Birth-Five Outreach Events & Activities


Birth-Five Outreach offers Parent/Child Playgroups at the Community Early Learning Center, located at 313 S. State St., Appleton. Parents/guardians can meet other families with young children and engage in fun learning activities. 

“Learning Through Play”

Playgroups for children ages 0-5 with a parent/adult. Registration is required, as space is limited. Registration is open on the 15th of the month prior. Registration can only be taken at (920) 832-6470.

When registering, please share your name, the name and ages of the child(ren), phone number, who will attend and which session you would like to attend (9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.)

First three Thursdays of each month: 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Please choose one AM group only. Please do not arrive more than 5 minutes early.*

Playgroup Dates and Topics 
Nov. 7th: The Little Yellow Leaf
Nov. 14th: Food Fun
Nov. 21st: Where the Wild Things Are
Dec. 5th: How Do You Hug a Porcupine?
Dec. 12th: Snowmen
Dec. 19th: Fun and Games

*We also need families to exit promptly when playgroup is over so we can get ready for the next group. Thank you for your cooperation.

**Our building is secure—please follow the entry procedures displayed by the front door (#1), located on State Street. All playgroup visitors must check in at the main office.

 "Learning Through Play – Plus"

This playgroup is designed for children ages 0-5 years and is designed for the one-to-one parent to child interaction. Every child must be accompanied by a separate adult. Parents will observe and explore with their child, learning about his/her development, temperament and interests while having fun!

Registration is required, as space is limited. Registration is open on the 15th of the month prior. Registration can only be taken at (920) 832-6470. When registering, please share your name, the name, and ages of the child(ren), phone number, and which dates you would like to register for. 

First three Tuesdays of the month from 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. at the Community Early Learning Center (CELC). *Note: September starts on the second Tuesday of the month.

Playgroup Dates and Topics

Nov. 5th: Safe and Secure
Nov. 12th: All About Me
Nov. 19th: Today’s Play

Please note: This class is designed for one-on-one interaction. There will not be childcare available for siblings.

Home Visits

Parents as Teachers (PAT) is a nationally recognized curriculum for home visiting, focusing on positive interactions between parent and child. Parent Connection serves first-time parents. The goal of PAT is to engage parents of children birth to three in the early education of their children.

Who is eligible for PAT
  • First-time parents (program offered by Parent Connection)
  • Parent in target school areas who have a baby 14 months or younger, with an older sibling (program offered by the Appleton Area School District)
  • Target school areas for the AASD include Badger, Columbus, Edison, Foster, Highlands, Horizons, Jefferson and Lincoln

Fun in the Sun Park Days

Birth-Five Outreach offers several summer activities for families with young children, including Fun in the Sun Park Days. Families and Birth-Five staff gather at local parks to explore, play and meet new friends.

Join us from 9:00-10:00 a.m. weather permitting!

Watch this space for our 2020 summer dates!

**Parents are required to stay with their children and are encouraged to play along with them.

Other Community Events

The Fox Valley is a resource-rich area for families with young children. Visit the Birth-Five Activities & Events page to view the Family Activities calendar of events offered by Parent Connection, the Appleton Public Library and the Appleton Area School District.
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