The Family Room at Ware Church
“Let the children come to me, do not hinder them; for to such belongs the kingdom of God.” - Mark 10:14
Need a place for your children to play? Come join us at the “Family Room of Ware Church.” The program serves Gloucester, Mathews and Middlesex Counties in southeastern Virginia. It’s a playgroup that welcomes families and caregivers with children ages birth to 5 years old. It provides a meeting place where one can explore, create, and share in the joys and difficulties of raising children. Parents and caregivers stay with their children while enjoying the play group.
Family Room Operating Days
The Family Room is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to noon. It is closed for holidays and when cancellations are announced by Gloucester County Public Schools due to inclement weather. Don’t worry if you are running late - just come and join the fun.
Activities begin with Free Playtime followed by Clean-Up Time and Snack. The Day ends with Circle Time which includes a story, sing-a-longs, creative movement and parachute fun. Field trips are taken to several area attractions.
Arts & Crafts Projects - Play-Dough Table - Cognitive Play Room - Blocks, Puzzles & Books - Imaginative Toddler Toys - Infant Area with Amenities - Fenced Outdoor Play Area
The Family Room is a program of Ware Episcopal Church for the benefit of young children and their parents or caregivers. The Family Room Director plans the daily activities and programs. An Advisory Board is elected from the parent membership to work with the Director. The Board provides necessary planning for an active and safe environment for the children. It also sponsors fundraising events to meet the Family Room’s annual budget.
A monthly membership fee is charged for supplies, materials and other expenses. No one is turned away because of financial need. Additional funding is provided by the Samaritans of Gloucester and several helping foundations. Parents are asked to help with the Family Room fundraising events. Ware Episcopal Church provides climate controlled meeting space, insurance coverage, computer services and copy machine access for the program.