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    Play to Learn Playgroups

    ASD Preschool is sponsoring Play to Learn Playgroups for children 4 to 5-years old, not yet in kindergarten, and their families. Playgroups occur for an hour and a half, twice a week, for one month. Playgroups are hosted by an early childhood educator and family coordinator. 

    Upcoming Playgroups:


    P2L staff is providing outdoor activities, and will be available to foster connections between children in attendance. 

    No registration required; the whole family is welcome!

    Held at David Green Playground

    3681 MacInnes Street, Anchorage, AK, 99508

    10:00 am-11:15 am

    Tuesday and Thursday

    May 2024 Dates: 5/14, 5/16, 5/21, 5/23, 5/28, 5/30

    June 2024 Dates: 6/4, 6/6, 6/11, 6/13, 6/18, 6/20, 6/25, 6/27


    Kindergarten Readiness Summer Playgroup

    The Play to Learn Playgroup program is sponsoring a FREE Kindergarten Readiness Program for the month of June!  

    Who is it for? 

    This program is for families with children who are entering Kindergarten for the 2024-25 school year.

    What is it?

    A parent/caregiver accompanies their child to a preschool classroom equipped with a Preschool Teacher, a Kindergarten Teacher, and a Family Education Specialist. The parent/caregiver enjoys a chance to connect with other caregivers while learning about child development all while their child is learning and playing with two early education specialists. Siblings are welcome!

    When is it?

    Playgroups will be held every Tuesday and Thursday of June from 

    9:00 am-11:00 am at Klatt Elementary School.

    Dates of the program:

    6/4, 6/6, 6/11, 6/13, 6/18, 6/20, 6/25, 6/27.






    If you would like to host Pop-Up Playgroups at your location, let us bring the program to you! This can be a single event or regularly occurring playgroups depending on the needs of your group or program. If you are interested in hosting Pop-Up Playgroups at your location, email the Countdown to Kindergarten Coordinator: Emily Robinson at robinson_emily@asdk12.org



    What Are Play to Learn Playgroups?



    Partner with families to support their child's successful transition to school by exposing children to resources and inclusive practices. We are committed to creating a community of connection between the home and the school family.


    Play to Learn Playgroups (P2L)

    Play to Learn Playgroups bring together children (ages 4 to 5, not yet in kindergarten), their caregivers, an early childhood teacher, and a community resource specialist. Caregivers are required to stay with their child at all times while participating in the P2L Playgroup program. Siblings are welcome to join! These weekly playgroups build a community for family support and work on positive classroom behaviors. Adult caregivers/parents have a chance to connect with other parents who have children the same age while also learning about local resources, information, and ideas for age-appropriate activities to practice at home with the resource specialist. 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?

    • Each cohort is a 4-week commitment where families are expected to attend an hour and a half, twice a week.
    • Request a Playgroup spot by clicking the link above. If weekdays do not work for your family, check out our Countdown to Kindergarten event schedule which is held exclusively on weekends: https://www.asdk12.org/countdowntokindy


    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


    If you have any questions regarding Play to Learn Playgroups, email the P2L Lead Educator:

    Siray Abbey abbey_siray@asdk12.org