By My Side neighborhood parenting group

nurturing families & growing community


Countdown to Spring!!

2 days!!!!!!

Clocks set 1 hour ahead on Sunday, March 8th!

There is hope!!!!

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Upcoming Events

Tuesday, May 26 at 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Tuesday, May 26 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Wednesday, May 27 at 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Thursday, May 28 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 

Grandma's Garden

& Our Garden  



Weather closing policy:

If Phila public and/or parochial schools are closed, so are we.

We may choose to close at other times when schools are open & will post such.

any questions, call/ text Teri 267-693-7016

rent the Playgroup space for your child's Birthday party!


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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 $45,000 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 & 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 Lutheran Church's back Education building, 1542 E. Montgomery Ave. Phila., Pa. 19125.

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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 & socialize!

They are facilitated &  lightly structured offering free play, circle time & snack.

Our families fund our playgroups through donations of $1-$5 per group. No need to register in advance!!

Bonus for sleep deprived coffee or tea!

 Check our calendar for days & times.

Grandma's Garden  & Our Garden Playschools!

 “Grandma’s Garden Playschool”  is a morning drop off session from 9am-12pm

for children 18 mos & up.

Playschool is designed to help children take that 1st step into group socialization on their own. For those who have been coming to Playgroup, making this transition in a space with which they already have connection & with adults & children with whom they are already familiar, often times makes this transition easier! Staffed by parents from our program.

  "Our Garden" is a 9-3 Playschool option for children 2 1/2 years & up!

Registration is now closed for Our Garden. Grandma's Garden is accepting children for the Spring session.

Check our programs page for more info & registration forms!

Book your next Children's Party with us!

The Playgroup Space is a perfect setting for a child's birthday party!!

If you're looking for an affordable, space to create your own event, we're it!

Make sure to reserve your date ASAP to get the date you want!

For more info, contact Teri Ramsay @ 267-693-7016 or email:

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

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 Teri @ 267-693-7016

Teri Ramsay, Executive Director

By My Side, Ltd. a 501(c)3 organization