Looking for a great way to ensure you never miss another fantastic playgroup experience because of nap time?

Become a Playgroup Captain and you can schedule the events. We’re actively seeking Moms, Dads, Grandparents, and child care providers to open new playgroups. Do you love your current playgroup but have younger siblings? We are in immediate need for 2015 baby playgroups.  Remember your enthusiasm for your first playgroup visit with your older child? Now you can reignite the spark! You can bring your hard earned expertise and fun playgroup ideas to the next generation of Parent Connection members.

For those of you new members, captaining is easy! The Parent Connection is here to help. We share out lots of great ideas for the management of and activities you’ll experience during your playdates at the Captains Training (held monthly in UTC or Encinitas). You’ll soon have new friends and playmates to share friendship, support, and fun.
In addition to an invitation to the Annual Captain’s Roundtable Party, every new Captain who attends the Captain’s Training within the first three months gets a Starbucks gift card on us! The opportunity to meet new friends, give a little back, and enjoy a Starbucks treat along the way… what are you waiting for? To talk with the Playgroup Coordinator in your area, please call 858-626-6943 or email We look forward to hearing from you soon!

You can select from over 160 playgroups that are organized by geographic location and the child’s age. We can also help you start a playgroup of your own. There are specialty playgroups for a wide variety of interests including groups that are language-oriented. We can help you find or establish a group that will be right for you and your child.

Looking for a Playgroup?

You must be a Parent Connection member to join a playgroup. If you are a Member, make sure to log-in to see all the content available on this page including the Playgroup Roster etc.

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Playgroup Captain Training

Have you considered forming a playgroup?  Want to add some fresh activities to your playgroup’s calendar? Need help with playgroup problem solving?  Being a playgroup captain is one of the most important and rewarding Parent Connection positions.  Join us for this workshop full of helpful tips and new ideas that make it fun and easy to be a playgroup captain.  Learn how to build a roster, organize playgroup communication, plan events and troubleshoot problems.  Refreshments will be served.  This event is free.

Call 858-626-6944 to find out about the upcoming classes.

VIP Playgroups

What is a VIP Playgroup?

You achieve VIP playgroup status when all of your playgroup members are Parent Connection members.  A minimum of eight members qualify as a VIP playgroup.

Even More VIP Perks
Get the word out to your play group! We are giving away even more rewards to our very special VIP groups that have 100% paid membership status.

Besides the benefits VIP Groups are already receiving:

  1. Front of the line privileges at our two annual Parent Connection Swap Meets
  2. FREE entry to both Swap Meets
  3. Discounted Spring Fantasy Luncheon tickets
  4. Opportunity to order tickets for Breakfast with Santa before the general membership
  5. FREE Fall Harvest Festival Admission

VIP Groups now also have a choice of one of the following additional perks:

  1. 1 hour free event at Way Beyond for your playgroup
  2. A two hour answers/questions group session with Nonie Levi, MFT
  3. Or a four hour jumpy rental. The company drops off, sets up, cleans and takes down the jumpy for you! (Limited to: Ranch Bernardo/Escondido, North County, and Sorrento/Carmel Valley)

A Parent Connection Membership Could Save You Over $155* Per Year!
Your membership is only $20 per year. Discounts for being a member of a VIP group will save you at least $10. Free events for VIP groups (i.e. 4 hour jumpy rental) is another $145 in your pocket. Simply stated, your benefits and discounts are more than what you pay for membership! And becoming a member is so easy. Sign up now!

*If your group chooses the 4 hour jumpy rental as the additional perk.

For more information or questions about VIP playgroups contact us at

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Current VIP Playgroups

Playgroup Name Captain     Co-Captain
Encinitas/Carlsbad Karen Russell      Alicja Ellis
I-15 Corridor (R.Bernardo to Mira Mesa) Janice Kirstein
Coastal/Beaches (La Jolla to Pt. Loma) Colette Jones
Carmel Valley (Solana Beach to Torrey Pines) Krista Lopez
I-78 Corridor (Oceanside to Escondido) Wyomi Yonzon Yockey
Specialty Groups & East County/Cental SD(Kearny Mesa South to I-94) Michelle St. Clair
South Bay (South to I-94) Michelle St. Clair

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