Camps, Groups & Special Programs
Play Pals is a therapeutic group program for children ages 1.5 to 3 years or 4 to 5 years who are at risk of developmental delays or with identified disorders that impede their successful participation in preschool programs.
Children will have support from a learning specialist, occupational therapist, and speech and language pathologist.
Play Pals uses a play based intervention approach with a small adult to child ratio to prepare children for preschool and to provide parent training for a family-centered approach.
This small group program concentrates on learning through play and discovery and every month will have a theme that will tie into the daily activities.
|9:30-9:50||Arrival/ Exploratory Play (Gym)||Emphasis on social interactions, greeting peers, regulation, and transitioning into the group setting.|
|9:50-10:10||Morning Circle Time (Activity room)||Emphasis on speech and language, music and movement, social interactions, and body gestures/imitation. Children learn to identify peers and make observations of the natural world.|
|10:10-10:30||Structured Teaching (Activity room)||Thematic lesson plans with emphasis on fine motor, motor planning, classroom participation, body awareness and moderation, and speech and language.|
|10:30-10:50||Snack (Activity room)||Emphasis on feeding skills, self- help skills, tool grasp and manipulation, and social interactions.|
|10:50-11:10||Creative Expression (Gym)||Emphasis on group activities including pretend play, turn taking, music and movement, gross motor, social interactions, and expressive language.|
|11:10- 11:30||Art (Activity room)||Emphasis on motor planning, sequencing, fine motor, and creativity.|
|11:30-11:50||Social Game (Gym)||Emphasis on motor imitation, sensory processing, gross motor, socio-emotional skills, and social interactions.|
|11:50-12:10||Science (Activity room)||Emphasis on basic science concepts in an exploratory and play based context.|
|12:10-12:30||Sing Goodbye/ Parent Feedback (Activity room)||Emphasis on social interactions and language.|