We’re excited to be offering an all new program here at GiGi’s Playhouse Quad Cities this year! Join us on the 4th Saturday of every month at 10 am for Destination Discovery (all ages)! It’s an all new program and all new leaders. This program will be planned and overseen by St Ambrose Students studying…

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January brings a new year, new programs, and new days/times for programs. Be sure to double check the details for your favorite programs and consider participating in something new too! See you in 2020! Special Events January 4th Trivia Night Join the second annual trivia night benefit for GiGi’s Playhouse Quad Cities by having a…

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GiGi’s Playhouse Quad Cities is seeking a Speech and Language Pathologist to help with and oversee the Amina Grace Speech and Language Program. GiGi’s is a non-profit organization that provides services to individuals with Down syndrome and their families. This contracted position requires a commitment of providing weekly 60-minute therapy lessons for 5 participants. Sessions…

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We are so excited to be planning 2020 that we just had to share some of the exciting new and/or renewed programs! (New Curriculum) GiGi Prep (18 years and up) All new partnership with St Ambrose University. This program will be held at the University and lead by OT instructors and students. (New) GiGiFIT  –…

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December 2019 Family Night (all ages) Join us for a fun night for families! GiGi’s is hosting a Family Night at the Moline Public Library and the theme will be Gingerbread! Come enjoy Gingerbread themed math and literacy activities. Click here to RSVP for December 5th 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.  Dance Me a Story (10-13…

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As many of you may know, earlier this month our staff, board members and a few committee related volunteers attended the National GiGi’s Conference in Schaumburg, IL. This conference is always inspirational and uplifting while also informative and innovative. We come back knowing more about the different platforms we use to do our day to…

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Heather Malli Honored by National Organization: Local Volunteer Recognized By National Office At International Conference November 9, 2019 (Moline IL): GiGi’s Playhouse Down Syndrome Achievement Centers announced 8 prestigious awards at its Annual International Leadership Conference in Schaumburg, Illinois on Saturday, November 9. Over 350 people from 60 GiGi’s Playhouse locations from around the country…

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As many of you know the Playhouse is 99% volunteer run and as we’re planning for the upcoming year we are finding ourselves needing to fill some specific volunteer roles. If you or anyone you know may be interested, attend an upcoming information session to learn more or use the contact information at the end…

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Tutoring here at GiGi’s is more than just letters and numbers its about sounds and smiles too! Here is a behind the scenes peek into a literacy session where a student is learning phonics and the tutor is utilizing the platform Raising Robust Readers. Raising Robust Readers is a multi-sensory phonics reading program that we offer…

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November 2019 Book with a Buddy (all ages) Individuals of all ages can enjoy a Book with a Buddy! They will be paired with a buddy to be read to or they can read to their buddy. All participants will take home a book or two to enjoy later. Come when you can and leave…

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