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Did you know that when you join SMMC, you can sign up for playgroups and special interest groups to connect with other like-minded parents? We have over 50 subgroups, including age-specific playgroups and groups specific to special interests such as cooking, exercise, cultural groups and special needs. Join one (or more) today!


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Playgroups can be joined directly from your Profile.
Your profile can be accessed by hovering over your name in the top right corner of the screen.
Click on Profile, in your membership profile, Personal Information box, select Playgroups/Additional Members  then Add Playgroups. You can select from Age Based, Location Based or Special Interest Groups

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New Playgroups

If you don't see the group you are looking for and would like to start a new playgroup, email our membership team at and we can help you get the group started!


If you have any questions or need help, email us at


If you don’t have a playgroup leader, don’t hesitate to post to your playgroup’s forum to see who would like to meet up. You may be surprised at how many responses you get. We also urge you to step up as leader, or talk to another member and initiate co-leadership.
If your playgroup is having trouble getting started, book a few playdates in a spot that you and your child(ren) enjoy. Post all playdates on the subgroup forum. Even if there’s no response, make sure you go—experience has shown us that some people will show up anyway!

Bad weather can often derail playgroup plans. But one way to avoid interruptions—whether it’s too hot or wet for playground slides or the host is sick—is to have a back-up plan in place. You can choose a “bad-weather” spot where you’ll meet so you always have have a Plan B.

Try new parks and spots to meet. This is a wonderful chance to explore all the great places in Marin. We love —it’s a great resource that lists local parks with information on shade, picnic areas, bathroom facilities and types of playground equipment.

The School Years


Who says you have to outgrow a mothers’ group? SMMC’s The School Years (TSY) team proves you’re never too experienced or your kids too big to benefit from the advice and support of fellow parents.

As our children grow and change so do our parenting questions and concerns, but our need to connect with the community around us remains. Through fun and informative activities for families with children kindergarten age or older, TSY strives to bring local parents and families together.

Want to join TSY? Follow these simple instructions: How to Join a Playgroup or Special Interest Group

Contact us at, with questions, suggestions or to volunteer with the team. We’re always looking for parents wanting to put their skills to use while developing fun kids’ activities.