Family Playroom in Shaker Heights

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Family Playroom in Shaker Heights

Multiple In-Person Play Sessions Every Week

By Family Connections of Northeast Ohio

When and where

Date and time

March 10, 2022 · 10am - June 17 · 12pm EST


Family Connections Shaker Heights Playroom 16500 Van Aken Boulevard Shaker Heights, OH 44120

About this event

Our playroom in the main branch of the Shaker Heights library is open for in-person play sessions. Each 2-hour session has a limited number of spots for families. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. If you can no longer attend please, be sure to cancel your registration, so we can open a spot for another family.

Family Connections playrooms are for families with children birth to 6 and are designed to support early childhood development, build community, and make connections through interactive adult-child play. Each playroom is an imaginative, hands-on, space for young children and their caregivers. Our playrooms feature carefully chosen play materials that stimulate children’s natural curiosity to discover and explore.

Where: Shaker Heights Library Playroom (16500 Van Aken Blvd, Shaker Heights)

Who: Children birth - age 6 and their caregivers.

Session Notes: Wednesday sessions will feature a guest reader story time at 1:30 - and we are now open on Saturdays from 10 am - Noon (starting in May)

Family Playroom sessions are also available in our playroom in the Cleveland Heights Main Library. To visit that playroom, please register at:

Illness, Mask, and Vaccination Policy:

  • Adults and children 3-years of age and older are encouraged to wear a mask that fully covers their mouth and nose. Family Connections can provide masks if they are needed. Family Connections reserves the right to change our policies as we deem necessary for the health and safety of participants and staff.
  • We encourage all participants who are eligible to get their COVID-19 vaccine (See American Academy of Pediatrics statement below.)
  • Please stay home if you or your child:
    • Have been exposed to anyone with COVID-19
    • Have had a fever or chills in the last 24 hours
    • Has a new loss of taste or smell
    • Has nausea, vomiting or diarrhea in the last 24 hours
    • Has congestion or a runny nose
    • Has fatigue, muscle, body aches or headaches
    • Has a persistent cough, shortness of breath, or difficulty breathing
    • Has a sore throat
    • Currently feels or acts ill

    Please help us stay open and protect all of our participants!

    Family Connections staff may ask any participant to leave if they cannot or will not follow the illness policy.

All Family Connections playroom staff have been fully vaccinated and will continue to mask.

“The American Academy of Pediatrics strongly endorses the use of safe and effective infection control measures to protect children and adolescents. COVID-19 vaccination, ventilation, physical distancing, testing and use of a well-fitting and comfortable face mask or respirator are all part of a comprehensive strategy to mitigate risk and help reduce the spread of COVID-19. Masks remain a simple but powerful tool to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

“The AAP strongly recommends that all individuals over the age of 6 months receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Additional layered prevention strategies may also be important depending on individual and community level risk…”

Weather Policy: Family Connections Playrooms close when the Cleveland Heights/University Heights and Shaker Heights schools close for weather. Please watch your local listing.

About the organizer

Family Connections engages families with young children to nurture social connections, enhance child development and improve school readiness.

Family Connections of Northeast Ohio has been helping families grow stronger together for over 35 years by providing parenting support and educational opportunities for families with children from birth through age 6. We offer year-round, free programs and services for families and children to learn and play together.