Playgroup Schedule

Great Parents, Great Start (GPGS) offers parent/care giver and child activities and developmental screenings for children birth through age five. GPGS also connects families to community resources, promotes school readiness, and supports high-quality, early education and care.


Join us for FREE, fun, interactive activities for families with children ages birth to kindergarten entry. Trained Parent Educators utilize the Parents As Teachers curriculum to provide Story Time, Music, Singing, Movement, Play Dough, Creative/Art Activities, Sensory Table, Exploration and Peer Interaction.

Play & Learn Groups are for families residing in one of the following twelve Ingham Intermediate Service Area School Districts: Dansville, East Lansing, Haslett, Holt, Lansing, Leslie, Mason, Okemos, Stockbridge, Waverly, Webberville and Williamston. Registration is limited to one group per family, with the exception of the Outdoor Group at Fenner Nature Center.

Play & Learn Groups do not meet December 26, 2017 - January 15, 2018.

The next session begins January 16, 2018, and ends March 23, 2018. (Notice: Individual dates groups will not meet are listed below each group.)   

Play Group Schedule






Holt-Midway Early
Learning Center

9:15-10:15 am
10:30-11:30 am
No Group 2/19/18, 3/5/18, 3/19/18

Stockbridge Smith Elementary School
(Room A104)

Haslett Community  Education Bldg.
9:15-10:15 am
10:30-11:30 am

East Lansing

10:00-11:00 am

Foster Community  

10:00-11:00 am

Faith Lutheran Church
9:30 - 10:30 am   No Group 2/19/18, 3/19/18

Outdoor Group Fenner Nature Center
(South side of Education Bldg.)
10:00-11:00 am
Cancelled during inclement weather.

Mason First United
Methodist Church

9:15-10:15 am
10:30-11:30 am

Haslett Baby Group
(Haslett Comm Ed Bldg-Enter North side)

10:00-11:00 am

Baby Group South
Cedar Library

11:00-12:00 pm
Harley Franks Early
Childhood Center

4:00-5:00 pm
No Group 2/19/18, 3/19/18
  Harley Franks Early
Childhood Center

10:00-11:00 am
11:45 - 12:45   pm

Leslie - White Pine Academy
10:00-11:00 am

      Grand River Head Start
11:00-12:00 pm



We ask that you not attend a Group if you or your child has experienced any of the following symptoms within 24 hours prior to Group:
•     fever above 100ºF
•     vomiting
•     diarrhea
•     unidentified rash
•     discharge from the eyes and/or nose that is not clear


May not be able to attend Groups due to the number of children enrolled and limited space. Please check with the Group Facilitator.


If the school district where a Play & Learn Group is held has been closed due to inclement weather, that Group will also be cancelled. Note: Outdoor Group at Fenner Nature Center will not be held if the temperature is below 30ºF, during weather advisories, thunderstorms, tornado warnings/watches, etc. 

For more information or to register for any of the Ingham Play & Learn Groups, call 517.244.1267.  Please provide child's name, the parent/guardian's name, a contact number, and the name of the Play & Learn Group. Register early, as sessions fill quickly.


East Lansing Library
950 Abbot Road, East Lansing

Faith Lutheran Church
4515 Dobie Road, Okemos

Fenner Nature Center
2020 E. Mount Hope, Lansing

Foster Community Center
200 N. Foster, Lansing

Grand River Head Start
1107 E. Grand River Ave, Lansing

Harley Franks
2924 Newark Ave, Lansing

Haslett Community
Education Building

1590 Franklin Street, Haslett

Mason First United
Methodist Church

201 E. Ash Street, Mason

Midway Early Learning Center
4552 Spahr Avenue, Holt

South Cedar Library
3500 S. Cedar – Suite 108, Lansing

Stockbridge Smith Elementary School
100 Mills Avenue, Stockbridge

White Pine Academy
510 Russell Street, Leslie