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

SPRING I PROGRAMS

Jedi Mindfulness Training

This one of a kind 5- week program is designed for youth who would benefit from extra support to recognize emotions, learn relaxation techniques and coping strategies. Participants will practice skills in a fun and playful environment to enhance learning based on unique character based themes. Miss Holly uses acceptance and commitment training to provide a successful experience for all participants in a fun, active, encouraging, and engaging environment!


Ages 6 – 10 | March 1 – 29
Tuesdays | 4:30 – 5:15 PM
Miss Holly | Adult Lounge
M $62 | NM $80

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Tuesdays & Thursdays | 12:15 – 12:45 PM

Tumble & Yoga Time

Come join Miss Holly for this unique and one-of – a- kind class experience. Class focuses on building strength, balance and coordination through tumbling exercises and children’s yoga activities using fun props for children to practice relaxation skills and yoga poses.


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

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Paw Patrol Adventures

Come join Miss Holly for this action-packed event that keeps children moving, playing, having fun and learning! This class is taught using age appropriate equipment and props to increase balance, agility, and coordination, while focusing on imagination play.

Ages 3 – 5 | March 3 – 24
Thursdays | 12:15 – 12:45 PM
Miss Holly | Gymnasium
M $50 | NM $65

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Superhero Training

Class uses ABA principles and methods to increase movement by pairing children’s interest in superheroes with exercise. Each class participant will complete a fun filled secret mission focusing on teamwork, movement and problem solving. Participants will receive a superhero prize bag!

Ages 3 – 5 | April 5 – 26
Tuesdays | 12:15 – 12:45 PM
Miss Holly | Gymnasium
M $50 | NM $65

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Pokémon Movement Party

Class uses ABA principles and methods to increase movement by pairing children’s interest in Pokémon with exercise. Participants will engage in a variety of activities to gain access to Pokémon cards and will have the opportunity to practice social and sharing skills by trading their cards at the end of each class!

Ages 4 – 5 | April 7 – 28
Thursdays| 12:15 – 12:45 PM
Miss Holly | Gymnasium
M $50 | NM $65

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Wednesday Programs

Ninja Warrior Training |

Come join Miss Holly for this action – packed class! Ninja training includes Ninja’s story time highlighting ninja values with a Ninja book series. Class focuses on strength exercises and a variety of obstacle courses. There will be a ninja ceremony at the end of the class session to highlight each ninja!


Ages 3 – 5 | March 2 – 23
Wednesdays | 4:15 – 4:45 PM
Miss Holly | Gymnasium
M $50 | NM $65

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Ninja Warrior Training | Ages 6 - 8

Come join Miss Holly for this action – packed class! Ninja training includes Ninja’s story time highlighting ninja values with a Ninja book series. Class focuses on strength exercises and a variety of obstacle courses. There will be a ninja ceremony at the end of the class session to highlight each ninja!


Ages 6 – 8 | March 2 – 23
Wednesdays | 5:00 – 5:45 PM
Miss Holly | Gymnasium
M $62 | NM $80

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Youth Tennis

Class is designed to introduce young players to the game of tennis. Class is taught by certified tennis instructor and Board Certified Behavior Analyst, Holly Metzger-Brown, M.Ed., BCBA. A mini tennis net is placed in a gymnasium, youth rackets are provided and low pressure balls are used to enhance learning. Miss Holly, certified in POINTE Training Program ©, will teach lessons using ABA principles and methods to enhance and shape stroke mechanics, while building athletic movement skills.

Ages 5 – 9 | April 6 – 27
Wednesdays | 5:00 – 5:45 PM
Miss Holly | Gymnasium
M $62 | NM $80

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First Sunday Event

Space Jam Basketball Madness

Come join Miss Holly during March Madness Month and participate in a fun filled basketball event. This is an event for participants who want to learn and practice their basketball fundamentals in a fun filled environment. During the event participants will experience “Space Jam” story time, imagination and creative play tied to the storybook characters. Participants will engage in a variety of activities that will keep them moving and engaged, while practicing their dribble, passing and shooting skills. .


Ages 4 – 8 | Sunday, March 6
1:00 – 2:00 PM | Gymnasium
M $25 | NM $30

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WINTER PROGRAMS

Tuesdays & Thursdays | 12:15 – 12:45 PM

PJ Mask Adventures

Come join Miss Holly for this action – packed class that keeps children moving, playing, having fun and learning! This event is taught using age appropriate equipment and props to increase balance, agility, and coordination, while focusing on imagination play. Class is designed to engage child’s through stories that come to life with creative themes and meaningful content that allows every child to have an exciting experience. Areas of focus: Importance of recycling, helping others, staying healthy, playing, communicating with peers, being a part community, and highlighting everyone has a special strength, while practicing gross motor skills and social skills To capture children’s attention. Characters are used to make each mission come to life through music, stories, and fun.

