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Play and Learn GRCC is a collaborative, community-based partnership to enrich the quality early learning experiences of young children by strengthening the skills of early childhood caregivers and educators. 

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Program enrollment

Please fill out the enrollment form for admission into the program. 

Play and Learn GRCC Enrollment form

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Calendar and Resources

How It Works: 

Play and Learn GRCC hosts Play and Learn groups throughout Grand Rapids at a number of community organizations – all held during different days and times. If you are a parent or caregiver of a child birth to 5 years old, join us for this free, weekly, 90-minute program to learn about child development, early reading strategies and positive discipline. While you play with your children, you’ll get great ideas of things you can do to prepare them for success. The curriculum for the Play & Learn Groups is aligned with Michigan Department of Education expectations for kindergarten readiness. Receive free a book when you attend! 

Play and Learn GRCC is working with a number of community partners to continue to strengthen the relationships between children, their families and caregivers, and their schools in order to make the transition into Kindergarten as smooth, comfortable, and successful as possible.


Email: or call the Community Liaison at (616) 234-2410.

Meet your Play and Learn Staff

Audrey Bergquist
Daeja Marzette
angela aernouts
kailey klien
Kathleen Neumann
Meighan Taylor
JaneAnn Benson

A big Thank You!

 This program/service was made possible because of the generosity of Kent County taxpayers and the voter-approved Ready by Five Early Childhood Millage.

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