School Holiday Programs

School Holiday Programs

Each school holidays Melbourne Child Development offers a variety of programs for children to engage with their peers and work on similar communication goals in a unique group environment with the specialised guidance of our Speech Pathologists. The groups are designed to be fun, while helping your child to improve their communication and develop important social interaction skills typical of everyday playground and classroom interactions.

What does each program include?

  • A pre-program assessment of your child for us to understand their needs, and a post program summary report of what they have gained.
  • 4 days of programs, providing a unique opportunity for your child to work on their individually tailored goals within the supported environment of a group.
  • A 30 minute parent coaching session aimed at assisting you to help your child generalise their new skills into everyday life.
  • The knowledge and expertise of Speech Pathologists with over 30 years collective experience.
  • Long enough sessions to give your child time to truly interact with the group and form relationships.
  • 1 ½ hours to yourself…have a coffee or enjoy some quiet time.
  • And most importantly…something fun for your child  to look forward to in the school holidays!

 

SOCIAL SKILLS PROGRAMS RUNNING IN THE EASTER SCHOOL HOLIDAYS:

Making Playmates

Suitable for preschool aged children (3-5 years of age)

Dates: Monday 8th, Tuesday 9th, Wednesday 10th, Thursday 11th of April

Time: 8:45am – 10:45am (parent coaching each session: 10:15am – 10:45am)

Additional Offering for this Group: As we know nutrition effects every aspect of a child’s development. For one of the sessions, our knowledgeable Naturopath Georgie Stephen will work with the Speech Pathologists to teach the children to prepare and enjoy a nutritious snack. The children will work from a group plan, “shopping” from our in-house store, and considering their peer’s preferences in preparing the snack. This is called ‘theory-of-mind’. 

 

Playing with Friends

Suitable for children 5-6 years of age

Dates: Monday 15th, Tuesday 16th, Wednesday 17th, & Thursday 18th of April

Time: 11:15am – 1:15am (parent coaching each session: 12:45pm – 1:15pm)

 

Building Buddies

Suitable for children 7-8 years of age

Dates: Tuesday 9th, Wednesday 10th, Thursday 11th, & Friday 12th of April

Time: 11:15am – 1:15am (parent coaching each session: 12:45pm – 1:15pm)

Additional Offering for this Group: As we know nutrition effects every aspect of a child’s development. For one of the sessions, our knowledgeable Naturopath Georgie Stephen will work with the Speech Pathologists to teach the children to prepare and enjoy a nutritious snack. The children will work from a group plan, “shopping” from our in-house store, and considering their peer’s preferences in preparing the snack. This is called ‘theory-of-mind’.

 

Hanging Out

Suitable for children 9-11 years of age

Dates: Monday 15th, Tuesday 16th, Wednesday 17th, & Thursday 18th of April

Time: 8:45am – 10:45am (parent coaching each session: 10:15am – 10:45am)

 

Contact the client services team to register your interest. Be quick, as registration will close at 5:00pm on Friday 29th March 2019.