Bring Play, Community and Support to SF Families - Recess Collective
Our Mission is to harness the power of community to promote healthy development through perinatal education, childhood play & community connection.
Recess Collective is an inclusive community centered space committed to supporting families from the time of pregnancy through the first four years by providing opportunities for perinatal education, play, creativity, support & connection.
By building a small, connected village, we can lighten the load. We aim to educate families on birthing options and postpartum support so that they can step confidently into parenthood. Then, we strive to address the intangible stumbling blocks of raising kids in an urban environment. Authentic community support, reliable in-a-pinch caregiving options, access to vetted resources and a safe, clean space for play are all crucial to supporting parents. In this way, we provide a structure and support system for parenthood that starts at the beginning when parents need it most.
our ultimate vision
By creating a prototype of truly supportive and multigenerational community center, our vision is that every community will have a Recess Collective space to come together, share resources and live playful, healthy lives.
As a nonprofit, we are thrilled to be able to take in tax deductible donations and apply for grants in order to offer subsidized memberships, increase playspace access to children with sensory sensitivities, and leverage community partnerships to broaden our reach.
Together we can improve the lives of families with young children. Please consider a tax deductible donation, volunteering, and spreading the word about our efforts.
As much fun as my kids had, you saved me when I was at my lowest... you gave me a place to see other parents (aka adults), a place I knew my kids would have fun and be safe, and a community which helped pull me through PPD, even if they didn’t know it. I wish you all the best in your next endeavor and look forward to hearing all about it. Thank you for being part of my SF village!!!
Without the infallible and incredible support of your staff and facilities, I would have never ever made it through my daughter’s infant stage. You affected this first time mom’s life in a way that could never be measured. Thank you and we look forward to recess collective.
— - Mary