First Friends

About the Program

First Friends is a municipally sponsored playgroup, run by volunteer parents, for children ages 1 - 5.

The children, as well as their parents, have the opportunity to meet new families and make new friends. The children participate in songs, crafts and other age appropriate activities as well as many special events throughout the year

Playgroups meet once weekly from September - May. Groups do not meet when the River Vale Public Schools are closed.

PLEASE CONSIDER VOLUNTEERING TO BE A GROUP LEADER!  Parent involvement is crucial to the success of the program.  Click on the email link for more information on being a leader.


  • Jessica Liik


The fee is $75 per child for the school year. There is a $25 fee per child for those families who are new to the First Friends program.  Please click here to register via Community Pass.


If you have any questions, feel free to email us.

2018- 2019 Schedule

Age Monday Tuesday Wednesday
1-3 Year Olds
10:00 am -
11:30 am

9:30 am -
10:45 am

3-5 Year Olds

10:30 am -
12:00 pm

1-5 Year Olds

9:00 am -
10:00 am