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Agency name:

Oakland Parks, Recreation and Youth Development

Program name:

Sandboxes to Empowerment Playgroups

Program Last Updated: 02/08/2017

This information has not been updated in 90 days. Please check with this agency to see if any changes have occured to this program information

Program Start Date: 01/03/2017 | Program End Date: 06/08/2017

This program has ended and is currently no longer running.

Program AKA (also known as): Rainbow Playgroup

Program Description: Sandboxes to Empowerment Playgroups are free, bilingual drop-in parent-child playgroups for young children, 0 to 5, and their care providers. These groups are a collaboration between Oakland Parks, Recreation, and Youth Development and MOCHA. They offer fun, age appropriate activities aimed at developing social skills, literacy, creativity, motor skills, and other areas necessary for success in and out of the classroom. Field trips, parent education, snacks, and art workshops provided.

General Comments: These groups take place twice weekly at 3 locations in Oakland: Mosswood Recreation Center, Rainbow Recreation Center, Carmen Flores Recreation Center. These groups are made possible through funding from Oakland Fund for Children and Youth.

Service Address: Rainbow Recreation Center, 5800 International Blvd, Oakland, CA 94621
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Program Contact(s):

  • Name: Sandra Perez-Taylor
    Phone: 510-482-7831 / 510-238-7275

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Ages Served:

  • 0 months - 12 months
  • 12 months - 18 months
  • 18 months - 24 months
  • 2 years - 3 years
  • 3 years - 4 years
  • 4 years - 5 years


  • Age


  • Story times and literacy
  • Social skills groups
  • Referrals to community resources
  • Recreational activities & programs
  • Playgroups
  • Parenting education
  • Fun things to do with your family
  • Adult education

Location Type:

  • Center-based
  • Agency-based


  • Both children and parents/caregivers


  • Chinese
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Vietnamese

Other Languages: We welcome everyone!

Genders served:

  • Female
  • Male
  • Trans

Type of cost:

  • No Fee

Disabilities Served:

  • Developmental
  • Hearing
  • Mental/Emotional
  • Physical
  • Visual

Target Group: Children ages 0 to 5 and their care providers.

Program Operating Hours Start Time - End Time

09:30 AM - 12:00 PM


09:30 AM - 12:00 PM


Required documentation:

    Other Required documentation: Registration form

    Preferred documentation:

      Other Preferred documentation: Registration form

      Intake Procedure:

      • Walk-in


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