Doodle Bugs!

Children's Learning Academy

In 1992, siblings, Anna, Clarine, and Anthony Insinna opened a small child care center in Western New York to bring a new level of excellence to early childhood education. Word spread quickly about the Doodle Difference and “Doodle Bugs!” became synonymous with high-quality child care and a commitment to continuous improvement.

At Doodle Bugs!, we believe in hands-on learning through play! Children learn best in a well-balanced, high quality learning environment that caters to their many interests and developmental levels. Our first-class facilities, nurturing responsive teachers, and custom-designed Bravo! Curriculum, create the ideal early childhood learning experience.

Our Mission

Our mission is simple: to build a community of happy children, happy parents and happy teachers. We hold ourselves to the highest standards of safety, cleanliness, organization, professionalism and education so that we can spread happiness to every single individual at Doodle Bugs!

Happy Children!

Happiness and learning go hand in hand. Children who are happy to be at school are poised to have a lifelong love for learning!

Find out why I'm a HAPPY CHILD!

Happy Parents!

Parents are happy when they feel at ease knowing their child is safe, nurtured and engaged.

Find out why I'm a HAPPY PARENT!

Happy Teachers!

When a teacher is happy, they are modeling kindness and positivity and promoting happiness in their classroom.

Find out why I'm a HAPPY TEACHER!

Our Children's Bill of Rights

Building a community of happy children, happy parents and happy teachers requires a shared belief in children's fundamental rights. At Doodle Bugs!, we believe that every child has a right to:

Learn

in a safe, clean and child-friendly environment. Care and education are understood to be equally important and interdependent facets of early childhood.

Be Respected

as an individual with unique physical, social, emotional, and intellectual needs. Learning experiences must be responsive to those needs.

Experience

positive, nurturing relationships with peers and adults. The school climate must cultivate a caring community of learners who treat one another with fairness, dignity and respect.

Participate

in learning experiences that promote creativity, curiosity and competence. Play is understood to be the work of early childhood.

Accreditation

Accreditation is a voluntary, rigorous process that requires a program to meet and maintain high standards. Accreditation by Middle States Association (MSA) is recognized around the world as an indication of trustworthiness, educational quality, and a commitment to continuous improvement.

How It All Began

In 1992, siblings, Anna, Clarine, and Anthony Insinna opened a small child care center in East Amherst, New York, welcoming 24 preschool students and their families. Over our nearly 25 years, the business has evolved but our mission remains the same.

1992

The Beginning

In 1992, siblings, Anna, Clarine, and Anthony Insinna opened a small child care center in Western New York to bring a new level of excellence to early childhood education.

1995

Tonawanda Center Opens

Doodle Bugs! expands, opening our first center in Tonawanda, NY.

1998

Williamsville & Cheektowaga Centers Open

Our Doodle family continues to grow, with new centers opening in Williamsville and Cheektowaga.

2001

State-of-the-Art Facility Opens in East Amherst

Our first center designed totally to our specifications opens in East Amherst.

2003

New Cheektowaga Center Opens

We open another new center in Cheektowaga.

2004

MSA Accreditation

The Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA) launches an innovative Early Age Accreditation project and Doodle Bugs! is the first program in WNY to participate.

2005

West Amherst Center Opens

We continue to expand, this time in West Amherst.

2005

Selected as Official Child Care Provider for the Buffalo Sabres

Doodle Bugs! is honored to be chosen as the official child care provider for the Buffalo Sabres.

2007

Expansion to Rochester & Orchard Park

Doodle Bugs! opens first center in Rochester area (Webster, NY) as well as a new center in Orchard Park.

2008

Lancaster Center Opens

Doodle Bugs! expands to the Lancaster/Depew area.

2009

Continued Expansion in Rochester

We open a new center in Penfield, NY.

2010

Growth in Rochester & Buffalo

We add two centers, one in Henrietta and one in Clarence.

2012

Franchise System Launched

Doodle Bugs! opens its first franchise location in Victor, NY.

