recess for all

Summer is for Stress Free Enrichment

Looking for something a little less structured? Our daily Playspace Activities allow children to come and go as they please. 

They're developmentally appropriate & available to members during open play (without any pre-planning or registration!).  

  • Mondays 9:30am (last mon of the month): Little Ladybug Music Class with Toby (0-4y)

  • Mondays 10am: Storytime with Pat in the Playspace (0-4y)

  • Mondays Noon: New Parent Meet Up in the community room (0-12mo)

  • Tuesdays 11am: Story and Songs in the Playspace (0-4y) 

  • Thursdays Noon: Storytime with Judy in the Playspace (0-4y) 

  • Thursdays 4:30-5pm: Big Block Play (1-4y)

  • Fridays at 11am: Family Yoga (0-4y)

  • One Sat/mo 10am: Live Cello (0-4y)

Special Events

  • 6/14 11-1: Moderated Playgroup (0-4y) - They play, you have access to a early childhood development expert to ask questions!

  • 6/15 10am: Storytime with Laura (0-4y)

  • 6/15 10:30am: Yoga for Walkers (14ish mo - 3y)

  • 6/15 11am: Yoga for Babies & Crawlers (0-14ish mo)

  • 6/21 4:30pm: Intergenerational Playdate (0-4y)

  • 6/23 10:30am: Yoga for Walkers (14ish mo - 3y)

  • 6/23 11am: Yoga for Babies & Crawlers (0-14ish mo)


Become a Member and get unlimited access to play, the community and activities.

“Each time I bring my one year twins to Recess, I see them develop more and more. The space invites them to play, but I’m most impressed with the skills they come away with after spending time there. I’m a former elementary school teacher and appreciate developmentally appropriate activities Recess offers to babies, toddlers and kids.”

- Mom of 1-year old twins


Spring Fest Fundraiser at Recess Collective

Our first annual fundraiser is shaping up to be an awesome afternoon of family fun.

Join us on Saturday, May 4, 2019, from 1-5pm.

Tickets include an afternoon with live music, face painting, play, food & drink and a raffle.

Proceeds will go toward offering subsidized memberships to families in need, enhancing the playspace with additional interactive exhibits, and bringing in local artists and musicians.

  • The Schedule!
    - Local musician, Charity Kahn, will play from 3:30-415.
    - Miss Nicki will be doing face painting 2-4:30pm
    - Pumpspotting will be on site with their 40 foot RV featuring breastfeeding amenities
    - The Playspace will be open for free play,
    - Art activities and sensory play available throughout the afternoon.

  • Raffle!
    Enter for your chance to win prizes from local businesses & restaurants, such as Messy Art Lab, Gift Certificate to Monkei Miles, Tunnel Records prize pack, a weekend in Sea Ranch.

  • Food and drink will also be available from our neighborhood local businesses!

Grab your tickets while they’re still available, $15


Tickets are limited.
Purchase yours here:


Can’t make it, but would like to support the cause?

Charity is an incredible musician, member of the Recess Collective, and human being. She’ll be playing her positive, uplifting originals starting at 3:30.

Charity is an incredible musician, member of the Recess Collective, and human being. She’ll be playing her positive, uplifting originals starting at 3:30.

At the event, join pumpspotting  to get  #onboardforbreastfeeding ! follow the  #breastexpress , a 40-foot RV nursing & pumping suite! learn more at .

At the event, join pumpspotting to get #onboardforbreastfeeding! follow the #breastexpress, a 40-foot RV nursing & pumping suite! learn more at

Spring at Recess

I think we can all agree that being a parent is tough no matter how you slice it. It's sweet, and cuddly and rewarding...but it's also really trying at times. We're here to make it a little bit easier at Recess Collective.

Come hang out with us!


COMING UP this Season for Members:

- Intergenerational Playdates

- Dance Party with Charity Kahn

- Family Playspace Yoga

- Coworking + Childcare

Every week - Playspace Activities

Free for members!

FAMILY YOGA Mondays at 11am (ages 1-4) and Thursdays at 4:30pm (ages 1-4)

NEW PARENT GROUP Mondays noon (0-12mo) - Kelsey from Parentline

SENSORY PLAY (rotating activities from play doh, kinetic sand, oobleck, etc). 

  • Tuesdays at 4:30

  • Thursdays at 10:30

  • Fridays at 10:30

  • Saturdays at 11:30

  • Sundays at 10:30

March Special Events

Special Musical Guest, Charity Kahn (of Charity and the JAM Band). SAVE THE DATE March 18, 10am

Intergenerational Play dates - Friday 3/22 at 11am. Friday 3/29 at 4:30pm.

Coworking and childcare - Starting 3/30. Tuesdays 3-5pm and Fridays 1-5pm. Email to reserve your spot

Pilates for Grown ups Tuesdays at 1pm. Baby and Me Pilates 2pm. Open to non-members too!

Weekend Family Yoga Class - April 7

Looking forward to seeing you and joining in on the fun!

Not a member yet? Join today!

February At Recess

Come in and play!

It has been great to see so many new faces in the space in January. Thank you to everyone who has been in! We’re excited to continue to meet families and grow our community and appreciate your help in spreading the word.

