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.

Health/Safety Precautions:
Frequent hand washing and sanitation will be implemented. We ask you not to bring children to playgroup if you or your child have experienced any of the following symptoms within the previous 24 hours:

  • fever or chills
  • cough
  • sore throat
  • congestion or runny nose
  • nausea or vomiting
  • diarrhea

It is extremely important to stay home when sick until at least 24 hours after no longer having a fever (temperature of 100.4 or higher) or signs of a fever (chills, feeling very warm, flushed appearance, or sweating) without the use of fever-reducing medicine (e.g., Tylenol).

COVID-19 Protocols

People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of reported symptoms - ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to SARS-CoV-2. Symptoms can include any of those listed above.

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.

Playgroups will resume in the fall of 2023

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 Collaborators:

Erin Faivor, Briggs District Library
Patti Marrs, MSU Extension
Stephanie Nelson, Early On
RaeAnn Olger, Early On
Kathy Rehmann, Early On
Kim Rooney, Great Start Family Liaison
Christie Surato, Early On

Playgroups Sponsored by:

Great Start, Caring and Sharing Family Life Services, Inc. Briggs District Library, and MSU Extension.

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.