Playgroups held every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9 – 11 am
A free, inclusive early childhood environment that provides children with the opportunity to play and develop critical social-emotional skills. Families have the chance to share parenting ideas and concerns, establish friendships and decrease isolation.
Playgroups provide a lot of social stimulation. Children watch and learn what these other children are doing. Younger toddlers will engage in parallel play, basically playing next to another child and learning to imitate play skills.
“When I first came to Giggles & Grins, I knew no one, we (had) just moved to town. My child turned 5 and is in school but the parents I met at Giggles & Grins are now my best friends. Thank you!”
– Parent participant
The playgroups are facilitated by a well trained specialist, who has been trained in a variety of best practice methods to model and guide families in child engagement. The facilitator is also able to help provide an Ages and Stages developmental screening through the Watch Me Grow program to make sure that children are developing appropriately. The staff has been trained in providing an appropriate inclusion environment for all children.