Fundamentally, Recess Collective is founded on the notion that, together, we are better. We’re better parents, better able to raise healthy kids,

Our space is designed to bring together folks who support families in one way or another, host other organizations, collaborate with local businesses, and bring together members of the community.

If you are interested in collaborating, utilizing the space, volunteering your talents or making a tax-deductible donation to support our mission, please get in touch.

Here’s to a fabulous February!


Under Our Roof

There has been some awesome community action in our space so far. We:

  • host new parent groups in partnership with Parentline - USF.

  • host Toddle and Me playgroups with Our Family Coalition for LGBTQ families

  • host inclusive playgroups affiliated with Golden Gate Regional Center

  • create internships for San Francisco State University students

  • host meetups for Nurse-Family Partnership clients

  • collect diaper donations for Help A Mother Out (bring yours in!)

  • we’re a pick up spot for Book Tree totes

  • providing space for SF Village

  • & more!

We’re looking forward to seeing how our space continues to grow with the community!

February Fun in the Playspace

Free for members!


MUSIC TIME Mondays 10:30 am (0-4yrs)

NEW PARENT GROUP Mondays noon (0-12mo)

STORYTIME Mondays 1pm (0-4 yrs)

SENSORY PLAY (rotating activities from play doh, kinetic sand, oobleck, etc). (1-4yrs)

  • Tuesdays at 4:30

  • Thursdays at 4:30

  • Fridays at 11:30

  • Saturdays at 11:30

Coming in March

Special Musical Guest, Charity Kahn (of Charity and the JAM Band). SAVE THE DATE March 18, 10am

Multi-Generational Playdates

Movement & Yoga

Weekend Drop-Off Cooking Class

Pilates Classes & Childcare

Come Party with Us!


 If you’re looking for a flexible, comfortable, space to host a party, you’ve come to the right place!

Rent our playspace + kitchen for your next event and enjoy a place to play, connect, and make memories that is both fun and stress-free. 

Smaller event? We have a community room too! Get in touch for details.

Workshops and special events


The new year is a great time to reflect, start fresh and set intentions for the year to come.  Take a break from your busy week and join Recess for a fun night of crafting, while creating a vision board to reflect the priorities you want to focus on, and the life you want to pursue. 

Do you want to change careers, but not sure what path to pursue? Ready to mix things up in your marriage, or take the next step in your business? Want more quality time with your family, or to plan a family trip? A vision board can help provide clarity and inspire you to take action.  NOTE: this is a adult only event.

Annie from Annie Nogg Coaching will provide direction & support throughout the vision board creation process.

$15 pp. Sign up at

BRAIN DEVELOPMENT 101, 3/6 7:30pm

Everything you need to know about nourishing your child's creative, confident mind in the first year of life!

You've probably heard that your child's brain develops most in the first three years of life, but did you know that more than one million neural connections form per second during this time? During these early years, parents have the amazing opportunity to nurture their child’s growth and development through connected, responsive caregiving. Join Rebecca Walsh, founder and director of Early Childhood Matters, to learn more about the following topics:

· From Routine to Ritual: creating opportunities for bonding, learning, and growth through everyday caregiving tasks like diaper changes, bath time, and feeding times.

·  Language development milestones and strategies to encourage language development in the first year of life

·  Ideas for playtime activities, Floor Time, and parental engagement strategies to develop the architecture of your child's brain and build connections for lifelong skills like problem solving, self-control, and emotional intelligence.

Babies in arms (pre-crawlers) welcome to attend. Sign up at:


Dr. Angelique Millette will help parents of babies 0–12 months better understand the sleep needs of their little one. She will cover the importance of routine, when to start a sleep routine, two sleep methods, sleeping arrangements, and more. She uses an interdisciplinary approach to solving infant sleep issues using a wide range of sleep methods and tools adaptive to multiple sleep arrangements, parenting styles, cultural/social styles, and sleep issues. A Q&A will be held at the end of the session. 

Topics Include:

• Baby (0–12 months) sleep needs
• Importance of routines in sleep habits and patterns
• Developmental milestones, when they occur, what to do
• Guidelines on prevention of SIDS
• Sleep methods: no/low cry, sleep training
• Sleeping arrangements: co-sleeping, room-sharing, crib-sleeping
• Naps
• Feeding at night and dropping night feeds

About Dr. Angelique Millette 

She is a parent educator, pediatric sleep consultant, family sleep researcher, lactation educator. She specializes in family sleep solutions and how parents can meet their own sleep needs while helping their young ones meet theirs.

NEWBORN CARE 3/9, 1-5pm

THE TODDLER TRANSITION 3/19, 7:30pm, 9-18 mo

Your baby is becoming a toddler-how exciting (and exhausting!). Don’t fear the toddler transition!

Join Early Childhood Matters to learn more about this period of dramatic child development. Learn more about your child’s rapidly developing brain, and find out what is behind the often unexpected challenges that may arise in toddlerhood (mealtime struggles, tantrums, hitting/biting, shyness and more). Practice positive discipline strategies that nurture connection, communication, and curiosity in your emerging toddler, while planting the seeds for emotional intelligence right from the start.

“This class saved me as I entered a stage I was not really prepared for! I still use the strategies and language we learned in class with my older child, and now with my second child who is 14 months.”

— - Lia, parent of 14 and 27 month old

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