Located in the ST. CLAIR RIVERVIEW PLAZA
201 N. Riverside, A3, St. Clair, MI 48079
ENROLLMENT for 2021-22 is now OPEN to the PUBLIC!
REGISTRATION FORMS ARE AVAILABLE
@ NOT JUST PLAY - or - ONLINE.
CALL TODAY OR STOP BY!
CLICK THE "SUMMER" or "3 & 4-5 Year Olds" TABS FOR MORE INFORMATION
DURING THE SCHOOL YEAR (SEPT-MAY):
NOT JUST PLAY, LLC is a State of Michigan LICENSED PRESCHOOL...PLUS!
During the week...our mornings and afternoons are dedicated to our 3's and 4-5's programs.
Open Play or Learn and Play events will be held on occasion.
(We typically cater to very young friends, primarily from 3 to 6 years of age, because most kids are in school during the day. HOWEVER: NOT JUST PLAY is appropriate for kids ages 1-10 years +, especially for our Learn & Play sessions during breaks!)
DURING THE SUMMER (JUNE-AUG):
SUMMER SCHOOL: Ages 3-6 only. Enrollment packet must be on file. Adults are NOT required to stay. Click the “SUMMER” tab for more info!
Open Play: Come enjoy the air conditioning! We offer a fun, hands on, interactive place for adults to bring kids to hang out, play, and learn! Children under two are welcome and kids from ages 2-10ish will totally enjoy their time at NOT JUST PLAY! (Keep in mind we do have some small pieces as things are geared towards ages 3 and up.) We get several older kids during breaks or when the elementary schools are closed. Our facility is designed to promote the social, emotional, physical, and intellectual needs of children of ALL ages. Come get out of the heat...explore and interact with other kids and adults in a safe and stimulating environment!
Elementary children will enjoy their time at NOT JUST PLAY. They are able to take a break from the electronics and remember what it's like to be a "kid". There are a lot of hands on things that the elementary kids already know how to use vs. the younger ones learning how to use them.
*** Adults are always required to stay with their children during LEARN & PLAY Sessions.
*** All times are subject to change. Please, call ahead or check our calendar for available times.
NOT JUST PLAY, LLC was established in December of 2016 and started out as a "Play Place". We were open to the public for families to bring their young children to play, explore, and experience our sensory driven activities. In April of 2017, we applied for our child care license with the intention of incorporating preschool into our programming. We received our license in August of 2017 and ran with 15 students for the 1st year. We were thankful to watch our enrollment grow exponentially in 2018 and 2019. Like many small businesses, NOT JUST PLAY was hit hard by the Covid-19 Global Pandemic, and 2020 proved to be a year of unexpected challeges. Thankfully, we navigated our way through a 6 month closure, and in September of 2020, NOT JUST PLAY was able to successfully open and maintain "in person" instruction. We now look forward to expanding our programming for the 2021-2022 school year. We now offer 2 very small classes for our 3's as well as 2 smaller classes of 4-5 year olds.
In early 2021, NOT JUST PLAY, LLC rebranded and changed from a "Preschool and Play Place" and emerged as an Early Childhood Academy! We turned our focus towards providing families a safe and nurturing envoronment that will give their children an opportunity learn and partake in lots of sensory/hands on experiences. NOT JUST PLAY is a Private School. We technically fall under child care licensing so we were able to stay open and "in person" when other schools were closed and taught virtually. Our ultimate goal is to offer every child a wonderful experience with their first introduction to school. We want to help build a solid foundation and foster a love of learning which will help prepare children for the rigors of Kindergarten and beyond. Whether your child IS or IS NOT currently enrolled in a preschool program, NOT JUST PLAY can offer valuable opportunities to either introduce or help support concepts which will improve his/her kindergarten or elementary school readiness.