Play to Learn

Play to Learn

Programs at over 20 community locations throughout Pierce County, and virtual circle time in your home. 

Play Time for the Whole Family

Play to Learn is a FREE program for children and adults to play TOGETHER! Now offered at over 22 community locations throughout Pierce County.

Play to Learn is for parents, grandparents, neighbors, family, and friends who nurture children ages six and under. Thematic curriculum invites individual play, fun group activities, songs, and a whole group circle time for children and adults to enjoy together.

Drop-in program—no registration required.

Play to Learn Schedule

Please note, that due to the COVID-19 virus, in-person Play to Learn classes have been canceled. Our Play At Home page has pre-recorded playful activities, and check below for any live, virtual circle times!

Events for week of August 9, 2020

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Virtual Play To Learn

August 11 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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August 12 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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Inclusive Play to Learn

INCLUSIVE PLAY TO LEARN IS A FREE PROGRAM FOR PRESCHOOL CHILDREN AGES SIX AND UNDER AND THE ADULTS WHO CARE FOR THEM.

In partnership with A Step Ahead Pierce County and HopeSparks, the Children’s Museum of Tacoma provides Inclusive Play to Learn for children with special needs and their typically developing peers.

Thematic curriculum invites individual play, fun group activities, songs, and a whole group circle time for children and adults to enjoy together!

This 90-minute program is held once a week from September – May. Families demonstrating financial need will be given priority acceptance.

MORE DETAILS

Inclusive Play to Learn is a free program class provided by the Children’s Museum of Tacoma at two locations every week:
A Step Ahead Pierce County
215 166th Street South, Spanaway, WA 98387
Classes are on Thursdays from 10 – 11:30 a.m.

Boys & Girls Club Schatz Branch 
in partnership with HopeSparks
3875 S 66th St | Tacoma, WA 98409
Classes are on Mondays from 10 – 11:30 a.m.

HOW TO APPLY

Pre-registration is required to participate in the program. To register, please click below and complete the application.

Inclusive Play to Learn Application

For more information about registration, please contact Charleen Balansay at
cbalansay@playtacoma.org or 253.627.6031 ext. 232

PROGRAM SUPPORT

MANY THANKS TO THE PLAY TO LEARN SUPPORTERS

Play to Learn Pierce County is sponsored by The Boeing Company, Graduate Tacoma, Institute of Museum and Library Services, Nordstrom, RealNetworks Foundation, Safeco Insurance Foundation, William Kilworth Foundation, and Tacoma Creates.

With support from Angel Guild, BNSF Railway Foundation, Elizabeth A. Lynn Foundation, Florence B. Kilworth Foundation, Hope Sparks Family Services, Greater Tacoma Community Foundation, Horizons Foundation, International Paper, Jordan Fund, Lewis Community Spouse’s Club, MultiCare Health System, Niagara Bottling, Puyallup Tribe Charity Trust Board, Rite Aid Foundation, Washington Federal, Wells Fargo Foundation, and Umpqua Bank.

Additional support from Glaser Foundation, Jordan Fund, and Lewis Community Spouses’ Club.

Play to Learn Pierce County is presented in partnership with A Step Ahead Pierce County, Asia Pacific Cultural Center, Birth to Three Developmental Center, Boys and Girls Club Schatz Branch, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Key Peninsula Civic Center, Pierce County Libraries, Eastside Community Center, Prairie Ridge Recreation Hall, Puyallup Public Library, Tacoma Housing Authority, Tacoma Public Libraries, Tacoma Public Schools, and Tacoma Rescue Mission.