We Offer the Following Services

Social Skills Playgroups

AGES 3-9 YEARS

Our playgroup classes are 90-minute afterschool sessions based on the I Learn Through Play! program. Playgroups are geared towards improving social skills by teaching children:

  • How to understand the perspectives of others in a group
  • Help children identify what they have in common with others
  • Improve conversational skills
  • Improve negotiating skills during group play
  • When: Monday-Saturday

Time: Call for current schedule

Class size: The teacher ratio size is 8:1:2

Tuition: Call for current rates

Social Enrichment Program

AGES 2-5 YEARS

I Learn Through Play! is a social enrichment program designed for children ages 2-5 years old. This 2.5-hour social intensive program will provide a highly structured environment for children to learn and practice the skills necessary to succeed socially in a group. Children will develop social skills through symbolic/dramatic play and team work activities. The program will help prepare the child for a school setting and to make friends.

When: Monday-Friday

Time: 9-11:30am or 1-3:30pm

Class size: The teacher ratio size is 8:1:2

Tuition: Call for current rates

Summer Camp

AGES 3-7 YEARS

The Ready, Set, Play! summer camp is designed to allow all children with the opportunity to enjoy a traditional summer camp experience. We incorporate sports, trips, cooking, art, special visitors, and other camp based activities all constructed around specific themes.

Time: Full and half-day options

Class size: The teacher ratio size is 3:1

Tuition: Call for current rates

Special Education Itinerant Teacher (SEIT)/Private Sessions

All Ready, Set, Play! SEIT’s are experienced educators teachers trained in the I LEARN THROUGH PLAY! curriculum. SEIT/private services can be utilized at school, home, or both environments. Families have chosen to use private Ready, Set, Play! educators for the following reasons:

  • To keep the quality of services high (specializing in the social/emotional domain)
  • Bridge the gap of services-waiting for EI or CPSE services to be approved
  • Dissatisfied with the quality of current services received from other organizations
  • Supplement services in addition to receiving early intervention, CPSE and CSE services
  • Confidentiality concerns with the educational system
  • Have the services supervised by an experienced educator, who specializes in social skills home/school programs and has extensive experience advocating for services for children
  • The availability of an expert witness with extensive experience testifying before DOE impartial hearings
Consultations

Families /Schools often contact Ready, Set, Play! to consult and help identify what services a child is eligible for when a child is having difficulty learning in a preschool/school setting. Consultations often consist of a school observation, home or office visit. Once the observation has been completed, recommendations and resources are provided to families or schools about how to move forward in getting support or a formal evaluation for the child.

My son began working with Shirley when he was just shy of three years old and I had many grave concerns about his prospects. Every day since, our family feels extremely blessed and grateful for SHirley’s teaching and guidance. Shirley is the best at what she does and the gold standard of what an amazing therapist should be, both professionally and personally. The tremendous socio-emotional growth and maturity our son has accomplished under Shirley’s care is simply amazing! Shirley is constantly monitoring my child’s development, developing creative ways to push his ski.ls forward to the next level, anticipating new goals and milestones, and always communicating with us and our son’s team to provide improtant feedback and ensure consistency. With Shirley as my son’s biggest advocate and cheerleader, he has blossomed from a timid preschooler who was uninterested in peers into a self-assured and well-adjusted second grader who has meaningful relationships with friends and is thriving in the mainstream school he adores.

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Parent

Now that the semester has come to a close at READY, SET, PLAY!, we wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for the amazing experience that our son Joseph had while attending your program. From the time that Joseph started with you early in the year, up until now, we have seen tremendous progress. Through your guidance and curriculum at READY, SET, PLAY! Joseph’s cognitive, social and communication skills have improved dramatically. We firmly believe that because of READY, SET, PLAY! Joseph received the foundation of skills that have successfully prepped him for camp this summer and pre-k this fall. Most importantly, Joseph made some wonderful friends through the program and truly looked forward to attending every Saturday. He was learning while having fun…what a great combination! THank you again for having such a wonderful influence on our son.

Karin & Joe T.

Parent

My son started attending RSP at the age of 3, and within weeks we could see a difference in how he approached friends. His ability to understand the social consequences of his actions skyrocketed, and soon he was having sustained play dates in a way he had not been able to previously. Shirley also trained us, with her copious weekly feedback, in how to implement and sustain these changes at home. Her program changed our son’s life. We could not be more grateful.

Parent

Ready, Set, Play! has become my five-year-old son’s favorite weekend playdate. The instructors are well-trained and gifted at working with kids who need extra language and socialization support. The kids are well-matched to maximize their strengths and have fun in a structured setting, and parents find time to bond over brunch in the neighborhood. A great weekend activity.

EDM

Parent