Play to Learn Playgroups
ASD Preschool is sponsoring Play to Learn Playgroups for children 3 to 5-years old, not yet in kindergarten, and their families. Playgroups occur for an hour and a half, once a week, for six weeks and are hosted by an early childhood educator at Denali Montessori Elementary.
*ATTENTION: COHORT 1 IS CURRENTLY FULL. APPLICATIONS ARE BEING ACCEPTED FOR WAITLIST STATUS ONLY. WAITLISTED FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN WHO ARE 4-YEARS-OLD AND WILL ENTER KINDERGARTEN NEXT SCHOOL YEAR WILL RECEIVE PREFERENCE FOR COHORT 2 STARTING IN FEBRUARY.
Cohort 1 Playgroups:
Cohort 1A - TUESDAYS - 10:00am-11:30am - 10/4, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/29
Cohort 1B - TUESDAYS - 12:30pm-2:00pm - 10/4, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/29
Cohort 1C - THURSDAYS - 10:00am-11:30am - 10/6, 10/27, 11/3, 11/10, 11/17, 12/1
Cohort 1D - THURSDAYS - 12:30pm-2:00pm - 10/6, 10/27, 11/3, 11/10, 11/17, 12/1
What Are Play to Learn Playgroups?
Play to Learn Playgroups (P2L)
Play to Learn Playgroups bring together children (ages 3 to 5, not yet in kindergarten), their caregivers, and an early childhood teacher. Caregivers are required to stay with their child at all times while participating in the P2L Playgroup program. These weekly playgroups will build a community for family support and work on positive classroom behaviors. Families will also have access to needed resources, information and ideas for age-appropriate activities to practice at home. This is a program sponsored by the Anchorage School District.
What are the benefits of joining a P2L Playgroup?
- Provides age-appropriate activities for children and parents
- Nurtures social family connections and friendships
- Connects families to community resources
How can my family participate?
- For each Play to Learn cohort, a maximum of 8 families will attend.
- Each cohort is a 6-week commitment where families are expected to attend an hour and a half, once a week.
What happens each week?
- Educational free play
- Circle time
- Time to share information about resources and activities while connecting with other families
- Gross motor and sensory play