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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): Carmen Flores 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 the 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: Carmen Flores Recreation Center, 1637 Fruitvale Ave., Oakland, CA 94601
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Program Contact(s):

  • Name: Kayla Brown
    Title: Teacher
    Phone: (510) 597-5042
    Address: 3131 Union Street Oakland, CA 94608
  • Name: Angelica Lopez
    Phone: 510-535-5631

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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
  • Playgroups
  • Parenting education
  • Fun things to do with your family

Location Type:

  • 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

Cost payment:

  • No fees

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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