Playgroup Tips & Reminders


Playgroups are for any child who lives in Clinton County ages 0-5. Planned activities are developmentally and age appropriate. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

All playgroups are held at the Clinton County RESA Education Center, 4179 S. US 27, St. Johns. Please check below for community events and playgroup schedule. ‘LIKE’ us on Facebook: Clinton Great Start.

Things to remember:

  • Dress in play clothes - we can get messy!
  • Children learn through play and you are their first and best teacher. So be ready to play and get messy together!
  • Please do not bring a sick child or adult (Thank You!)
  • We would like to discourage the use of cell phones during group.  If you need to take a call, we understand, but please try to reserve this time for your children.

If Clinton County RESA is closed for weather, we will not be having playgroups.  Please call if in doubt.  Clinton County RESA (989)224-6831.

When to stay home due to illness:
We ask you not to bring children to playgroup if any family/household members have experienced any of the following symptoms within the previous 24 hours:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Additionally: Please stay home if anyone in the household has had close contact (within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes) with a person with confirmed COVID-19 within the last 14 days

People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of reported symptoms – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to SARS-CoV-2. Symptoms can include any of those listed above.

It is extremely important to stay home when sick until at least 24 hours after no longer having a fever (temperature of 100.4 or higher) or signs of a fever (chills, feeling very warm, flushed appearance, or sweating) without the use of fever-reducing medicine (e.g., Tylenol).

Playgroup Schedule

Session Times:

If Clinton County RESA is closed for weather or delay, we will not be having playgroups.  Please call if in doubt.  Clinton County RESA (989)224-6831.

November 1 - December 17, 2021

Playgroup Information

Playgroups are held at Clinton County RESA Education Center, 4179 S. US 27, St. Johns (See map). For more information call 989-224-6831 Ext. 2130.

Playgroup Educators:

Cristina Chinavare, Great Start Parent Educator
Patti Marrs, MSU Extension
Kathy Rehmann, Early On
RaeAnn Olger, Early On 
Christie Surato, Early Childhood Special Education Home Visit Teacher

Playgroups Sponsored by:

CCRESA, Great Start, MSU Extension, and Early On

For your information included are descriptions of Early On and Great Start. Early On Michigan is the system of early intervention services for infants and toddlers, birth to three years of age, with developmental delays and/or disabilities. Early On supports families as their children learn and grow. Great Start is a grant through the Michigan Department of Education that supports Regional Education Service Agencies (CCRESA) to develop parent involvement and educational programs for children ages birth to five years of age.