In addition to our social skills groups, Confident Kid Club offers private 1:1 services for preschool children. Often children do not qualify for services in summer months or chose to spend another year in a pre-k program. Once a child ages out of CPSE, they are no longer eligible for SEIT support services through their school district. Our 1:1 services can be provided in your child’s education setting, camp, or home to address challenges and concerns related to, but not limited to, the following:
- Cognitive Development
- Language Development and Communication Skills
- Social Skills Coaching
- Social Emotional Development
- Impulse Control, Anger Management, and Regulating Emotions
- Behavior Management Strategies
Private 1:1 Basic Play Skills/Facilitated Playdates
At Confident Kid Club we recognize that some children are still developing the basic play skills necessary for participation in a social skills program. To better meet the needs of our children and families, we offer 1:1 play skills sessions which incorporates The Greenspan Floortime Approach along with sensory play and other play-based activities. Children will develop these foundation skills in a 1:1 setting with an experienced professional with the goal of being able to generalize skills in a group setting with peers. Teacher facilitated playdates to develop successful peer connections and cooperative play skills are also available.
Kindergarten Readiness Tutoring
Kindergarten has been shifting toward increased academics and higher expectations for young children over the past several years. While we firmly believe that the most important “readiness” skills children need are a solid foundation of social skills, we recognize the need to prepare children for the rigors of kindergarten. Through our 1:1 sessions we help children achieve the following kindergarten readiness skills with hands-on, play based games, activities, and children’s literature. We believe learning should be fun and strive to help children reduce school anxiety, develop confidence, resilience and, a love of learning.
- Shapes & Colors
- Pre-Writing & Writing Skills
- Letter Recognition
- Number Recognition & Counting
- Phonemic Awareness
- Reading Readiness
- Following Directions
- Focus & Attention Skills
- Social Skills
Our consultation services aim to further enrich Early Childhood Programs and to enhance teachers’ abilities to meet both the children’s individual and group needs through a combination of observation, push-in classroom sessions, group meetings, and email communication. Consultation services can include classroom teachers/program directors, and/or related service providers.
Targeted areas of development include, but are not limited to:
- Social Skills/Pragmatic Language
- Emotional Regulation
- Problem Solving Skills
- Supporting Big Body Play
- Home-School Communication
- Identifying & Assessing Children’s Needs
Early Childhood Workshops
Incorporating Social Skills in the Early Childhood Classroom
This workshop gives an overview of the importance of social skill development in the early childhood classroom. Teachers will learn strategies to develop social skills through ongoing social skills themes/activities, peer modeling activities, role playing, through the use of props, visual supports, children’s literature, art/music and, parent/teacher resources
Supporting Sensory Needs and the Role of the SEIT in the Early Childhood Classroom
This workshop gives overview of how to support children with sensory integration challenges and the role of the Special Education Itinerant Teacher in the early childhood classroom. Teachers will gain a better understanding of the sensory systems, learn how to identify children with sensory needs, learn tips for setting up a sensory center in the classroom, and simple sensory strategies to be implemented in the classroom. This workshop also helps teacher gain a better understanding of what a SEIT is, who decides when a SEIT is needed, the responsibilities of the SEIT in the classroom, and the relationship between the SEIT and the classroom teacher.