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Full Day Program for Elementary Students!

School Age

Safe, supervised and convenient care!

We understand that the need for safe, supervised care extends well into your child’s elementary school years. Our program creates positive communities of friends that encourage children to follow their passions. Whether it’s starting a drama club, building a volcano or playing a soccer match, children have a safe, happy place to be themselves.

Program features such as reliable year-round enrollment, flexible scheduling, and transportation at some locations make enrollment convenient. Our program provides the supervision and structure that school-agers need and the fun and flexibility they enjoy.

Safe and supervised Children are supervised in small groups by qualified adults who provide meaningful individualized attention

Fun-filled days A full day of educational activities along with flexibility to complete distance learning coursework

Active and engaged Our program gives equal attention to growing minds and growing bodies through indoor and outdoor play

Totally convenient Flexible scheduling, transportation options at some locations and a variety of programs make Doodle Bugs! totally convenient

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Our Bravo ® Curriculum

Curriculum is much more than suggestions for classroom activities. Curriculum is everything that happens during the day. Our Bravo! curriculum lays the foundation for creating a high-quality learning environment and fostering nurturing, responsive relationships.

Curriculum is much more than suggestions for classroom activities. Curriculum is everything that happens during the day. Our Bravo! curriculum lays the foundation for creating a high-quality learning environment and fostering nurturing, responsive relationships.


Science

Explore and discover.

Science experiments, sensory play and thematic projects teach observation and investigation, cause and effect, critical thinking and environmental awareness.

Creative Arts

Express and create.

Art, music and dramatic play promote self awareness, creative expression, aesthetic appreciation, leadership, problem solving and critical thinking.

Wellness

Grow and thrive.

Gross motor activities and organized games promote coordination and positive feelings about physical activity, making fitness fun.

Math

Think and solve.

Board games, group activities, blocks and manipulatives are fun, interactive ways to practice basic arithmetic skills and math concepts like numeracy and patterning, problem solving and critical thinking.

Language Arts

Speak and share.

Books, storytelling, dramatic play and literacy games promote language and literacy skills. Center events and small group projects also exercise literacy skills in a fun, hands-on way.

The Fun Never Stops!

There’s always something fun going on at Doodle Bugs! Children’s minds and bodies stay active with a variety of activities that make the Doodle Day even more interactive. Participation in enrichment activities varies by program.

   
Tae Kwon Do

Tae Kwon Do helps children to develop balance, coordination, confidence and positive feelings and fitness and physical activity.

   
Doodle Dance & Fitness

Dancing teaches free self-expression and nurtures an early love and understanding of music and rhythm. It’s just one of the fun, exciting ways for children to exercise throughout the Doodle Day.

   
Yoga

Yoga helps children develop social skills, focus on the present, and slow down their thoughts, in addition to increased coordination and flexibility. Yoga at an early age encourages self-esteem and acceptance through exercise in a non competitive, fun atmosphere.

   
   
Tae Kwon Do

Tae Kwon Do helps children to develop balance, coordination, confidence and positive feelings and fitness and physical activity.

   
Doodle Dance & Fitness

Dancing teaches free self-expression and nurtures an early love and understanding of music and rhythm. It’s just one of the fun, exciting ways for children to exercise throughout the Doodle Day.

   
Yoga

Yoga helps children develop social skills, focus on the present, and slow down their thoughts, in addition to increased coordination and flexibility. Yoga at an early age encourages self-esteem and acceptance through exercise in a non competitive, fun atmosphere.

   

Doodle Day

for School Agers

NEW! FULL DAY CARE
Doodle Bugs! is now offering full-day care for elementary students to support distance learning through the school district. Our program offers a full day of activities with flexibility and support for students to complete required coursework whether it's done independently or by attending virtually at a set time.

VACATION CLUB
Full-day care for students when they are not in school due to inclement weather, school breaks and most holidays.

BEFORE & AFTER SCHOOL
Care before and after the school day, transportation is provided through some districts.

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6:30 - 9:00

Arrival & Breakfast

The learning environment is set with engaging, learning activities for students to explore as friends arrive. Breakfast is offered and teachers use this time to greet and build trusting relationships with the children in the classroom.

9:00 - 9:25

Morning Meeting

The classroom community gathers to discuss important topics and the day's activities.

9:25 - 10:45

Morning Small Group & Independent Learning Stations

Students move through various learning stations and are encouraged to try activities they may not typically chose, promoting an open-minded approach to learning.

10:45 - 11:30

Outdoor Play

Our spacious outdoor playground and field is the perfect place for students to engage in active play, staying fit and making friends in the process.

11:30 - 12:00

Lunch

Students enjoy lunch together and conversation reflective of their day.

12:00 - 12:30

Transition to Quiet Activity

Students work together to contribute to the classroom community by cleaning up from lunch and transitioning to quiet activities.

12:30 - 2:00

Quiet Activity Time

Students have time to rest if they choose or can select from a variety of purposeful quiet activities. This is also an opportunity for teachers to provide one-on-one support with schoolwork.

2:00 - 3:00

Afternoon Independent & Small Group Learning Stations

Afternoon learning stations are designed to reinforce and practice skills covered earlier in the day.

3:00 - 3:30

Whole Group Activities

The classroom community with gather for an upbeat activity that gets bodies moving and the group collaborating.

3:30 - 3:45

Healthy Snack

Enjoyed amongst the classroom community.

3:45 - 4:30

Outdoor Play

Our spacious outdoor playground and field is the perfect place for students to engage in active play, staying fit and making friends in the process.

4:30 - 6:30

Open-Ended Play

Children select from a variety of open-ended play activities that invite their brains to process the day's information in their preferred way of play.

Teachers

Our teachers are happy!

Doodle Bugs! teachers are respected, professional educators who exemplify our playful, individualized approach to learning. Teachers bring creativity, warmth and personality to each Doodle day, forming strong relationships with both children and their families. Doodle Bugs! is committed to the ongoing growth and development of these valued members of our community.

Well-qualified Doodle Bugs! recruits talented, educated teachers who are passionate about early childhood

Nurturing and responsive Teachers respect and respond to the diverse needs of children and families to develop a community of learners

Dedicated Teachers are genuinely committed to children, families and the craft of teaching

Support and growth Training, mentoring and leadership programs help teachers grow professionally and personally

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Classrooms & Facilities

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Classrooms & Facilities

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Classroom

From the learning centers to the furniture, every aspect of our classroom is designed to enhance your child’s education.

  • Doodleville

    Our exclusive 2-story play village is the perfect place to play, every day! This multipurpose space is used daily for Doodle Dance & Fitness, Tae Kwon Do, parachute play, magic shows, sing-a-longs and more!

  • Outdoor Playground

    Children don’t just play in our outdoor playground. They learn more about the world around them.

  • Kitchen

    Health and nutrition are a priority at Doodle Bugs!, so we prepare each meal with care in our on-site kitchen.

Doodle Day Camp combines skill-building and summer fun so that your children stay active and never stop learning. With clubs, field trips and special events, as well as everyday educational opportunities, every single day is a new experience. Enroll for one week or the whole summer - it’s up to you!

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