Many Kaleidoscope Play & Learn groups are currently offering online circle-times with stories, songs, and interactive games as well as relevant resources for parents during COVID-19’s Stay at Home period.
Child Care Resources, the home organization for Kaleidoscope Play and Learn, also has COVID-19 resources for families available in multiple languages.
Kaleidoscope Play and Learn groups help families prepare their children ages birth to age 5 for success in school and life. This program supports family members at free weekly, facilitated play groups. Parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, older siblings, other caregivers and family members learn about:
- Activities they can do at home to support children’s learning
- Turning everyday activities – such grocery shopping, cooking and bath time – into early learning opportunities
- Child development from birth to five
- Skills children are expected to have when they start school
- Community programs and services available to help raise healthy children
Play and Learn Groups are typically facilitated in English, and they are inclusive to all children, languages, and cultures.
Play and Learn Groups in Northwest Washington
Throughout our region, we are fortunate to have many great organizations offering Kaleidoscope Play and Learn Groups:
- Bellingham Public Library
- Blaine School District
- Children’s Museum of Skagit County
- Ferndale School District
- Lopez Island Family Resource Center
- Meridian School District
- Mount Baker School District
- Mother Mentors of Whidbey Island
- Nooksack Valley School District
- San Juan Island Resource Center
- Sno-Isle Library System- Granite Falls Library
- Whatcom Center for Early Learning
For contact information and other details about any of our Kaleidoscope Play and Learn Groups, please visit the source directory found on the KPL Home page.
For a list of other play and learn groups throughout Washington, visit the KPL State Directory.
In Whatcom county, the Whatcom Early Learning Alliance coordinates these playgroups through a partnership with United Way. Refer to WELA’s latest brochure to see meeting details or visit their Facebook page for the most timely updates and resources.