Family Workshops

In accordance with the latest Department of Public Health guidelines regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus), Children’s Council is currently not hosting workshops in person.

Many of our workshops are being presented online or by conference call.

If you have urgent questions, you may call or email the workshop organizer. Scroll down and click on the workshop in question, look for the workshop organizer’s name at the bottom of the page, then click “contact.”

Thanks for your understanding.


Our workshops help you understand your child care options and find programs that meet your family’s needs. We also offer parent education and child development programs.

Tuesday Playgroup

Please note: Playgroups will now be held virtually at 10:30am. Click here for more info.

Every Tuesday from 10-11:30am – newcomers always welcome, no RSVP needed!


Each week child development experts lead engaging activities to build young brains, including resources and ideas you can use at home. Check our full schedule here.

Designed for 0-6 year olds, their parents and caregivers. All languages and drop-ins welcome.

Call Jessica Boehme-Flores at 415.276.2902 with any questions.

New & Expecting Moms Group

Please note: New & Expecting Moms Group will be held virtually. Click here for more info.

This group supports new and expecting mommies through group discussion, interaction and activities. We’ll build new relationships and support communication between you and your child. The facilitator is a new mom herself, with a background in social psychology and adult and child education.

Expecting moms and new moms with babies are encouraged to attend any or all sessions! Learn more in this blog by our facilitator Jess Boehme-Flores. Drop-ins welcome!

Parent Cafe

Build supportive relationships with other families while learning how to better manage the stress of parenting from our team of child development experts. Dinner and child care are provided. Please RSVP:

Choosing a Preschool

Choosing a Preschool is held on the 4th Wednesday of every month at 6pm. In this workshop we address program philosophies (Montessori, Waldorf, etc.), quality indicators and tips on navigating the application process. This is a free workshop. Light dinner is provided. Advance registration preferred.

  • We are currently scheduling our next season of Choosing a Preschool workshops

Choosing Infant Care

One of our most popular and important workshops, Choosing Infant Care is held on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 10am. Let us help you evaluate family child care homes and infant/toddler centers. We also explore licensing regulations, legal rights of parents and indicators of quality. This is a free workshop. Light breakfast is provided. Advance registration preferred.

  • We are currently scheduling our next season of Choosing Child Care workshops

Cooking Matters

Our series of cooking classes will get you and your little sous-chef ready for the kitchen. Prepare healthy and tasty foods while trimming on costs. Please plan to attend all classes in the series. This workshop is free!



Pediatric CPR & First Aid

Receive your certification from the Emergency Medical Services Authority. Course fee is $120, registration is required. 


  • Sat, May 16


  • Sat, May 9