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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. 

Hatchlings can be experienced in two different ways:

Outdoor Sensory Play

Mondays 9:30-10:30AM

Mautino Park

(in the grass- off the first parking area)


Drop-in for sensory play in the great outdoors. There will be several sensory bins, bubbles, baby toys, balls, water activities, and a couple of surprises as the summer progresses. 


Please bring your blanket for sitting on the grass, snacks, water, and weather-appropriate clothing. There will be sun! 


A hand washing station for before and after play will be provided. 



(see Indoor Play)

Indoor Open Play

Wednesdays 10:30-11:30AM

Sierra Nevada Children's Services (SNCS)

420 Sierra College Drive


Drop in for facilitated 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

Music For Littles
with Tawnee Kendall

Summer Sessions at SNCS:

4-week Class
Tuesdays at 10 AM
6 yrs and Under

Drop-In each week for $15

($10 for additional child)

Weekly Classes & Drop-Ins

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