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March 30, 2020

Happy at Home: Week of March 30

We’re back this week with another edition of Happy at Home – a list of activities from our Bravo! Curriculum, adapted for home. We hope that these activities help to bring some happiness to your days this week. Share your #happyathome activities with us by tagging @DoodleBugsUSA on social – we would love to see Read More »

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March 23, 2020

Happy at Home by Doodle Bugs!

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 18, 2020

Our Response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

(updated March 26, 2020)   Doodle Community,   As we navigate through the challenges of COVID-19 (coronavirus), the well-being of our Doodle Community remains our number one priority. In locations where we’re open, we’re taking additional steps to keep classrooms as safe as possible for our families and teachers:   Being ever-vigilant about our handwashing 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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