Play & Learn
Play and Learn is a partnership between Denise Louie Education Center, Child Care Resources, King County and Seattle Public Library.
We’re hiring! Join us as a facilitator and:
- Bring your child to work with you.
- Connect with your community.
- Receive trainings through Child Care Resources.
- Option to earn credits towards a career in early childhood education.
- Sing, read stories, and play at work.
- Multilingual candidates encouraged to apply.
- Click here to apply today or learn more!
We are one of the organizations partnering with Child Care Resources, King County and the Seattle Public Library to offer Kaleidoscope Play and Learn in King County. This free 90 minute enrichment program is for ages birth through 5 and their parent, friend, family, and neighborhood (FFN) caregivers to explore together. Our curriculum includes free play, storytime, child development resources, and kindergarten readiness activities with a focus on inclusion and anti-racism.
Play and Learn is a free program, funded primarily by King County. No enrollment is necessary, but an adult must accompany children. Play & Learn groups are structured with child-directed free play, coordinated group activities, and intentional caregiver learning.
What happens at Play & Learn?
Each session begins with one hour of child-led free play. Activities can include building, arts & crafts, pretend play, tummy time, and more. Free play is followed by circle time, which features songs, stories, group sensory activities, as well as caregiver learning, kindergarten-readiness, and resource sharing.
Play and Learn is an opportunity for parents, friends, family, and neighborhood caregivers to socialize, network, share information with one another, and play with their kiddos in an inclusive environment.
Play and Learn is a program of Denise Louie Education Center and funded by King County. In order to sustain this program as free to the community, we need to collect data on the impact this program has on families. We distribute and receive a survey for evaluations once a year. We may use the demographic data for reports and grant writing. While participation is voluntary and anonymous, we appreciate your support.