Play and Learn

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Learn more about EveryStep's response to COVID-19.

Want to connect with other caregivers in the Des Moines area? Looking for play ideas to get your kids ready and stay ready for school? Play and Learn offers child-directed, open ended, playful learning activities designed for you to stay and play with your child ages 0 – 8 years old (school ages welcome). When in-person Play & Learn meetings are in session, every family receives a book and a healthy snack. 

Many of the program's activities have moved online to its dedicated Facebook group, which parents are encouraged to join:

For more information, call Aaron Shore at 515-305-0408. See upcoming Play and Learn sessions, as well as other EveryStep events, by visiting our calendar.

Facebook Group

You can get Play and Learn updates by joining our Facebook Group at We'll share resources and tips on a weekly basis. 

Join the Facebook Group 

Book Form

For a limited time, Play and Learn is offering free books to families in Iowa (while supplies last). Please submit one form per family, and provide all required information. Books are designed for kids ages 0 to 5 and will be delivered through the mail.