First Friends Social Skills Program



First Friends is a social skills program for children ages three to six who are struggling socially in their current school or group setting.

The afternoon program, led by two therapeutic teachers, meets twice per week over a period of eight weeks. In each session, children have opportunities to participate in a range of social experiences, from play to group activities, with a focus on the social and emotional skills necessary for joining and being a member of a group. The program includes a parent orientation session prior to the start of the social skills group and parent participation in some of the sessions, depending on the social and emotional needs of the child. Parents may also request an optional school observation of their child in their current school or group setting.

Here is a link to the application: First Friends Social Skills Program

The First Friends group meets on Mondays and Wednesdays from 2-3:30 p.m. The next session begins Monday, January 29, 2018, and the fee is $250 for 8 weeks.

Sample Schedule:

2:00 – 2:45 Arrival and play activities

2:50 Clean-up and transition to group time

3:00 Group activity (e.g., story time, circle time, group games, arts and craft projects, and outdoor play)

3:20 – 3:30 Closing time (wrap up, reflection, and goodbyes)

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