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Upcoming Events

Thursday, Aug 25 at 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Thursday, Aug 25 at 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Thursday, Aug 25 at 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Friday, Aug 26 at 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Need some time for yourself? Is your child ready for next steps?

 Check out our morning & full day drop off playschools 

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"The More We Get Together, The Happier We'll Be"

Thank you Penn Treaty Special Services District for funding our renovation!

The vision is becoming a reality!!

THANKS to a grant from PENN TREATY SPECIAL SERVICES DISTRICT, we have become more beautiful!

Renovation phase 1 is complete!

Come see the new digs!!

We love them!!

By My Side Welcomes you

We are a grassroots, nonsectarian, nonprofit organization that helps children and families grow by offering opportunities to socialize, play, and learn. We are partners with Atonement Church who shares our vision of creating a stronger neighborhood community by supporting families in their journey. You can find us in the Fishtown section of Philadelphia at Atonement's back building.

PLAYGROUP - our heart & soul

Come join us! Children are never too young!

Our Playgroups provide a relaxed atmosphere where parents 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 coffee or tea!

Here's a little clip of our circle time in double time!

Book your Party with By My Side

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!

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

Weather/Emergency Closings Policy

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

Teri Ramsay - Executive Director
Jana Curtis - Development Director
Allison Dean - Managing Director
Sandi Vincenti - Operations Director
Gail Szczesniak - Educational Director
Priscilla Bell - Playschool Curriculum Consultant 

The Neighborhood Parenting Program of By My Side provides services without regard to race, religion, social status, political affiliation, gender or ability to pay.