Therapy is happening
and children don't even realize it.

Pulling wagons full of soil strengthens muscles, tending a garden enhances coordination, and climbing a mound improves balance. Setting up a farmstand strengthens social and language skills. All outdoors, typical kids play together with children with challenges. Friendship and independence is fostered and understanding and empathy are a natural byproduct. Staff are on hand to assist parents and children so that everyone can participate. Therapy is happening, and children don't even realize it.





2014 School Year Programs

The Children's PlayGarden Choir - Music for the Joy of It - Choir Director - Rochelle House Choir Director Rochelle House

Register for Choir Session 1 (ages 4-6)

Register for Choir Session 2 (ages 7-12)

Join us for FREE
Saturday Playdates!

From 10:30am - 2pm, every 2nd Saturday of the month Oct. - May, enjoy FUN on-site activities with other families from the neighborhood!

*Adult caregivers must accompany
their children.

Playdates Schedule:

Oct. 12th - 10:30am - 2pm
Nov. 9th - 10:30am - 2pm
Dec. 14th - 10:30am - 2pm
Jan. 11th - 10:30am - 2pm
Feb. 8th - 10:30am - 2pm


ART WITH ARNI WORKSHOP

March 8th - 10:30am - 2pm
11AM - Noon. FREE special art class for children 5-12 years old.
RSVP for the workshop by emailing Liz at liz@childrensplaygarden.org.

April 12th - 10:30am - 2pm
May 10th - 10:30am - 2pm

New After School Program

Art with Arni

Explore your creative side with this 5 week art class for kids ages 5-12.

Dates: Thursdays After School
March 27 - May 1st; 4PM-5PM
*No Class April 17th (Spring Break)
Fee: $50 Scholarships available.

Register Today



PlayGarden Preschool

The PlayGarden preschool curriculum is based on the Council for Environmental Education's curriculum, Growing Up WILD. This curriculum is correlated with both Head Start Domains and The National Association for the Education of Young Children's accreditation criteria.

Prospective Parent Tour
Preschool 2014-2015

  • If you are interested in enrolling Fall 2014, feel free to join us for our Prospective Parent Tour on Jan. 28th @ 10:30AM.

    RSVP for the tour at info@childrensplaygarden.org
    or call (206) 325-5576.
    Open Enrollment Period begins
    Feb. 1, 2014.


  • Preschool 2013-2014: (ages 2 1/2 - 5)

    Monday through Friday with the option of enrolling 1-5 days per week.
    Sept. 11th through June 6th    
    9am - 1pm

    Fee: see Preschool Application link below.

    At the PlayGarden Preschool we play outside, celebrate the seasons, make friends, grow our own food, include everyone, and have lots of fun! For more information about Preschool Enrollment, email Kim at info@childrensplaygarden.org.

    Preschool Application

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    2014 Summer Programs

    Discover the magic of the PlayGarden this summer!

    Surrounded by FUN Camp Counselors (1 counselor for every 3 campers), your child will discover a world of magic at the PlayGarden! Who knows, while foraging our gardens, summiting "Mt. Jordan", inhabiting the tree fort, or traversing the Wild Zone, campers just might stumble upon our NEW permanent fairy houses installed throughout the park. AND they'll find that our bunnies, chickens and geese are as enchanting as ever!

    At the PlayGarden we offer developmentally appropriate nature-based programs for kids of ALL abilities and ages (ages 1 - 18). Weekly Summer Camp Sessions happening June 23rd - August 29th. On-line registration open February 14th! *Scholarship spots available in each camp. To inquire about scholarship opportunities, contact Kim at (206) 325-5576 or email info@childrensplaygarden.org.

    Little SproutsParent & Child Playgroup Session 1  (18 mo. - 3 1/2 yrs)

    Every Friday, from July 11th through August 1st.     9 - 10:30am    Fee: $90

    Play alongside your young child and discover together the wonders of the PlayGarden! Hands-on outdoor play, cooking, art, song, and story times led by early childhood development specialists. Register Today!

