July 2024

Hey there! I’m Cinnahi (pronounced see-nye-ee), the RBT superstar at PlayDate in charge of our awesome elementary crew. I accidentally stumbled into the world of ABA about 6 years ago and instantly fell head over heels for it. The vibe at PlayDate is just magical for both the kids and us staff. It’s a place where I get to do what I adore while also growing professionally – a win-win! When I’m not rocking it at work, I’m a proud mom of 2, soaking up every precious moment with my little ones. Catch me camping or hanging out with the fam during my downtime!

Fun July Dates

July 1 – International Joke Day/Start of PlayDate Summer Break
July 4 – Independence Day
July 7 – Father-Daughter Take a Walk Together Day/End of PlayDate Summer Break
July 8 – Video Games Day
July 9 – National Sugar Cookie Day
July 10 – Teddy Bear Picnic Day
July 13 – PlayDate Outing Saturday
July 21 – National Ice Cream Day
July 26 – Aunt and Uncle Day
July 30 – Paperback Book Day

Monthly Celebrations

National Anti-Boredom Month
National Park and Recreation Month

July Outing

Splash into pool fun with us! Don’t forget your essentials – lunch, towel, sunscreen, hat, shades, and any other poolside must-haves you can think of!

Date: July 13, 2024

Time: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Cost: $10/child

Location: Pickup and Drop Off at PlayDate

R.S.V.P. at [email protected] or 719-465-3989

Center Closed 

Please remember that the building will be closed from June 29th-July 7th. If you would like home- or community-based sessions during this week, please email [email protected] and we will staff those sessions as much as possible.

July Anniversaries 

We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to all of our staff for their unwavering commitment to our organization and their families, and for supporting PlayDate’s mission. Your contributions are deeply valued and appreciated.

Cinnahi, Registered Behavior Technician – 1 year

Rebecca, Board Certified Behavioral Analyst – 2 years


Summer Camp Themes

We have been enjoying a delightful summer thus far. As we transition to Week 5 following the break, let’s explore the upcoming themes for the following weeks.

Week 5 – Nature Explorers
Week 6 – Wild West
Week 7 – Water Wonders
Week 8 – Super Hero Training Academy


Parents of PlayDate

Friday, July 19, 4:00 – 6:00 pm

Hey there, fabulous parents! Get ready for an event just for you! Come hang out with fellow caregivers for a night filled with giggles and good times. Our upcoming Parents of PlayDate is all about unwinding and forming new friendships. We’re up for any discussions that pop up, but our main goal is to keep things chill and fun. We can’t wait to see you there!

R.S.V.P. at [email protected] or 719-465-3989


If you have any requests to make adjustments to your child(ren)’s schedule please email [email protected]

Also, if you would like additional sessions (due to school being closed, holidays, etc.), please email your request at least 7 days in advance. The earlier the better.


We are excited to announce our Parent Therapist Association (PTA)! Our PTA is a collaborative group between our PlayDate community, including guardians, family members, staff, and all interested.  

If you are interested in joining the PTA, please email [email protected]

Donation Requests

We are committed to supporting children with special needs and their families. Our efforts depend on the philanthropic contributions of both individuals and businesses to sustain our mission and make a meaningful difference in our community.

Kids Size Large & Adult Size Small Clothing
Water Balloons
Water Enhancers (sugar free)
Kindergarten Classroom Materials/Decor
Circle Time Rug
White Glue
Paint Brushes
Acrylic Craft Paint

Amazon Wish List
Shop for a Cause 

Join us in contributing to a positive change. Explore the items needed at the center by following the link provided below. We appreciate your support.

Support PlayDate with Your King Soopers Card
Thank you to all the families who have registered with us as their Community Rewards organization! If you have not signed up yet, here is the information on how you can:1. Log into your King Soopers Account online or via the app 2. Search for the Community Rewards Page  3. Click on “Enroll Now”  4. Then Search for PlayDate or YN927

Success Stories

We are absolutely giddy to spill the beans on our latest triumphs! Sharing is caring, after all. Do you have a success story to shout about? Drop us a line at [email protected]. We’re all ears and delighted to spread the good vibes!

A 7-year-old girl has had 4 consecutive days with 0 instances of object-in-mouth behaviors, which is a behavior we have been targeting. 

A 6-year-old male is independently pulling his pants and pull-up down when toileting! He can get pretty far with pulling them up but still needs a little help unrolling the back part.

Recently, a 3-year-old’s parent reported that this morning they were ready to get going and he said, “Mom wait, I have to go potty,” so they walked to the bathroom and he had an on-toilet void before they left the house!

A 10-year-old boy rode a bicycle around for 8 full laps downstairs maintaining balance, and pedaling by himself!

A 14-year-old sat with staff at the park and had a full back-and-forth conversation about what he’s been doing at school! (This was a 3-minute conversation, he is so excited for summer)