Welcome to Play-Dates!  My name is Laura and I am the founder of Play-Dates, a place where parents bring their little ones to learn and play.  From the time I was a little girl, I knew I wanted to do two things- work with children and be a mother.  I am proud to say I have achieved both.  
The last 15 years have been spent in education; from working with toddlers to teaching kindergarten, to working as a reading specialist.   I have been married to my husband for 10 years and we have 4 beautiful children.  

If I have learned anything from being a mother and a teacher, it is that children, especially young children, learn from EVERYTHING they do.   They are naturally curious; they want to discover and explore.  And young children learn best through play.  

By creating Play-Dates, I am providing an environment where a child can explore freely, feel satisfaction from self-selection, and interact with other children.  An environment with toys and activities that will spark their imagination and nurture their overall development.  I am providing parents with a clean, safe environment, that is easy to get to and doesn't require an all day commitment.  

So be sure to stop by and play for a bit.  And don't worry, we'll clean up the mess.  

 
A few of my favorite things:
  • God
  • My family, near and far
  • Working with children
  • Disney
  • Chicago Cubs
  • Burlap projects
  • Country music
  • Chai Tea
  • Christmas lights
  • Antique Stores