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Use this link first & choose By My Side as your charity! It's an easy way to help support us! Here is our Wishlist


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Upcoming Events

Thursday, Jan 19 at 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Thursday, Jan 19 at 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Friday, Jan 20 at 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Monday, Jan 23 at 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Need some time for yourself? 

Is your child ready for playschool?

 Check out our morning & full day drop off playschools; 

Grandma's Garden and Our Garden

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 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!

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

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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 - Founder/Executive Director
Jana Curtis - Development Director
Allison Dean - Managing Director
Sandi Vincenti - Playschool Operations Director and Nature Hero Co-founder
Gail Szczesniak - Playschool Education Director 

"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.