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Playgroup Tips & Reminders


Playgroups 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 playgroups are held at the Clinton County RESA Education Center, 4179 S. US 27, St. Johns. Please check below for community events and playgroup schedule. ‘LIKE’ us on Facebook: Clinton Great Start.

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 weather, we will not be having playgroups.  Please call if in doubt.  Clinton County RESA (989)224-6831.

From October - December 2017, the use of video transmission of playgroup may at times be used for observation purposes for staff members who are unable to be present.  The video will be student specific and with parent consent, however, it is unavoidable that other students may also be on the video.  The video will occur in real time and no recordings will be either maintained or shared outside of immediate professional use. Please see a staff member for any further clarification. 

Playgroup Schedule

Session Times:
If Clinton County RESA is closed for weather or delay, we will not be having playgroups.  Please call if in doubt.  Clinton County RESA (989)224-6831.

Tuesday 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. 
Wednesday 10:00-11:00 a.m. 
Thursday 10:00-11:00 a.m. 

August 1, 2017 - July 31, 2018

Playgroup Information

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. 2130.

Playgroup Educators:

Gwyn Jansen, Great Start Parent Educator
Patti Marrs, MSU Extension
Kathy Rehmann, Early On
RaeAnn Olger, Early On 
Christie Surato, Early Childhood Special Education Home Visit Teacher

Playgroups Sponsored by: CCRESA, Great Start, MSU Extension, and Early On

For your information included are descriptions of Early On and 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 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.