Get Ready for K!

A Developmental Playgroup for kids ages 4 - 6 and their parents.

Cost: $250.00. We do not accept insurance. 

Instructor: Dr Caitlin Smith, Occupational Therapist

Classes: Wed 6:00pm - 6:55pm; 5 week session: July 19 - Aug 16. (7/19, 7/26, 8/2, 8/9, 8/16)

Space is limited. Max of 6 kids plus their parent. Min of 3 kids and their parent needed to hold the class. 

To enroll, register your family for an account then call to prepay.

Worried about your child’s transition into kindergarten? Not sure if you are doing enough to support your child’s fine and gross motor development? 

This group is for parents and kids ages 4-6 who are transitioning into kindergarten. The purpose of the developmental playgroup is to give parents and their children access to other parents as well as access to an occupational therapist who is an expert in child development. The focus of the group will switch from week to week on a variety of skills that are important for children to be successful in the school environment. Fun and functional activities will be completed each session with a focus on different developmental skills. Have your questions answered and learn how to support your child. 

Weekly Topics: 

W1: Milestones and Resources: Fine and visual motor milestones- what is typical and how do I help support my child’s development?; Where to get more information? With so many conflicting opinions and the increasing demands school is placing on children learn what resources are available if your child needs more support as well as where to find well researched and reliable information on development.

● W2: Beyond pencil and paper- how to encourage the reluctant writer. Learn some fun and functional activities that will help develop fine motor skills. 

W3: Not just about the hands! The importance of strength and gross motor skills. 

W4: Sensory Processing and the Power of Play- how to incorporate sensory rich experiences in your child’s day and why it matters. 

W5: Miss (or Mr.) Independent- what self help skills should your child have? How do you encourage their independence and what is a realistic expectation.