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April 6, 2016

Unit 6 Curriculum Resources

  Unit 6, “The Great Outdoors”, invites children to explore the natural world around them! Thematic weeks within this unit include: Weather & Seasons, Gardens & Ponds, Tiny Crawlers, and Things with Wings. I Can… is the transition week that follows this unit. This resource is intended to provide you with additional information, guides, and Read More »

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April 6, 2015

“Oh Say Can You Say” – Using Great Language in Your Classroom

Teacher:        “Can you come to the changing table and get a clean diaper?” Child:              “NO!”   Teacher:        “Do you want to get your jacket on to go outside?” Child:              “No thanks.” It has happened to all of us. While we’re trying to give a child a choice or give directions politely, we inadvertently start a Read More »

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December 30, 2014

Doodle Bugs! Team Tuesday: Issue #217

For this week’s edition of Team Tuesday, we would like to highlight all the infant teachers at our McCandless, PA location. Our administrative office recently received a phone call from a parent praising the infant faculty for their dedication to the care of the children in the classroom. She raved about how wonderful they are and that Read More »

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December 2, 2014

Introductory Spanish in Early Childhood Classrooms? Si!

Not so long ago, I remember sitting on the steps of my host family’s home in Puebla, Mexico with my two-year-old host brother, Sergio. My Spanish was far from fluent and his native language was just developing, but we found a way to communicate. He joined me on the concrete step, just a few feet Read More »

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November 18, 2014

Doodle Bugs! Team Tuesday: Issue #213

For this week’s edition of Team Tuesday, we would like to highlight Angela Frost, a lead toddler teacher from our Orchard Park location. Angela can often be found singing, dancing and doing finger plays with the children and always has such a nice, loving connection to each individual child in her classroom. She absolutely has Read More »

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September 4, 2014

Calming the Back-to-School Jitters

Introducing our guest blogger: WatchMeGrow. Doodle Bugs! Children’s Centers partner with WatchMeGrow to offer high-quality streaming video at all of our centers. Parents of children at Doodle Bugs! can securely log in to see important moments during their child’s day at child care. Parents feel connected and see first hand the extraordinary level of care Read More »

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May 5, 2014

Understanding Routines: Why Are They So Important?

Contributed by Jennifer Horner, Doodle Bugs! Education Specialist Children are born into a world which they have never known. Everything is new, mysterious, and sometimes frightening. One of their first securities is a parent’s voice and warm arms. They start to notice routines around them; the way the world transforms from day to night. As Read More »

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January 21, 2014

Team Tuesday Issue #186

For this week’s Team Tuesday, we would like to highlight Vickie Coro from our Henrietta location! Vickie joined the Henrietta team as a part time faculty member this past summer and has since then been an incredible addition to their infant rooms! Vickie has been assisting in Classroom 2 for the last few months and has become Read More »

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January 21, 2014

Sensory Experiences Beyond the Bin

Is your Rice Bin or Sensory Center buzzing with activity, or is it simply a brief stopping point for children to poke around in before moving on to other areas of the classroom? We know that young children are oriented toward sensory experiences. From birth, children have learned about the world by touching, tasting, smelling, Read More »

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January 14, 2014

Doodle Bugs! Team Tuesday: Issue #185

For this Team Tuesday, we would like to recognize Ms. Dawn from our West Amherst location! We received this wonderful letter from parents of her classroom: “My husband and I have been so thoroughly impressed with Doodle Bugs! since day one. Today will be our son Nash’s last day in Classroom 6 and I wanted Read More »

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