Email: InghamGSC@gmail.com
Phone (517) 244-1267

Parent-Child Activities

Ongoing activities parents, caregivers, and children can attend together.

Capital Area District Library (CADL)

401 S. Capitol Avenue
Lansing, MI  48901
(517) 367-6300
Description: CADL operates 13 branches and a Bookmobile in Ingham County, located in the communities of Aurelius, Dansville, Haslett. Holt, Leslie, Lansing (3 locations), Mason, Okemos, Stockbridge, Webberville and Williamston. Find details at cadl.org/hours. Library cards are free to residents of CADL’s service area, and available for an annual fee to non-residents.
Parent-Child Activities: Events geared toward young children include story-times for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. Also offers activities for school aged children and adults which include book clubs for all ages, Lego Club, game nights, movie and music series, seasonal events and activities, and more. See website for current events and activities, hours, and locations.
Main Website: www.cadl.org
Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/cadlibrary
Twitter: https://twitter.com/cadl


East Lansing Parks, Recreation & Arts

410 Abbot Road; Room 211
East Lansing, MI  48823
(517) 319-6809
Parent and Child Activities: Include family swim classes (Water Tots) and family exercise classes (Family Yoga). Also offers a variety of aquatics, arts, dance, enrichment and fitness classes to community members of all ages each fall, spring/winter and summer. See website for current events and activities and hours.
Eligibility: Classes are for both city residents and non- residents (pay higher fee).


East Lansing Public Library

950 Abbot Road
East Lansing, MI  48823
(517) 351-2420
Parent-Child Activities: Includes Story Time and Toddler Time, cooking classes (Cooking with Kids), and other family activities and activities for children. See website for current event and activities and hours.
Website: www.elpl.org
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/elplibrary/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/elplibrary


Impression 5 Science Center

200 Museum Drive
Lansing, MI  48933
(517) 485-8116 / Open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesday – Saturday, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday
First Impressions Room: A room designed to offer safe, inspirational space where young children (ages birth to 4) and their parents can play and explore.
Exhibits: Various exhibits designed for children and their families to explore. Pop! A Bubble Experience, Flow: A Water Experience, and rotating exhibits. See website for current events and activities and information on membership fees.
Website: www.impression5.org
Facebook: www.facebook.com/impression5
Twitter: www.twitter.com/impression5


Ingham Play and Learn Groups

Ingham Intermediate School District
2630 W. Howell Road
Mason, MI  48854
(517) 244-1267
Playgroups: Playgroups are offered at various locations through Ingham County. Provides activities for families to play alongside their children and support their child’s development in areas such sensory experiences, peer/social interactions, language skills and more. Activities include story time, music and singing, creative/art activities, and more. Information on topics related to young children and parenting is shared, as well as connections to community resources. See website for current schedule with locations, times, and to register.
Eligibility: Parents with children ages birth to 4 (or through kindergarten entry)
Website: http://inghamgreatstart.org/play-and-learn-groups/


Lansing Parks and Recreation

124 W. Michigan Avenue
Lansing, MI  48933
(517) 483-4277
Parent and Child Activities: Include family swim classes, and family exercise (Karate). Also offers a variety of aquatics, arts, dance, enrichment and fitness classes to community members of all ages each fall, spring/winter and summer. See website for current events and activities, locations, and hours.
Websitehttps://www.lansingmi.gov/905/Programs-Activities
Eligibility: Classes are for both city residents and non- residents (pay higher fee).


Mason Community Education

1001 S. Barnes Street
Mason, MI  48854
(517) 244-6416
Mason Aquatic Center: Offers family swim classes (Water Babies 6 months – 3 years, Fin Buddies 3 – 4 years) and Open Swim. Call for details and current schedule.


MSU Community Music School

4930 South Hagadorn Road
East Lansing, MI  48823
(517) 355-7661
Early Childhood Music Classes: An infant/toddler class is offered for children ages 3 and younger where children attend music class with a parent or caregiver. Music classes are also available for children ages 3 – 5 years (Preschool Music Classes) and school aged children ages 5 – 7 years (Making Music) and older youth. See website for call for class schedules and fees. Financial assistance is available.
Website: www.cms.msu.edu/el/children/early.php
Email: commusic@msu.edu


PLAY

4972 Northwind Drive
East Lansing, MI  48823
(517) 708-8746
Description: East Lansing’s own eco-friendly, membership-based indoor playspace full of activities for infants, toddlers and children up to 6. Classes include Baby and Me, Movers Shakers, and Stories on the Move. See website or call for details about classes, costs, and hours.
Cost: Membership is required. Call for details.
Website: www.playeastlansing.com
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/playeastlansing/
Contact: info@playeastlansing.com


YMCA of Lansing

Eligibility: Activities are for members. Non-members pay higher fee.
Parent-Child Activities: Activities include Mom & Baby Yoga, Mom & Tot Gymnastics, Kids Gym, Parent-Child swim classes, and more. Activities vary by branch and time of the year. Contact your nearest branch for specific program details.
Main Website: www.ymcaoflansing.org

Downtown YMCA Wellness Center
119 N. Washington Square
Lansing, MI  48933
(517) 827-9640
www.ymcaoflansing.org/downtown

Oak Park Branch
900 Long Blvd.
Lansing, MI  48911
(517) 827-9700
www.ymcaoflansing.org/oak-park

Parkwood Branch
2306 Haslett Road
East Lansing, MI  48823
(517) 827-9680
www.ymcaoflansing.org/parkwood

Westside Community Branch
3700 Old Lansing Road
Lansing, MI  48917
(517) 827-9670
www.ymcaoflansing.org/westside

GSC Meeting Calendar

Dates and times of Ingham Great Start Collaborative meetings and work groups.

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Ingham Play & Learn Groups

Play and Learn Groups provide activities for families to play alongside their children and explore many developmental domains. Check out the most recent Play and Learn Group Schedule Here

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Great Start Family Coalition

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Family Learning Connection

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