Good to Go
PRETEND CITY’S CHILD-DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE >>
Parents and other caregivers are the most important adults in a child’s life and the biggest contributors to their future success. Pretend City’s Good To Go From Head To Toe initiative supports caregivers by providing convenient and straightforward resources and tools so that they can feel confident in their knowledge of child development milestones.
The program supports healthy child development through play and emphasizes the importance of regular developmental checkups for young children (birth through age 5) by combining on-site health checkups, developmental screenings, parent and caregiver education and training, and promotional outreach to better the community understanding of developmental checkups.
Pretend City’s Good To Go initiative enables us to educate more families about the importance of regular developmental checkups and engage families in meaningful play with their children.
The classes and special events offered by Good To Go help parents and caretakers engage with their children to support the development of:
- Movement and muscle skills
- Communication and expression of emotions
- Social skills
- Thinking and problem-solving skills
Good To Go’s Mission
A child’s brain and body develop so rapidly in the early years. The Good To Go From Head To Toe initiative recognizes that these are the most critical developmental stages for your child. Good To Go has been designed to help parents/caretakers understand their child’s development every step of the way.
Through community outreach, readily available resources, on-site screening events, and educational classes, the Good To Go From Head To Toe initiative educates parents/caretakers about what developmental milestones are and how to assess developmental milestones.
Upcoming Pretend City Events
Developmental checkups are the simplest and fastest way for you to understand and gauge your child’s growth and development. Developmental checkups are most often performed by a medical provider, but parents and caretakers can also do them at home through the Ages and Stages Questionnaire that is available in the lobby of Pretend City and online.
Through regular developmental checkups, you can successfully track your child’s milestones and be aware of what to expect in the days, months and years to come as your child grows. Click here to learn how.
Play With A Purpose
Like all Pretend City programs, Good To Go From Head To Toe encourages play and learning. Through your child’s play, you can recognize emerging abilities and stay on track of his or her healthy development. Play is essential to all areas of development – so encourage your child to explore, wonder, try and learn – while you do the same!
Come play and learn with us at Pretend City Children’s Museum!
ENSURING EVERY CHILD IS GOOD TO GO >>
Pretend City’s childhood initiative, Good To Go From Head To Toe, provides monthly events geared towards educating the community about the importance of early developmental screenings.
These programs connect parents, families, and caretakers to developmental resources. Through Good To Go, Pretend City wants to ensure that every child grows up happy and healthy and is ready to start kindergarten!
From Baby Steps Through Pretend City, Way To Play Days, and Neurodivergent Family Nights , our monthly programs have become a vital resource for Orange County. Learn more about each program below.
PROGRAMS OFFERED >>
Baby Steps Through Pretend City
Baby Steps is an event specifically dedicated for babies. It provides the opportunity for families and caregivers to meet other parents, engage in developmentally appropriate activities, and ask questions.
Way To Play Days
Free developmental screenings are available on this day. Grown-ups and their children are encouraged to play throughout the exhibits to strengthen and explore developmental milestones.
Neurodivergent Family Night
This free event is an opportunity for families and caretakers with children that are neurodivergent to have some fun in a friendly neurodivergent environment along with other families.
Healthy Kids, Healthy Museum
To protect the health of Pretend City Children’s Museum community, we ask families to please only come play with us on days that everyone is feeling well.