• learn important social skills
• develop tools for building healthy peer relationships
• gain confidence
• increase resiliency
• develop conflict resolution skills
Care Buddies is an essential social skills learning program for young children, Pre-K through 3rd grade. All children, from the very shy to the very outgoing will love this innovative social skills approach to learning. The children learn an A-to-Z vocabulary of skills and strategies for navigating and negotiating a variety of interactions with increased comfort, competence and confidence. Each day is organized around a letter of the alphabet with activities books and games developed and utilized in this program. By the end of the summer session, the children have learned over 26 social skills, which provide them with the tools for building healthy relationships, increasing resiliency and resolving conflicts. Parents are invited to a parent participation party and will work with their child to pack their own folders to reinforce the skills at home.
Lab School’s Care Buddies summer program will be led by Jenna Wolter, our Resource Specialist with a strong background in social skills development and community building. A Mild/Moderate Education Specialist and a former teacher at The Help Group’s Village Glen School for students on the autism spectrum, she has many years of experience providing direct social skills instruction to elementary students with social and communicative challenges. She specializes in hands-on activities which promote social thinking and awareness, empathy building, and cooperation amongst students. A strong emphasis will also be placed on helping students develop coping strategies to help them navigate through life’s ups and downs. She is looking forward to fostering a positive, highly-structured summer learning environment in which students can build, create, and grow together and where new friendships can bloom.