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Center-Based Early Intervention Program
What is the Connect, Learn, and Play Program?
Our purpose is to help children develop and grow in a fun environment. TES’ Connect, Learn and Play early intervention program strives to provide a safe, developmentally-appropriate environment where children can improve their social, emotional, cognitive, language and physical skills through techniques found in The Creative Curriculum for Infants, Toddlers & Twos. In addition, parents can improve their understanding of development and how to help their children grow. This purpose will be achieved by providing 3 hours of play and structured activities led by Speech Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, and Early Childhood Educators. A key factor to the center-based early intervention program is the incorporation of parent training and involvement.
Licensed Physical, Occupational, Speech Therapists, assistants and early intervention educators have specialized training in pediatric therapy and child development and are very knowledgeable regarding developmental milestones. They are also aware of how to coach and empower parents and guardians to help carryover various skills in their home environment.
What are the Benefits of the Center-Based Group Early Intervention Program?
Children have the opportunity to learn and play together in a small group program led by licensed pediatric therapists and educators. Therapists and teachers facilitate social interactions, turn taking, language skills, self-help, and motor skills in a fun and supportive way. Children are offered choices and the program is flexible enough to foster each child’s development and learning.
Therapists and teachers will work to:
- Build a trusting relationship with each child
- Provide individualized care
- Create environments that support and encourage exploration
- Ensure children’s safety and health
- Develop partnerships with families
- Observe and document children’s development in order to plan for each child and the group
- Recognize the importance of social-emotional development
- Appreciate cultural, family, and individual differences
- Take advantage of every opportunity to build a foundation for lifelong learning
- Support dual-language learners
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TES’ approach to Early Intervention
How do we make therapy fun?
Our therapists and teachers incorporate music, games, toys, and an overall kid-focused approach so the children enjoy playing, interacting, and learning.
How do we work as a team?
Our specially trained therapists collaborate within a multidisciplinary clinic and work together to create specialized, unique goals to address each family’s specific vision of progress for their child.
How do we include the family?
Families are encouraged to watch, ask questions, learn, and interact with their children directly in the class.
FAQs About Connect, Learn, and Play
How do you explain “Connect, Learn, and Play” to a child?
You will play and learn with a group of children your age participating in activities such as singing, dancing, snack time, obstacle courses, and more!
What is Connect, Learn, and Play used for?
The center-based early intervention program combines therapeutic and educational approaches to help facilitate each child’s unique growth and development so they are prepared for preschool or other community programs.
How many times a week does a child need to attend the Connect, Learn, and Play program?
Most children attend 3 hours / day for 2 or 3 days per week for at least 6 months.