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January 2, 2020

Meet Shannon McCarthy: January Employee of the Month

We can’t think of a better teacher to kick off the new year with than Miss Shannon McCarthy. Miss Shannon is an infant teacher at our Orchard Park, NY location but she is much more to our team and to our families. Shannon is an incredible teacher, mentor, and caregiver. She began at Doodle Bugs! Read More »

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November 27, 2019

Meet Alysa Thacker: December Employee of the Month

Miss Alysa is currently leading a classroom of 12 babies at our Lakewood Ranch, Florida center. She stepped into this role and we have been so impressed with the effort she continues to put forth every day to deliver the highest quality of care. Families and faculty alike really appreciate all she has done to Read More »

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October 9, 2019

October News!

  View this email in your browser     HAPPY FALL! We’re happy to welcome fall – new seasons always seem to bring a sense of excitement. This month, our Bravo! Curriculum will focus on the theme of communities, purposefully building on children’s experience exploring “All About Me,” the unit that began our school year. Read More »

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October 8, 2019

Parenting in an Increasingly Digital World

Contributed by: Lauren Wierzbicki, Education Specialist Parenting in the 21st century is hard. We are all trying our best to raise our children with one particularly daunting hurdle that our own parents didn’t have – modern technology. Our children have more exposure to technology than we did as children, growing up in a world where Read More »

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September 26, 2019

Meet Marissa Marfurt: October Employee of the Month

Recently a fellow teacher was describing Miss Marissa when she exclaimed: “Is there anything she can’t do?!?” The answer: NO. This girl is unstoppable. Marissa Marfurt is the Center Assistant at the Clarence, NY location and believe us when we tell you…She. Does. It.  All. Marissa has proven to be an integral part of the Read More »

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September 11, 2019

My Doodle Story: Turning an Interest into a Career

Contributed by Bridget Wolff, Learning and Development Specialist It was my senior year of college, and like every other senior I was pondering exactly what it was that I was going to do after graduation.  I remember constantly reminding myself that I had two more semesters to decide, though always having a little bit of fear Read More »

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September 1, 2019

September News!

View this email in your browser HAPPY BACK-TO-SCHOOL! We are excited to be kicking off another school year full of new learning opportunities – there is so much to look forward to! If you’re new here, our program strikes a balance between guided facilitation and constructive learning, encouraging children to explore new interests and develop Read More »

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August 28, 2019

10 Yoga Poses for Children

Yoga, when presented in a child-friendly way, can be a perfect complement to our busy days.   If you want to really dive in, yoga has been shown to be effective in helping children develop social skills, focus on the present moment, and slow down their thoughts. Its physical benefits include increased flexibility, coordination, balance, Read More »

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August 27, 2019

Meet Sheri Bova: September Employee of the Month

Miss Sheri has been a part of the West Amherst Doodle Bugs! team since September 2014 when she started as a  part time Teacher Assistant. Since then, Sheri has grown tremendously. She completed her Child Development Associate (CDA) coursework and earned certification in July 2017. As a result of her growth and hard work, she Read More »

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August 27, 2019

3 Steps to ‘Be the Calm’ Through Back to School Emotions

Contributed by: Jennifer Horner, Director of Education Back to school season is filled with BIG emotions, regardless of age. In early childhood education and the early school years, these feelings are usually more obvious (and sometimes explosive – especially in the toddler years) based on their still-developing ability to recognize, cope, and manage emotions. So Read More »

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