Who We Are
Learning Charms was started with a mission to enrich the learning of children by offering unique and creative strategies for cognitive, sensory, and motor development.
Stephanie Wick, the founder, worked in the public school setting for twelve years working with preschoolers-high school-aged kids. Per state laws, occupational therapists could only work with children who had significant delays or moderate academic needs. She found that there were no in school services to help the kids that would benefit from general handwriting instruction, or brief motor "tutoring" to help them excel.
It seemed unfair to keep the knowledge and skills of an O.T. from kids just because they were academically on target. Therefore Learning Charms was created as a place of enrichment.
Around 2014 Learning Charms began offering occupational therapy services at preschools and charter schools that had a large percentage of low-income and at-risk children. "Children In Bloom" was created for the PreK population and then in 2021 it was renamed "Learning Charms' Foundation". Learning Charms' Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization that will continue to expand its reach to this population.
In 2020 during the pandemic, Stephanie and some of the other therapists from the Leadership Tearm begun working on online developmental programs. Those programs are now called the FUNdamental Foundations Preschool and Going to Kindergarten Club.
Stephanie has always felt that she can connect with families and teachers because she has likely walked in their shoes at some point..the terrible twos, the spirited little boy that would rather climb out the window than walk through the door, dealt with meltdowns, wondered how a ten-minute worksheet can take two hours for my child to complete, and argued with my teenager.
I hope you'll find the information on the website useful for your journey.