Stay, Play and Learn

  • Now enrolling for the 2022-2023 Session!

    Stay, Play and Learn is a wonderful gathering place for adults, and a fun place for young children to explore.  Children use big muscles on the climber, learn about spatial relationships as they build block towers or have fun creating with paint or clay in the art studio.  Imaginations are engaged in the play kitchen where a child can 'cook' dinner for mom or play dress-up with grandpa.  Social skills are enhanced as children practice taking turns with a favorite toy or the rocking horse.  Digging in the sand table with a friend is all kinds of fun for the senses.
    Our library provides a quiet corner to read one of our many children's books.  Helpful books on bedtime routine, temper tantrums, or fun family meals can be found there too.
    Stay, Play and Learn is also a place to make new friends. They might be from your own neighborhood or from anywhere in the big wide world. You will hear Russian, Mandarin, Spanish, French or many other languages given the rich ethnic diversity of our community.  
    Friendly staff and parent educators are on hand to help you feel welcome, introduce you to new friends, suggest a great parenting book or discuss any parenting questions you might have.  Parents and caregivers supervise their own children.  Each play session ends with clean up and special Family Center songs.


  • Stay, Play and Learn is available to all families with children birth to kindergarten entry. Residents and non-residents may register at any time for Stay, Play and Learn membership, which becomes active as soon as you enroll! Membership is open to all groups as described in admission policy. Additional benefits include use of Family Center library, invitations to special events, membership in our Parent Teacher Organization (PTO), and the invaluable bond of friendship.

Stay, Play & Learn 2022-2023 Sessions

  • Fall Session

    September 19 - December 21, 2022

    Mondays and Wednesdays, 9:15-11:15

    No Class Monday, October 24 and Wednesday, November 23

    Spring Session

    January 9 - May 24, 2023

    Mondays and Wednesdays, 9:15-11:15  

    No class Monday, Jan 16, Feb 20, March 20 and Wednesday, March 22


2022-2023 Stay, Play & Learn Membership Fees

Stay, Play & Learn Enrollment

  • To enroll in Stay, Play & Learn:

    • Download and complete the Enrollment form
    • Return to the Family Center, 301 N. Gay Ave., Clayton, MO 63105, with your membership fee

    Please contact the Family Center at 314-854-6900 with questions about the enrollment process.

Last Modified on March 2, 2023