Playgroup Tips & Reminders

Play groups are for any child who lives in Clinton County ages 0-5.  Planned activities are developmentally and age appropriate.  All children must be accompanied by an adult.

All play groups are held at the Clinton County RESA Education Center, 4179 S. US 27, St. Johns.  Please check our website calendar for community events and play group schedule.

Things to remember:

  • Dress in play clothes-we can get messy!
  • Children learn through play and you are their first and best teacher. So be ready to play and get messy together!
  • Please do not bring a sick child or adult (Thank You!)
  • We would like to discourage the use of cell phones during group.  If you need to take a call, we understand, but please try to reserve this time for your children.
  • If Clinton County RESA is closed for the holidays, weather or school days off, we will not be having playgroups.  Please call if in doubt.  Clinton County RESA (989)224-6831.


Playgroup Schedule

Session Times: View calendar with playgroup dates and times

Great Parents Great Start and Early On Spring-Summer 2014 Playgroup Schedule

Monday Playgroup Tuesday Playgroup Wednesday Playgroup
Sept 8, 2014
Sept 15
Sept 22
Sept 29

Oct 6
Oct 13 – No Session
Oct 20
Oct 27

Nov 3
Nov 10
Nov 17
Nov 24 – No Session

Dec 1
Dec 8
Dec 15

Session Time:
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Sept 9, 2014
Sept 16
Sept 23
Sept 30

Oct 7
Oct 14 – No Session
Oct 21
Oct 28

Nov 4
Nov 11
Nov 18
Nov 25 – No Session

Dec 2
Dec 9
Dec 16

Session Time:
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Sept 10, 2014
Sept 17
Sept 24

Oct 1
Oct 8
Oct 15 – No Sessions
Oct 22
Oct 29

Nov 5
Nov 12
Nov 19
Nov 26 – No Sessions

Dec 3
Dec 10
Dec 17

Session Time:
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.


Playgroups are held at Clinton County RESA Education Center, 4179 S. US 27, St. Johns (See map). For more information call 989-224-6831 ext. 130.

Playgroup Educators:

Kittie Butcher, MSU Extension, Early On
Laurie Dachtler, ECSE
Melissa Austin, Great Parents Great Start

Playgroups Sponsored by: CCRESA, MSU Extension, Early On


For your information included are descriptions of Early On and Great Parents Great Start. Early On Michigan is the system of early intervention services for infants and toddlers, birth to three years of age, with developmental delays and/or disabilities. Early On supports families as their children learn and grow. Great Parents Great Start is a grant through the Michigan Department of Education that supports Regional Education Service Agencies (CCRESA) to develop parent involvement and educational programs for children ages birth to five years of age.

It is the policy of the Clinton County Regional Educational Service Agency (RESA) that no discriminatory practices based on gender, race, religion, color, age, national origin, disability, height, weight, marital status, sexual orientation, political affiliations and beliefs, or any other status covered by federal, state or local law be allowed in providing instructional opportunities, programs, services, job placement assistance, employment or in policies governing student conduct and attendance. Any person suspecting discriminatory practice should contact the Associate Superintendent for Special Education, 1013 South US-27, St. Johns, MI 48879, or call 989-224-6831.


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