J Center For Learn & Play

USING THE SCIENCE OF ABA

Specially Designed Programming In A Structured Learning Environment

Learn & Play uses the science of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to improve behavior in children ages 3 – 10, while teaching new skills in a naturalistic environment. At the Center for Learn & Play, we use a play-based approach developed using evidence-based practices from this scientific field.
Our Center-based program is made up of inclusive classes, specialized lessons, and play-based ABA therapy. The program utilizes a variety of spaces located at the Center, including the Gymnasium, Studios, Gross Motor Room, and fenced-in playground.

 

Why Is Learn & Play Different?

Play-based ABA Therapy at the Center for Learn & Play blends developmental and behavioral approaches to modify behavior. Learn & Play focuses on relationship building through play. A Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) is personally involved every step of the way.


What Is Play-Based ABA Therapy?

Play-based ABA Therapy is individualized using the child’s interest and conducted through play. This keeps sessions fun and engaging while motivating children to learn.

Meet Holly Metzger-Brown, M.Ed.

Holly Metzger-Brown, M.Ed., is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, POINTE© Training Consultant, Certified Youth & Tween Instructor, and Cosmic Kids Yoga Instructor who uses ABA principles and methods to improve behaviors while teaching new skills.

For questions and more information contact Holly at hmetzger@yorkjcc.org.

 

PLAY SKILLS • ON-TASK BEHAVIORS • GROSS & FINE MOTOR SKILLS • FITNESS & SPORTS SKILLS • PARENT TRAINING • CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT

Gross Motor Development

Ages 3 – 10
Holly Metzger-Brown, M.Ed., BCBA, Certified in POINTE Training Program © will teach lessons using ABA principles and methods to enhance athletic and movement performance. Data will be collected to set goals, track participants’ progress, and refine interventions as necessary.

30 min. M $45 | NM $50
45 min. M $67 | NM $72
1 hour M $ 90 | NM $95

Fitness & Sports Lessons

Ages 3 – 10
Holly Metzger-Brown, M.Ed., BCBA and Certified in POINTE Training Program ©, will teach personalized lessons using ABA principles and methods to enhance athletic and movement performance. Data will be collected to set goals, track participants’ progress, and refine interventions as necessary.

30 min. M $45 | NM $50
45 min. M $67 | NM $72
1 hour M $90 | NM $95

Specialized – Themed Birthday Parties

Action-packed birthday parties are individually designed to create a fun and engaging learning environment for all participants using ABA principles and methods to enhance the party experience.

For information on any one-on-one sessions or birthday parties, contact hmetzger@yorkjcc.org

FALL II CLASSES

Social & Play Event

Meet Miss Holly in the gymnasium for free play. Socialize with peers and families, while using various tumble equipment, tunnels, playground balls, cars, and more! 

November 17 | Ages 2 – 4
10:30-11:15 AM | Wednesday
Miss Holly | Gymnasium
M Free | NM $10

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Social & Play Program

Meet Miss Holly in the gymnasium for free play. Socialize with peers and families, while using various tumble equipment, tunnels, playground balls, cars, and more!

Ages 2 – 4 | December 1 – 22
Wednesdays | 10:30-11:15 AM | Miss Holly
Gymnasium | M $50 | NM $65

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Cosmic Kids Yoga Program

designed for children who need additional support

Specialized yoga programs are designed for children who need additional support to teach relaxation techniques and coping strategies.  Instructors use ABA principles and methods to provide a successful experience for all children. Class is designed to help children build muscle memory, strength, coordination, breathing techniques, and motor planning through repetitive storytelling and postures. To enhance the learning experience instructor uses verbal and visual prompts, imitation, visual schedules, clear directions, class rules, and reinforcers.

Ages 5 – 7 | November 15 – December 6
Mondays | 4:30 – 5 PM| Miss Holly | Studio 3
M $50 | NM $70

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Ninja Warrior Training Event
Come join Miss Holly for this action-packed event! Ninja training includes Ninja’s storytime highlighting ninja values, strength exercises, and obstacle courses. There will be a ninja ceremony at the end of the event to highlight each ninja!
Your child will use coordination and strength to support their creativity and problem-solving skills as they progress and interact thru the event. All kids will leave this training event a more confident and creative ninja!

Ages 4 – 8 | December 5 | Sunday
1:00 – 2:00 PM | Miss Holly | Gymnasium
M $25 | NM $30

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Ninja Warrior Training Program
Ninja training includes Ninja’s storytime highlighting ninja values, strength exercises, and obstacle courses. There will be a ninja ceremony at the end of the program to highlight each ninja!
Your child will use coordination and strength to support their creativity and problem-solving skills as they progress and interact thru classes. All kids will leave this training program a more confident and creative ninja!

Ages 5 – 9 | December 1 – 22 | Wednesdays
5:00 – 5:45 PM | Miss Holly | Gymnasium
M $62 | NM $82

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Tiny Tennis

Miss Holly will pick up players from class and head to the gymnasium to learn the fundamentals of tennis. Class emphasis is placed on agility, movement, hand, and eye coordination, balance, and stroke development.
Participants learn a variety of tennis skills that include individual and partner play while playing fun games and activities. A ceremony will be held on the last day of class.

Ages 4 – 5
November 8 – 29
Mondays | 12:15 – 12:45 PM
Miss Holly | Gymnasium
M $50 | NM $65

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Mario Movement Mysteries

Miss Holly will pick participants up and head to the gymnasium for an action-packed class! Participants smile and laugh as they navigate around the gym to collect coins to trade in for activities/items. Participants will apply problem-solving skills to solve mysteries. Miss Holly Board Certified Behavior Analyst is bringing ABA principles and methods to increase movement by using children’s interest in playing Mario video games and pairing it with exercises.

Ages 3 – 5
November 16 – December 7
Tuesdays | 12:15 – 12:45 PM
Miss Holly | Gymnasium
M $50 | NM $65

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Gross Motor Sports & Development Program

Miss Holly will pick up participants and head to the gymnasium for action-packed movement. Holly Metzger-Brown, Board Certified Behavior Analyst uses ABA principles and methods to enhance gross motor development in areas such as: kicking, throwing, running, catching, jumping, galloping, skipping, and balancing using age-appropriate teaching tools.

Ages 3 – 5
December 1 – 22
Wednesdays | 12:15 – 12:45 PM
Miss Holly | Gymnasium
M $50 | NM $65

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