Enroll Now in Lakewood Ranch for Infants - Age 12!

Happy children love to learn at Doodle Bugs! Every day, children at Doodle Bugs! explore science, math, language, creativity and wellness, guided by well-qualified, experienced teachers. Each Doodle Day is a new experience - children might learn Tae Kwon Do in the morning, practice their reading skills after lunch and play pretend in the afternoon. We believe that happy children make the best learners. With state-of-the-art security and online tools to keep you connected, we make parents happy, too.

License number: C12MA0309

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Classrooms & Facilities

Classrooms & Facilities

Classroom

Children are immediately attracted to our bright, spacious and beautifully designed classrooms, full of high-interest learning materials. A well-designed environment supports children’s growth and development, affirms family’s expectations of high quality, and has a positive effect on teachers’ ability to implement our educational program. Our classrooms are designed with our mission in mind – happy children, happy parents and happy teachers!

Classroom

Children are immediately attracted to our bright, spacious and beautifully designed classrooms, full of high-interest learning materials. A well-designed environment supports children’s growth and development, affirms family’s expectations of high quality, and has a positive effect on teachers’ ability to implement our educational program. Our classrooms are designed with our mission in mind – happy children, happy parents and happy teachers!

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 love our huge outdoor play spaces which feature beautiful play structures for everyone, from toddlers up to school-age students. We understand the value of being active and prioritize the use of our outdoor spaces every day.

Kitchen

Each of our facilities feature fully-equipped commercial kitchens for meals to be prepared fresh and on-site. A Kitchen Manager at each of our locations is dedicated to the health and nutrition of the children in our care. Wellness develops naturally when careful attention is given to nutrition and other healthy habits.

Pool

Our on-site swimming pool allows us to offer swimming as an enrichment program included with tuition. Additional enrichment offerings, like swimming, encourage preschool, pre-kindergarten and school age children to explore different avenues of learning and develop courage, perseverance, and self-control.

Peace of Mind

   
Biometric Access

Safety is our first priority so our doors are always locked. Authorized parents and faculty simply place a finger on the biometric reader to gain access to the center. All visitors must call the front desk and cannot enter the center without proper identification and authorization.

   
WatchMeGrow

WatchMeGrow provides enrolled families secure, password protected web viewing of our classroom and playground video cameras. Parents have the opportunity to see your child at any time, through any internet browser - even on your mobile phone or tablet.

   
Tadpoles

Our daily reporting app, Tadpoles, helps parents stay connected. You'll receive photos and videos right to your email or smartphone, along with details about your child's day.

   
Automated External Defibrillator (AED)

Each center is equipped with an AED. In the unlikely event that a child may need an AED, you can rest assured that we are properly equipped and trained. While elementary schools are required to be equipped with these devices, child care centers are not...another Doodle Difference!

   
   
Biometric Access

Safety is our first priority so our doors are always locked. Authorized parents and faculty simply place a finger on the biometric reader to gain access to the center. All visitors must call the front desk and cannot enter the center without proper identification and authorization.

   
WatchMeGrow

WatchMeGrow provides enrolled families secure, password protected web viewing of our classroom and playground video cameras. Parents have the opportunity to see your child at any time, through any internet browser - even on your mobile phone or tablet.

   
Tadpoles

Our daily reporting app, Tadpoles, helps parents stay connected. You'll receive photos and videos right to your email or smartphone, along with details about your child's day.

   
Automated External Defibrillator (AED)

Each center is equipped with an AED. In the unlikely event that a child may need an AED, you can rest assured that we are properly equipped and trained. While elementary schools are required to be equipped with these devices, child care centers are not...another Doodle Difference!

   

Our Director

Marissa Lee

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It is my vision that each child who comes through our door joins a community of children, families and teachers engaged in the joy, work, and wonder of childhood."

Marissa graduated from SUNY Brockport with a Degree in Elementary Education. Prior to her tenure at Doodle Bugs! she was a Kindergarten teacher for several years. At Doodle Bugs!, she spent five years as Director of our Penfield location, and was promoted to Rochester (NY) Regional Manager before moving with her family to Florida and becoming the Director at Lakewood Ranch.

Directions & Information

11015 Passage Drive

Bradenton FL, 34211

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