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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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March 2, 2020

Meet Jessica Kiseleski: March Employee of the Month

Miss Jessica is a Lead Teacher at our Penfield, NY location. She is an educator that radiates a true passion for working with young children and understands the importance of positive relationships and personal connections within the learning process. She goes out of her way to make each student feel special and loved, helping to Read More »

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February 19, 2020

What does learning look like?

Contributed by Bridgett Wolff, Learning and Development Specialist   Take a moment to close your eyes and envision the ideal, perfect early childhood classroom.   Now open.   Did you envision something that looked like this?     Though it might not be the kind of learning that first comes to mind, research shows that Read More »

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January 30, 2020

Meet Katie Hoag: February Employee of the Month

It’s February and speaking of love, we LOVE being able to recognize Miss Katie Hoag this month. Katie is the Center Assistant at our Greece, NY location and a wonderful role model for the teachers in her center.  Prior to her promotion to Center Assistant, she was a Lead Toddler Teacher and well-loved by the Read More »

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January 10, 2020

5 Things We Learned From Studying Our Infant & Toddler Educational Programs

Contributed by: Toni Berrafato, Director of Evaluation and Learning   This past spring our Program Evaluation and Education Teams combined efforts to complete a study of our educational program in our infant, 1-year-old, and toddler age groups and our findings left us extremely proud of our BRAVO! curriculum and teaching teams.   Our BRAVO! lesson Read More »

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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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December 12, 2019

Building a Bond

In order for young children to thrive in the classroom, teachers first need to establish a relationship with each child, creating a bond consisting of love, trust, and respect.

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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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