Parent and Child Playgroup (OPEN GYM)
Parent & Child Playgroup is a great time for family playtime and we welcome all children ages’ birth to 5 years old to join us. Children may be accompanied by Mom, Dad, Grandma, Grandpa, Childcare Attendant, etc. We encourage moms to invite other moms so their children can play together. Families are not required to be enrolled in the PAT program however, there is always a parent educator and other staff available to answer questions about our program. We can even enroll a new family if so desired.
Parent & Child Playgroup offers FREE playtime in the indoor basketball gym, the large playroom and the outdoor playground. Children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian the duration of playgroup. Click this link to view the dates and times for the playgroup.
The playroom has age appropriate items for the birth to walking age children. Walkers are encouraged to participate in pretend-play with kitchens, trucks, or babies. Reading books are available if a child wishes to read a book with their adult. For the infants and crawlers, there are mats to lie or crawl on and plenty of sensory toys.
Parents As Teachers (PAT) staff set up the gym up with mats, balls, slides, tents and tunnels to name a few. On occasion, there are tricycles, wagons and a miniature trampoline. Children experience free-play supervised by their parent.
When the weather is nice, the outdoor playground is open. The playground is specially designed for families with young children walking to 5 years of age. We ask more caution be used with the infants and toddlers group in the gym and/or playground.