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June 19, 2018

4 Ways to Reset & Recharge

by Toni Berrafato, Program Evaluation Specialist Just like being a parent of a young child, working in the field of early childhood education requires a lot of “giving” to others. You have to constantly, and consistently, be physically and emotionally available, to ensure that the little lives you’ve dedicated your life to nurturing have the best Read More »

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June 13, 2018

Building Community: The Art of Teaching Social Skills, Encouraging Independence, and Maintaining a Positive Environment

by Lauren Wierzbicki, Education Specialist What does “community” mean to you? Doodle Bugs! is a community. We welcome new children, new families, and new teachers with open arms. We work together and grow together as a team. Our early childhood learning environment strives to create and maintain a place where children, families, and teachers feel Read More »

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June 7, 2018

It’s more than just a spoon.

by Jennifer Horner, Doodle Bugs! Director of Education Development One of my favorite parts of my work is the exchange of perspective. When I “teach” other adults, it’s almost always through the approach of a “let’s talk about this topic and see how we can stretch each other through a conversation.” So as I observed a Read More »

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June 1, 2018

Meet Brittney Bartlett: June Employee of the Month

It’s Friday… it’s June… and it’s National Donut Day. That’s like a trifecta of happy. Speaking of happy, there’s someone you need to meet. Miss Brittney Bartlett is a Lead Pre-K Teacher at our West Amherst, NY location and she is happiness personified. After taking one step into Miss Brittney’s classroom, it’s evident that she Read More »

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May 24, 2018

Doodle Bugs! Brings Anti-Bullying Program to Elementary Schools in Three States

Doodle Bugs! Children’s Learning Academy is thrilled to, once again, be sponsoring Mike Seege’s Say No to Bullying Magic Show in elementary schools in Buffalo NY, Palm Beach FL, Pittsburgh PA, Rochester NY, and Sarasota FL during the 2018-2019 school year. This fall, Mike will bring his fast-paced, high-energy show to thousands of students, spreading the message 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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April 26, 2018

Find Your Happy Place: 8th Annual Conference

Over the weekend, faculty members from all 13 of our corporate locations (and as far as Florida!) gathered at Samuel’s Grande Manor in Buffalo, NY, for a day filled with professional development, appreciation, motivation, silliness, celebration and fun! This year’s early childhood conference, Find Your Happy Place, was our eighth annual. The event hosted over 200 Doodle Read More »

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April 3, 2018

Meet Tracy Price: April Employee of the Month!

Miss Tracy is a Lead Pre-K Teacher at our McCandless, PA location. She has been an invaluable resource to her colleagues since she joined our team in 2014. Teachers in every age group go to Tracy for curriculum support, classroom questions, or just to talk about how their day is going.  Tracy was awarded the Read More »

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April 3, 2018

April News!

There is so much to look forward to in April at Doodle Bugs!, download our April News!

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March 8, 2018

Meet Andre Berrios: March Employee of the Month!

While our teachers are the pulse of our Doodle Bugs! centers, there are so many other team members that are a vital part of every day. Mr. Andre is our Maintenance Specialist and has been on our team for 18 years! Every day, Andre always goes above and beyond the many responsibilities within his role. Read More »

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