Ingham Play & Learn Groups

INGHAM PLAY & LEARN GROUPS (August 15 - December 9, 2022)

Registration Is Open (Register for 1 Group Per Family Only) 

Intended for children birth up to age 5 on a first-come, first-served basis for families residing in one of the twelve Ingham ISD School Districts (Dansville, East Lansing, Haslett, Holt, Lansing, Leslie, Mason, Okemos, Stockbridge, Waverly, Webberville, Williamston.) 

Groups are subject to change depending upon Covid conditions and inclement weather. Some groups will begin outdoors and move indoors as the weather turns cold and Covid conditions allow. Some groups begin after August 15 and end earlier than December 9. Please see your Group Facilitator for specific information regarding your group.

About Ingham Play & Learn Groups (children birth up to age 5)

Join us for free, fun, interactive activities with trained Parent Educators using  the Parents As Teachers Model to provide:

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

Sick Children

Please do not attend if you or your child have tested positive for Covid, been exposed to illness, exhibit any signs of illness such as the following 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

Space is limited; please check with your Group Facilitator prior to bringing older siblings. 

Inclement Weather

Your safety is important to us. If the temperature (with wind chill) is below 15 degrees F or if the school district where a Group is held is closed, then Group is canceled for that day. 

Register for One (1) Group Only 

Complete the Enrollment/Registration for the group you are interested in attending. Please read all information below: .

  • Groups are for children under age 5. 
  • Must register prior to attending a group.
  • Do not register for more than 1 group; list all children who will attend. 
  • Adults must accompany children at all times. 
  • Do not attend if you have been exposed to illness or exhibit any signs of illness.
  • Register for the Wait List if your first choice is full. You will be contacted if openings occur.
  • Register current Early On children in slots marked as Early On. If your child is not currently receiving Early On services from our staff, register under community slots. 
  • Note some groups have varying start or end dates. 

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

Holt Valhalla Park (Outdoor)
10:30-11:30 am
No Group 9/5/22, 11/14/22, 11/21/22
Lead: Sarah

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

MSU 1855 Place (Outdoor)
10:00-11:00 am
Playground West of 1230 Building
Parking Fee Charged
No Group 8/23/22, 11/15/22, 11/22/22
Lead: Jamie

Fenner Nature Center (Outdoor)
11:00-12:00 noon
No Group 11/15/22, 11/22/22
Lead: Dorothy

Grand River Head Start (Outdoor/Indoor)
10:00-11:00 am

Room 109
No Group  11/15/22, 11/22/22
Lead: Amie

Stockbridge Veteran's Park (Outdoor)
10:00-11:00 am

No Group 9/13/22, 11/15/22, 11/22/22
Lead: Sarah

MSU Children's Gardens (Outdoor)
6:10-7:00 pm

No Group 8/23/22, 11/15/22, 11/22/22
Lead: Jamie

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

Foster Community Center (Outdoor/Indoor) - Group Begins 8/22/22
10:00-11:00 am

Room 109
No Group 11/16/22, 11/23/22
Lead: Cheryl

Haslett N. Meridian Park (Outdoor) - Two Separate Groups
9:30 - 10:30 am or 10:30-11:30 am

No Group 8/24/22, 11/16/22, 11/23/22
Lead: Jamie

Sharp Park (Outdoor) - Group Ends 10/26/22
10:00-11:00 am

No Group 10/12/22, 11/16/22, 11/23/22
Lead: Tamara

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

Haslett Baby Group (Indoor) - Group Begins 8/25/22
10:00 - 11:00 am
Ages birth to early walkers
No Group 11/17/22, 11/24/22
Lead: Kari

MSU Children's Gardens (Outdoor) - Parking Fee Charged
10:00-11:00 am

No Group 8/25/22, 11/17/22, 11/24/22
Lead: Jamie

Webberville Memorial Park (Outdoor) - Group Begins 9/1/22
10:00-11:00 am

No Group 11/17/22, 11/24/22
Lead: Meghan

Hawk Island Park (Outdoor) - Group Begins 8/25/22
11:00-12:00 noon

Parking fee waived at gate for families attending playgroup
No Group 11/17/22, 11/24/22
Lead: Kellie

Impression 5 (Indoor) - Group Begins 9/15/22
10:30-11:30 am 

No Group 11/17/22, 11/24/22
Lead: Milissa

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

Mason Rayner Park (Outdoor)
10:00-11:00 am

No Group 11/18/22, 11/25/22
Lead Sarah

Grand River Head Start Baby Group (Outdoor/Indoor)
11:00-12:00 noon

Ages birth to early walkers 
Room 109
No Group 11/18/22, 11/25/22
Lead: Karen

Contact Us

Stephanie Thelen
Administrative Assistant, Early Childhood Ed

Locations:

East Lansing -  MSU 1855 Place
5505 S. Harrison, East Lansing

East Lansing - MSU Children's Gardens
1066 Bogue Street, East Lansing

East Lansing - Robert Shaw Park
Northlawn Avenue, East Lansing

Haslett Community Education
1590 Franklin Street, Haslett

Haslett - N. Meridian Park
5191 N. Meridian Road, Williamston

Holt - Valhalla Park
2287 Pine Tree Road, Holt

Lansing - Fenner Nature Center
2020 East Mount Hope

Lansing - Foster Community Center
200 N. Foster, Lansing

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

Lansing - Hawk Island County Park
1601 E. Cavanaugh Road, Lansing

Lansing - Impression 5 
200 Museum Drive, Lansing

Lansing - Sharp Park
1401 Elmwood Road

Mason - Rayner Park
738 E. Ash Street

Stockbridge - Veteran's Park
N. Wood Street

Webberville - Memorial Park
S. Webberville Road, Webberville