Join us for free, fun, interactive activities for children ages birth to kindergarten entry. Trained Parent Educators use the Parents As Teachers curriculum to provide Story Time, Music, Singing, Movement, Play Dough, Creative/Art Activities, Sensory Table, Exploration and Peer Interaction.

Families must reside within one of the Ingham ISD School Districts: Dansville, East Lansing, Haslett, Holt, Lansing, Leslie, Mason, Okemos, Stockbridge, Waverly, Webberville and Williamston. Groups provide a shared learning opportunity for the caregiver (i.e. parent, grandparent, etc.) and the child. The caregiver must remain with the child(ren) at all times.

The Spring session begins the week of April 8 and ends the week of June 28, 2019 (for most groups. Check Schedule below for specific details. To register, call 517.244.1267.  


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

Holt - Midway Early Learning Center
9:15 - 10:15 am or 10:30 - 11:30 am
No Group 5.6.19, 5.27.19
Lead: Milissa & Sarah

Okemos - Faith Lutheran Church
10:00 - 11:00 am
No Group 4.22.19, 5.27.19
Lead: Cheryl 


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

Stockbridge Heritage Elementary
10:00 - 11:00 am
Room B102
Group Ends: 6.4.19
Lead: Stacy

Outdoor Group Fenner Nature Center
10:00 - 11:00 am
Room 115
Note: All activities take place outside--please dress for conditions.
Lead: Dorothy

1855 Place
10:00 - 11:00 am
Note: There is a fee to park at this facility if you are not an 1855 Place resident.  
Lead: Jamie


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

Haslett Community Education Building
9:15 - 10:15 am or 10:30 - 11:30 am
Enter North side of building. 
Group Ends 6.12.19
Lead: Jamie

Mason Methodist Church
9:15 - 10:15 am or 10:30 - 11:30 am
Lead: Miranda

Harley Franks Early Childhood Center
11:00 am - 12:00 noon
Room 115
Lead: Tamara

Impression 5 Science Museum
3:00 - 4:00 pm
Note: Group ends 6.5.19
Lead: Kellie

CADL-Okemos Library
6:00 - 7:00 pm
Public Meeting Room
Group Begins: 4.24.19
Lead: Jamie


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

East Lansing Library
10:00 - 11:00 am
Lead: Jamie

Haslett Baby Group - Haslett Community Education Building
10:00 - 11:00 am
(Enter on North side of building.)
Group Ends: 5.30.19
Lead: Beth

Leslie - White Pine Academy
10:00 - 11:00 am
No Group: 6.6.19
Group Ends: 6.13.19
Lead: Stacy

Grand River Head Start
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Lead: Karen


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

Foster Community Center
10:00 - 11:00 am
No Group: 4.19.19
Lead: Stacy

Baby Group - South Cedar Library
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Group Ends 6.14.19
Lead: Karen

Sick Children

Please do not attend a Group if you or your child has 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 Groups due to the number of children enrolled and limited space. Please check with the Group Facilitator.

Inclement Weather

If the school district where a Play & Learn Group is held is closed or Ingham ISD is closed due to inclement weather, Group is cancelled.  Check under "Recent News" for ISD closures.  

Fenner Nature Center

All activities take place outside. Group will be cancelled during inclement weather. Wear appropriate clothing and bring items your family typically uses such as sunscreen, a water bottle, insect repellent, etc. 

Contact Us

Stephanie Thelen
Administrative Assistant, Early Childhood Ed


East Lansing Library
950 Abbot Road, East Lansing

CADL-Okemos Library
4321 Okemos Road, Okemos

Foster Community Center
200 N. Foster, Lansing

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

Harley Franks Early Childhood Center
2924 Newark Avenue, Lansing

Haslett Community Education Building
1590 Franklin Street, Haslett

Holt-Midway Early Learning Center
4552 Spahr Avenue, Holt

Impression 5
200 Museum Drive, Lansing

Leslie-White Pine Academy
510 Russell Street, Leslie

Mason First United Methodist Church
201 E. Ash Street, Mason

Okemos-Faith Lutheran Church
4515 Dobie Road, Okemos

Outdoor Fenner Nature Center
2020 East Mount Hope, Lansing

South Cedar Library
3500 S. Cedar – Suite 108, Lansing

Stockbridge-Heritage Elementary School
222 Western Ave, Stockbridge