2012

Selected as Official Child Care Provider for the Buffalo Bills

Doodle Bugs! is honored to become the official child care provider of the Buffalo Bills.

2013

Two New Centers

Doodle Bugs! expands to PA, opening a center in McCandless, as well as a center in Greece, NY.

2014

Expansion to Florida

We open our first Florida center in Lake Worth.

2014

Selected as Official Child Care Provider for the Pittsburgh Steelers

Doodle Bugs! is selected to be the official child care provider for the Pittsburgh Steelers, our second football team.

2017

2nd PA Center

Doodle Bugs! opens our 2nd center in the Pittsburgh area in Mars, PA.

2017

25th Anniversary & Rebrand

To celebrate 25 years in business, we rebrand and continue to grow.

2018

2nd Florida Location Opens

Doodle Bugs! opens second Florida location, near Sarasota.

1992

The Beginning

In 1992, siblings, Anna, Clarine, and Anthony Insinna opened a small child care center in Western New York to bring a new level of excellence to early childhood education.

1995

Tonawanda Center Opens

Doodle Bugs! expands, opening our first center in Tonawanda, NY.

1998

Williamsville & Cheektowaga Centers Open

Our Doodle family continues to grow, with new centers opening in Williamsville and Cheektowaga.

2001

State-of-the-Art Facility Opens in East Amherst

Our first center designed totally to our specifications opens in East Amherst.

2003

New Cheektowaga Center Opens

We open another new center in Cheektowaga.

2004

MSA Accreditation

The Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA) launches an innovative Early Age Accreditation project and Doodle Bugs! is the first program in WNY to participate.

2005

West Amherst Center Opens

We continue to expand, this time in West Amherst.

2005

Selected as Official Child Care Provider for the Buffalo Sabres

Doodle Bugs! is honored to be chosen as the official child care provider for the Buffalo Sabres.

2007

Expansion to Rochester & Orchard Park

Doodle Bugs! opens first center in Rochester area (Webster, NY) as well as a new center in Orchard Park.

2008

Lancaster Center Opens

Doodle Bugs! expands to the Lancaster/Depew area.

2009

Continued Expansion in Rochester

We open a new center in Penfield, NY.

2010

Growth in Rochester & Buffalo

We add two centers, one in Henrietta and one in Clarence.

2012

Franchise System Launched

Doodle Bugs! opens its first franchise location in Victor, NY.

2012

Selected as Official Child Care Provider for the Buffalo Bills

Doodle Bugs! is honored to become the official child care provider of the Buffalo Bills.

2013

Two New Centers

Doodle Bugs! expands to PA, opening a center in McCandless, as well as a center in Greece, NY.

2014

Expansion to Florida

We open our first Florida center in Lake Worth.

2014

Selected as Official Child Care Provider for the Pittsburgh Steelers

Doodle Bugs! is selected to be the official child care provider for the Pittsburgh Steelers, our second football team.

2017

2nd PA Center

Doodle Bugs! opens our 2nd center in the Pittsburgh area in Mars, PA.

2017

25th Anniversary & Rebrand

To celebrate 25 years in business, we rebrand and continue to grow.

2018

2nd Florida Location Opens

Doodle Bugs! opens second Florida location, near Sarasota.

Meet Doodle Bug!

Doodle Bug is a celebration of everything that makes children unique. Whether he’s helping a friend, playing pretend trying to figure out what he wants to be when he grows up, he’s always positive, curious and happy!

Loves to learn! Doodle Bug always wants to learn more about the world around him.

Loves to help! If there’s a friend in need, Doodle Bug is there to help.

Loves to explore! Exploring helps Doodle Bug figure out who he wants to be when he grows up.

Loves to be happy! Above all, Doodle Bug is happy!


Our Founding Family

Since 1992!

In 1992, siblings, Anna, Clarine, and Anthony Insinna opened a small child care center in East Amherst, New York, welcoming 24 preschool students and their families. From the beginning, the Insinna’s mission has been to establish an early childhood learning center that is safe, clean, organized, professional and educational. Throughout the years, these priorities have kept our entire team focused on what matters most.