register


Your first visit to Playgroup is FREE! If you decide to continue, please pick up a Playgroup Registration sheet (.pdf file) and purchase a punch card at Friendly House. Scholarships are available to families who qualify.


Punch cards Second Sibling Card
12 Punches = $60.00 $50.00
6 Punches = $30.00 $25.00
$6.00 for drop-in attendance, payable that day.

Questions? Please call 503-228-4391


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