May 2024

Hi! My name is Antanaysiah and I am a Senior Therapist here at PlayDate. I started in December of 2023 but have been in Applied Behavior Analysis for 4 years. I absolutely love this field and after seeing the huge deficit and lack of therapists I decided to stop teaching preschool and begin my journey in ABA.

I am currently in my bachelor’s program to become a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst. I love PlayDate’s approach to ABA and how much we go above and beyond for our clients and our community.

I love all of the outings, events, and camps we offer our families. Being able to teach important skills in the community is so important for our population! I love working here and I love our kiddos even more!

Fun May Dates

May 1 – May Day
May 3 – National Space Day
May 4 – Star Wars Day
May 5 – Cinco de Mayo
May 6 – Teacher Appreciation Week
May 10 – Military Spouse Appreciation Day
May 11 – PlayDate Outing
May 12 – Mother’s Day
May 17 – Bike-to-Work Day
May 18 – Armed Forces Day
May 21 – International Tea Day
May 24 – National Brother Day
May 27 – Memorial Day
May 31 – National Smile Day

Monthly Celebrations

National Foster Care Month
National Mental Health Awareness Month
Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islanders Heritage Month
Jewish American Heritage Month

May Outing

Come join the pajama party of the year! Kids, get ready for an epic night packed with games, cool science experiments, and a whole lot of fun!

Date: May 11, 2024 

Time: 4:00 – 8:00 pm 

Cost: $10/child 

Location: PlayDate 

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

Summer Camp
June 3rd to 28th
July 8th to August 2nd

We are pleased to unveil our forthcoming Summer Break Camp, June 3rd to 28th and July 8th to August 2nd. This camp guarantees to offer your children a stimulating and enjoyable experience, complete with engaging activities aimed at fostering their development. Please see our summer camp schedule below:

Early Intervention 
Wednesday & Friday 9 am – 1 pm

Tuesday & Thursday 9 am – 1 pm

Wednesday & Friday – 2 pm – 6 pm

Respite Afternoon 
Tuesday – 2 pm – 6 pm

Dynamic Discoveries Club (DDC)
Thursday – 2 pm – 6 pm

Fridays will be open for additional sessions by special request; these will be staffed on a first-come, first-served basis, please reach out to [email protected] if you desire Friday sessions.

To secure a place for your child, kindly reply to this email with your RSVP by no later than May 15th, 2024.

The camp fee is set at $40 per child per session (ex: if your child attends June but not July, the cost would be $40; if your child attends both June and July, the cost would be $80). Should you opt to enroll your child in Dynamic Discoveries Club (DDC), there will be an additional charge of $40 per child per session. Notably, participation in our Respite Afternoon program incurs no additional cost. Payments for camp week will be invoiced.

  (If the cost of camp would prevent your child from attending, please reach out to your consultant to discuss scholarship options.)

We encourage you to seize this fantastic opportunity for your child to relish a memorable and educational Summer Break. Our committed team has meticulously curated a diverse array of activities and experiences to captivate and delight your child throughout the week.

If you require additional sessions beyond the designated camp hours, please contact us via email at [email protected]. Priority will be given to parents who are employed.

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.

March 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.

Linzi, Behavioral Technician – 2 years

Angie, Senior Therapist – 1 year

Bellarose, Child Watch – 1 year

Celeste, Child Watch – 1 year


May Early Intervention Theme

We are excited to announce that our theme for May will be “Exploring Space”! We have a fun and educational outing planned to visit the Air Force Academy Planetarium, where our little explorers will have the opportunity to learn more about the wonders of the universe.

This month, our curriculum will center around space exploration, planets, stars, and galaxies. Our activities and lessons will be designed to spark curiosity and imagination in our young learners as they embark on this cosmic adventure.

We look forward to a month filled with excitement, discovery, and learning as we journey through the vast expanse of space together!


May Elementary/Tween Theme

We are thrilled to announce that the theme for May is “Plant and Animal Life Cycles”. This exciting theme will allow us to delve into the fascinating world of nature and learn about the interconnected cycles of life that sustain our planet.

Throughout the month, we will have the opportunity to explore the life cycles of plants and animals through hands-on activities, experiments, and educational projects. They will discover how living organisms grow, develop, and reproduce, gaining a deeper understanding of the natural world around them.

By immersing ourselves in the wonders of plant and animal life cycles, we aim to foster a sense of curiosity, appreciation, and respect for the environment and all living creatures.

March Teen Theme

We are excited to announce that our theme for this month is “Problem Solving.” This theme will focus on developing critical thinking skills, creativity, and resilience in our teens as they tackle various challenges and obstacles.

Problem-solving is a crucial skill that not only helps students excel academically but also prepares them for success in their future endeavors. Throughout the month, therapists will be incorporating problem-solving activities and projects into the curriculum to encourage teens to think outside the box and find innovative solutions.

We are reaching out to our PlayDate community to request assistance in this endeavor. If you have any expertise, resources, or ideas related to problem solving that you would like to share with our teens, we would greatly appreciate your involvement. Whether it’s hosting a workshop, providing real-world examples, or simply sharing your experiences, your contribution can make a significant impact on our teens’ learning journey.

Together, we can empower our teens to become confident problem solvers who are equipped to face any challenge that comes their way.

Parents of PlayDate

Friday, May 17, 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 dedicated to helping children with special needs and their families. We rely on the generosity of individuals and businesses to continue our work and positively impact our community. 

Kindergarten Classroom Materials/Decor
Circle Time Rug
White Glue
Paint Brushes
Acrylic Craft Paint

If you have any items or resources you would like to donate, we would greatly appreciate your support. Every donation, no matter how big or small, can make a difference in the lives of those we serve!