Learn & Play Project

Learn & Play© is a FREE parent child activity time supporting development in all domains (cognitive, social/emotional, speech/language, fine motor skill, and gross motor skill) with a focus on early literacy. 

Groups are held at least twice per month with partnering schools, churches, and health departments in 28 locations across 19 Southwest Kansas counties. 

Evidence-based curriculum is part of the program and includes early screening for possible developmental delays. Attendance is free and the groups are open to anyone in the community with children from birth to 5-years of age.

Click here for English and Spanish brochures.

Learn & Play© Parent Child Activity Groups are funded through Early Childhood Block Grants awarded by the Kansas Children's Cabinet and Trust Fund to Russell Child Development Center.

Learn & Play© locations include Deerfield, Dighton, Dodge City, Elkhart, Garden City, Hanston, Hugoton, Ingalls, Jetmore, Lakin, Leoti, Liberal, Meade, Minneola, Plains, Satanta, Scott City, South Gray, Spearville, Stanton, Sublette, Syracuse, Tribune, and Ulysses.

Click on a town in your area below to view the current Learn & Play schedule:

New schedules coming soon!

Russell Child Development Center

2735 N. Jennie Barker Rd, Garden City, KS 67846

Local: 620-275-0291

Fax: 620-275-0364

Office Hours: 

M-F 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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Our Mission
To lay a foundation of success for all young children and their families through high quality, inclusive services.