TDC offers a variety of classes, activities and mentor opportunities for children and teens ages 5-18 in a safe and supervised space. A collaborative environment that encourages a sharing of ideas in the creative and problem solving processes, TDC takes a synergistic approach in its workshops and classes that begins with our youngest learners. All of our young learners (ages 5 – 12) experience a mentor-supported environment that fosters a sharing of ideas, a collaborative approach to problem solving, and talent development.
Adolescents ages 13 -18 will find both mentors and like-minded peers who share their passions and interests. They can choose from a range of activities and programming to develop an existing talent or interest, or they may discover something brand new. The pursuit of new learning is encouraged, as is a “trial and error” philosophy that promotes confidence and resilience in children and teens of all ages. We encourage our participants in grades 8 through 12 to take on a mentor role for younger participants.
TDC is a program of the family-centered practice of Melissa Sornik, LCSW PLLC, located at the Sea Cliff Wellness Center. All of our programming and activities are supervised and facilitated by teachers and social workers. The concepts of mindfulness, collaboration and problem solving that are promoted in our SCSB (Social Cognition Skill Building) Groups are infused into all of our programs and activities creating an inclusive and safe environment for all of our participants.