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Our Small World EXPLORERS

A Montessori-like Therapeutic Day Program

Our Small World Explorers 

Welcome to our small family! Our ABA early childhood Montessori-like program fosters fun, safe and nurturing social and play based learning through specially designed learning hands on and real-world encounters, multi-sensory experiences, free and structured activities in both individual and group settings. Our Small World Explorers have the opportunity to grow skills in our Full Day program where our knowledgeable  and caring team guide, assess and enrich their learning.

Our Focus is to expand language,  social/play skill, and school readiness  through combine learning experiences and structured play in a fun, safe, and nurturing environment.    -----   We call this providing ABA with a heart.


Our Goal is to make sure each child is happy, thriving, expanding their skills and building friendships.  We do ABA the Social-Play Way!  

Our Parents are integral part of our team!  Parent meet weekly with our BCBA to learn, grow and share together. Through these meeting we hope to support and coach parents to feel more confident through concept learning, problem solving, success sharing and practice in supporting and help their child grow and learn

What Ages?
2 years  - 6 year olds

Days of the Week
Monday - Friday

8Option 1Gr
Group 1: 8:00am - 4:30 pm
Group 2: 8:30am - 5:00 pm
Group 3:  9:00am - 5:30 pm

Adjustment to hours may be made based on assessment and authorizations.

Parent/Child Social Time

Let's  play together - as part of our programming, we host one time a month for the parent(s) and child to come together with other Small World friends and parents to play in our gym.  The  BCBA will be there to support and coach parents to assist and interact with  social interactions in a more natural way and is one of your weekly parent training sessions. 


Our unique Montessori play-based social communication program is...

  • An individualized tailored plan that focuses on your child's unique needs. We strive to nurture each child's desire for learning, understanding and growing their own way! 

  • Small teams of 3-6 learners learn together to help with social/play skill development, language development and school readiness.  

  • Frequent and fun hands on and real-world learning opportunities throughout the day.

  • Incidental and Natural Environment Learning mixed with concentrated direct instruction with a Play-Based Guidance.

  • Creative and Evidence Based Curriculum

  • Peer Friendship training

  • Parent Coaching weekly via telehealth, in clinic or in home to support the generalization of skills into the home.

  • Most importantly - IT'S FUN!

The main large classroom is  designed and supplied with a range of materials to provoke children’s questions, ideas, socialization and exploration and peer interactions.    Our individual and small centers rooms are large 10x10 rooms which  allow for more individualized learning and smaller group interactions with a variety of exploration opportunities.    As part of the Centers rotation is a specific time to work on each learner's individual targets and needs. Our curriculum is divided into creative/fun evidence based curriculum and individualized assessments to develop your child's program. 

A Glimpse of Our Day's Activities

Playing with Peers
Following Group Instruction
Taking Turns
Games & Cooperation
Purposeful Play
Movement in the Gym
Social Language Training
Language Development & Expansion
Expressing & Requesting wants/needs

Responding to social questions (pragmatics)
Expanding sentences length
Developing & Expanding social language

Expanding vocabulary and understanding
School Readiness
Foundational learning skills
Pre-Academic skills
Following schedule & routines
Group Skills

Raising hand 
Task Completion
Toilet Training, if needed
Kids Playing with Lego
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Why Clinic-Based?

Research (Dixon et al., 2016), shows learners achieve 200% more learning per hour during clinic-based services relative to home-based services and they have access to other peers which is so important for their socialization.

It's time to take the next step in your

ABA journey 

Why consider an ALL Day Program?

Research shows that early and intensive intervention is one of the most effective strategies for improving the language, social, and adaptive functioning skill delays associated with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). 

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