Play and Learn Groups


Play and Learn groups are FREE, interactive programs for families who live or work in Medford. Play and Learn Group Leaders offer children a safe, literacy-rich environment where they can explore their world and develop new friendships. They are designed to offer parents/caregivers social connections; help families connect with and be resources for each other; provide information to help parents access needed services and resources; and model positive strategies to support parent/child interactions.

Play and Learn groups are aligned with age-specific Early Education and Care (EEC) guidelines ( and utilize the Strengthening Families approach ( These groups include Brain Building in Progress ( and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) activities. Handouts will be distributed at each session that give ideas to try at home.

Sing! Play! Move! Laugh! Explore! Listen to/tell Stories!

Programs at MFN Family Center

Creepin Crawlers (Age 8-16 months)
Wednesdays 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Waddlin’ & Toddlin’ (Age 17-21 months)
Tuesdays 11:15 am – 12:15 pm

Yahoo Crew (Age 22-33 months)
Tuesdays 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Wednesdays 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Thursdays 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Thursdays 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Fridays (@ MPL) 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Fridays (@ MPL) 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Kiddie Glee (Age 34-45 months)
Wednesdays 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Fridays 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Fun Galore (Age 46 – 60 months)
Fridays 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm


For returning families only:

Download and complete this registration form and email to

For new families:

Please complete the registration form at the MFN Family Center
(489 Winthrop Street, Medford High School, 781-393-2106)

This is a Lottery!

This is a lottery for returning families – first time families have priority. Parents have the same opportunity for the lottery no matter when they register.

Families will be contacted by telephone by Monday, September 26. One Play and Learn Group per family.