First Friends

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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 at the River Vale Senior/Community Center at 628 Rivervale Road 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.
Please adhere to the current State of NJ and CDC guidelines pertaining to COVID-19 when meeting.


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Registration is now closed.  The groups are at full capacity.
The fee is $85 for the 2021 - 2022 school year and is payable via credit card only.  There is an additional $25 per child fee will for families who are new to the program.


If you have any questions, feel free to email us.
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2021 - 2022 Schedule

Age Monday Tuesday
1-3 Year Olds
  9:30 am -
11:00 am

1-5 Year Olds
10:00 am -
11:30 am

9:00 am -
10:00 am