Ingham Play & Learn Groups


Spring 2022 Session begins April 11 through June 24, 2022

Registration is available (for children birth up to age 5) on a first-come, first-served basis. Groups are held outdoors with the exception of one Baby Group (ages birth to walkers) and one virtual group. Thank you for your patience as we navigate a brand new online registration process. Please read through the following information carefully before registering. 

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

Groups offer a shared learning experience for the caregiver and children, and the caregiver must remain with the child(ren) at all times. 

  • Children must be registered, in advance, to attend a group. 
  • Families are limited 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. 

Sick Children

Please do not attend a Group if you or your child have tested positive for Covid or 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.  


Complete the Enrollment/Registration for the group you are interested in attending (list all children attending). If your first choice is full, please add your family to the Wait List. We will contact you when openings in groups occur. (Current Early On families, please register in groups marked Early On.)   

Spring 2022 Play & Learn Schedule:
Mon 10:30-11:00 Valhalla Park 
Tues 10:00-11:00 Veteran's Park
Tues 10:00-11:00 MSU 1855 Place
Tues 10:00-11:00 G. River Head Start
Tues 11:00-12:00 Fenner Nature Center
Tues 06:00-06:30 pm Virtual
Wed 09:30-10:30 N. Meridian Park 
Wed 10:00-11:00 Sharp Park
Wed 10:30-11:30 N. Meridian Park
Thrs 11:00-12:00 Francis Park
Fri 10:00-11:00 Rayner Park
Fri 11:00-12:00 S. Cedar Library (ages 0 to walkers only)

Contact Us

Stephanie Thelen
Administrative Assistant, Early Childhood Ed


East Lansing - 1855 Place
5505 S. Harrison

Haslett - N. Meridian Park
5191 N. Meridian Road

Holt - Valhalla Park
2287 Pine Tree Road

Lansing - Fenner Nature Center
2020 East Mount Hope

Lansing - Francis Park
2701 Moores River Drive

Lansing - Grand River Head Start
1107 E. Grand River

Lansing - Sharp Park
1401 Elmwood Road

Lansing - S Cedar Library (for babies)
3500 S. Pennsylvania

Mason - Rayner Park
738 E. Ash Street

Stockbridge - Veteran's Park
N. Wood Street

Link shared with registered families