This class is a play-based group for young learners ages 2.5-5. Through imaginative play, sensory exploration, and read alouds we help learners to increase turn taking and sharing skills, imitation skills and coordination, following a routine, accepting and asking for help, and following directions. Learners of all abilities are welcome as the class is taught by a special education teacher and behavior therapist so sign language and other supports are integrated throughout the class. Is my child ready for "Little Learners" yet? These questions can help: -Does he/she respond to his/her name when called (both looking at the speaker and coming to the speaker) - Is he/she able to play independently or next to others given a safe environment? - Can he/she communicate wants/needs to unfamiliar people? - Does he/she follow simple one step directions (for the most part, we know "no" is a fun word at this age and we are ready for that, lol!) This will be a shorter, six-week session. We do require, per VA Department of Education guidelines, that parents/ guardians stay on or near the premises (there is a lovely walking trail nearby, The Treat Shop is next door and has wonderful food, drinks, and seating, and we have a room available for parents to work in as needed). It features a combination of structured play time, open socialization with guided social skills support, and outdoor play time. Please don't hesitate to reach out with questions.
14732 Village Square Place, Midlothian, VA, USA