Social Skills Groups
Join us for our Social Skills-Tinker Group. This group lets your child learn and practice social skills while involved in highly engaging, meaningful tasks.
Hands-On Social Skills Training
While your child is happily engaged working on a project, he or she will be guided through social skills and emotional regulation strategies by a trained counselor and a special education teacher, who will provide in-the-moment coaching.
These groups are targeted for children who may have difficulty one or more of the following areas:
- Developing a plan and following it through
- Managing emotions when things do not go as planned,
- Accepting ideas from others when working in a group
- Sharing materials
This series will target essential skills such as problem solving, navigating how to share materials, and how to ask for help from peers and adults.
Ages 5-7 - Social Skills Tinker Group
Classes run on Sunday afternoons, 4:30 to 5:30, January 21st through February 11th.
The children will be working together to create their own amusement park out of re-purposed materials.
Kasey Cain, believes in supporting the social-emotion growth and development children. Kasey works to engage children through stories, games, art, and exploration because she believes that children learn through playing and interacting with people and the world around them. Kasey received her undergraduate degree from The University of Virginia. After gaining some work experience in a pre-school and museum education department, Kasey decided to earn her Masters of Education from George Mason University with a focus on School Counseling. She has practiced as a professional school counselor since 2006. As a lifelong learner, Kasey then went back to school to pursue her certification for community counseling. While continuing to work in the school system, Kasey began her work as a Resident in Counseling in 2015. Kasey is thrilled to be partnering with an amazing Special Education teacher to offer these groups.
Ann-Bailey Lipsett, is a special education teacher and the founder of Lipsett Learning Connection. She has years of training and practice using Responsive Classroom, as well as the executive functioning curriculum, Unstuck and On Target. In 2011 she published an article in a peer-reviewed journal about teaching children emotional regulation skills in the school setting. She has a Master’s Degree in special education from the University of Virginia and is a graduate of Washington and Lee University. She is very excited to have the opportunity to work with Kasey again!
Project Based Book Club!
Make books come alive this fall with a our project-based book club!
12:30 - 1:30, Tuesday afternoons
First Presbyterian Church of Arlington
February 6th through April 17th (no class on March 28th)
$100 per student
This class encourages energetic discussions and creative problem solving based around student-chosen books. The group discusses one book over the course of two weeks. The first week the students discuss the book using the Socratic seminar method and the second week they complete a project centered around the book. All projects will be completed in class (unless a child chooses to finish the project at home) and will vary between group and independent work. The Socratic seminar method encourages students to listen and respond to one another's thoughts, and maximizes their participation.
Free Sensory Storytimes
Kings Park Library
- Saturday, February 17th, March 17th, April 21st, and May 19th.
- 10:30 for ages 2-5
- 11:30 for ages 6-9
- Click here to register online through Fairfax County Public Library