Play to Learn is a FREE program for children and adults to play TOGETHER! Now offered at 22 community locations throughout Pierce County!
Play to Learn is for parents, grandparents, neighbors, family, and friends who nurture children ages six and under. Thematic curriculum invites individual play, fun group activities, songs, and a whole group circle time for children and adults to enjoy together.
Drop-in program: no registration required.
Click here for Play to Learn songs and handouts to extend the activity at home.
Check out the Play to Learn Annual Report for the previous academic year!
We are excited to have Play to Learn returning the week of September 24th! Below is the initial 2018-2019 locations. Please check back in early September for more detailed information about class times, additional locations and closures.
Click here for a printable schedule.
Clic aquí para ver nuestro horario en español.
2019 Winter SCHEDULE
Monday: January 7, 14, 28 | February 4, 11, 25 | March 4, 11,18, 25
Madison Early Learning Center | 10 a.m. | 3101 S. 43rd St., Tacoma, WA 98409
Key Peninsula Civic Center | 10 a.m. | 17010 S. Vaughn Rd., Vaughn, WA 98394
South Hill Pierce County Library | 1:30 p.m. | 15420 Meridian E., Puyallup, WA 98375
Willard Early Learning Center | 1:30 p.m. | 3201 S. D St., Tacoma, WA 98418
Tuesday: January 8, 15, 29* | February 5, 12, 26 | March 5, 12, 19, 26
Puyallup Public Library | 10 a.m.| 324 S. Meridian, Puyallup, WA 98371
Charles Wright Academy | 10 a.m.| 7723 Chambers Creek Rd. W., Tacoma, WA 98467
*Special Make-Up Class: January 22
*No Class at Charles Wright Academy on January 29
Inclusive Circle Time at Museum | 10 a.m.| 1501 Pacific Ave. Tacoma, WA 98402
Sumner Pierce County Library | 1:30 p.m.| 1116 Fryar Ave., Sumner, WA 98390
Tillicum/American Lake Community Center | 1:30 p.m.| 14916 Washington Ave. S.W., Lakewood, WA 98498
Salishan Family Investment Center | 5 p.m.| 1724 E. 44th St., Tacoma, WA 98404
Wednesday: January 9, 16, 30 | February 6, 13, 27 | March 6, 13, 20, 27
Parkland/Spanaway Pierce County Library | 10 a.m. | 13718 Pacific Ave S., Parkland, WA 98444
Eastside Community Center | 10 a.m. | 1721 E 56th St., Tacoma, WA 98404
*Special Make-Up Class: January 23
Graham Pierce County Library | 1:30 p.m. | 9202 224th Street E., Graham, WA 98338
Wednesday classes on Joint Base Lewis McChord
Escape Zone | 10 a.m. | 841 Fairway Road, McChord Field
Raindrops and Rainbows | 1:30 p.m. | 8197 American Lake Drive, Lewis North
Thursday: January 10, 17, 31 | February 7, 14, 28 | March 7, 14, 21, 28
Tacoma Public Library Moore Branch | 10 a.m. | 215 S 56th Ave, Tacoma, WA 98408
Lakewood Pierce County Library | 10 a.m.| 6300 Wildaire Rd. S.W., Lakewood, WA 98499
Bay Terrace | 10 a.m. | 2550 South ‘G’ Street, Tacoma, WA 98405
Milton/Edgewood Pierce County Library| 1:30 p.m.| 900 Meridian E, Suite 29, Milton, WA 98354
Friday: January 11*, 18, 1 | February 8, 15 | March 1, 8, 15, 22
Asia Pacific Cultural Center | 10 a.m. | 4851 South Tacoma Way, Tacoma, WA 98409
Key Peninsula Civic Center | 10 a.m. | 17010 S. Vaughn Road, Vaughn, WA 98394
*No Class at Key Peninsula Civic Center January 11
*Special Make-Up Classes: January 25, February 22, April 5
Prairie Ridge Recreation Hall | 10 a.m. | 14205 215th Ave. E, Bonney Lake, WA, 98391
MANY THANKS TO THE PLAY TO LEARN SUPPORTERS
Play to Learn is sponsored by The Boeing Company, Charles Wright Academy, Discuren Charitable Foundation, Graduate Tacoma, Institute of Museum and Library Services, Niagara Cares, Nordstrom, Peninsula School District, Puyallup Tribe of Indians Charity Trust Board, RealNetworks Foundation, Safeco Insurance Foundation, United Way of Pierce County, Wells Fargo Foundation, and William Kilworth Foundation.
With support from Florence Kilworth Foundation, Horizons Foundation, MultiCare Health Systems, and Nisqually Indian Tribe.
Additional support from Jean E. Thomson Foundation and Jordan Fund.
Play to Learn is presented in partnership with A Step Ahead Pierce County, Asia Pacific Cultural Center, Birth to Three Developmental Center, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Key Peninsula Civic Center, Pierce County Libraries, Eastside Community Center, Prairie Ridge Recreation Hall, Puyallup Public Library, Tacoma Housing Authority, Tacoma Public Libraries, Tacoma Public Schools, Tacoma Rescue Mission, Tillicum/American Lake Gardens Community Service Center.