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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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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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April 15, 2020

Eco-Friendly, State-of-the-Art Sanitizing Technology Added at Doodle Bugs!

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.     Eco-Friendly Sanitizing Technology   Over the next two weeks, state-of-the-art sanitizing technology will be installed at all 15 Read More »

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April 13, 2020

Week of the Young Child | Week of April 13

  Week of the Young Child is celebrated annually to honor children and thank early childhood teachers, parents, and all those who make a difference in the lives of young children. We have lots of fun activities planned at the center to celebrate the daily themes – but if you’re home, we’d love to have Read More »

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April 6, 2020

Bravo! this Week | April 6

It’s a new week– a fresh start, as we try to find rhythm in our new normal. We’re sharing a brand new list of Happy at Home activities, adapted from our Bravo! Curriculum, to help inspire exploration and learning at home (and maybe a few moments of calm for moms and dads). We hope that Read More »

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March 23, 2020

Bravo! this Week | March 23

Contributed by Lauren Wierzbicki, Education Specialist During this ever-changing time, many of us are finding ourselves with a lot more time spent at home with children. And, with so much uncertainty, we’re all trying to develop a “new normal”, balancing working from home with caring for their children.   With a few simple materials, you Read More »

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March 5, 2020

Ensuring balance, consistency and happiness in early childhood education

Contributed by Toni Berrafato, Director of Evaluation and Learning Our mission, to build a community of happy children, parents and teachers, means that every day we hold ourselves to the highest standards of safety, cleanliness, organization, professionalism and education by putting the right processes and people in place to achieve excellence.   A large part Read More »

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