Play with a Purpose playgroup to meet February 5

Clallam County Parent to Parent and Clallam Mosaic will host their first monthly development playgroup, Play with a Purpose, on Saturday, February 5.

This free playgroup for children ages 0-5 will be held from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the Sequim Boys and Girls Club, 400 W. Fir St. Siblings are welcome. COVID-19 protocols will be respected; masks will be available.

Developmental playgroups are designed to help parents and their children with developmental delays or disabilities work together to achieve the child’s cognitive, social and developmental goals, according to organizers. Families are welcome to come play and grow together.

Playgroup sessions will cover several topics: overall and fine motor development; expressive and receptive language communication; social and emotional skills; coping and self-care skills, and feeding issues.

This parent engagement group will be facilitated by Catherine McKinney, Clallam County Parent to Parent (P2P) Coordinator, and will be led by Laura Hogan-Reyes.

Recently joining the Clallam Mosaic team as Family Support, Hogan-Reyes brings over 38 years of pediatric experience in a variety of settings including hospitals, clinics, schools and home treatment.

For 14 years, Hogan-Reyes was co-owner and director of the Center for Developing Kids in Pasadena, California, a private clinic providing occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech therapy services to children from birth through adolescence. She has served as a consultant to the 21 Club, an organization providing services to families and children with Down syndrome and has lectured on a variety of topics including maximizing hand function, oral motor issues and food and sensory strategies for the classroom and home.

Hogan-Reyes recently moved to Sequim and said she looks forward to working with families, children and those serving the special needs community.

Clallam County Parent to Parent provides support and advocacy for families caring for people with special needs, developing opportunities for families to come together to learn, teach, grow and form community. For more information, visit clallammosaic.org/p2p.

Clallam Mosaic, a local non-profit organization, works to empower people with special needs. The only source of year-round non-vocational day programs in Clallam County, Mosaic provides lifelong learning opportunities, recreational experiences, support for creative endeavours, social interaction and lifelong education. advocacy. For more information on Clallam Mosaic, ClallamMosaic.org.

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