Programs

Small Talk offers four programs, each providing therapeutic preschool instruction and play. Two specialized educators lead each class. Our Speech–Language Pathologist consults with educators and participates in class.

Program 1

Tuesday – Friday, 9:15am – 11:45am

Educators promote the acquisition of functional language across all daily activities with a focus on useful vocabulary, short phrases and short sentences. Children are assisted with purposeful play and socialization.

Program 2

Tuesday – Friday, 1:15pm – 4:00pm

Building on a child’s existing functional language skills, educators promote the acquisition of more descriptive vocabulary and expanded sentences. Opportunities are created for cooperative peer play. Pre-literacy awareness is also targeted.

Program 3

Tuesday – Friday, 9:15am – 12:00pm

Educators promote verbal problem-solving and reasoning skills and support the development of social and narrative language and play skills. Children are offered a print-rich environment and sound-play opportunities to foster early literacy development.

Program 4

Tuesday – Friday, 1:15pm – 4:00pm

Educators promote the use of more complex vocabulary, language, narrative, and early literacy abilities, along with more advanced play and social skills. Program 4 is designed to help prepare children for success in Kindergarten participation.