Helping Children Learn Through Organized Play
Never underestimate the power of play!
You don’t need fancy toys or degrees in child development to make a positive difference in the life of children. Join us for Play & Learn and learn everything you need to know to support the kids in your life.
Who can attend Learn & Play?
Play & Learn of East Central Iowa is an organized play group for young children (0-5 years old) and the people who take care of them – parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, other family members and family friends.
You will have lots of FUN together:
- Telling Stories
- Creating Art
- Singing Songs
Each group has a facilitator that plans and sets up activities for the children and their caregivers to play together. Facilitators help caregivers learn more about child development, how children learn through play and what caregivers can do at home to help the children in their care grow and learn.
Why is Play & Learn of East Central Iowa so important?
The early years of life are crucial in setting the stage for later success in school and life. Children are born learning and it’s important for the people who take care of children to know that. It’s also important for them to know how they can support children’s learning and healthy development and what they’re doing has a life-long impact on the child.
Play & Learn of East Central Iowa is an affiliate of Kaleidoscope Play & Learn.
Where does Play & Learn take place?
Due to COVID-19 Play & Learn has been cancelled until it is safe for us to gather in groups again. Please check back in the spring when the weather warms up, we hope to hold some outdoor sessions!
Visit us on Facebook for event details and cancellations! Play & Learn Facebook Page
Funded By the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation and Iowa State Extension and Outreach Linn County