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 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!
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!
Parents are happy when they feel at ease knowing their child is safe, nurtured and engaged.Find out why I'm a HAPPY PARENT!
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.
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.
Tonawanda Center Opens
Doodle Bugs! expands, opening our first center in Tonawanda, NY.
Williamsville & Cheektowaga Centers Open
Our Doodle family continues to grow, with new centers opening in Williamsville and Cheektowaga.
State-of-the-Art Facility Opens in East Amherst
Our first center designed totally to our specifications opens in East Amherst.
New Cheektowaga Center Opens
We open another new center in Cheektowaga.
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.
West Amherst Center Opens
We continue to expand, this time in West Amherst.
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.
Expansion to Rochester & Orchard Park
Doodle Bugs! opens first center in Rochester area (Webster, NY) as well as a new center in Orchard Park.
Lancaster Center Opens
Doodle Bugs! expands to the Lancaster/Depew area.
Continued Expansion in Rochester
We open a new center in Penfield, NY.
Growth in Rochester & Buffalo
We add two centers, one in Henrietta and one in Clarence.
Franchise System Launched
Doodle Bugs! opens its first franchise location in Victor, NY.
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.
Two New Centers
Doodle Bugs! expands to PA, opening a center in McCandless, as well as a center in Greece, NY.
Expansion to Florida
We open our first Florida center in Lake Worth.
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.
2nd PA Center
Doodle Bugs! opens our 2nd center in the Pittsburgh area in Mars, PA.
25th Anniversary & Rebrand
To celebrate 25 years in business, we rebrand and continue to grow.
2nd Florida Location Opens
Doodle Bugs! opens second Florida location, near Sarasota.
Our Founding Family
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.