Pre-School (Ages 1-5)

Options for the pre-school age are abundant in Auburn and include Indoor Playground at the Gymnasium at Les Gove Park, Arts & Crafts classes, dance, music, pre-school sport programs, parent-participation programs and much more. Programs and classes vary with each new registration session.

You can register for programs a variety of different ways and view current programs and activities being offered in an online database at Auburn @ Play On-line or call 253-931-3043.

Classes and Programs

Walking Ones-Fours

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Pre-school Sports

An introduction for you and your toddler to the world of sports. You and your child participate together in fun, age-appropriate activities that help your child develop their large motor skills and socialization skills. Current sport options include Football, Soccer, and Basketball.

Pre-school Classes (ages 1-5)


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Little Steamers - STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art &Math) for pre-schoolers.  Wednesdays, 11:15 AM- 12:15 PM.  Ages 4-7. 

NEW! Little STEAMers Fall Package: Register for 6 classes by September 1 for just $50/$65! 

  • Squishy Circuits- Learn about electricity and how it powers everything around us.  Make some conductive play dough and create fun shapes that will conduct electricity!  Wednesday, September 11.
  • Ocean Explorer- Dive into the deep blue sea to learn about the creatures that live there.  Explore a tide pool, and find out how you can help keep our oceans clean and healthy! Wednesday, September 25.
  • Crazy Art- Don't forget the A in STEAM!  Art is just as important as all the other letters!  Come have fun and do some crazy art projects.  Learn about colors and try some new ways of getting creative! Wednesday, October 9.
  • Changes in the Fall- Why do the leaves change colors?  Let's find out!  We will have fun with cool science experiments, fun pumpkin activities and some cute crafts to take home! Wednesday, October 23.
  • Tangram Workshop- Create your own set of handmade tangrams in the MakerSpace.  Cut from wood and then paint them yourself!  Use these fun geometric puzzles to learn about shapes and geometry. Wednesday, November 6.
  • Cooking Chemistry- Learn about the awesome chemistry that happens when we cook.  We will do some fun experiments, make some amazing reactions happen, and whip up something delicious to eat!  Wednesday, November 20.

Indoor Playground

Toddler Indoor Playground
(ages 5 and under)

Bring your child for socialization and fun! We provide balls, games, mats, riding toys, climbing toys and more in the Les Gove Gymnasium (located at 910 9th Street SE).
  • Hours: September 4-December 30:
    Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:30-11:00 AM
  • For exception dates check gymnasium calendar.

Cost is $2 per child per session. Membership pass is also available. No more than three children per adult. No registration required. Parent or caregiver must provide supervision of children at all times. 

NEW! Drop-In Child Care - Drop-in child care is available for children ages 6 months to 8 years old. Cost is $4/visit or $3/visit with a punch card if parent is enrolled in fitness classes.  Try out the new Unlimited Drop-in Childcare membership!  It can be added to any adult fitness membership for an additional $15/child/month.

Kidz Playtime - Cost is $10 for two hours of care if parent leaves the building. Children must be between the ages of 2 and 8 years old and potty trained to attend Kidz Playtime.
Hours are:

  • Mondays - 10:45 AM-1:30 PM, 4:00-8:00 PM
  • Tuesdays - 9:00 AM-1:30 PM, 4:00-8:00 PM
  • Wednesdays - 10:45 AM-1:30 PM, 4:00-8:00 PM
  • Thursdays - 9:00 AM-1:30 PM, 4:00-8:00 PM
  • Fridays - 10:45 AM-1:30 PM

Birthday Party Packages - Party planning is a piece of cake when you let us do all the work. Utilizing the Les Gove Park Gymnasium as an activity center, we serve as your party host to ensure a fantastic birthday celebration.