Play and Learn School has four different age programs; Toddlers, Preschool, Pre- Kindergarten and Before & After-School programs with options for 5, 4, 3, or 2 days with three time schedules;
Full-time: 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
School day: 8:30am – 3:30 pm
Morning session: 8:45am -11:45am
The school provides three nutritious snacks (one morning and two afternoon) and a hot lunch for school day, full-time, and Kindergarten children.
At Play and Learn School, there are three separate playgrounds developmentally appropriate for the age groups it serves (the Pre-Kindergarten and Before & After-School program use the same playground at different scheduled times). Pre-K age groups also use our courtyard area once per week with their classrooms. The courtyard features 4 seperate thematic areas (Building Block, Office, & Car repair area), picnic tables and small grass area.
Our school has many rich materials that enable our children to explore, experiment and problem-solve in areas of mathematics, science, social studies, language, large and fine motor skills and social and emotional interactions.
“Play gives children a chance to practice what they are learning.”
– Mr. Rogers
(18 months - 30 months)
Social and emotional development is a major part of our Toddler program. Our teachers provide a safe, secure and loving environment for toddlers, this promotes a sense of independence and self-pride in children. Through songs, books, finger plays and verbal communication with the toddler throughout the day, we set the foundation for future language development. We provide a variety of opportunities to promote maturation by the use of small and large motor muscles both inside and outside the classrooms. Teacher guided group activities and tactile experiences help to create an atmosphere to enhance social and emotional growth.
Preschool Program &
(2 ½ yrs – 3 ½ yrs)
(3 ½ yrs until they start Kindergarten)
Morning preschool and Pre-Kindergarten is structured around monthly themes and are designed to foster all aspects of a child’s development. We provide lots of fun, updated materials and small learning groups. Through daily activities such as: circle time, art activities, math or science, motor skills and social study, we provide opportunities for progressive growth of each child’s social-emotional, physical, cognitive, language and creative development. Twice a week the children are introduced to the Fletcher Reading Program (a program that works on teaching the children the sounds of the letters before the name recognition.) What they learn is reinforced in the classroom and continued at home with weekly homework to include the parents in the process.
Before & After-School Program
(Kindergarten – 9 yrs)
We provide Before & After-School care for a limited number of children who attend Pleasant Hill Elementary School (PHE). A staff member from Play and Learn School will walk your child to and from PHE each day. In the after- school program we expand on the child’s already growing social-emotional, physical, cognitive, language and creative development by providing art activities, cooking projects, inside free play and outside playtime. Language skills and problem-solving skills are used during peer interactions, along with respect of individual differences that make us special.
John and Gaby
We have been with Play and Learn for about 2 years. We have 3 children attending different classes, our children love going there. All the teachers are loving and caring, that each of our children have a special bond with each teacher, as we do too. Play and Learn does so much to meet the needs of each family, from allergies, extra hugs needed, to the need to see their sibling for a few minutes. The different programs, tools and activities that they use to help each child learn and improve in every way is amazing!
Play and Learn is the “home away from home” for our children. We have and will continue to recommend Play and Learn to everyone.
Play and Learn Parent
"I've had three children go through Play and Learn School and one more currently attending. I could not be more happy with the experience. The teachers and staff at Play and Learn do not just provide a learning experience that encompasses the academic, physical and emotional development, they also provide a fun and exciting time for the children. If any issues arise the teachers work with you and your child so that your child and the issue get the attention it deserves. My last child will be attending Play and Learn for a few more years and I know those years will be a fun, educational and fulfilling experience."