Arcata Play Center 

Play Center is a safe and comfortable environment for children to interact with other children while learning important playtime social skills. Activities include drawing, books, tricycles, Duplo blocks, play kitchen, musical instruments in addition to many other developmental toys. Caregivers have an opportunity to gain support from each other.

Feel free to bring a healthy snack for your family.

Do you have concerns about the impacts of the pandemic on your child's development? Developmental screening and enrichment resources are available. Arcata Play Center is invested in Ages and Stages developmental screening. We are proud to use the #1 developmental and social-emotional screeners to give kids a great start in life. Ask a facilitator how you and your child can get involved.

Ages: Newborn - 5 years
Location: D St. Neighborhood Center, 1301 D St. in Arcata
Days: Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays 
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Facilitators: Liesl, Cat, Shelley and Desirae
Suggested Donation: $3 drop-in 

First Year Playgroup

First Year Playgroup is a developmentally responsive play environment designed for infants in the first year of life and their caregivers. Funded in partnership with First 5 Humboldt.

Ages: Newborn - 1 Year
Location: D St. Neighborhood Center, 1301 D St. in Arcata
Days: Tuesdays
Time: 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Facilitators: Cat

Programs are closed the last week of each month. Closures for 2023:


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