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August 27, 2019

Meet Sheri Bova: September Employee of the Month

Miss Sheri has been a part of the West Amherst Doodle Bugs! team since September 2014 when she started as a  part time Teacher Assistant. Since then, Sheri has grown tremendously. She completed her Child Development Associate (CDA) coursework and earned certification in July 2017. As a result of her growth and hard work, she Read More »

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August 27, 2019

3 Steps to ‘Be the Calm’ Through Back to School Emotions

Contributed by: Jennifer Horner, Director of Education Back to school season is filled with BIG emotions, regardless of age. In early childhood education and the early school years, these feelings are usually more obvious (and sometimes explosive – especially in the toddler years) based on their still-developing ability to recognize, cope, and manage emotions. So Read More »

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August 1, 2019

Meet Alex Poskey: August Employee of the Month

We are so proud to recognize Miss Alex Poskey as August’s Employee of the Month! Miss Alex is a Toddler Teacher at our McCandless, PA center and her classroom is always buzzing with curriculum, laughter, learning through play, reading, and dancing. She is constantly promoting positivity in her center and bringing the staff together as a team Read More »

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July 31, 2019

August News!

There’s so much to look forward to this month at Doodle Bugs! But first, anyone else  getting total Forky vibes here?   Back to School Season is (just about) Here! The new school year is upon us and we have a few reminders to share. Back to school is a great time to: Update your Read More »

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July 25, 2019

Doodle Bugs! Prepares for Major Growth in the Upcoming Year

The spirit of innovation has been a common theme with the Insinnas since the early 1990s and is what has made Doodle Bugs! an industry leader in everything from curriculum to center security. To prepare for major growth over the next year, Doodle Bugs! is looking to add more talent to their administrative and management Read More »

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July 9, 2019

Early Literacy: Am I Doing Enough?

Contributed by Jennifer Horner, Director of Education It’s been a fascinating ride to witness my almost 6 year old discover his ability to read. Though I know it’s been a gradual process of building all of the tools he needed, it seemed as though there was a moment when it “clicked” and it was like Read More »

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July 8, 2019

Meet Raquel Caletz: July Employee of the Month

Miss Raquel is a Lead Toddler Teacher at our Webster location. In May, she earned her Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential – a key stepping stone on the path of career advancement in Early Childhood Education. We are so proud of her dedication and accomplishment. Her teammates and the parents of the children in her Read More »

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July 1, 2019

July News!

There is so much to look forward to in July at Doodle Bugs!, download our July News!

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June 13, 2019

Men in Early Childhood Education

Contributed by: Colleen Nolan, Center Director at West Amherst Having worked in Early Childhood Education for over 30 years, I have always been intrigued by men working in this predominately female field.  Recently, I have had the opportunity to add several men to my team of teachers.  This provided the perfect opportunity for me to Read More »

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June 10, 2019

A day in the life: Pre-K teacher edition

Contributed by: Heather Dobson, Pre-K Teacher It’s 7:45 am and another one of my students just arrived. He’s greeted with boisterous good mornings and hugs from friends.  Almost immediately, a friend takes his hand to show him how much our classroom plants grew overnight. “Look at how much this one has grown! It’s coming out Read More »

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