    Little SproutsParent & Child Playgroup Session 2  (18 mo. - 3 1/2 yrs)

    Every Friday, from August 8th through August 29th     9 - 10:30am    Fee: $90

    Play alongside your young child and discover together the wonders of the PlayGarden! Hands-on outdoor play, cooking, art, song, and story times led by early childhood development specialists.

    Register Today!

    Huckleberries CampSession 1  (ages 3 1/2 - 7 years) Sorry, this camp is full

    Monday, June 23rd - Thursday, June 26th     9:30 - 1:30pm    Fee: $250

    Your child will have "berry" much fun investigating the garden in our Huckleberries camp. Digging, watering, climbing, crafting--and of course, eating our fresh harvest!

    Register Today!

    Huckleberries Camp Session 2  (ages 3 1/2 - 7) Sorry, this camp is full

    Monday, Aug. 18th - Thursday, Aug. 21st     9:30 am - 1:30 pm    Fee: $250

    Your child will have "berry" much fun investigating the garden in our Huckleberries camp. Digging, watering, climbing, crafting--and of course, eating our fresh harvest!

    Register Today!

    Garden Explorers CampSession 1  (ages 4-12)Sorry, this camp is full

    Monday, July 7th - Thursday, July 10th     9:30 am - 1:30 pm    Fee: $250

    The PlayGarden is every child's terrain! Summiting, Traversing, Planting and Harvesting. Your child will explore the Garden and unearth the magic under every rock, stump, plant and shrub.

    Register Today!

    Garden Explorers CampSession 2  (ages 4-12)Sorry, this camp is full

    Monday, July 14th - Thursday, July 17th     9:30 am - 1:30 pm    Fee: $250

    The PlayGarden is every child's terrain! Summiting, Traversing, Planting and Harvesting. Your child will explore the Garden and unearth the magic under every rock, stump, plant and shrub.

    Register Today!

    Garden Explorers CampSession 3  (ages 4-12)Sorry, this camp is full

    Monday, July 21st - Thursday, July 24th     9:30 am - 1:30 pm    Fee: $250

    The PlayGarden is every child's terrain! Summiting, Traversing, Planting and Harvesting. Your child will explore the Garden and unearth the magic under every rock, stump, plant and shrub.

    Register Today!

    Garden Explorers CampSession 4  (ages 4-12)Sorry, this camp is full

    Monday, July 28th - Thursday, August 1st     9:30 am - 1:30 pm    Fee: $250

    The PlayGarden is every child's terrain! Summiting, Traversing, Planting and Harvesting. Your child will explore the Garden and unearth the magic under every rock, stump, plant and shrub.

    Register Today!

    Garden Explorers CampSession 5  (ages 4-12)Sorry, this camp is full

    Monday, Aug. 4th - Thursday, Aug. 7th    9:30 am - 1:30 pm    Fee: $250

    The PlayGarden is every child's terrain! Summiting, Traversing, Planting and Harvesting. Your child will explore the Garden and unearth the magic under every rock, stump, plant and shrub.

    Register Today!

    Garden Explorers CampSession 6  (ages 4-12)Sorry, this camp is full

    Monday, Aug. 25th - Thursday, Aug. 28th     9:30 am - 1:30 pm    Fee: $250

    The PlayGarden is every child's terrain! Summiting, Traversing, Planting and Harvesting. Your child will explore the Garden and unearth the magic under every rock, stump, plant and shrub.

    Register Today!

    The Green Thumbs Teen Camp(ages 12-18)

    Monday, Aug. 11th - Thursday, Aug. 14th     10 am - 2 pm    Fee: $250

    Teens will discover their inner Master Gardener in this camp combining gardening, gathering, and growing. They'll dig in, play music, have fun with improvisational theater, and just hang out! Because that's what teens do best.

    Register today!