Afterschool Classes

2024 Spring Classes

SpeechScience! Social & Language Therapy through Science Exploration

SpeechScience! Social & Language Therapy through Science Exploration is a fun, interactive class designed to help young children successfully participate in the scientific process while improving communication skills. Young children are naturally inquisitive and have fun learning about their world through scientific concepts. Language is naturally being used (and learned) while exploring science. Children learn social skills, listening strategies, literacy skills, mathematics concepts and expand their vocabulary while having so much fun they don’t even realize how much they are learning while exploring science. This session will explore Earth and environmental science!

  • This class meets on Mondays (March 18-May 6, with NO class on April 1 or April 29) from 12:45-1:45 for 6 weeks. The class has. minimum of three children. 
  • Children ages 3-5 years old who are appropriate for this program are participating in the NC Standard Course of Study or similar preschool program.
  • Each session starts with music then a short circle time. Most lessons use children’s literature to introduce the scientific concept. Then the group moves to the “lab” portion of class, where the scientific process of questioning, exploration and reporting are used. Each session ends with closing circle and reviewing the class.
Page Turners’ Book Club

The Page Turners’ Book Club promotes language and literacy development by providing opportunities to respond to literature through experiential, authentic activities. This class incorporates all aspects of literacy learning: listening, speaking, reading and writing. Each class is designed to engage children in a shared reading about a classic fairytale story and then explore the story’s elements. 

  • This class meets on Tuesdays (March 19-April 30, with NO class on April 2) from 12:45-1:45 for 6 weeks. The class has a minimum of three children. 
  • Children ages 3-5 years old who are appropriate for this program are participating in the NC Standard Course of Study or similar preschool program.
  • Each class will start with an activity that focuses on the Story Element for the day. After reading a book, we will explore and define elements of a story including the sequence of events, the characters and setting, as well as the problem and solution. To facilitate integrating language, literacy and social communication skills, group activities that connect to the book will follow.
Social Skills Through Language Learning
 

The Social Skills Through Language Learning class is aimed at teaching children how to interact appropriately with others their age. Many children struggle with picking up common social interaction skills through observation. They require strategic instruction and practice of these skills. This class will specifically target conversational skills, friendship, controlling emotions, understanding other people’s perspectives and additional social skills. The spring session will target different social skills from the fall and wintersession. 

  • This class meets on Wednesday (March 20-May 1, with NO class on April 3) from 12:45-1:45 for 6 weeks. The class has a minimum of three children. 
  • Children ages 3-5 years old who are appropriate for this program are participating in the NC Standard Course of Study or similar preschool program.
  • Each class will start with an activity that focuses on the Social Skill for the day. After reading the skill based literature, we will explore the social skill more in-depth with practice and application. Music will be incorporated to help retain and remember target skills. To facilitate integrating language, literacy and social communication skills, group activities that connect to the book will follow. 

If you have any questions about the classes or would like to sign up, please email Jaclynn Spahr at [email protected]