For children enrolled in the Early Start Program, ages 24–36 months, funded through the Regional Center of Orange County (RCOC).
Ages 24-36 months
1 on 1 Interaction
The Coyne PALS Center provides a social group for young children with developmental delays who reside in Orange County. Children attend PALS 1-2 times per week with same-age peers in a preschool setting. Emphasis is placed on teaching children the requisite skills needed to “graduate” to a typical preschool environment and, subsequently, to a general education kindergarten.
At the PALS Center, children participate both in small-group and 1:1 teaching interactions.
Small-group instruction utilizes several formats commonly associated with preschool classrooms including…
- cooperative learning centers
- circle time for songs, books, and sharing information
- group gross motor activities (e.g., the freeze game or musical chairs)
- and group art and sensory activities.
Specific goals are written for children who attend the PALS Center to target skill deficits in peer interaction skills, social pragmatics and communication, classroom-readiness skills, and observational learning.