Specialized Speech and Language Classroom

Language and communication growth to promote school readiness!

Specialized Speech and Language Classroom

Our Program

Playgarden Prep and Support by Design, two staples of the Tribeca educational community with decades of experience in early childhood education and development, have partnered to offer a Specialized Speech and Language program in Playgarden’s 95 Franklin St Preschool starting in January 2022. This new collaboration will offer Playgarden Prep’s multidisciplinary curriculum with Support by Design’s tailored educational approach.

The specialized Early Language program will offer support to children 2 and 3 years of age with speech or language delays and communication challenges. Our curriculum will focus on learning through play and focused stimulation, as well as create foundations of early literacy and learning from peer modeling. Emphasis will be placed on pragmatic skills and social relationships while ensuring language and communication growth to promote school readiness. The specialized classroom will follow Playgarden Prep’s robust preschool curriculum, in tandem with the other Playgarden Prep’s classroom. Support By Design will adapt the curriculum as needed with a team of specialist to nurture the whole child approach.

Classes will take place in Playgarden Prep’s preschool classrooms, carefully curated to promote early learning in a sensory friendly environment to accommodate a variety of learning styles and abilities. Classrooms typically offer rich opportunities to discover materials especially designed for different levels of readiness and maturity.

Our small classes will have a max 2:1 child teacher ratio that includes a dedicated in-house Speech and Language Pathologist, Occupational Therapists and Playgarden Prep teachers. Our teachers, special educators and therapists will provide a warm, nurturing, rich preschool experience for all the children and their families.

Schedule and Tuition

Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Enrollment in the Specialized Speech and Language classroom includes unlimited access to Playgarden Prep’s indoor playground, which encourages social and emotional growth through unstructured peer play!

Please contact us at speech@playgardenprep.com for specific schedules and Tuition alternatives

Application process


Support by Design’s specialists are ready to provide early evaluations and consultations. If you suspect – or have been told by a teacher, medical professional, or other concerned adult – that your child’s communication development is not progressing as anticipated or achieving the typical milestones, it is highly recommended to obtain an evaluation. Our comprehensive evaluations team can help assess delays or lags in the development of your child’s speech and language skills, motor abilities, thinking and comprehension, and learning style.

About Playgarden Prep

Playgarden Prep was founded in 2007 to create nurturing first educational experiences for NYC toddlers. By pairing Early Learning classes with an indoor playground to promote social development through peer play, our goal is to promote whole-child development in the foundational years. Our preschool program, inspired by the proven Montessori philosophy, uses hands-on lessons with diverse learning experiences. Our unique approach to early education supports cognitive, physical, social, and emotional growth. Playgarden Prep preschools instill a love for learning at a young age with a strong focus on language, sensory, socialization and curiosity through independence. We have locations in the Tribeca and Carnegie Hill neighborhoods. Playgarden Prep is a SEIT friendly preschool.

About Support by Design

Support by Design (“SBD”) was created in 1998 as a company to support families with the related services needed for children to reach their potential. SBD provides evaluation and treatment of children from infants through teenage years. The philosophy of our practice is to provide best intervention services through Early Intervention, CPSE, CSE as well as private funding. SBD’s staff are select, well trained and highly qualified occupational, physical and speech therapists. We specialize in the whole-child approach and create tailor made programs specific to each child’s need.  

Our goal is to build strong foundational skills in communication and sensory integration for the child to feel well adjusted and successfully navigate all environments. We specialize in building a child’s confidence as we assist in building their communication skills and address their sensory challenges in a nurturing environment. We create home programs, exercise regimes, sensory diets, and class strategies. We facilitate and foster team communication and parental participation in the early education process. We offer expertise and consultation on specific problem issues and have an extensive referral network to help support families. Progress is based on improvements noted in social skills, cooperative play skills, behavioral organization, strength and coordination, independent self-care skills and communication.

Specialized Language Classroom Information and Tours

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