Play Development Programs


Emerging Play Support (ages 0-5) - nurtures social and emotional well-being through play skills: 

  • Flexibility in play/expansion of play themes
  • Emotional self regulation during conflicts
  • Building social language
  • Interactive skills (trading, sharing, taking turns) 


Social-Emotional Development (ages 5-11) -  Develops social skills to match the increasingly complex social interactions of early childhood including:     

  • Navigating social interactions at school  
  • Self advocacy to increase self esteem
  • Understanding the perspectives of others  
  • Games - includes coping with losing/winning



Play Therapy  


Play Therapy is an approach to working with children which recognizes that play is more than an enjoyable experience for children, but rather the outlet for coping with their often confusing world.  Play and the techniques of play therapy are seen as an outlet for emotional expression and a way for children to process and work through difficult experiences. This approach utilizes art, toys, sandtrays, and games to help children become emotionally strong and healthy individuals. Goals may include:

  • Expressing feelings
  • Modifying behaviors
  • Develop problem-solving skills
  • Working through difficult life experiences