Programs

We offer a number of unique programs that have been developed with families in mind. Our programs expand the “natural environment” of home or school to include neighborhood activities that are both fun and therapeutic. We look forward to engaging with you and your child to explore!

If you are looking to make payment for program registration, please click here.

Registration Forms for programs are available by clicking the link under the program description.

Fall Programs: we’re growing our offerings to better serve you. Check out —

Forest Friends

Looking for a way for your child to get outdoors, away from screen time, while reaping all the therapeutic benefits the woods provide?

Locus Family Centered Therapies will be providing this innovative 8-week ecosensory program led by an occupational therapy provider at two locations. Based on research linking nature-based play to overall wellbeing, participating children will focus on natural play opportunities, fine and gross motor skills, social skills, new friendships, and creativity all while enjoying a beautiful wooded setting. Children will discover multiple benefits from being outdoors that will help with day-to-day life in a fun and enriching format! 

Ages 4-10

Locations: 

Schenck Memorial Forest,

5101 Reedy Creek Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607

Mondays, 4:00-5:30 pm,

October 17th -Dec 12th

Wilkerson Nature Preserve,

5229 Awls Haven Dr., Raleigh, NC 27614 

Thursdays 10:15-11:45 am,

September 15th -Nov 3rd

Cost: $150 for all 8 weeks

*Contact us if your child is older/younger for a consult. We may be able to accommodate you based on some intake questions. Thanks!

Seeds & Sprouts

School Skills

Looking for a fun way to help your child work on school readiness skills? Locus Family Centered Therapies is excited to provide this unique 8-week program, led by an occupational therapy practitioner. Children will work together on a variety of skills including following directions, fine and gross motor skills, scissor use, pre-writing, social skills, attention, and regulation. Children will get to use vegetables and flowers from the garden to engage in fun interactive activities followed by a garden-themed snack they help prepare. All abilities are welcome!

Wilkerson Nature Preserve,

5229 Awls Haven Dr., Raleigh, NC 27614 

Thursdays 4:30-6:00 pm,

September 15th -Nov 3rd

Cost: $150 for all 8 weeks


Programs in Holly Springs

Sensory Fun
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School Skills

We are launching a partnership with Holly Springs Parks and Recreation to offer joint programming in the Fall of 2022. We will be offering our Sensory Fun and School Skills programs. Registration information is available on their website. You may click on the QR code or use this link:

More Info

Sensory FunHunt(T) 9/6-10/1110:30-12:00
School SkillsHunt(T) 9/6-10/118:30-10:00

Programs on Hold for Fall:

SK8 S’cool

SK8 S’cool is a new program by Locus that is currently occurring in driveways and on sidewalks across our service area. The pilot program includes the use of a skateboard or scooter board to help children work on motor planning and skills, balance, and other goals from their customized plan. Future plans include an expansion of this program to community sites and small group gatherings.

This program is currently on hold as we develop community-based partnerships. Our program has been developed in collaboration with the founder of Everyday Skate in New Zealand. Check out their video: https://player.vimeo.com/video/266025771

Barn Buddies

Barn Buddies is our hippotherapy and barnyard skills program. Participants work on sensory input and motor planning and skills while seated atop a horse with adult sidewalkers or around the barn and pasture with a creative curriculum that is sure to engage. This program was inactive during the early stages of the pandemic and is being relaunched. It is suitable for children 3+.

We welcome you to email our Director of Program Development, Lauren Clark, to learn more about these programs: LaurenC@locusfct.com


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