Welcome to Playful Learning

Your Partner in Early Childhood Education

A Laboratory for Learning

Playful Learning brings early childhood education to life through our: expertly curated & designed preschool studio classrooms, gardens, and programs, online play-based curriculum, collaborative professional development, and hands-on classroom materials—developed for the youngest learners and the families, teachers, and schools who care for them.

Studio & Garden

Our preschool and summer programs offer the perfect blend of inquisitive play, academic exploration, and nature investigations in our expertly designed & curated studio classrooms and gardens.

Online Curriculum & PD

Teacher Lab offers educators access to our online thematic curriculum units, professional development, and support for implementation of play-based programs. 


Hands-On Lessons

Coming Soon! Bring your teaching and classroom to life with our hands-on, early childhood lessons, projects, and resources—printed, prepped & hand-delivered directly to your classroom or center.


Real Parents, Real Reviews

“Each hands-on lesson that came home allowed me to understand my son’s learning process and see his way of thinking firsthand. Playful Learning even influenced how I decorate my son’s room and select which toys and books to buy. Helping me develop methods to further his creativity and build skills. Not to mention, I am more than happy to hang the artwork my son has made in the living room!”

–  Preschool Lab Parent of a 3-Year-Old

Curriculum Units for Play-Based Programs

Thematic Explorations

Enjoy perfectly planned digital lessons at your fingertips. As a member, you will receive access to our comprehensive early childhood curriculum which integrates science, play, literacy, art, and numeracy. Our thematic library is full of engaging lessons, hands-on activities, book and supply lists, and professional development to help with implementation.

Playful Learning’s online curriculum and support is perfect for teachers, schools, and community organizations interested in implementing play-based programs.

Work shops

For the grown ups

Playful Learning BOOKS

Playful Learning

Playful learning is the magic that takes place when we meld a child’s sense of joy and wonder with thoughtfully planned learning experiences. Through easy-to-implement, hands-on projects you can engage your child in fun and creative ways that encourage learning and impart the joy of discovery.

Real-Life RULES!

Real-life RULES! offers insights, practical advice, and concrete activities that will serve children well on their journey into adolescence. This book equips older children with the tools they need to become safe, happy, and successful citizens of the world.

Playful PICKS

favorites from the studio

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