Infancy to Independence
A cooperative playgroup for children ages 0-5 and their parents
ANNOUNCEMENTS + UPCOMING EVENTS
The 2023 Spring semester starts February 8th! with open houses on February 8, 9, and 16. Join us for some fun interactions for kids and parents alike.
Our location and meeting times:
Where: First Lutheran Church
When: Wednesdays and Thursdays
from 9:15 AM -11:15 AM
Ready to become a member of I to I now?
Click here to fill out a registration form!
Come Join The Fun!
The #1 reason our members say they love Infancy to Independence:
"It's More than just a playgroup. It's a community"
We provide parents and children with a place to gather and play, building a community of friends. We are all learning how to be parents as our children grow, and I to I is a place to exchange information, share struggles, and explore alternatives in parenting. We simply strive to become more effective parents who rear emotionally healthy children with high self-esteem. There is no one method of child rearing that is right for everyone, so we are here to learn from and support each other.
I to I’s environment is rich in interesting activities and challenges for our children. It is a place where our children spend time with children of different ages. It is a place where they can relate to other friendly, caring adults as helpful teachers, and experience brief separation from parents in a safe environment.
Our program provides many benefits for both parents and children.
Parents have the opportunity to:
Learn more about child development and parenting techniques
Learn tips and ideas to handle situations more effectively with their children
Meet new friends and gain support with a network of other parents with whom to share similar joys and concerns
Spend quality time with their children
Enjoy discussion time with other parents and practice gentle separation from their children
Learn ways to develop more confidence in their parenting abilities, helping them enjoy the challenge more
Children have the opportunity to:
Play with and learn from other children in both group and individual activities
Acquire skills through use of various creative and educational materials
Prepare for school by learning social skills necessary for dealing with other children in organized and free activities
Develop a positive image of grown-ups after relating to adults who are consistently warm, friendly, and understanding
Parents own and run the program completely; there are no paid staff. I to I is non-sectarian, Deaf/HoH accessible, and inclusive of all families. We may not speak the same language, but we will try our best to communicate with each other.