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Hatchlings Play Groups

For families with little ones 3 years and under looking to connect and socialize. Our in-person weekly groups are a great opportunity to build community, practice gentle play, and leave the house. We encourage Nest Village Members and drop-ins from the community alike! 

Let us help facilitate play, sensory development, and learning. Hatchling's doesn't follow a particular method of play or learning, but we do encourage age-appropriate play expectations. Toddlers, especially, can be messy, have difficulty sharing, and communication is tricky. We encourage everyone who joins us to be open to the learning opportunities the playgroup provides by guiding their littles through the tough moments.

Nest Parent Cassie Clements and her son (aged 1 year) facilitate the playgroups. Cassie has worked with children since she was a teenager and is well-versed in everything Nest! Feel free to ask her questions about upcoming classes and workshops. 

Wednesdays 9:30-11:00AM

Sierra Nevada Children's Services (SNCS)

420 Sierra College Drive


Drop in for facilitated sensory & open play! Two rooms filled with toys, play areas, tables, books, puppets, dress-up, play kitchen, climbing structures, baby toys, and more!


A designated baby (under 1 year) area will be carpeted.


Hands washing is available in the playroom. 


Upon entering the SNCS lobby, look for our sign pointing to the right. Take the hallway until you find us! Don't worry! There is plenty of parking. 


Drop-in for a single play or become
a Member to get a discount!

You're welcome to register for a single, drop-in play for $8 ($5 for Nest Village Members)
via Venmo: @Hatchlings-thenest-nc

These groups are OPEN PLAY with rotating toys. We wash toys after every session. We ask that everyone have consideration and stay home if you're sick. Keep in mind that we welcome newborns and pregnant folks - thank you! 

The full subscription is available for families wanting to the Nest Village Membership + Hatchlings Unlimited Play.

Music + Movement

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Music For Littles
with Tawnee Kendall

Music for Littles is a great way to learn and play! Classes allow children to sing, release energy, and get up-close and personal with different kinds of instruments. Classes use shakers, drums, scarves and other musical toys to experiment with sounds and rhythms. Music is a mix of original songs and well known children’s songs all taught by mom-of-two and long-time musician, Tawnee Kendall.



  • Classes are ~45 minutes long.

  • $15 for the first child. Add a sibling for $10.

  • All ages are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult who can help guide them through songs.

  • A collection of original songs are accessible via YouTube playlist.

  • No music or dance skills necessary to join!

  • Class attendance is capped at 12 little ones.

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Get Your Littles Moving With Lauren


Creative Ballet
Center for The Arts Studios

Hop, leap, and skip in this imaginative dance class! We will learn dance and ballet basics in a fun and nurturing setting. We also play many creative dance games to invite storytelling through movement, all set to beautiful classical music. 

Bud Class:
10:00 to 10:45 AM
3.5 to 5 years old
6-week sessions

Blossom Class:
11:00 to 11:45 AM
6 to 8 years old
6-week session

Lauren is a dance and movement instructor on a mission to create nurturing, magical, inspiring, and accessible classes for children and grownups! 


With over 20 years of experience teaching ballet and dance to young children, Lauren loves to foster imagination and playfully teach skills. 


A Pilates and Barre Certified teacher in addition to Postnatal Specialist training, she loves to create graceful, empowering, and supportive classes for Moms and those with birthing bodies to get some self-care in the form of movement! 


Lauren lives in Grass Valley, CA, where you can often find her (aside from happily dancing around her living room) playing under the pines with her three sons, Dylan, Hayden, and Ollie, darling husband Luke, and their sweet dog Dash.

Creative Movement Together
Center for The Arts Studios

This really sweet class is designed for young children to explore basic dance steps, engage in imaginative play through movement, sing nursery rhymes, and connect with their parent or caregiver! 

9:00 to 9:40 AM
2-3 years old
 and Caregiver

6-week sessions


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