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December 8, 2020

Our State-of-Art Sanitizing Technology Helps Keep Children, Parents and Teachers Safe

  Health and safety have always been guiding principles at Doodle Bugs! We believe care and education are interdependent facets of early childhood so we’ve always promised a commitment to both. Now, more than ever, these principles are essential priorities.   ZONO SANITIZING CABINET The ZONO Sanitizing Cabinet is an eco-friendly sanitizing system that kills 99.9% Read More »

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November 25, 2020

Ignite by Hatch – A Parent Perspective

Contributed by Jennifer Horner, Director of Education   Screen time is a phrase many parents, like myself, cringe about. Yet, I’ve been grateful for one particular app that’s helped my child actually learn and helped me better understand what he knows, and what he doesn’t.   When presented with Ignite by Hatch, I was ready Read More »

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October 28, 2020

Meet Emily Balash: November Employee of the Month

With a new month, brings a new reason to celebrate! Miss Emily Balash is a Teacher Assistant at our East Amherst, NY location. If you asked her fellow teachers they’d tell you all about her contagious spunk and energy. She’s an instant ray of sunshine.   Miss Emily has spent time in classrooms of all Read More »

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September 30, 2020

Meet Brenda Stenson: October Employee of the Month

  This month we are so happy to recognize Miss Brenda as October Employee of the Month.   Miss Brenda always delivers a personalized experience by engaging in friendly, good-natured, personalized conversations with parents and children.  She is committed to developing relationships with the parents of the children in her room, making families feel confident Read More »

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August 28, 2020

Meet Meg Ryan: September Employee of the Month

This month we are honored to recognize Miss Meg, Lead Teacher at our Cheektowaga, NY location. Children and families adore Miss Meg. She consistently goes above and beyond to provide the best care and education for the children in her care. In addition to her role in the classroom, Meg participates as a Game Day Read More »

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August 3, 2020

Meet Sidney Shaffer: August Employee of the Month

  This month we are honored to recognize Miss Sidney, Director Assistant at our Webster location. Recently, the center’s Director has been assisting with training at other locations. Sidney’s ability to manage the Webster center in her Director’s absence has been amazing!   Her teammates and the families she serves admire her tremendous attention to Read More »

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July 2, 2020

Meet Our July Employees of the Month

This month we are so proud to recognize the five Directors from Doodle Bugs! centers that have remained open throughout COVID-19.   Angela Frost (Clarence), Marissa Lee (Lakewood Ranch), Jessica Mazzo (Henrietta), Meagan Silverberg (Cheektowaga), and Liz Vandetti (Webster), led their centers through some of the most trying weeks we have ever seen. Their unwavering Read More »

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May 1, 2020

Our Response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Updated June 19, 2020 All Doodle Bugs! centers are currently open. We are pleased to introduce new disinfecting equipment that will help us to continue providing safe and quality child care.   Virus fighting equipment exclusively at Doodle Bugs!: Our eco-friendly Zono sanitizing cabinet will allow staff members to disinfect toys, cots, mats, iPads, and Read More »

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April 27, 2020

Bravo! this Week | April 27

This week in our centers, children are continuing their exploration of The Great Outdoors by engaging in play activities to learn about weather & seasons. If you’re home and would like to explore along with us, here are several activities we hope might bring some happiness to your days.   Infants & 1YOs Sun, Moon, Read More »

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April 20, 2020

Bravo! this Week | April 20

This week, in recognition of Earth Day (Wednesday, 4/22), we’ll be exploring the earth and nature around us. Plus, with older children, we’ll introduce concepts of recycling and conservation. If you’re home, here’s some earth-inspired activities you can try. We hope these activities will bring some happy to your days!   Infants & 1YOs   Read More »

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