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Volunteer Spotlight – Claire!

We are so thankful for the time and energy that Claire has given to GiGi’s Playhouse as a math tutor. She joined us in January of this year and has done an incredible job of working with one of our participants throughout the spring and quickly became his favorite sitter at home as well. In…

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Generation G School of the Year goes to…

    We are proud to present Granger Elementary School of Highland Schools in Medina, Ohio with our First Annual Generation G School Award! The GiGi’s Playhouse Generation G award is given to a school at the end of each school year that exceptionally exhibits our core Generation G values of kindness, acceptance, and generosity.…

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Best of All – Beau!

We are SO proud of Beau! He’s usually a big fan of hanging in the back exploring the Playhouse and attempts to engage are made at every program. At our last Music Makers, Ms. Erin caught Beau’s attention with her ukulele and Ms. Lizz did some hand-over-hand prompting for Beau to strum the guitar on…

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Thank you, friends!

  We are blown away!! Our Amazon wish list for our literacy tutoring program was completely fulfilled in just two days! Thank you to all of the amazing people who donated. Every single one of your donations has meaning to our Playhouse and our purposeful programs. Our tutors and families are thrilled that they could…

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Volunteer Spotlight – Megan and Sara

We love taking a moment to brag about all of our amazing volunteers! This spotlight features the fantastic duo of Megan and Sara, two Speech and Language Pathologists, who joined us several months ago as the new Co-Leads for Leaps & Bounds. They have implemented such amazing examples each month of what purposeful programming looks like…

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Congratulations, Sydney!

We are so proud of our intern, Sydney! She graduated from Cleveland State University this past month with her Bachelor’s of Science in Health Sciences. She completed her internship in August, but continued volunteering much of her time during her fall semester to tutor, lead and assist programs, and help keep the Playhouse running. Check…

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Our Volunteer of the Year for 2018 is…

We are beyond grateful for the 120+ volunteers who gave of their time and energy at GiGi’s Playhouse Cleveland this year. Thank you to everyone who came to our volunteer appreciation dinner! We are proud to announce our 2018 Volunteer of the Year! This deserving person has invested their days into this Playhouse and this…

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National Leadership Conference

Wow! What a week! Our Cleveland team had a productive conference learning, growing and collaborating with our GiGi’s network. We truly are #strongertogether! “The GiGi’s Playhouse Leadership Conference was amazing! 5 days, 56 GiGi’s Playhouse locations, 300 leaders, 80 sessions, 40 speakers, 2 countries and one unstoppable voice for Down syndrome! The energy was through the…

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Dana’s story

We are so thankful to bring you this incredible diagnosis story shared with us by one of our amazing mothers, Dana Carlisle. We hope this gives new parents that support and encouragement, as well as a reminder of what GiGi’s Playhouse means to so many. This is just one of the many stories shared by…

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Literacy Tutoring Program Success!

  The GiGi’s Playhouse Literacy Tutoring Program uses a methodology with documented success based on the research by professionals in the field. Trained tutors work at the level of the child, continually challenging and encouraging him/her while utilizing a combination of personalized sight word and project-based approaches with commercially developed programs, books, and online resources.…

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