ABOUT US

OUR MISSION:

  • To offer not only a fun, safe, and enriching play experience for all children and their families, but one that also promotes neurological and social growth, coordination, balance, and fine motor skills.   


  • Offer community support through activities such as fundraisers and outreach programs. 


  •  Be a vital resource center for parents.


  •   Make services provided by Occupational, Recreational, and Speech Therapists (among other disciplines) available on-site.  


  •  Work closely with parents, professionals, and the community so that we may continue to consistently meet the ever changing needs of our kids and their families. 


  •  Foster relationships with local groups and organizations to further better the condition of our community, both locally, and globally.

OUR PROMISES:


  • Maintain the highest ethical practices throughout every aspect of our organization.    


  • Use only environmentally safe, non-toxic products for all of our play equipment and  features, and in maintaining our strict sanitation program. 


  •  Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle in all aspects of our business.

MEET THE TEAM

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KAT RADER, OWNER

Kat has always dreamed of opening an inclusive play place for all children.  She has all of the tools necessary to accomplish her goal.  She has a Bachelor's degree in Counseling Psychology, Educational Psychology, and Social Work. She has over 25 years of experience working with children and 15 years of experience working with people with developmental disabilities.  Kat has also managed group homes, worked as an ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) therapist, and has been a clinic manager of a center working with children on the autism spectrum.  When she is not at Kids Play Gym listening to all of the laughter, she enjoys spending time seeing live concerts, hiking, boating, and camping.  

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KIM DRABEK

Kim has a Master’s in Recreational Therapy.  She has over six years of experience working with therapeutic camps for kids and adults with a wide range of disabilities, where she did everything from arts and crafts to recreation to adventure programming.  She also has experience as a life skills clinician for kids and adults with disabilities and mental illness.  Kim is a strong believer in the power of play and recreation in developing valuable social, emotional, and communication skills, and she is especially passionate about inclusive and adapted recreation.  One of her favorite things about Kids Play Gym is that it’s a place where everyone is welcome to come and have fun and make friends.  And she’s always dreamed of being able to play in a ball-pit at work, so that’s cool too.

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GUS

Gus is our super-friendly caterpillar!  He's so excited to meet you!