Facilities that promote healthy child development by offering a variety of activities, resources and information for parents/caregivers and children from birth to age six. Families are encouraged to drop in or may participate in a variety of scheduled activities and programs such as playgroups; early learning, parenting and life skills instruction; nutrition programs; and toy libraries. Outreach services and programs for expectant couples may also be included.
Programs that provide structured opportunities for parents to engage in a particular recreational activity or sport in cooperation with their infants or young children, or to participate in teaching their youngsters a particular leisure-time skill.
Programs that provide classes which feature recreational activities that are specifically designed for children age three to five. The classes may include arts and crafts, storytelling, singing, music and rhythm, tumbling and other age-appropriate pursuits.
Programs that provide regularly scheduled opportunities for children to engage in supervised play with one another.
The above terms and definitions are part of the Taxonomy of Human Services, used here by permission of INFO LINE of Los Angeles.