Published by the Wisconsin State Journal on 8/17/2012
When a public play area was built for children at East Towne Mall last year, it also was designed to host an early childhood learning program called Play and Learn.
Now through increased funding, Play and Learn has grown from once a month to twice a month. Starting this month, it is operated on a drop-in basis from 9 to 11 a.m. on the first and third Fridays by the Children’s Service Society of Wisconsin. It is run in the play structure in the open mall area near the Children’s Place store. Caregivers register when they arrive and stay with their children for open play and more structured activities.