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Welcome to Play Pals!

A fun and inclusive environment for young children to learn and grow.


Play Pals is a preschool aged camp affiliated with

  Pediatric Language Therapy - Children's Development Center. 

We welcome all children!

We are currently operating as a small scale winter camp until our permitting is finalized and we can expand our programming at our unique San Leandro location.

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Our Story

Play Pals was started in February 2020 offering social groups to families of young children who were lacking peer interaction during the COVID pandemic. 

Play Pals has grown organically into an inclusive program that supports play, learning, curiosity and friendships. 

We are thrilled to offer expanded programming in the spring of 2023 and we hope you can join us!

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About us

Winter Camp is now closed for new enrollment.

Our wait list is now open for children turning aged 18mos - 5yrs in spring 2023.      

We offer 4 and 5 days per week, full day schedules. Our hours of operation are


(No part time options available at this time)

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My 4 year old son started the Play Pals Group about two months ago and has made new friends.  I appreciate that they are focused on preschool types of activities and the staff are super attentive.  Very happy and would definitely recommend!!

Lisa B - Oakland

Contact us if you have more questions


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How do I enroll my child(ren)?

We are awaiting approval by childcare licensing before we can start enrolling families.  In the meantime place your child(ren) on the wait list to be kept up to date when enrollment will begin.

Does my child have to be toilet trained?

We do not require children to be potty trained.  We will have regular bathroom breaks and reminders.  Each child will need to bring a full change of clothes for the week.  Those who are not potty trained will need to bring diapers or pull ups.

Do you offer a sibling discount?

Yes! We offer a 5% discount for the sibling with the lesser of the two tuition amounts.

Are meals provided?

We offer a nut-free morning and afternoon snack. Each child will need to bring a lunch and reusable water bottle.

In addition to parents and guardians providing lunch, what else will I need to provide? 

Families are responsible for providing a nap roll to go over their child's designated mat at the beginning of the program week. The nap roll will be sent home for laundering at the end of the program week. Families are also responsible for bringing a reusable water bottle. The water bottle will be sent home daily with your child's lunch items.

My child has special needs - can they attend Play Pals?

We try our best to be an inclusive environment and welcome everyone.  If your child has specific needs, let's talk about it and see how we can accommodate them. 

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