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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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November 8, 2019

Gratitude is in Season

It’s that time of year when everything starts to feel a little cozier (ahem… PJ Day, anyone!?)     A Thanksgiving (lunchtime) Feast, community-focused curriculum and November Food Drive fills our November calendar helping to support themes of gratitude, kindness and friendships – all of which feel especially appropriate this month.   Our annual Food 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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October 9, 2019

October News!

  View this email in your browser HAPPY FALL! We’re happy to welcome fall – new seasons always seem to bring a sense of excitement. This month, our Bravo! Curriculum will focus on the theme of communities, purposefully building on children’s experience exploring “All About Me,” the unit that began our school year. As we Read More »

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October 8, 2019

Parenting in an Increasingly Digital World

Contributed by: Lauren Wierzbicki, Education Specialist Parenting in the 21st century is hard. We are all trying our best to raise our children with one particularly daunting hurdle that our own parents didn’t have – modern technology. Our children have more exposure to technology than we did as children, growing up in a world where Read More »

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September 26, 2019

Meet Marissa Marfurt: October Employee of the Month

Recently a fellow teacher was describing Miss Marissa when she exclaimed: “Is there anything she can’t do?!?” The answer: NO. This girl is unstoppable. Marissa Marfurt is the Center Assistant at the Clarence, NY location and believe us when we tell you…She. Does. It.  All. Marissa has proven to be an integral part of the Read More »

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September 11, 2019

My Doodle Story: Turning an Interest into a Career

Contributed by Bridget Wolff, Learning and Development Specialist It was my senior year of college, and like every other senior I was pondering exactly what it was that I was going to do after graduation.  I remember constantly reminding myself that I had two more semesters to decide, though always having a little bit of fear Read More »

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September 1, 2019

September News!

    View this email in your browser HAPPY BACK-TO-SCHOOL! We are excited to be kicking off another school year full of new learning opportunities – there is so much to look forward to! If you’re new here, our program strikes a balance between guided facilitation and constructive learning, encouraging children to explore new interests Read More »

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August 28, 2019

10 Yoga Poses for Children

Yoga, when presented in a child-friendly way, can be a perfect complement to our busy days.   If you want to really dive in, yoga has been shown to be effective in helping children develop social skills, focus on the present moment, and slow down their thoughts. Its physical benefits include increased flexibility, coordination, balance, Read More »

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