ABA Therapy at Preschool and Daycare

As parents, we all want our children to thrive and reach their full potential, especially when it comes to their education and development. However, for children with autism, traditional learning environments can be challenging, leading to frustration and difficulties in social interaction. Pediatric ABA therapy services provide an effective solution to this obstacle. We provide tailored solutions for children in daycare and preschool to meet the unique needs of each child, helping your child thrive.

ABA Therapy for toddlers

ABA therapy is a proven and effective treatment option for young children with autism and can significantly help those in daycare and preschool settings.

Personalized Treatment Plans:

Pounce provides individualized treatment plans that are tailored to meet the unique needs of each child. This means that the therapy is designed specifically to address your child’s strengths and challenges, ensuring the best possible outcomes.

Consistent and Convenient Therapy

ABA therapy at your child’s daycare or preschool allows for consistent and convenient therapy sessions as most children attend daycare or preschool multiple days per week. With your child already taken care of during the day while you’re at work, this makes it easier to fit into your busy schedule while still getting your child the therapy they need.

Positive Behavioral Change

Pediatric ABA therapy can help children with autism make positive behavioral changes, such as improved communication skills, better social interaction, and reduced problem behaviors. With consistent therapy and support, children can develop the skills they need to succeed in all areas of their lives.

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Integrating ABA Therapy at Preschool and Daycare

ABA therapy, or Applied Behavior Analysis therapy, is a type of therapy that focuses on understanding and helping with behavioral changes. It is commonly used to help children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) develop new skills and reduce problem behaviors.

Social Skills

Whether in a daycare or at preschool, a critical part of a child’s early life is learning social skills and how to communicate with those around them. Children on the autism spectrum often want to interact with others but they don’t know how, are overly shy, or avoid new experiences altogether. We help children with autism develop social skills that are necessary for success, including skills such as taking turns, sharing, early language and communication skills, participating in social activities, positive social outcomes like happiness and friendship, and more. 

These activities can be done either one-on-one or in a group setting where the child is comfortable.

Academic Skills

Learning as a child can be very rewarding and provide a lot of self-confidence and self-esteem as a child takes on new challenges. We work with daycares and preschool programs to tailor our ABA therapy to the children’s learning ability, collaborating with staff to ensure that the therapy sessions align with the curriculum and activities being taught in the classroom. 

Our therapist will observe the child’s behavior and identify areas where they need additional support or instruction. We work on “pairing” and building rapport with your child, figuring out what toys and activities they like best and integrate them into our sessions. Positive reinforcement and social praise are often used to help reassure children they’re making progress. 

For preschool-aged toddlers, we often focus on developing academic skills such as:

  • ABC’s, counting, letter and number recognition
  • Shapes, colors, patterns, and matching
  • fine-motor skills like writing, drawing, or cutting paper

Storytime is used to teach listening skills and to promote language development.

All of these activities can be integrated both in groups and one-on-one, depending on the child. Using both allows them to receive individualized attention and support while also participating in the same activities as their peers, helping them be part of the group.

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Behavior Management

Our ABA therapy services can also help children with autism learn appropriate behaviors while in different settings. Depending on the severity, some children may express themselves unusually or inappropriately, whether that’s through behaviors like aggression, self-injury, or tantrums. ABA therapy can help children by learning coping mechanisms and strategies to deal with stressful situations, helping them control their emotions when they would rather act out. This can improve their quality of life and reduce stress for the child and their families.  

In addition to managing emotions, we help children gain independence by learning to properly take care of themselves. Daily activities like dressing, self-care, and eating are simple experiences that can be positively reinforced and modeled by therapists during lunchtime or bathroom breaks.

Contact Pounce for Daycare and Preschool ABA Therapy near Columbus

If you think Daycare or Preschool ABA therapy would be the right fit for your child, please reach out to us to schedule a consultation. We’ll chat with you about your child, discuss options, have an in-person meeting and see if we’re the right fit for you and your family. We can’t wait to hear from you.

Contact us today to learn more about our Daycare and Preschool ABA therapy services and to schedule a consultation.


Therapy Includes

  • Early Intervention
  • Functional Communication
  • Training
  • Play Skills
  • Peer Engagement
  • Social Skills Development
  • Behavioral Development


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