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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 12, 2019

Could a smile really be the best medicine?

Contributed by Jennifer Horner, Director of Education Smiling: such a simple way to show kindness, but considerably challenging at times depending on your comfort zones.   I read an AMAZING blog shared by a colleague called “What a Smile Can Do” by Meghan Fitzgerald who conducted her own smile project in 2009 and hasn’t looked Read More »

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October 28, 2019

Meet Lana Gelin: November Employee of the Month

Miss Lana  has been a part of the Doodle Bugs! team for over 10 years and is one of the original teachers from when our Webster center opened its doors. Each morning, Lana greets everyone she sees — children, fellow teammates,  parents, everyone, with the most genuine smile. She is always proactive and ready to Read More »

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October 25, 2019

Bringing Doodle Bugs! Play Home: Push Track

Contributed by: Jennifer Horner, Director of Education We’re so thankful for November! This month is one of our absolute favorites with so many fun Doodle Traditions like our annual Turkey Trot, celebration of friends and community at our Thanksgiving Feast, and our highly acclaimed day after Thanksgiving PJ Party! Another exciting element of our November Read More »

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