Playgroups & Training


Our goal at Holly Ridge has been to provide developmentally appropriate experiences to children with diverse abilities, in a setting that enhances the strengths and supports the needs of all children. We strive to create an environment that provides children with opportunities to learn to follow routines, build peer relationships, and to develop foundational skills for future learning.

Our programs promote all areas of development through the use of play and research based techniques of early learning. Your child will be in a playgroup taught by certified early childhood teachers and licensed therapists, in a caring, fun-filled, integrated environment.

Are you concerned with a child’s movement, play, language, feeding skills or medical diagnosis? 
Anyone may refer a child for developmental screening. Holly Ridge Center is here to answer your questions and address your concerns.

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The playgroup curriculum emphasizes the following basic areas of child development: problem solving, communication, fine & gross motor, social and feeding skills. Each child has an opportunity to learn new skills and practice old ones, through a variety of specially designed fun activities. Daily activities include free play and sensory exploration, song time, small group fine motor activities, gross motor play and snack time. 


Our playgroups are unique in that they are staffed by a team of certified teachers and para educators. Therapists also consult during the playgroup sessions. 


Holly Ridge Early Learning Center Playgroups are open to all children who are between 18 and 36 months of age.


The cost to participate in an early learning playgroup is $60 per month, payable by the first of each month. There are scholarship applications available upon request. 


Bremerton - Taylor Road

Taylor Road
5112 NW Taylor Road
Bremerton, WA 98312

Bremerton - Windsor

Windsor Building-Kitsap Way*
4660 Kitsap Way
Bremerton, WA 98312
*Peanut Free Site

North Kitsap

Poulsbo Middle School
Portables 300-400
2003 NE Hostmark Street

South Kitsap

Givens Community Center
1026 Sidney Avenue
Port Orchard, WA 98366

*Windsor Building on Kitsap Way is now a peanut free building. 

If you visit the Windsor site or your child receives services there please be aware of the following: 

  • Please wash your child’s face and hands thoroughly before leaving home if your child has eaten any peanut products prior to coming to class as well as your own and any family members that may be coming with you.  If the peanut product got on your child’s clothing, please change the clothing item.
  • Please contact your child’s teacher before sending any food to be shared with the class for snacks or celebrations.
  • Please check all ingredients on items you bring to class or into the building. If peanut, peanut products or peanut oil is on the list of ingredients that item may not be brought into the building.

Additional information on playgroup days and times can be obtained by contacting the education department coordinator.


Parent groups meet once a month during times when children are in playgroups, however any parent is welcome to participate. This is an excellent opportunity to meet other parents who share similar challenges and concerns in raising their children.

If STARS training is available, please remember that you must bring your STARS number to the class.

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Additional Note

Holly Ridge Center Community: Here is an update to our programs and how we are providing services to our community. Stay safe, stay healthy, and stay tuned.

Infant Toddler Program:

Holly Ridge Center’s highest priority is to keep families and staff safe.  Kitsap County is currently in Phase -2 Safe Start.  Based on Early Support for Infant and Toddlers (ESIT) and the Department of Child Youth and Family Services guidelines, Holly Ridge Center is in Early Support for Infant and Toddlers Stage 1 – limited in person services for children with very specific needs that cannot be accommodated through virtual services such as zoom, this is about 2-4% of all the children we provide services for. Early Support for Infant and Toddlers highly recommends the use of virtual services to protect children, families, and staff.  Holly Ridge Center is currently working on a plan for expanded in-person services, however these visits are not permitted until the county is in Phase 3 as determined by Governor Inslee.  Read more information here.

Adult Employment Services: Adult Employment Services program is supporting their individuals based on their current employment status, goals and service needs.  For those needing support as they perform their essential personnel functions in public, we are practicing social distancing & stay healthy guidelines and for those self-isolating we are reaching out in various virtual forms.