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July 1, 2024

Meet Cassidy Imperato: July Employee of the Month

Cassidy is a Lead Teacher at our Webster, NY location. Each day that she steps into the center, she is a shining example of living the Doodle Bugs! Way. Whether it’s leaving detailed and personalized notes for parents, providing engaging curriculum, or setting children up for success during mealtimes, she truly cares about the development Read More »

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June 4, 2024

Meet Dawn Comfort: June Employee of the Month

We are so happy to recognize Southpointe Director Assistant, Dawn Comfort, as our June Employee of the Month! Dawn started her Doodle Bugs! journey as a Lead Teacher, where she embodied the term “Happy Teacher”. Her ability to run her classroom with grace and ease and take on any challenge that was thrown her way, Read More »

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December 8, 2022

Meet Kayley Anzel: December Employee of the Month

We are thrilled to recognize Kayley Anzel from our Greece center as the December Employee of the Month. Kayley consistently goes above and beyond to ensure the center is always running smoothly. While the Center Director was out on maternity leave, Kayley took over all responsibilities to make sure families, children, and staff were happy Read More »

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July 31, 2018

5 Reasons Why A Career in Early Childhood Education is the #BestJobEver

Contributed by Lana Diaz, Recruitment Specialist  Working in early childhood education is a profession that offers perks that go beyond a paycheck. It’s a career that gives you the opportunity to make a difference in young lives. You know what they say — choose a job you love and you will never have to work Read More »

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July 25, 2018

The mess… is where the magic happens.

Contributed by Jennifer Horner, Director of Education Development With each easel paint drip to the floor, each sensory bin splatter, every rice table spill, and every toy bin tumble, most adults experience a sense of anxiousness.  Most of us in the moment are already creating our task list for clean-up. Meanwhile, the child’s experience has Read More »

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July 19, 2018

The Importance of Water Play

 contributed by: Alison Tweedie, Education Specialist What is your favorite summertime childhood memory? I asked this question during a professional development training recently. The majority of teachers responded with fond memories of playing in pools, jumping in puddles, running through sprinklers and floating on rivers and lakes. Most responses had something to do with water. Read More »

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July 3, 2018

Lather, Rinse, Repeat: The Power of Repetition

Contributed by Toni Berrafato, Program Evaluation Specialist As a musician there were many long, tireless nights of repeating the same exact 12-note phrase over and over again until it sounded absolutely perfect. The same sentiment is echoed in the way children explore their world. Mastery of a task cannot happen without repetition. Learning cannot happen without Read More »

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May 1, 2018

Why Summer Camp? The Benefits of Doodle Day Camp

Let’s imagine it’s June. School’s out. Your children are thrilled – two months of sleeping in, playing outside, and no homework! Parents may be less thrilled – two weeks of high energy, then a month and half of “I’m bored!” and “there’s nothing to do.” Summer vacation can be a bittersweet experience for children. While Read More »

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September 1, 2017

Meet Jenna Cochrane: September Employee of the Month

Before the calendar even flipped to September, the scent of cinnamon brooms and pumpkin spiced coffee everything had already filled the air (let’s be honest, they may have already filled our carts too).  But – I digress. Before we fall down a pumpkin-spice rabbit hole, let’s talk about Miss Jenna, September’s Employee of the Month! Miss Read More »

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January 5, 2017

Classroom Connections – January 2017

Check out our latest edition of Classroom Connections.

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