Start at Zero Playgroups are a place where young children and their families participate in fun, educational activities and get to know other families in their community. Start at Zero Playgroups are facilitated by a Family Support Specialist who welcomes families, prepares activities, and guides the playgroup. 

If you are the parent of a baby, toddler, or preschooler and would like to join us, choose a playgroup below- we have them every week- and just stop by! Playgroups are free for families! 


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Linwood YMCA Playgroup

Every Wednesday from 11:00-1:00

at the Linwood YMCA, temporarily located at Central High School, 3221 Indiana, 64128

The Linwood Y playgroup began in April of 2015.

What families are saying about Playgroups: 

I’ve gained insight on what it means to be a healthy mom from being able to talk to other moms from group every week.

Northeast Library Playgroup

Every Thursday from 11:00-12:00

at KC's Northeast Library at 6000 Wilson Ave., 64123

The NE Library playgroup began in November of 2016. 


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Start at Zero Parent Leadership Team 

All parents involved in Start at Zero's programs are invited to join our Parent Leadership Team. This team meets quarterly to plan playgroups, additional family events, and finds ways to support Start at Zero families in need. The Parent Leadership Team members also serve as advisors to Start at Zero's Executive Director. 

My child builds positive, safe relationships with others in a safe, nurturing environment.
[My daughter] has learned so many skills from being around other kids in terms of language and development. She has come out of her shell and learned to be more social.
I’ve gained a network of families who care about our children and community.
The biggest gain for me has been meeting and interacting with parents that I can relate to and building lasting relationships.