Ingham Play & Learn Groups


Winter 2023 Session Begins January 9 - March 24, 2023

Families may register for one (1) group; and one (1) waitlist only if the group of choice is full. 

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. 

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

If the school district where a group is held is closed due to inclement weather, then group (indoor and outdoor) is canceled for that day. If the temperature (with wind chill) is below 15 degrees Fahrenheit, then outdoor groups will be canceled for that day. Check with your group Facilitator for more information. 

Register for one (1) group per family and one (1) waitlist if your group of choice is full.   

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

  • Groups are for children under age 5. Adults must accompany children at all times. 
  • Must register prior to attending a group.
  • Do not register for more than 1 group; list all children who will attend. 
  • Do not register for more than 1 waitlist; list all children who will attend. 
  • Waitlist families will be contacted when openings in groups occur.
  • Do not attend if you have been exposed to illness or exhibit any signs of illness.

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

Holt Community Center (Indoor)
9:30 - 10:30 a.m. or 10:40 - 11:30 a.m. 
No Group 1/16/23, 2/20/23
Lead: Sarah

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

MSU 1855 Place (Indoor)
10:00-11:00 am
Community Room 109
Parking Fee Charged
No Group 3/7/23
Lead: Jamie

Fenner Nature Center (Outdoor)
11:00-12:00 noon
Lead: Dorothy

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

Lead: Amie

Stockbridge - Location to be determined (Indoor)
10:00-11:00 am

Lead: Sarah

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

Foster Community Center (Outdoor/Indoor Room 109) 
10:00-11:00 am

Lead: Sarah/Cheryl

Haslett Community Education (Indoor)
9:15 - 10:15 am or 10:30-11:30 am

No Group 3/8/23
Lead: Jamie

Lansing Mall Play Place (Indoor)
10:00-11:00 am

No Group 1/18/23, 2/22/23
Lead: Tamara

Impression 5 (Indoor)
10:00-11:00 am
Lead: Milissa
No Group 1/18/23

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

Haslett Baby Group (Indoor) 
10:00 - 11:00 am
Ages birth to early walkers
Lead: Kari

East Lansing Library (Indoor)
10:00-11:00 am

Large meeting room location
No Group 2/9/23, 3/9/23
Lead: Jamie

Webberville Memorial Park (Outdoor)
10:00-11:00 am

Lead: Meghan

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

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

Lead Sarah

Lansing South Cedar Library (Indoor)
11:00-12:00 noon

Ages birth to early walkers 
Lead: Karen

Contact Us

Stephanie Thelen
Administrative Assistant, Early Childhood Ed


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

East Lansing - Library
950 Abbot Road, East Lansing

Haslett Community Education
1590 Franklin Street, Haslett

Holt Community Center
4410 Holt Road, Hot

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 - Impression 5 Science Center
200 Museum Drive, Lansing

Lansing Mall Play Place
5330 W. Saginaw, Lansing

Lansing - South Cedar Library
3500 S. Cedar Street, Lansing

Mason - Rayner Park
738 E. Ash Street

Location to be determined

Webberville - Memorial Park
S. Webberville Road, Webberville