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Summer Camps After School Program

Social Beginnings is a social skills program exclusive to Verbal Beginnings that provides both therapeutic and recreational opportunities for children to learn and develop socialization among peers. The curriculum behind the fun is research driven and provides the opportunity for clinicians to track your child’s progress during their time in the group. Groups meet weekly throughout the year in various locations around Maryland and children are matched with peers of similar age and skill level. Group sizes are small and are led by highly experienced BCBAs and Registered Behavior Technicians.

During the school year our social groups are held after school. During the summer, Social Beginnings hosts a 6-week summer camp meeting 5 days per week. Camp is held in Harford and Howard County, MD.

Family Coordination

Social Beginnings is a social skills program exclusive to Verbal Beginnings that provides both therapeutic and recreational opportunities for children to learn and develop socialization among peers. The curriculum behind the fun is research driven and provides the opportunity for clinicians to track your child’s progress during their time in the group. Groups meet weekly throughout the year in various locations around Maryland and children are matched with peers of similar age and skill level. Group sizes are small and are led by highly experienced BCBAs and Registered Behavior Technicians.

Summer Camp

3 children learn social skills in social beginnings programSummer time at Social Beginnings offers a unique opportunity for children to enjoy a summer camp experience and learn valuable social skills at the same time. Campers participate in both recreational activities and structured social skills lessons throughout the day. Our “Arts and Crafts” theme provides both fun and educational opportunities that extend from fun lessons to in-house field trips to outdoor games and adventures.

Monday–Friday | 9am–1pm | 6 consecutive weeks beginning the Monday after July 4th!

  • Lessons
  • Structured peer activities
  • Supported free play
  • In-house field trips

Our curriculum is designed to strengthen the awareness and building blocks foundational skills for social success.

Participants must commit to the majority of the sessions in order to gain the most out of the experience. Groups are supervised by BCBAs who have had vast experience with implementing Social Beginnings curriculum. The student:staff ratio is 3:1 or 4:1 depending on the group’s curriculum track and needs. The small ratio allows a closer understanding of each child’s social strengths and needs.

After School Program

Social Beginnings offers ABA based social skills groups 1 to 2 days per week during after school hours. Children meet in small groups and participate in structured groups utilizing the exclusive Social Beginnings curriculum.

Lessons include group instruction, structured play to practice newly learned skills and guided free play to promote the occurrence of newly learned skills in the natural environment.

Social Beginnings’ After School Program begins after Labor Day and runs through the end of the school year. Breaks in the program occur and follow the public school calendar. Open enrollment is available throughout the school year.

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