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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 at Denali Montessori Elementary. 


    To request* a playgroup spot, CLICK HERE.

    *If a selected Playgroup is full, families will be notified of their waitlist status and receive preference for the next available Playgroup.



    Months to be provided during 2023/24 school year:


    October 9:15-10:45 am (Thursday & Friday: 10/5, 10/6, 10/12, 10/13, 10/19, 10/20, 10/26, 10/27) @ Denali Montessori


    November 9:15-10:45 am (Wednesday & Thursday: 11/1, 11/2, 11/8, 11/9, 11/15, 11/16, 11/29, 11/30) @ Denali Montessori


    February (Dates to be determined)


    March (Dates to be determined)


    April (Dates to be determined)



    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. Families also have access to 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 10 families will attend. 
    • Each cohort is a 4-week commitment where families are expected to attend an hour and a half, twice 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


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

    Siray Abbey abbey_siray@asdk12.org