Early Childhood

Children and Families

Learn how to prepare young children for success through workshops and resources that extend the educational value of PBS Kids Programming.

About Play & Learn

Play and Learn

Play & Learn is a free mobile child caregiver and education program reaching families across San Antonio. At Play & Learn, participants share learning opportunities for infants, toddlers and preschool children with group facilitators. We explore development areas: social-emotional, language, cognitive, physical and motor (fine and gross).

We promote learning as a lifelong adventure and help to identify “anytime as learning time.”

Play & Learn in San Antonio

Each Play & Learn series is 11 weeks. At each activity, we offer a snack, Circle Time, child-directed play, group activities, and gross motor activities. Participants are exposed to music and movement activities, story time, and they sing songs in a large group.

The curriculum is aligned to the 2008 Texas Pre-K Guidelines, centers around learning themes, and is continuously modified to meet the interests and abilities of the children. Facilitators work individually with families to model for them, support them and explore new ways of delivering activities. As it is child directed play, adult caregivers learn to offer appropriate and engaging experiences in their homes for the children they care for.

Play & Learn is designed to promote child/caregiver interaction. Adults work with the child to explore early learning experiences such as painting, building structures, potting plants, and engaging in conversation. Children learn to build healthy relationships with peers and adults have the opportunity to exchange ideas and experiences with one another.

At each session, participants receive three books, take-home activities, and materials to use in their homes.

To learn more, contact Mary at (210) 208-8405.


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