We are a grassroots nonprofit organization that helps children and families grow by offering opportunities to socialize, play, and learn. We operate under the authority of Atonement Church who shares our vision of creating a stronger neighborhood community by supporting families in their journey. All are welcome regardless of religious affiliation!
You can find us in the Fishtown section of Philadelphia at Atonement's back building.
Come join us! Children are never too young!
Our Playgroups provide a relaxed atmosphere where families find support in each other while children can safely explore & play!
Learn more about what happens in playgroup here.
Our families fund our playgroups through a suggested $5 donation.
Bonus for sleep deprived adults......free coffee or tea!
The Playgroup Space is a perfect setting for a child's birthday party!
If you're looking for a relaxed and affordable, space to create your own event, we're it!
For us, it's a great way to introduce new families to our space/programming & your donation for it's use supports programming all year!
Make sure to reserve your date early to get the date you want. Parties tend to be on a Sunday due to existing programming.
For more info email [email protected]
General rule: If Philadelphia Public and/or Parochial Schools are closed, so are we.
There may be occasions where this does not apply so, if ever in doubt, call us 267-758-6608
"The More We Get Together, The Happier We'll Be"
The Neighborhood Parenting Program of By My Side provides services without regard to race, religion, social status, political affiliation, gender or ability to pay.
Copies of our 990 annual IRS filing are available upon request.