The Warren Center facilitates two specialized groups for children enrolled in our Early Child Intervention program.
Bridge Group facilitates the transition from the home to a structured, preschool setting, for children 32-36 months of age. During biweekly classes, therapists work with children to separate from parents more easily, transition smoothly between activities, participate in typical preschool activities (story time, music, snack, and crafts), and increase expressive and receptive communication skills.
Koala Club is for children ages 27-36 months, who need additional help with separation from parents, interacting with peers and other adults, and using words or gestures to communicate their wants and needs. Children in Koala Club often have several sensory needs. They will have the opportunity to use our sensory gym, where therapists identify specific needs and provides strategies for each individual child.
Koala Club requires parental participation in both the class and parent education session. We encourage parents to interact with their child, label objects and actions, model play skills and help facilitate interaction with peers. We also give parents the opportunity to share their struggles, successes and answer questions about communication, behavior and community resources.
For more information, please speak with your Early Childhood Intervention Specialist.