ABA-Based Preschool Program

ABA-Based Preschool Program

Meet the Staff


Amber Badgett, MS, BCBA

Amber Badgett, MS, BCBA

Director of Applied Behavior Analysis


Robin Bryant, MS-OTR

Robin Bryant, MS-OTR

Director of Support Services


Lauren Tinker, B.S., RBT
Lauren Tinker, B.S., RBT

Program Coordinator

Our Peas in the Pods: Planting Seeds to Sprout Success!

Meaningful Day Services now offers an ABA-Based Developmental Preschool program for ages 3 and 4 at our Children's Therapy Center in Jeffersonville, Indiana. This preschool program is designed to provide the maximum benefit to your child. We offer individualized and comprehensive programming in order to cultivate your child's cognitive, emotional, physical, and social development. Our three-day multi-disciplined program offers your child a combination of ABA, speech, occupational therapy, and music therapy in a 1:1 student-teacher ratio. In addition to the classroom teacher, our collaboration model includes a board-certified behavior analyst, a speech language pathologist, an occupational therapist, a board-certified music therapist, and highly-trained ABA therapists. All members of the treatment team have undergone extensive ABA training to provide a more consistent approach to enhancing your child's classroom experience.

Bridge to Home

Our preschool is a learning environment not only for children, but also for parents and staff. We look forward to partnering with you in your child’s development by providing a strong bridge to the home component of our program, which includes, but is not limited to:

  • An expectation of parent involvement as a member of the treatment team.
  • Bi-monthly-to-weekly home visits by the BCBA for home support and training.
  • Bi-monthly parent workshops offered in the center.
  • An open line of communication to your child’s treatment team.
  • Opportunities for hands-on training in the preschool setting.
  • Daily communication with families via a detailed note home.
  • Initial evaluation and quarterly reports to monitor your child’s progress.

A Day in the Pod

Our ABA-based preschool program provides a structured environment designed to stimulate language, initiate curiosity, increase attentiveness, build cooperation, and enhance self-esteem. Each preschooler will be placed in a “Learning Pod.” Each “Pod” consists of three learners and three therapists, each with their own schedule. An example of one of a “Pod” schedule follows:

      8:30–9:00 Circle Time
      9:00–9:30 Centers
      9:30–10:00 Individualized Programming
     10:00–10:15 Potty Break
     10:15–10:30 Snack
     10:30–11:00 Speech
     11:00–11:30 Occupational Therapy
     11:30–12:00 Music Therapy

How Do I?

…potty train my child? Our team of specialists will help your child achieve this goal in the home and in the facility setting.
…know you are the best fit for my child? At Meaningful Day Services, we believe that every child can learn. Using research-based methodology and a multi-disciplinary approach, we individualize a treatment plan to ensure that your child has all the tools available to overcome barriers and reach his or her full potential.
…know that the goals will be appropriate? This program relies on daily communication with families, and our programming is assessment-driven. Program goals and decisions are made with care, and they are based on analysis of daily data collected by your child’s treatment team. We use a combination of the following assessments: VB-MAPP (ABA), OWLS-II (SLP), and a Child Sensory Profile and the BOT2 for (OT).

Get Started? It's as Easy as 1, 2, 3 . . .

  1. Schedule a building tour and information session.
  2. Go through the insurance verification and authorization process with our full-time
    insurance specialist and your child’s treatment team.
  3. Join a “pod” and start seeing your child grow today.