Purposeful Play

Helping Children Learn Through Organized Play

Never underestimate the power of play!

You don’t need fancy toys or degrees in child development to make a positive difference in the life of children. Join us for Kid Connect and learn everything you need to know to support the kids in your life.

Who can attend Kid Connect?

Kid Connect is an organized play group for young children (0-5 years old) and the people who take care of them – parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, other family members and family friends.

You will have lots of FUN together:

    • Telling Stories
    • Creating Art
    • Singing Songs
    • Playing
    • Learning

Each group has a facilitator that plans and sets up activities for the children and their caregivers to play together. Facilitators help caregivers learn more about child development, how children learn through play and what caregivers can do at home to help the children in their care grow and learn.

Why is Kid Connect so important?

The early years of life are crucial in setting the stage for later success in school and life. Children are born learning and it’s important for the people who take care of children to know that. It’s also important for them to know how they can support children’s learning and healthy development and what they’re doing has a life-long impact on the child.

Where does Kid Connect take place?

Kid Connect will be offered in locations throughout Linn County this year. You will need to register to attend a session on our workshops and virtual events registrations page.

Visit us on Facebook for event details and cancellations! Family Learning Connection Facebook Page

Funded By the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation and Iowa State Extension and Outreach Linn County