Resources for Families, Individuals and Professionals

Play Central

Hello Play Central Families!

Whether you have been with us through seasons past or are considering trying out Play Central for the first time, we welcome you to a wonderful new season of Play Central on Wednesday and Thursday mornings.

The season kicks off on Wednesday October 4th, 2017 and runs all the way through May 31st, 2018. We will meet Wednesday and Thursday mornings from 9:00a.m. to 11:00a.m. in the gym at Barnes Early Childhood Center, 20090 Morningside Drive, GPW.

The cost is just $5 per family per visit.

Your child will enjoy having a large selection of toys that are new to you. There is large motor equipment like bikes and a slide. There is a kitchen and grocery store for dramatic play. We have big blocks, balls, musical instruments, and much more.

Play Central is a great place for your child to run around and practice their burgeoning skills, and burn off some of that energy! The best part is when you go home the mess stays here!

All caregivers are welcome; we have moms, dads, grandparents, and nannies. Some participants come once a month, some come every Play Centrals session, and some even invite their friends to meet up there.

Whatever days work out best for you, I hope to see you at Play Central!

Kristen Young, Play Central Coordinator
and all of us at The Family Center

Play Central Schedule

Wednesday and Thursday Mornings 9:00am-11:00am, Barnes Early Childhood Center gym located at 20090 Morningside Dr., Grosse Pointe Woods.

Play Central will meet from October 4 through May 31 with the following exceptions:

  • Play Central runs according to the GPPSS calendar, so school holidays will be observed as buildings are closed
  • Play Central will not meet any Wednesday or Thursday that GPPS declares as a “Snow Day”

Download the Play Central Flier with all the details – and a Free Visit Coupon >>

Enriched Communities Through Stronger Families
The Family Center serves as the community’s hub for information, resources and referral for both families and professionals. The Family Center is a non-profit organization founded to promote a deeper understanding of the role of parents and others in supporting our youth to become competent, caring and responsible community members.

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32 Lake Shore Drive, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236