Kaleidoscope Play & Learn Group for Foster Families
We hope you will join us for a special play group in the forest! Especially for foster, foster-to-adopt and newly adopted children and their caregivers, we welcome children ages 0-5 to a morning of outdoor play time, stories, music, and sharing, located at the Lake Wilderness Arboretum in Maple Valley, WA.
As affiliates of the Kaleidoscope Play and Learn model, our group is led by trained facilitators who guide children and their caregivers through a variety of developmental activities that promote early learning, and is inclusive of all young children, languages, and cultures.
For more information, or if you are in need of special accommodation, transportation, or language interpretation for your family, please contact Heidi Wallace, firstname.lastname@example.org, Play and Learn Program Lead.
AGES: 0-5. All are welcome!
DAYS: Fridays throughout the year (Please follow us on Facebook for closures or changes.)
LOCATION: 22520 SE 248th Street, Maple Valley, WA. Signs will be posted.
WHAT TO BRING: We encourage caregivers and children to dress for the weather, in warm, waterproof layers. We will get dirty and wet, so a change of clothes for afterwards is helpful. Rain gear and boots are also available to borrow on site.
About Kaleidoscope Play & Learn
Kaleidoscope Play & Learn developed out of Child Care Resources’ work to support Family, Friend and Neighbor (FNN) caregivers – grandparents, aunts, uncles, older siblings, family friends and neighbors who take care of the young children in our communities.
The program is based on widely recognized and accepted theories and best practices in the fields of child development; early learning; parent education; Family, Friend and Neighbor care; community development; and cultural competence. In 2013, it was designated as a Promising Practice by the University of Washington.