Learning Enrichment & Appropriate Play (LEAP)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LEAP is a program for children ages 3-5 years who present with behavioral concerns such as defiance, disruption, anxiety, maladjustment to current living situations, grief, mood disorders, and verbal and physical aggression.

The program focuses on behavioral concerns and peer interaction in a structured classroom environment.  The goal is to prepare the children to be ready to attend kindergarten.  LEAP has field trips to local parks, historical sites, restaurants and other locations in Fort Smith and Van Buren.

The LEAP team includes a licensed Clinical Social Worker/Play Therapist,  a Mental Health Paraprofessional (MHPP) and an adult assistant. In addition to attending LEAP, each child and their family are provided individual and family counseling services from The Guidance Center.

LEAP is available in Fort Smith at the Center's Main Clinic and in Van Buren at The Learning Center. 

LEAP Sessions Times

Monday & Wednesday / 9am-11am and 12:30pm-2:30pm

Tuesday & Thursday / 9am-11am and 12:30pm-2:30pm

A van provides transportation from home or another preschool if the child lives in the designated van routes provided by The Guidance Center. For more details or to enroll a child in LEAP, please call the Fort Smith Clinic at 479.452.6650 or The Learning Center at 479.471.5950.

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  • Fort Smith

    From Oklahoma:

    Take I-540, Exit 8 for AR-22/Rogers Ave.
    Turn right onto AR-22 East/Rogers Ave.
    Turn right onto S. 70th St.
    Destination will be on the left

    From Van Buren:

    Follow I-540 to AR-22 E/Rogers Ave.
    Take Exit 8B
    Continue on AR-22 East/Rogers Ave.
    Drive to S. 70th St.
    Destination will be on the left

  • Van Buren

    From Fort Smith:

    Take I-540 North ramp to I-40
    Merge onto I-540
    Take Exit 2A to merge onto US-64 West toward Van Buren
    Turn right onto Oak Ln.
    Turn right to stay on Oak Ln.
    Destination will be on the left

  • Ozark

    From Fort Smith:

    Take I-540 north ramp to I-40
    Merge onto I-540
    Take Exit 1B for I-40 East/I-540 North toward Little Rock
    Merge onto I-40 East
    Take Exit 35 for AR-23 toward Ozark/Huntsville
    Turn right onto AR-23 South

  • Booneville

    From Fort Smith:

    Take Interstate 540 South
    Take Exit 12 toward US-71 South to Texarkana
    Turn left onto US-71 South (signs for Greenwood/Texarkana)
    Turn left onto West Center St.
    Continue onto AR-10 East to North Welsh Ave.
    Turn right onto North Welsh Ave.
    Destination will be on the left.

  • Paris

    From Fort Smith:

    Take I-540 South
    Take Exit 8B to merge onto AR-22 East/Rogers Ave.
    Keep left to continue on Rogers Ave.
    Continue onto to Fort Street
    Continue onto AR-22 East/West Central Ave.
    Turn right onto South 4th St.
    Turn left onto East Academy St.
    Turn right onto South 6th St.

  • Waldron

    From Fort Smith:

    Take I-540 South
    Take exit 12 toward US-71 South/Texarkana
    Turn left onto US-71 South (signs for Greenwood/Texarkana)
    Turn left onto Dayton Rd./Old Fort Smith and Waldron Rd.
    Turn left onto US-71 South
    Turn right onto Rice Rd.

  • Mena

    From Fort Smith:

    Take I-540 South
    Take Exit 12 toward US-71 South/Texarkana
    Turn left onto US-71 South (signs for Greenwood/Texarkana)
    Turn left onto Dayton Rd./Old Fort Smith and Waldron Rd.
    Continue to follow Dayton Rd.
    Turn left onto US-71 South
    Turn left onto South Cherry St.

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The guidance center Fort smith, ar 3111 South 70th Street
Fort Smith, AR 72903-5017
(479) 452-6650