Ages 3 – 5
January 4 – 25
Tuesdays | 12:15 – 12:45 PM Miss Holly | Gymnasium
M $50 | NM $65

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Space Hoop Jams

Ages 4 – 5
January 6 – 27
Thursdays | 12:15 – 12:45 PM Miss Holly | Gymnasium
M $50 | NM $65

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Ninja Warrior Training

Come join Miss Holly in this action – packed class! Ninja training includes Ninja?s story time with the famous children?s book series ?Ninja Life Hacks? highlighting Ninja values and noticing emotions. Class focuses on strength exercises, physical activity missions and a variety of obstacle courses with daily themes to engage and capture participant’s interest.

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

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Tiny Tennis

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. Ceremony will be held the last day of class.

Ages 4 – 5
February 3 – 24
Thursdays | 12:15 – 12:45 PM Miss Holly | Gymnasium
M $50 | NM $65

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Wednesday Classes

Mario's Movement Mysteries

This 45 min. action-packed class will have participants smiling and laughing as they navigate around the gymnasium to collect coins to trade in for items and activities. Participants will apply problem-solving skills to solve mysteries. Miss Holly 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 5 – 9| January 5 – 26 | Wednesdays
5:30 – 6:15 PM | Miss Holly | Gymnasium
M $62 | NM $80

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Youth Tennis

Class is designed to introduce young players to the game of tennis. Class is taught by certified tennis instructor and Board Certified Behavior Analyst, Holly Metzger-Brown, M.Ed., BCBA. A mini tennis net is placed in a gymnasium, youth rackets are provided and low pressure balls are used to enhance learning. Miss Holly, certified in POINTE Training Program ©, will teach lessons using ABA principles and methods to enhance and shape stroke mechanics.

Ages 5 – 9 | February 2 – 23 | Wednesdays
5:30 – 6:15 PM | Miss Holly | Gymnasium
M $62 | NM $80

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Cosmic Kids Yoga

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 learning experiences instructor uses verbal and visual prompts, imitation, visual schedules, clear directions, class rules, and reinforcers.


Ages 4 – 6 | February 2 – 23 | Wednesdays
4:30 – 5 PM | Miss Holly | Studio 3
M $50 | NM $70

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Sunday Events

Pokémon Movement Party

Come join Miss Holly for this action-packed event! Class uses ABA principles and methods to increase movement by using children’s interest in Pokémon and pairing it with exercise. Participants will engage in a variety of activities to gain access to Pokémon cards and have the opportunity to practice social and sharing skills through trading their cards!

Ages 5 – 9 | January 9 | Sunday
1:00 – 2:00 PM | Miss Holly | Gymnasium
M $25 | NM $30

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Tumble & Yoga Time

Come join Miss Holly for this perfect combination of tumbling and yoga time! First half of class participants will practice gross motor skills using a variety of tumbling equipment followed by children’s yoga for participants to experience relaxation through storytelling and poses.

Ages 4 – 6 | January 23 | Sunday
12 – 12:45 PM | Miss Holly | Motor Skills Room
M $20 | NM $25

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Girls in Sports Celebration

Come join Miss Holly to celebrate National Girls & Women in Sports. Participants experience a variety of sports using fun and engaging games and activities. This unique event is designed using the popular children’s storybook, “She Persisted in Sports”. Participants will learn about 13 female athletes and their powerful stories of persistence, while practicing a variety of sports activities to enhance fundamentals. Each participant receives a sports themed goodie bag!

Ages 5 – 9 | February 20 | Sunday
12:00 – 1:00 PM | Miss Holly | Gymnasium
M $25 | NM $30

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Paw Patrol & PJ Mask Adventures

Come join Miss Holly for this action-packed event that keeps children moving, playing, having fun and learning! This event is taught using age appropriate equipment and props to increase balance, agility, and coordination, while focusing on imagination play. Event is designed to engage children through stories that come to life with creative themes and meaningful content that allows every child to have an exciting experience. Areas of focus: importance of recycling, helping others, staying healthy, playing, communicating with peers, being a part of the community, and highlighting that everyone has a special strength, while practicing gross motor skills and social skills to capture children’s attention. Characters are used to make each mission come to life through music and stories based on fun and friendly pup rescues.

Ages 4 – 7| February 6 | Sunday
1:00 – 2:00 PM | Miss Holly | Gymnasium
M $25 | NM $30

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Explore & Play Family Day

Come explore and experience the day at the J. Our inclusive play date is designed for all abilities and age groups. Event will include access to explore in our full length gymnasium as well as the opportunity to participate in Inclusive Youth Programs with Miss Holly including Family Ninja Warrior Training from 2-2:15 PM and Family Cosmic Kids Yoga from 2:15-2:30 PM. Opportunities throughout the event to explore, play and socialize with peers and families, while using various tumble equipment, tunnels, playground balls, cars, and more!

Ages 2 – 12 | February 13 | Sunday
1:00 – 2:30 PM | Miss Holly | Gymnasium
FREE EVENT

No Registration Necessary

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