Military Play Groups: fun, free, and for ages 5 and under

New Parent Support offers a wide range of support services to military families with children from birth through five years of age. Play morning is an interactive play group designed to teach parents developmentally appropriate play and to help children improve their social, cognitive, and motor skills.

Stork Club is a play group for families who have an infant from 0 – 12 months of age. This is a great place to learn to play with your children and meet other spouses, expanding your support group. Stork Club includes toys, games, social interaction with other moms, and finishes up with a 15-20 minute educational segment by an RN on issues new moms may face such as colic. Stork Club meets on Thursdays from 10:30am – 11:30am in Building 645, room 105 (Bldg 645 is located across from the Base Theater). For more information, call the MCAS Yuma New Parent Support Group at (928) 269-2308.

Playmorning is another play group offered on base for parents and children 5 and under. Held on Fridays from 10:00am – 11:00am at the Station Chapel’s Fellowship Hall, this is a great indoor activity with lots of toys and opportunity for climbing while acting as in informal support group for parents. For more information, contact Gail with the Counseling Support Branch at (928) 269-2561.

Toddler Craft Program is for 2-5 year olds and includes a craft and circle time with songs. This group meets on Mondays at 10:00am in Building 645, room 105 (Bldg 645 is located across from the Base Theater). For more information, contact Gail with the Counseling Support Branch at (928) 269-2561.

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    Hello! My name is Jennifer Peña and I am a Fun Counselor at O2B Kids in Fleming Island!

    I would like to let you and any of your playgroup families know that we have several exciting programs for children 0 -13 years old. One of the many programs is our Brighter Babies Playgroup that is FREE for children under 1 year old. I would love to tell you and your families more about these programs at your convenience. Please contact me, I would love to schedule a time that your playgroup and come and try our Morning Magic Program as my guest!

    I would also LOVE to give your families a FREE CLASS pass that would allow them to try a class for FREE! Please let me know how I can get these passes to you!

    Please call me, Jen at 904-264-4202 to schedule your playgroups day to try the fun! Spaces are limited and filling up fast!

    All children zero to thirteen years old can pick and choose and change their minds as they explore an incredible variety of classes including gymnastics, dance, karate, cheerleading, music, drama, art, science, technology, sports, languages, chess and more! Families also enjoy unlimited daily visits to our Play Village, dynamic Special Events, discounts on all premier programs, and FREE two-hour drop-off care EVERYDAY for children six years and older! The O2B Kids Family Membership is an unbeatable value for all parents and provides spectacular learning experiences for all children. In other words, O2B Kids is a family’s Dream Come True!

    Why your child should become an O2B Kids member!
    Your child will learn!
    Your child will have fun!
    Your child will meet new friends!
    Your child will enhance their creativity!
    Your child will become more physically fit!
    Your child will build a healthy self-esteem!
    Your child will set and achieve challenging goals!
    Your child will build healthy relationships with adult role models!
    Your child will make choices and develop strong decision making skills!
    Your child will develop self-discipline, respect for others, and improve academic performance!
    Your child will thank you for bringing them on every visit!

    Family Membership Benefits
    Enjoy the following benefits as a Family Member:
    Over 200 Weekly Program Calendar Classes: Gymnastics, Dance, Karate, Cheerleading, Music, Drama, Art, Science, Technology, Sports, Languages & More
    Morning Magic & Brighter Babies Play Groups
    Free Two-Hour Drop-Off Care for Children 6-13 Years Old
    Low Hourly Rate for Drop-Off Visits Exceeding Two-Hours
    Free Special Events including Animal Day, Halloween Spooktakular, Easter Egg Hunt & More
    Unlimited Daily Visits & Neighborhood Time
    Discounts on Premier Programs – Preschool, Afterschool, Summer Camp, Birthday Parties, Parent Night Out
    Multiple Child Discounts
    Guaranteed, Locked-In Lifetime Membership Rate
    Program Calendar Classes
    The core element of our Family Membership is the class offerings in our Program Calendar. Classes are offered in over ten departments and designed for specific age groups and varying skill levels which allows each Member to gain skills and advance to more challenging classes. Enroll for as many classes as you want! Kids can experiment. They can change their minds. They can fall in love with a class that challenges them, teaches them, and makes them grow. Check out our Classes page for detailed information on the classes available for your child.

    Morning Magic Play Groups
    Join our parent & child enrichment program for toddlers and preschool children. Your daily learning experience starts with a theatrical stage production performed by our Morning Magic players. Next enjoy age-appropriate classes including art, music, gymnastics and more! Our goal is to help develop your child’s potential with fun activities that foster cognitive, social and physical skills, all with you by their side. See Morning Magic and Brighter Babies classes on our Program Calendar for dates and times!
    Adventure Passport & Neighborhood Time
    There will always be an endless variety of things to do, see, and be at O2B Kids, even when Program Calendar activities are not offered. Join us in the Science Lab, the Computer Lab, the Recording Studio, or our Artist Studio. Pretend in the Play Village, Dress-up Theater, or Building Things Area. Race to the top of our Big Toy. No matter when you come, we promise to provide child-initiated, engaging activities for all children. Everyday will be different. Every play space will offer new challenges. Every child will have FUN!
    Unlimited Stays with Parent Supervision
    As long as a parent or guardian is accompanying a child at O2B Kids, there is no time restriction on the visit. Stay all day and learn and play!
    Drop-Off without Parent Supervision – 6-13 Year Olds
    Membership privileges permit a daily two-hour stay without parent supervision for children 6 to 13 years old anytime. Children are welcome to stay longer than two hours without parent supervision for a low hourly rate.
    Extra Savings!
    O2B Kids Members receive discounts on:
    Afterschool, Summer Camp, and Preschool Tuition
    Parent Night Out
    Birthday Parties
    And FREE admission to Special Events!
    Child Drop-off & Pick-up
    Parents must accompany their children into the facility on every visit. No child will be permitted to enter the building without a parent or guardian, and no adult will be permitted to enter without a child. We will match all children and adults together through a wristband identification system. Even if you plan to leave your child in our care, you must first check-in with your child at the reception desk. To pick-up your child, you must also check-in at the reception desk. Children will not be permitted to wait for a guardian outside the building.
    Building Security
    Facility security is a primary focus. There is one entry and exit point, where all guests will be checked-in and checked-out. Children will be permitted to leave the facility only with the adult who brought them, or with specific caregivers identified on a child’s database report that is accessed at check-out. The front reception area and all emergency exits are video monitored and recorded.

    Field Trip Options

    These trips can be structured and educational, or purely open and FUN! Depending on your group needs, we can:

    · Offer specialty units on nature, science, music, physical fitness or other topics
    · Create a team-building experience for group bonding
    · Offer a time for free play – in an Edutainment setting – that allows kids to explore, learn and laugh on their own
    · Offer a combination visit incorporating several of the above topics

    Choose 3 of the following FUN and Educational activities:
    · Art Projects in our Art Studio
    · Science Exploration in our Science Lab
    · Slime Wall (Rock Wall Climbing)
    · Outside Adventure Play
    · Freeze Dances
    · Gymnastic Obstacle Course
    · Face Painting and Balloon Animals!

    Our BIG TOY is always an included activity!

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