Play Center

Arcata Play Center FREE Tuesday Playdates at Arcata Parks – Starting Nov. 2nd 

The Arcata Recreation Division, with funding from First 5 Humboldt, offers a play group for families with children newborn to 5 years. Playgroup is a safe and comfortable environment for children to interact with other children while learning important playtime social skills. Caregivers have an opportunity to gain support from each other. In response to rising COVID transmission rates we’ve moved outdoors and will be exploring Arcata’s parks and playgrounds together. 

Do you have concerns about the impacts of the pandemic on your child's development? Developmental screening and enrichment resources are available by appointment. 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
Location: Various Arcata Parks – See each week's locations below.
Day: Tuesdays – Playdates may be cancelled due to weather. See Facebook Page or Call 707.822.7091 for updates.
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
Facilitators: Desirae and Martina
El Centro de Juegos tiene un facilitador que habla español ven a conocer a Martina.

COVID-19 Public Health Requirements: Masking indoors and outdoors for everyone age two and older regardless of vaccination status in settings where there are multiple households.

NOVEMBER PLAYDATE LOCATIONS: See Facebook page for updates

Nov 2nd  
Redwood Park
Park Dr, Arcata, CA 95521
Nov 9th
Chevret-Vaissade Park
1770 Felix Ave, Arcata, CA 95521
Nov 16th
Janes Creek Meadows Park
2985 Janes Creek Dr, Arcata, CA 95521
Nov 23rd
Greenview Park
1120 Lewis Ave, Arcata, CA 95521
Nov 30th
Ennes Park
2515 Wyatt Ln, Arcata, CA 95521

Play Center AUGUST 2021
Only Through Observation We Really Learn Who a Child Is

The Newborn Behavioral Observations system (NBO) is an infant-focused, family-centered relationship-based tool, designed to sensitize caregivers to their baby's competencies and individuality, in order to foster positive parent-infant interactions.

Funded through a DHHS/First 5 ACEs Collaborative Partnership.
For newborns 0-3 months and their caregivers. 
Free Virtual Participation Includes: Teether, Rattle and Light. 
Trained Facilitators, Scarlet and Elena, offer individual sessions.

Call (707) 825-2150 to get involved.
Check out the flyer for more details.

Outdoor Walking Groups for Caregivers and Infants

Beginning Again in November

Sequoia Park
Meet at the tree slide
For caregivers of infants 0-3 years

Every Thursday of the month  
Walk with babies from 9:00 - 10:30 AM
(Babies in carriers)

Facilitator: Rachel Richan
Call Recreation for more information (707) 822-7091.

Facial Coverings for ages 2 and up, Required. 

Rachel Richan

Facilitator: Rachel Richan is a Nuerofeedback Technician certified in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Trauma Informed Care. She is currently researching Mind-Up, a social/emotional learning program designed to enhance self awareness, problem solving, attention, self-regulation, and pro-social behavior in young children. As someone who has lived with trauma and as a new mother, she looks forward to providing scientifically proven tools to reduce stress and provide support to other caregivers during these trying times.

11 de Septiembre - 11 de Diciembre, 2021 *GRATIS* 


Nuevo Grupo de Caminata - Para hispanohablantes
Para nuevas madres, padres e infants de 0-1 años

Arcata Marsh
Nos encontraremos en el estacionamiento de la calle I 
(I St. Parking lot) en el Arcata Marsh

Cada Sábado del mes  
(27 de Noviembre no habrá encuentro por Thanksgiving)
Caminata con bebes en carriola o cargador: 10:00 - 10:45 AM
Tiempo de círculo: 10:45 - 11:30 AM



Facilitadora: Rocio Gutierrez Luna 

Gratis. Pre Registración requerida. 
Llamar a Rocío para registrarse (707) 362-0322.

Rocio Gutierrez Luna

Facilitadora: Rocio Gutiérrez Luna es una mamá que está finalizando sus estudios para ser profesora de danzas argentinas para todas las edades, y tiene especial experiencia enseñando a niñxs. Su meta con este programa es crear conexiones fortalecedoras con y entre las familias latinas de la comunidad en un espacio respetuoso, amigable e inclusivo, el cual, ambientado en la rica naturaleza del Arcata Marsh será un estimulante para lxs niñxs.

First 5 Humboldt