Winter Program Registration Links:
Please click on the button(s) below to sign up for programs at Wilkerson Nature Preserve or Schenck Forest:
Holly Springs Programs:
Please click on the button below to sign up for programs in Holly Springs. You will be taken to the Town of Holly Springs website, where you can register:
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!
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Note: School Skills and Sensory Fun are Seeds & Sprouts programs.
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!
Schenck Memorial Forest, 5101 Reedy Creek Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607
Wilkerson Nature Preserve, 5229 Awls Haven Dr., Raleigh, NC 27614
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
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
Cost: $150 for all 8 weeks
Programs in Holly Springs
Does your child sometimes have difficulty regulating their emotions and behavior? Do they have specific sensory likes and dislikes that are impacting their day-to-day life? Locus Family Centered Therapies is excited to provide this unique 8-week program led by a licensed occupational therapy provider. Held at the Hunt Community garden, children will work on the sensory skills impacting multiple areas of a child’s life, including self-regulation skills. Participating families will learn key regulation skills while fostering an overall sense of well-being through the use of fun, interactive sensory experiences and activities in the garden. Fruits, vegetables, and flowers from the garden will be a part of each group session both for play and to try as a snack!
Programs on Hold for now:
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 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