Frequently Asked Questions

What is a developmental play group?

Our drop-off developmental play groups are 

structured play opportunities for kids.  

During each 60 or 90-minute group, kids

work their way through a series of 

gross motor, fine motor, and sensory 

activities related to a playful theme.


Common group activities include: movement games, fine motor craft 

activities, and sensory exploration.

Who are the play groups for?

Our play groups are designed as positive play experiences for ALL children.  Every child can benefit from the fun and creative movement, sensory, and fine motor activities we provide.  Our groups are typically made up of 50% children with special needs and 50% typically functioning children.


If you have a child who has special needs, please get in touch with us and we will discuss how we can provide a play experience that is right for him or her!

If my child misses a group, can I get a refund?


We typically do not provide refunds when kids miss play groups due to illness or cancellations due to scheduling conflicts.


In some cases, families have extenuating circumstances that result in the need for canceling multiple play groups.  We may consider refunds in these rare situations.

Do you accept county family support funds?

Yes we do! Please email us at before signing up for our play groups if you are interested in using NEON or Family Support Funds from the county boards of developmental disabilities.


What if I can't afford the $20 fee?

We want to do all we can to ensure that our fee is not a barrier for any family who wants their child to participate in our groups. Click on the button below to learn about financial support.

Do I have to stay with my child during play groups?

Nope!  We find that kids participate more freely and groups run more smoothly when there are fewer adults in the room.  This is why all of our play groups are drop-off play experiences for kids only.  We ask parents to drop their children off  with a quick hug and 'goodbye' so we can begin on time!

Do you provide therapy?

We do NOT provide pediatric occupational, physical, or speech therapy.


Our groups are not intended as a replacement for therapy, but can definitely give kids an added boost with skills like handwriting, attention, motor development, and sensory processing.

My child struggles with being dropped off in a new place - can you help?

Yes!  We have a social story that we recommend using with any of our Treehouse participants who have a difficult time with being away from their parents/caregivers.  Reading the story with your child ahead of time can help ease some of that anxiety and reassure your child.

do I have to sign a release?

We require the parents of all children who attend our play groups and other events to sign a waiver and release.  


The release form gives us permission to use photos of the children in our play groups on our blog (The Inspired Treehouse) and on all social media platforms.

What kind of training do your play group facilitators have?

We are pediatric physical and occupational therapists, which means that we have specialized training in child development.  Our training and education as therapists allows us to hone in on the skills that ALL kids need to succeed in the classroom, at home, and beyond!


Our training also allows us to be able to adapt and modify play activities to meet the needs of kids, regardless of their ability or developmental skills.

What is your cancellation policy for paid events?

Unfortunately, we are unable to offer refunds for cancellations for our paid special events and camps. 


Because we secure our paid staff members based on the number of camp/event participants and because of the costly fees associated with issuing refunds through our scheduling system, refunds are not available at this time.