Play & Learn

Play and Learn is a partnership between Denise Louie Education Center, Child Care Resources, King County and Seattle Public Library.

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 is a program for parents and caregivers of young children to learn and explore together. This facilitated program is designed to support the development of children’s school readiness skills and to provide education and support for parents and caregivers.

Play and Learn is a free program, funded primarily by King County. No enrollment is necessary, but an adult must accompany children. No drop-offs or child care to the group. Play & Learn groups are structure with child-directed free play, coordinated group activity, and intentional caregiver learning.

Example of a Group:

LOCATIONS

Rainier Beach Public Library

9125 Rainier Ave S.
Seattle, WA 98118

Tuesdays
10:30 – 12 pm

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Columbia City Public Library

4721 Rainier Ave S.
Seattle, WA 98118

Thursdays
10:30 – 12 pm

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Lake City Public Library

12501 28th Avenue NE
Seattle, WA 98125

Tuesdays
10:30 – 12 pm

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What is expected of parents and caregivers?

Please sign in when you arrive at the program so we can make sure to count your participation. While attending Play and Learn, it is your responsibility to be with your child and spend time playing and interacting with them. You need to get down on the floor with your child, be at eye level with them, and experience activities with them.

Play and Learn is also an opportunity for you to interact with other parents and caregivers. Adults are encouraged to socialize, network, and share information with one another.

Consider our staff and facilitators a resource for you. If you would like information about other community activities, topics of interest or concern, please feel free to talk with them.

If you need to change a diaper, please use the diaper changing tables in the adult or family restrooms.

Evaluations

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.

Our Partners