With the beginning of school on its way, no doubt everyone is taking time to make sure their elementary, middle, and high school students are prepared for the challenges (and opportunities) of the upcoming year. All the school supplies to stock up on, bus stops to memorize, and activities to sign up for can be a source of stress for even the most devoted of families. Still, the joy of seeing your child succeed and thrive at school makes it all worth it. Yet, it’s easy to forget that learning starts even before children are eligible to enroll in classes. With that in mind, the Parent Resource Center hosts play groups for preschoolers every Wednesday and Thursday at the Community Center.

Play groups are designed to be fun while also teaching strong social and emotional skills, following directions, and honing cognitive and fine motor skills. We’re very fortunate to have early education specialists from 4C For Children, Butler County Educational Service Center (BCESC) Head Start Program, Abilities First and Mid Pointe library.

By providing both structured and unstructured activities kids make friends and gain valuable lessons in how to share, manage conflict, and help others. Parents should be confident that their children will be able to thrive in preschool and kindergarten if they attend our play groups on a regular basis.

Play groups are free and open to the public Wednesday and Thursday mornings from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm. Please call the Parent Resource Center at (513) 217-4982 during normal business hours to learn more. We’d like to thank all of our partner organizations in helping create fun environment for Middletown’s kids.