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.
2 years - 6 year olds
Days of the Week
Monday - Friday
8Option 1Group1: 8:00am-4:30 pm
Group 2: 8:30am - 5:00 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.
WHY OUR SMALL WORLD EXPLORERS?
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
Games & Cooperation
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
Foundational learning skills
Following schedule & routines
Toilet Training, if needed
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
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).