Toddler playgroups help young learners prepare for school

Toddler playgroups help young learners prepare for school

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) holds toddler playgroups for children who are 18 months to 4 years old and live in Charles County.

The playgroups engage young children in hands-on play, story time and activities designed to prepare them to enter school. The playgroups are held at Walter J. Mitchell, J.P. Ryon, Arthur Middleton and Indian Head elementary schools. The following is a list of times and dates for each location:

  • Mitchell — playgroups are held Tuesdays from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. on Jan. 7, 14 and 28; Feb. 4, 11, 18 and 25; and March 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31.
  • Ryon — playgroups are held Wednesdays from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. on Dec. 11 and 18; Jan. 8, 15, 22 and 29; Feb. 5, 12, 19 and 26; and March 4, 11, 18 and 25.
  • Middleton — playgroups are held Thursdays from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Dec. 12 and 19; Jan. 9, 16, 23 and 30; Feb. 6, 13, 20 and 27; and March 5, 12, 19 and 26.
  • Indian Head — playgroups are held Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Dec. 12 and 19; Jan. 9, 16, 23 and 30; Feb. 6, 13, 20 and 27; and March 5, 12, 19 and 26.

In the event of inclement weather or any CCPS closings or delays, the playgroups are canceled. The 24-hour CCPS weather information line is 301-934-7410 or 301-932-6656. Times and dates for playgroups set for April and May will be announced at a later date.

Mitchell is at 400 Willow Lane in La Plata. Ryon’s address is 12140 Vivian Adams Drive in Waldorf. Middleton is in Waldorf at 1109 Copley Avenue and Indian Head is at 4200 Indian Head Highway.

For more information, contact Janelle Harris at or 301-934-7444.

About CCPS

Charles County Public Schools provides 27,521 students in grades prekindergarten through 12 with an academically challenging education. Located in Southern Maryland, Charles County Public Schools has 37 schools that offer a technologically advanced, progressive and high quality education that builds character, equips for leadership and prepares students for life, careers and higher education.

The Charles County public school system does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age or disability in its programs, activities or employment practices. For inquiries, please contact Kathy Kiessling, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 Coordinator (students) or Nikial M. Majors, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 coordinator (employees/ adults), at Charles County Public Schools, Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building, P.O. Box 2770, La Plata, MD 20646; 301-932-6610/301-870-3814. For special accommodations call 301-934-7230 or TDD 1-800-735-2258 two weeks prior to the event.



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