Flint Children’s Museum receives $30,000 grant

FLINT — The Flint Children’s Museum recently received a $30,000 grant award from the Ruth Mott Foundation with grant funds dedicated toward the Playing and Learning Together Program for north Flint families.

The Playing and Learning Together Program occurs every Tuesday from March 3 to Dec. 8, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. with a meal, museum play time, and a free membership for those who attend every session.

The program is for families living in north Flint in the 48504, 48505 and 48506 ZIP codes. The Playing and Learning Together Program is free and gives parents and caregivers many resources to connect, play, and learn with their child outside, at home, or at school.

“The Playing and Learning Together Program provides parents with tools to support playing and learning with their young children,” said Andrea Miller, Flint Children’s Museum Educator, who leads and oversees the program’s operation “Parents attend a number of guided sessions with topics such as ‘Kindergarten Preparedness’ and can ask questions to better understand their child’s growth and development in social, emotional, language, and literacy areas.”

The Ruth Mott Foundation’s support for this program allows parents and their children to bond through lifelong learning and play, creating the building blocks of emotional, social, and creative development in young children.

North Flint families can sign up for the Playing and Learning Together Program by calling 810-767-5437. — G.G.