GIVEAWAY! Kith + Kin: A Gathering Space for New Parents to Find Community
Kith + Kin encourages open-ended, child-led play for 0- to 5-year-olds and provides a safe space for connection, education, and empowerment for their grown-ups.
When Jess and Eden met almost a year into new parenthood, they couldn’t believe they hadn’t met sooner – they lived just three blocks away from each other. They quickly became friends and confidants, and the support system they were both lacking. After countless playdates, laughs, and tears, they dreamed up a way to replicate what they had found in each other, and Kith + Kin was born.
Moving into a 3,000 square foot warehouse that was no more than a boarded-up shell was the perfect blank slate to create the thoughtful space they had imagined. Marrying youthful innocence and curiosity and modern adult was a welcome challenge, as most play spaces only catered to the former. Through design, brain-boosting play materials, adult accommodations, and functional classroom space, Kith + Kin is now a place that encourages open-ended, child-led play for 0- to 5-year-olds and provides a safe space for connection, education, and empowerment for their grown-ups.
Kith + Kin works with experts across many disciplines to offer high quality resources to families swimming through the endless developmental milestones and challenges of childhood. Partnering with physical and occupational therapists, pediatricians, dentists, early childhood development experts, yoga practitioners, doulas, midwives, lactation consultants, and more has lent to a roster of classes and workshops that make parenting just a little bit easier. Offerings for kids include classes like music, yoga, and story time are not only fun, but support healthy development.
Birthday party and event rentals offered during the weekend help maximize the use of the space and can range from purely space rental, to all the extras, with custom party decor and tableware, and even the host’s pizza order!
The Breakfast Club is the newest addition to Kith + Kin’s offerings. What started as a Covid pivot quickly became a popular and unique morning drop-off program for kids ages 2-3. This is a program that supports meaningful play and socialization while offering three hours of respite for parents to relax or work in the co-working space, or run some errands or go to an appointment.
The world is strange right now, and Kith + Kin strives to meet families where they are. If they are not ready to play inside with the general public, there is a private play rental option. There are classes held outdoors, spring through fall. Most classes also have a virtual option to attend.
An important part of Kith + Kin’s mission is the commitment to making the space accessible to all. Fact: If a parent isn’t thriving, it will trickle down onto the child. Finances should not be a barrier to access resources, that is why Kith + Kin offers 50% off of drop-in rates, memberships, and play packs to ACCESS cardholders. In addition, there are full scholarships for most parent workshops and funds donated by community members to help with the cost of all services and offerings.
Through community, all parents and families can thrive. We are in this together.
- Website: kithkin-community.com
- Facebook and Instagram: @kithkinphilly
Kith + Kin supports the Philly Family community.