Learning Through Play™ Center for Child Development
Educational and Therapeutic Strategies for Children (birth to 5 years)
633 W Addison, Chicago, Illinois — See
Tel: 312-458-9865 Fax: 312-327-1516
Playgroups + Classes
Our therapeutic classes and playgroups were designed to help children experience separation in a gentle, supportive manner so that they can feel comfortable, have fun, and begin to learn skills in a group classroom setting — we feel that a fun and relaxed environment promotes most effective development.
Our program is unique in that these are very small and intensive classes (6 children maximum) taught by credentialed therapists with a 1-2 teacher/child ratio.
The groups are for children ages 2-4 years, based on developmental progress rather than chronological age. Our teachers and therapists focus on helping children organize, attend to verbal cues, and participate in structured activities for improving skills in communication, socialization, creativity & self-expression, rhythm & movement. The classes are particularly helpful for children who may still be learning language skills or have difficulty socializing with their peers.
Fun play activities including imaginative play/art/music teach children functional communication skills, social skills, sensory organization and attention, and are designed and taught by experienced Developmental Therapists, Music Therapists, Licensed Counselors and Art Therapists.
We are also offering DYADS as an introduction to socialization for children. The Dyad model pairs two children together in a social setting set up for success. This model is especially effective for children who cannot tolerate transition or change in their routine, or for children who have difficulty in large noisy environments.
Parents are welcome to join in with their child, ask questions at any time, browse through the resource library, or chat with other parents.
Speech and Socialization Playgroups
Connecting Sounds + Senses Through Art and Music
Our classes use music and art to motivate children to participate in group activities, learn to communicate with others, and gain confidence in social situations
Structured to help children function well in a classroom setting
Our classes use specific strategies to help children transition easily from one activity to the next while remaining calm and focused.
The ability to transition easily from one activity to the next helps to increase a child's sense of comfort and security in the classroom, so they can focus externally and learn more effectively from their environment.
Playgroup Schedule and Cost
Please contact us at 312-458-9865 or firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information on class schedule and cost.
For additional days, see Preschool Program.
Summer Camp For Preschoolers:
Speech & Language Camp, Art & Creativity Camp
A precursor to preschool for children ages 3 to 5.
The Speech & Language Camp is led by a Speech and Language Pathologist, Developmental Therapist, and Verbal Behavior Therapist and offers your child the opportunity to improve speech skills during class time, snack time, music time, and play time.
The Art & Creativity Camp is led by an Art Therapist, Speech Therapist, and Occupational Therapist and uses art to enhance fine motor and language skills while building self-esteem and creativity!
Fun weekly summer themes (such as Bugs, Camping, Beach, Friendship) will keep the children engaged, attentive, and interested.
Speech Camp — 5 Week Morning Program
Monday - Thursday, 9am - 11am
July 30 to August 30, 2012
Art Camp — 5 Week Afternoon Program
Monday - Thursday, 1pm - 3pm
July 30 to August 30, 2012
Call school for details: 312-458-9865.
May 30, 2012
Small Class Size — attendance will be limited to 6 children so reserve your space early!