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PROCLAIMING OUR POTENTIAL                                     P.O.P.

                       DAY  PROGRAM

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The P.O.P. Day Program offers individuals with intellectual and/or developmental differences a safe and caring place to connect with peers and develop skills that are necessary to live more independent and fulfilled lives. Our staff is dedicated to providing a positive environment where clients are encouraged to reach and operate with their full potential. Our P.O.P. program includes meaningful interactive lessons that focus on the following key areas; General Education, Social Skills, Independent Living Skills (cleaning, cooking, hygiene, shopping, personal finance, and transportation), Communication Skills (team building lessons, teamwork exercises), Fine Arts (performance, culinary, and therapeutic).

 

     -Our staff provides lessons that assist clients with retaining information received through public school's general education. The retention of this information is an essential step in the journey to a more independent life for our clients. These lessons consist of 3rd to 5th grade math, reading, and writing exercises.  

    -Social Skills are built by introducing the clients into the community in a purposeful way through volunteer work, day trips, performances, and diverse activities. 

    -Independent Living Skills encompass the widest variety of activities. Clients can expect to learn how to keep a house by doing dishes, laundry, cleaning the bathroom, and sweeping. Clients will learn to stay healthy by following a balanced diet, staying active, and using good hygiene practices. Responsibility with finances is taught through team management of the P.O.P. Bank, group shopping activities that includes budgeting, coupon clipping, and sales ad searches. Clients will also be taught about different transportation options, which includes learning about bus schedules and ride shares.

    -Communication Skills are taught through team building exercises. Clients are encouraged to share thoughts and feelings during these exercises in order to complete each task successfully. Most days end with group sessions which encourage each client to share about their day. 

    -Fine Arts classes are offered to every client. Participants are encouraged to get involved with Performing Arts; which includes dance and drama, Culinary Arts; teaches proper food handling techniques and allows clients to use many different types of food, equipment, and learn how to make a variety of meals. Therapeutic Arts combines quality crafting with coordination and sensory exploration. 

    -Vocational Skills are learned through the accumulation of lessons, on site experiences inside the Boutique, within the P.O.P. mock business, and through placement of clients, when possible, within participating local businesses. 

Physical Attendance:  The P.O.P. Program is offered to qualified individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities 18 years old and over Tuesday through Friday from 9:00am until 4:00pm. 

P.O.P. Program runs from August through June and will break for July.

Tuition (fee for service) is $350.00/month or $25.00/day

Scholarship may be an option based upon household income (see application for more information)

Virtual Attendance: P.O.P. Virtual Program is offered to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities 16 years old and up Tuesday through Thursday 9:00am- 2:00pm sessions with a break from 12-2pm

P.O.P. Virtual Program runs from August through June and will break for July.

Tuition (fee for service) is $200.00/month or $20.00/day (does not include culinary or art supplies)

Scholarship may be an option based upon household income (see application for more information)

Transportation: We are unable to offer transportation for clients at this time.

If you are interested in enrolling your child, please click the 'Application' icon at the top of this page and fill out the application. You can email the application to;  president@circleoffriendsministry.org  or you can bring it to the office for review. If you have any questions regarding the information on this page please contact the office during normal business hours at (863) 679-2507. If you are in need of a notary please inform the staff that you will need assistance with notarizing documents when dropping off the application. We are happy to provide this service free of charge. Proper identification, such as photo ID, will be required for all notary services.