We educate and support the adults who care for young children in Southwest Ohio, the Miami Valley and Kentucky.


Play & Learn Groups

Join a group today...
Make a difference for your child tomorrow!

If you are a relative, friend or neighbor providing care for children in your home—or a stay-at-home parent—the Play & Learn program is for you! Watch this video and see how the FREE Play & Learn experience makes huge impacts on both caregiver and child.


Groups provide opportunities for children—birth to age 5 not enrolled in preschool or child care—to learn and explore through play, setting a foundation for continued learning through school and life.

During the sessions, parents and caregivers:

  • join in the activities
  • learn more about their role in preparing children for school
  • discover how children learn through play
  • learn what to expect of children of different ages

Participants also receive FREE activities and materials to take home to extend the learning and the fun!

The 90-minute, every-other-week sessions are presented at the following locations and times:

Southwest Ohio

  • Amelia/Union Township: 2nd Friday (Amelia branch library) and 4th Friday (Union Township branch library) from 10-11:30 a.m.
  • Blanchester: 4th Monday from 10-11:30 a.m. at the Blanchester Library
  • Franklin: 3rd Thursday from 10-11:30 a.m. at the Franklin Library
  • Goshen/Williamsburg: 1st Friday (Goshen branch library) and 3rd Friday (Williamsburg branch) from 10-11:30 a.m.
  • Hamilton: 2nd and 4th Friday from 10-11:30 a.m. at the YWCA of Hamilton (Start date: Sept. 8)
  • Lebanon: 2nd Wednesday from 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. at Lebanon Library (Start date: Oct. 11)
  • Middletown: 1st and 3rd Thursday from 10:30 a.m.-Noon at the Parent Resource Center
  • Millvale: 1st and 3rd Wednesday from 10-11:30 a.m. at the Millvale Recreation Center
  • Norwood: 2nd and 4th Thursday from 9:30-11 a.m. at the Norwood Church of the Nazarene
  • Springdale: 1st and 3rd Tuesday from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Vineyard Church Healing Center
  • Westwood: 1st and 3rd Friday from 10:30 a.m.-Noon at the Westwood branch library
  • Wilmington: 2nd Tuesday from 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. at the New Life Clinic

Miami Valley

  • Dayton: 1st and 3rd Friday, from 9:30-11 a.m. at the Trotwood Branch of the Dayton Metro Library
  • Eaton: 2nd and 4th Wednesday from 10-11:30 a.m. at the Preble County Educational Service Center. (Start date: Sept. 13)
  • Xenia: To be announced soon!

Northern Kentucky

  • Covington: 2nd and 4th Wednesday from 9:30-11 a.m. at the Kenton County Public Library
  • Dayton: 1st and 3rd Fridays from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. at Lincoln Elementary School. (Start date: Sept. 8)
  • Florence: 1st and 3rd Tuesday from 10-11:30 a.m. at the Boone County Public Library (Florence branch)
  • Newport: 1st and 3rd Wednesday from 9:30-11 a.m. at the Campbell County Public Library
  • Williamstown: 1st and 3rd Friday from 10-11:30 a.m. at the Grant County Public Library

Registration prior to attending is encouraged but not mandatory. For more information or to register, please contact 4C Family and Community Services at 513-758-1311.

The 4C Play & Learn program is based on the national Kaleidoscope Play & Learn® Program, and is funded through a grant from Procter & Gamble through United Way of Greater Cincinnati Success By 6® as well as by Norwood Ready Kids, United Way of Clinton County, United Way of Warren County and the Northern Kentucky Community Early Childhood Council.


Play & Learn Volunteers Are Needed

Volunteers are being recruited to assist with the 4C Play & Learn groups in the various communities. Volunteers will assist 4C staff in facilitating these groups.

Play & Learn Activities Calendar

Help children learn through play by using one of the following age-specific monthly calendars that feature daily activities. Download the November 2017 calendar: