Play & Learn Program Opens Jan. 8 in Mill Creek

Play & Learn Program Opens Jan. 8 in Mill Creek
Posted on 01/04/2018
Everett Public Schools, in partnership with the City of Mill Creek, will offer a Kaleidoscope Play & Learn group on Mondays beginning Jan. 8 at Mill Creek City Hall North, Large Community Room, 15720 Main St.

The Mill Creek session takes place each Monday from 10:30 a.m. to noon following the EPS student calendar. The drop-in play group is open to the public and free of charge.

“We are excited to expand our program in South Snohomish County,” said Chad Golden, director of early learning at Everett Public Schools. “Our Play & Learn groups help young children learn how to interact with others and provide a first step for helping prepare children for school.”

The facilitated Play & Learn group helps families prepare their children, birth to age five, for success in school and life. Young children have fun participating in activities and being around their peers before they enter school. They enjoy playing, creating art, telling stories, singing songs and more.

Not only does the Play & Learn group provide children a place to connect with peers, it provides parents and caregivers a space and time to develop skills in interacting with their children, and gives caregivers opportunities to develop relationships with other families and caregivers. Parents and caregivers will discover activities they can do at home to support children’s learning; how to turn everyday activities – such as grocery shopping, cooking and bath time – into early learning opportunities; and key child development milestones from birth to five. They also learn about skills children are expected to have when they start school, as well as community programs and services available to help them raise healthy children.

Everett Public Schools also offers a Kaleidoscope Play & Learn group on Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to noon (EPS student calendar) at Everett Public Library, 2702 Hoyt Ave. in Everett. For information on either program, call 425-385-4024 or email earlylearning@everettsd.org.