Demystifying Becoming a Literacy or Math Tutor

WE NEED YOU Our Summer 2024 tutoring session will kick off in June and we are expecting a high number of applications from our families. Our tutor applications for the Summer 2024 session are will open February 5th, 2024! The Summer session runs from June 17th-August 23rd. Tutors and students...
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Dash for Down Syndrome Team Spotlights!

Our 2nd annual Dash for Down Syndrome is on April 29th, 2023 at Winnequah Park in Monona. Everyone has their own reasons for participating so we wanted highlight them for you. To learn more or create your own team, click HERE Scroll down to see all our spotlight teams! Team:...
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Volunteers That Bring Unique Experiences

Oliva Marcell- Volunteer and Edgewood College Cutting Edge Student Olivia Marcell- Volunteer and College Student who has big plans for her future Please meet Olivia Marcell. We are excited to introduce you to her so we did a mini interview to learn more about her. What are you studying at...

All About Art Explosion 

Starting Thursday, February 16, join us at the Playhouse for Art Explosion! Art Explosion is one of our drop-in group programs, and one of the only programs that is open to all ages!  Each week, we will introduce a theme and participants will have the opportunity to create art or...
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Meet our Friends of GiGi’s 2023! 

If you’re reading this, you likely know that all of the programs, resources and support offered by GiGi’s is provided at no cost to participants and their families. GiGi’s programs are 99% volunteer run and funded by the generous support of our donors.  Friends of GiGi’s is our annual sponsorship...
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Partnerships to Strengthen the Down Syndrome Community

DSAW-SC and GiGi's Playhouse Madison Board and Staff Networking Event We believe that the Down syndrome community could never have too many advocates or too many resources. This is why our Playhouse and the Down Syndrome Association of Wisconsin- South Central (DSAW-SC) are working on building a strong relationship. While...
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All About LMNOP

Spring programming is right around the corner and that means LMNOP will be rockin’ the Playhouse on Friday mornings. Language Music N’ Our Peeps (LMNOP) is an interactive and engaging program designed to teach parents and young children (0-4 years old) basic sign language and other forms of communication through...

Demystifying Becoming a Literacy or Math Tutor

  WE NEED YOU Our Spring 2023 tutoring session will kick off in February and we have over 40 students that have applied to our Math and Literacy one-on-one tutoring session! That's the good news. The not so good news is we only have 10 math or literacy tutors that...

2022- A Celebration of our Year in Review

Thank You!  2022 has been an exciting year for our Playhouse community! There have been so many examples of what it means to be Generation G. Be Accepting Be Generous Be Kind Here's a little recap of the incredible year we've had: February: Kicked off our Spring programming with a full program...

A Magical Holiday Celebration

At GiGi's Playhouse we provide FREE educational, therapeutic and career development programming, so WHY would we spend our time and resources on organizing giant holiday parties? We believe that everything we do at GiGi's is 'purposeful'. We can give you 165 reasons why- thanks to COVID we have not been...

Volunteer Donates a Staggering 2,300 Volunteer Hours

Volunteer can be a scary word.  Not knowing how you can contribute or the amount of time you can give is overwhelming to many people. At GiGi's Playhouse we are 99% volunteer run and we are grateful to the hundreds of people that have shared their time and talents us...

Growing, Learning and Sharing-a National Conference for Down Syndrome Recap

As an organization, we look forward to our National Conference each year because it means we have the opportunity to network with the other incredible Playhouses and national staff, learn by attending important discussions and share our local Madison best practices.   Our local Playhouse collaborates with all the Wisconsin...