Play Pals Developmental Program
Play Pals is an early learning developmental intensive inter-professional treatment program for children between the ages of 2-5 years. Children in the program receive intensive therapeutic instruction in a group and in 1-1 settings by licensed therapists to help them prepare for future participation in a school environment.
Main areas of focus include: increasing communication, articulation, fine/gross motor development, creating friendships, initiating with peers, turn taking, sharing, following 1-2 step directions, transitioning, participating in adult directed activities, cooperative play, pretend play, and sensory/emotional regulation.
Speech-Language (ST) and Occupational (OT) Therapies are an everyday part of the program. Each therapist provides treatment for 1 hour by pushing into the group setting. Play Pals runs year round in order to provide intensive interprofessional treatment to meet the needs of each child.
This concierge homeschool program tailors to children who meet the age requirements for Kindergarten, 1st, or 2nd grade who may need additional support in their educational journey. This program will tailor to your child’s preferred method of learning while incorporating their interests, so their attention and engagement is captured. Pals Primary will maintain a small group size, with a low student to tutor ratio (3:1).
Emphasis will be placed on the Florida State Standards while maintaining the foundations of Play Pals, a play-based therapeutic learning environment. Group Speech and Occupational Therapy will be included in the student’s schedule every day, promoting developmental skills in those areas.
We will work to support goals required for acceptance to other elementary programs if desired. Additionally, we will contribute to your child's homeschool portfolio and log of educational activities for their future school’s records, as well as for the Florida Department of Education to verify your child's homeschool educational year was completed.
We offer 1-1 academic sessions. These sessions allow the child to receive individualized education to supplement the Play Pals program to ensure preschool and kindergarten readiness. Academic sessions are taught by a learning specialist who specializes in preschool and kindergarten curriculums such as math and reading. Learning Without Tears program is used to build critical skills in early literacy and writing. In addition, we use a multi-sensory approach in order to cater to all types of learners. Lessons are hands-on, fun, and individualized!
Play Pals- Kindergarten Preparation
This program runs during the 2nd half of the summer (July - August), and caters to children ages 4-5 years old who are preparing for kindergarten. Children who may need additional support emotionally, academically, socially, or behaviorally in order to best prepare for a kindergarten classroom.
Main areas of focus include creating relationships with adults and peers, emotional regulation, impulse control, positive self-image, symbolic thinking, creative expression, executive functions (planning, evaluation, managing feelings), Language and literacy development, motor planning and processing skills, finger dexterity, handwriting, cutting, and pre-K academic concepts.
Play Pals Summer Program
Play Pals Summer Camp is a continuation of the Play Pals Early Learning Developmental Program. The curriculum shifts to summer fun with a learning focus. Children will engage in activities such as relays, games, music, technology, building, water play, messy projects, and pretend play.