INGHAM PLAY & LEARN GROUPS 

Join us for free, fun, interactive activities for children ages birth to kindergarten entry. Trained Parent Educators use the Parents As Teachers Model to provide:

  • Story Time
  • Music
  • Singing
  • Movement
  • Play Dough
  • Creative/Art Activities
  • Sensory Table
  • Exploration and Peer Interaction/Socialization

Groups offer a shared learning experience for the caregiver and children (under age 5). For this reason, the caregiver must remain with the child(ren) at all times. 

  • Children must be registered, in advance, to attend a group. 
  • Families are liimited to one (1) group per family. 
  • Families must reside within one of the Ingham ISD School Districts: Dansville, East Lansing, Haslett, Holt, Lansing, Leslie, Mason, Okemos, Stockbridge, Waverly, Webberville, or Williamston. 

New Process Beginning Winter/Spring 2020 Session

2020 Winter/Spring Session begins January 13 and ends June 26, 2020 (for most groups.)  Check the schedule below for specific details.

MONDAYS

Play & Learn Groups are held each Monday (unless otherwise indicated) at the following locations: 

Holt - Midway Early Learning Center
9:15 - 10:15 am or 10:30 - 11:30 am
No Group 1.20.20; 2.17.20; 3.20.20; 4/6/20; and 5/25/20
Lead: Sarah

Foster Community Center
10:00 - 11:00 am
No Group 1.20.20; 2/17/20; 3/30/20; 4/6/20; and 5/25/20
Lead: Cheryl 

TUESDAYS

Play & Learn Groups are held each Tuesday (unless otherwise indicated) at the following locations: 

MSU 1855 Place - Building No. 507
9:30 - 10:30 am or 10:45 - 11:45 am  
Room 108
Please note parking fees apply to non-1855 Place residents.
No Group 3.31.20 and 4.7.20
Lead: Jamie

Stockbridge Heritage Elementary
9:30 - 10:30 am or 10:40 - 11:40 am
No Group 3.31.20 and 4.7.20
Lead: Sarah

Okemos Faith Lutheran Church
10:30 - 11:30 am
Group Ends 3.24.20
Lead: Dorothy

Outdoor Group Fenner Nature Center
10:00 - 11:00 am
Note: All activities take place outside--please dress for conditions. Group will be canceled for inclement weather. 
Group Begins 4.14.20
Lead: Dorothy

WEDNESDAYS

Play & Learn Groups are held each Wednesday (unless otherwise indicated) at the following locations: 

Haslett Community Education Building
9:15 - 10:15 am or 10:30 - 11:30 am
Enter North side of building. 
No Group 4.1.20 and 4.8/20
Group Ends 5.27.20
Lead: Jamie

Leslie - White Pine Academy
10:00 - 11:00 am
No Group 4.1.20; 4.8.20; and 5.27.20
Group Begins 1.22.20
Group Ends 6.3.20
Lead: Miranda / Stacy

Evans Welcome Center
10:00 - 11:00 am
No Group 4.1.20, 4.8.20, 4.15.20, and 6.3.20
Lead: Tamara

Impression 5 Science Museum (GROUP IS CURRENTLY FULL.)
3:00 - 4:00 pm
Group Ends 6.3.20
No Group 4.1.20 and 4.8.20
Lead: Kellie & Milissa

THURSDAYS

Play & Learn Groups are held each Thursday (unless otherwise indicated) at the following locations: 

East Lansing Library
10:00 - 11:00 am
No Group 1.23.20; 1.30.20; 4/2/20; 4/9/20; and 6/4/20
Lead: Jamie

Haslett Baby Group - Haslett Community Education Building
10:00 - 11:00 am
(Enter on North side of building.)
No Group 4.2.20; and 4.9.20
Group Ends 5.28.20
Lead: Beth

Grand River Head Start
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
No Group 4.2.20; and 4.9.20
Lead: Karen

FRIDAYS

Play & Learn Groups are held each Friday (unless otherwise indicated) at the following locations: 

Mason - Harvey Education Center
9:15 - 10:15 am or 10:30 - 11:30 am
No Group 3.13.20; 4.3.20; and 4.10.20
Lead: Sarah

Baby Group - South Cedar Library
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
No Group 3.13.20; 4.3.20; and 4.10.20
Lead: Karen

Registration

Please complete the Enrollment/Registration for the group you are interested in attending by listing your first and second choice.  Upon completing this process, you can assume your registration is confirmed. If your first choice is full/closed, you will receive a phone call within 2-3 business days to be offered another group or to be put on a waitlist. Contact 517.244.1267 for questions. 

Sick Children

Please do 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

Siblings Over Age 5

May not be able to attend Group due to limited space. Always check with the Group Facilitator.

Inclement Weather

If the school district where a Group is held is closed or Ingham ISD is closed due to inclement weather, Group is cancelled. Watch Ingham ISD Recent News or check your local media stations for school closures.  

Fenner Nature Center

All activities take place outside. Group will be cancelled during inclement weather. Wear appropriate clothing and bring items your family typically uses such as sunscreen, a water bottle, insect repellent, etc. 

Contact Us

Stephanie Thelen
Administrative Assistant, Early Childhood Ed
517.244.1267

Locations:

East Lansing Library
950 Abbot Road, East Lansing

Lansing-Evans Welcome Center
2400 Pattengill Avenue, Lansing

Foster Community Center
200 N. Foster, Lansing

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

Haslett Community Education Building
1590 Franklin Street, Haslett

Holt-Midway Early Learning Center
4552 Spahr Avenue, Holt

Impression 5
200 Museum Drive, Lansing

Leslie-White Pine Academy
510 Russell Street, Leslie

Mason - Harvey Education Center
400 S. Cedar Street, Mason

MSU - 1855 Place Community Center
507 Ivy Court, East Lansing

Okemos-Faith Lutheran Church
4515 Dobie Road, Okemos

Outdoor Fenner Nature Center
2020 East Mount Hope, Lansing

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

Stockbridge-Heritage Elementary School
222 Western Ave, Stockbridge