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Texts from GiGi’s

GiGi's Playhouse Quad Cities is launching a new way to communicate. We know that sometimes checking email can be overwhelming. We also know that most people prefer texting. This platform will be used periodically to inform parents about upcoming programming opportunities, schedule changes, etc. We promise to not spam or...
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December 2023 Highlights

Every month we take a few minutes to look back at the #bestofall moments from the previous month. This fall Abby was the only participant that attended all 15 sessions of her literacy tutoring. She also attended 14 out of the 15 of her math sessions. Abby always comes in...

Virtual Tutoring Success

One of COVID's silver linings was the introduction of virtual tutoring. Our national office continues to offer many programs virtually via the GiGi's At Home platform and there are plans for improving and enhancing that platform in the coming year. While the majority of our local one-on-one programs are back...

2023 Holiday Hours

Our upcoming hours for the 2023 holiday season are as follows: Closed - December 23 through December 26 Available by Appointment - December 27 through December 30 📞Call 309-762-7529 or email acobb@gigisplayhouse.org to schedule an appointment. Closed - January 2 We'll be back to our regular business hours of 9-3...

Michaela – Best of All

Michaela was chosen as our recent Participant Spotlight. This is her first time ever participating in one-on-one programs here at the Playhouse. She is participating in math tutoring with Ms. Margaret and speech with Ms. Ann. At the beginning of the fall session, she was a little unsure but each...

One-on-One Programs

One-on-One Programs Literacy Tutoring | Math Tutoring | Speech & Language Therapy These programs are held 3 times a year and like all programs here at GiGi's they are FREE! Each lesson is planned and implemented by a trained volunteer tutor or our paid Speech Pathologist following purposeful progressions built...
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Standards of Execution Certificates

Our Playhouse is guided by a set of SOEs (Standards of Execution). There are 7 areas covered by these SOEs. In the past year, we have worked very hard to excel in all areas. We are now a Center of Excellence in 3 areas and a Strong location in 3...
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National Best of All Award

GiGi's is driven by 5 Core Values 1. Enthusiastic - Bring positive, high energy to your work. 2. Best Of All - We are always looking to improve every day, with all that we do. Challenge yourself every day. 3. Get it Done - Making things happen and blasting through...
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ABCs by Patrick

At our 2022 Gala, we had the pleasure of having Patrick Gulbranson as our speaker.  Patrick is from Stuart, Iowa, is a 2008 graduate of Waukee High School in Waukee, Iowa, and is an Eagle Scout and Vigil Honor member of the scouting's Order of the Arrow.  Patrick has been...

2022 Gala Awards

Every year we take some time to recognize a few volunteers and/or participants at the annual Gala and this year was no different. At GiGi’s Playhouse volunteers and participants are at the heart of what we do.  In 2022, GiGi’s Playhouse Quad Cities has logged close to 4000 volunteer hours...
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5 Ways to Celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Month 2022

October is Down syndrome awareness month and while we celebrate the #BestofAll achievements of our participants every day we plan special ways to show support and celebrate in your special way throughout October. This year we have a great lineup of activities! Carnival Kick-off DSAM with us on October 1...

Time Well Served

One of our board members recently stepped down after serving several years with us. Not only did he serve four years on the board, but he has also been part of the Gala Committee, the Fundraising & Finance Committee, and so much more! He was President of the board during...