ChildStrive Casino Road Play & Learn Group is every Tuesday from 10:00 am to 11:30 am
14 E Casino Road, Everett, WA 98208
Located in Building C
There will be NO Play & Learn Group on June 13, June 20, June 27, and July 4.
Family Story: Meet Lucy
Two-year old Lucy loves to attend the ChildStrive Play and Learn group because it gives her a chance to see her friends and learn new songs. Lucy’s mom likes the ChildStrive play group for the socialization opportunities as well as the facilitator’s knowledge of early childhood development. She appreciates the opportunities to ask questions or seek advice and loves that snack time is included so that children learn how to eat and socialize in a group setting.
The Power of Play
A child’s most important “job” is playing! We want children and their caregivers to have a place that is safe and nurturing. Our goal is to support new skills whether it is sitting with a favorite toy or learning to cooperate with new friends.
Social / Emotional Development
Play groups are an important way for children to learn socialization skills. Indeed, with a group of toddlers and preschoolers, there are always opportunities to learn about sharing, cooperation and taking turns. Play group leaders can also provide “in-the-moment” coaching.
Play groups are also a great opportunity to provide socialization for parents and caregivers that may feel isolated or have long stretches of time without other adult interaction. We encourage parents to form friendships that can be modeled for their children.
Link to Resources
Parents are provided connections to local resources. If a parent or caregiver is concerned about their child’s development, we can offer child development screenings including Early Intervention screenings. Play group leaders also provide resource referrals to families who need additional help.
What to Expect
ChildStrive play groups follow the Kaleidoscope Play & Learn group model that helps prepare children (ages 18 months to five years) for success in school and life. We provide children and their parent or caregiver fun, developmentally appropriate socialization and learning opportunities. Our groups are led by parent educators, social workers or family counselors.
Each play group includes unstructured play time where families can enjoy our collection of toys, books and games; followed by a nutritious snack (provided by ChildStrive); and the always-favorite circle time that includes songs with movements.
Families are welcome to drop-in at the play group whenever their schedule allows. We do require that an adult stay with their child during play group, of course, it’s so much fun, you wouldn’t want it any other way!