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Summer Programs &

After School Programs

Social Beginnings is a social skills program exclusive to Verbal Beginnings that provides therapeutic 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 program meeting 5 days per week. This program is currently held in Howard County, MD.

Summer Program

3 children learn social skills in social beginnings programSummer time at Social Beginnings offers a unique opportunity for children to enjoy a therapeutic experience, while learning valuable social skills at the same time. Our summer program seeks to use a variety of themes and activities in order to teach your child how to navigate the complicated playground that is social skills. Through educational opportunities that extend from fun lessons to outdoor games and adventures, we, here at Social Beginnings, encourage individual growth through exploratory lessons and play!

Monday–Friday | 9am–3pm | 6 consecutive weeks beginning the Monday after July 4th!

  • Lessons
  • Structured peer activities
  • Supported free play to build independent social skills
  • In-house field trips with social learning opportunity

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 5:1 depending on the group’s curriculum track and needs. The small ratio allows a closer understanding of each child’s social strengths and needs.

Enroll your child in Social Beginnings’ summer program today!

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.

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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