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About Us

About Play believes a lifetime of learning begins with a child's experiences of play. Our goal is to provide a quality Early Intervention program that nurtures families in meeting their child's developmental needs.

Early Intervention is designed to improve outcomes for children with developmental delays and disabilities. Services provide early, appropriate, and intensive interventions to families. Early Intervention is a range of services designed to assist families at the early stages of an infant or toddler’s developmental delay or disability.

Play is so much more important than you realize! Play is how children learn about themselves and the world around them. Play is beneficial to all children.

Click on the button below to learn about all of the benefits of Play.

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About Us

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About Play believes a lifetime of learning begins with a child's experiences of play. Our goal is to provide a quality Early Intervention program that nurtures families in meeting their child's developmental needs.

Early Intervention is designed to improve outcomes for children with developmental delays and disabilities. Services provide early, appropriate, and intensive interventions to families. Early Intervention is a range of services designed to assist families at the early stages of an infant or toddler’s developmental delay or disability.

Play is so much more important than you realize! Play is how children learn about themselves and the world around them. Play is beneficial to all children.

Click on the button below to learn about all of the benefits of Play.

Services

About Play provides Family Training and Service Coordination in the following counties: York, Chester, Lancaster, Fairfield, Richland, Lexington, Newberry, Greenwood, Laurens, Pickens, Greenville, Spartanburg, Union, Cherokee, Kershaw, Chesterfield, Sumter, Lee, Darlington, Florence, Marion, Dillon, Clarendon, Williamsburg, Dorchester, Berkeley, and Charleston.

We work with infants and children birth to six years of age that are eligible through BabyNet or DDSN.

Family Training is provided in the child's home or daycare with their Early Interventionist (EI).The EI works with the family through play and everyday routines. The Family Training visits promote the child to reach his developmental milestones.

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Services

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About Play provides Family Training and Service Coordination in the following counties: York, Chester, Lancaster, Fairfield, Richland, Lexington, Newberry, Greenwood, Laurens, Pickens, Greenville, Spartanburg, Union, Cherokee, Kershaw, Chesterfield, Sumter, Lee, Darlington, Florence, Marion, Dillon, Clarendon, Williamsburg, Dorchester, Berkeley, and Charleston.

We work with infants and children birth to six years of age that are eligible through BabyNet or DDSN.

Family Training is provided in the child's home or daycare with their Early Interventionist (EI).The EI works with the family through play and everyday routines. The Family Training visits promote the child to reach his developmental milestones.

featured service

Infant Massage

A baby's health - whether it is his or her physical health or emotional development - can all be positively influenced by infant massage. At birth, touch is one of the most developed senses that allows babies to receive input from the world around them. Stimulating a baby's sense of touch, will have beneficial effects in helping babies to grow and thrive. Infant massage is a great way to help parents gain confidence in caring for their babies. Here at About Play, we believe in supporting parents and caregivers in meeting their baby's needs. We have six staff members who are certified in infant massage in order to better serve families.

About Play’s Job Fair

We will be hosting an onsite Job Fair & Hiring event in Columbia, SC on November 17th & November 18th, 2021. You will have the opportunity to get an up-close and personal view of our organization, learn more information about the Early Interventionist Specialist position, meet our hiring leaders, and be interviewed on the spot!

We are looking for energetic, creative, motivated, and passion-driven professionals with great time management and organizational skills. Minimum requirements are a bachelor’s degree in education, early childhood, social work, psychology, sociology, family & consumer science, or any related field plus at least one year of experience working with children birth to six years old. Applicants must reside in South Carolina and the county or area of available EI positions. Positions are available in Sumter, Columbia, Florence, Myrtle Beach, Charleston, Rock Hill, Lancaster, Greenville, and Greenwood/Laurens.

To attend, you must register by November 15th. Click on the button below to learn more!

The About Play Family

    • Laura McCraw
      EI Supervisor/Co-owner
      I graduated from Winthrop University in 1996 with a double major in psychology and sociology. Shortly after graduating, I began my career as an Early Interventionist.…READ MORE >>
    • Willie Jean Stokes
      EI Supervisor/Co-owner
      I graduated from Benedict College with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Child and Family Development. While in college, I joined the Army Reserves. I served…READ MORE >>