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Play Central

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Dear Friends,
Hello to all my Play Central families! Play Central is a place for parents, grandparents and all caregivers to play with their children while socializing with others. We look forward to seeing you all again in our new season from October 2 to May 30! Just $5 per family per visit.

Children of all ages are welcome. The format is open, so you can let your child's interests direct you. You will both enjoy having a large selection of toys that are new to you. There is large motor equipment like bikes and a slide, a kitchen and grocery store for dramatic play, balls, big blocks, dolls, musical instruments, and so much more.

It's a great opportunity for young children to run around and practice their burgeoning skills, and, of course, run off, or crawl off, some of that energy! Your child may even make a great new friend. Children will practice their social skills, and you can chat with other adults while playing with your child.

All caregivers are welcome; we have moms, dads, grandparents, and nannies. Some participants come once a month, some come every Play Central session, and some even invite all their friends or mom's group to meet there.

You and your child are sure to love it. Come give it a try. No extra fee.

Whatever days work out best for you, I hope to see you at Play Central. We also ask that you help us introduce other families to Play Central too. 

Carla Whitton
Play Central Coordinator

Play Central Schedule

Wednesdays and Thursdays
Mornings
Play Central 9:00am-11:00am, Barnes Early Childhood Center gym located at 20090 Morningside Dr., Grosse Pointe Woods.
Afternoons
Play Central 12:30-2:30, Barnes Early Childhood Center gym located at 20090 Morningside Dr., Grosse Pointe Woods.

Play Central will meet from October 2 through May 30 with the following exceptions:

  • Play Central runs according to the GPPSS calendar, so school holidays will be observed as buildings are closed
  • Play Central will not meet any Wednesday or Thursday that GPPS declares as a "Snow Day"

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