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Playing At Learning serves Northern California through fun, hands-on projects that encourages science, technology, math or engineering exploration.

Sparking an interest in math and science is a key to providing economic life choices for our youth. We focus on affordable and sustainable activities related to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills.   Playing At Learning is a 501(c)(3) not for profit corporation.  We have partnered with FIRST to deliver and manage 3 programs that spark an interest in and excitement for STEM!
We are committed to increasing the number of under-served and
under-represented students pursuing STEM degrees.


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JrFLL FLL FTC
FRC
JrFLL is for 6 to 9 year olds working in teams of up to 6 members FLL for 9 to 14 year olds working in teams of up to 10 members FTC is for 7th to 12th graders working in teams of up to 15 members
FRC is for 9th to 12th graders working in a team of varying size
Designed & Developed by FIRST
Managed by Playing At Learning, FIRST Partner for Northern California region
Managed by FIRST
supported by Playing At Learning
NorCal Jr FIRST LEGO League NorCal FIRST LEGO League NorCal FIRST Tech Challenge
California FIRST
Annual FIRST Team registration is open from August to April Annual FIRST Team registration is open from May to about mid to late September Annual FIRST Team registration is open starting in May
FIRST Team Registration opens in May – see FRC calendar
Learn more:
How to start a Team

Learn more: How to start a Team
Learn more: How to start a Team
Learn more:
How to start a Team