The Ready, Set, Play! Social Enrichment Program is committed to utilizing group play to help children ages 2-5 years old to reach their full potential as they become independent thinkers, learners, and problem solvers.

About Us

Ready, Set, Play! specializes in social skills development for children. We provide children the support they need to instill confidence and minimize apprehension while participating in a small group setting. Our specialized instruction teaches children the skills they need to participate in open-ended group play and structured activities. We implement behavior strategies in our approach to help children learn more effectively in a group setting. We firmly believe that social skills instruction is best learned using the I Learn Through Play™ Curriculum developed by Shirley Aninias. Our main goal is to teach children a solid foundation of social skills in a classroom environment centered on open-ended play and pre-academic concepts.

My son started attending RSP at the age of 3, and within weeks we could see a difference in how he approached friends. His ability to understand the social consequences of his actions skyrocketed, and soon he was having sustained play dates in a way he had not been able to previously. Shirley also trained us, with her copious weekly feedback, in how to implement and sustain these changes at home. Her program changed our son’s life. We could not be more grateful.


Ready, Set, Play! has become my five-year-old son’s favorite weekend playdate. The instructors are well-trained and gifted at working with kids who need extra language and socialization support. The kids are well-matched to maximize their strengths and have fun in a structured setting, and parents find time to bond over brunch in the neighborhood. A great weekend activity.



My son began working with Shirley when he was just shy of three years old and I had many grave concerns about his prospects. Every day since, our family feels extremely blessed and grateful for SHirley’s teaching and guidance. Shirley is the best at what she does and the gold standard of what an amazing therapist should be, both professionally and personally. The tremendous socio-emotional growth and maturity our son has accomplished under Shirley’s care is simply amazing! Shirley is constantly monitoring my child’s development, developing creative ways to push his ski.ls forward to the next level, anticipating new goals and milestones, and always communicating with us and our son’s team to provide improtant feedback and ensure consistency. With Shirley as my son’s biggest advocate and cheerleader, he has blossomed from a timid preschooler who was uninterested in peers into a self-assured and well-adjusted second grader who has meaningful relationships with friends and is thriving in the mainstream school he adores.



Now that the semester has come to a close at READY, SET, PLAY!, we wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for the amazing experience that our son Joseph had while attending your program. From the time that Joseph started with you early in the year, up until now, we have seen tremendous progress. Through your guidance and curriculum at READY, SET, PLAY! Joseph’s cognitive, social and communication skills have improved dramatically. We firmly believe that because of READY, SET, PLAY! Joseph received the foundation of skills that have successfully prepped him for camp this summer and pre-k this fall. Most importantly, Joseph made some wonderful friends through the program and truly looked forward to attending every Saturday. He was learning while having fun…what a great combination! THank you again for having such a wonderful influence on our son.

Karin & Joe T.


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