Please Note: Play and Learn may resume after April 3rd under the direction of the local participating libraries. Please check back for additional details. 


At the YMCA, we believe the values and skills learned in early stages of Youth Development are the fundamental building blocks for overall quality of life and success in the future. Play & Learn is designed for children 6 months to 4 years and their parent or guardian to help develop these important values and skills.

This program helps children improve their cognitive, social-emotional, language, fine and gross motor development skills and build positive relationships through a variety of fun activities. The program also introduce Early STEM opportunities (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). These activities, such as art projects, story time, and singing are designed for enhancing the valuable development of your child and increase your special bond with them. Parents/Guardians are invited to engage in playing, exploring and creating with their child.

Art Projects

Building Blocks


Early STEM



Singing & Dancing


Free On-going Session Locations:

Monday - South Library - 10:30AM-11:30AM

Tuesday - Valley Ranch Library - 10:30AM-11:30AM & 12:15PM-1:15PM** (Preschool - 3 & 4yrs)

Thursday - Valley Ranch Library - 11:30AM-12:30PM** (Infant & Toddlers - 6 months to 2yrs)

Friday - Valley Ranch Library - 10:30AM-11:30AM** (6 months to 4yrs)

**Please go to the Valley Ranch Library Reference Desk to pick up your ticket for Play & Learn prior to entering.


This program is made possible by contributions to the Irving YMCA's Annual Campaign.