Henrietta, Teacher Assistant
Rachel is an exceptional team member who goes above and beyond her duties here at Doodle Bugs!, no matter what the situation. Always reliable and flexible, she adapts quickly and easily to change.
Henrietta Director Assistant, Cara Bintz, says that “every teacher begs to have Miss Rachel in their classroom when they have a half day, because they know the transition will be seamless. She is so warm and loving to all children of all ages!”
So thank you, Rachel, for being such a valued member of our team and for your genuine passion and commitment. The doodle community is a better place because you CARE!
Maura Sheehan, Lancaster Center
Maura has been a part of the doodle community since September 2013. As an educator or more than 20 years, Maura is extremely passionate when it comes to early childhood education.
You can often times find Maura dancing around her room in silly costumes, going through tunnels with her students and venturing down the slide in our gym. She embodies Doodle Bugs! mission and vision, which is evident in her classroom each and every day.
Her genuine smile, bubbly personality and overall caring character is contagious at the Lancaster center; you can’t help but smile whenever you are around her. She is a team player and the first to ask “what can I do to help?” We are so thankful to have a wonderful teacher like Maura on our doodle team and a part of the Lancaster Doodle Bugs! family.
Thank you, Maura, for embracing every doodle day as an opportunity to “take a moment to make a moment.”
Teacher Assistant, Classroom 6
For this week’s Team Tuesday, we would like to highlight Orchard Park faculty member Lauren Audette!
Lauren is an exceptional toddler teacher, who has a special connection with each and every one of her children, and is completely tuned in to their individual needs both educationally and emotionally.
Her room is always bright, open and inviting and truly sets a great example of what a learning environment should look like inside a toddler classroom.
Center director Sara Utech states that “she is so focused on what is really important – the children. I am SO lucky to have her!”
So thank you, Lauren, for paying extra attention to the children in your care, knowing their habits, and for being a part of our team. The doodle community is a better place because you CARE!
We received this wonderful note from a parent in her classroom:
“I wanted to send a quick email to say how much my husband and I (and Logan!) appreciate Ms. Joanne. She is absolutely wonderful with Logan and is always open to any type of schedule or request we may have for him She is so friendly and Logan just adores her.
Even though I have been back to work for almost five months now, she has made the transition so much easier knowing we are leaving Logan in great hands everyday.”
So thank you, Joanne, for being such a valued member of our team and for your genuine passion and commitment. The doodle community is a better place because you CARE!
James Grudzien, Company Painter
The well-maintained walls, trim and exterior siding of all Doodle Bugs! centers is the work of our talented Doodle Bugs! painter, James. He has been an employee with Doodle Bugs! Children’s Centers for two years and is extremely dedicated to ensuring the centers look their best and meet the doodle standards. James has an in-depth knowledge and a comprehensive understanding of appropriate paints for a child care center.
Beyond his expertise and superior paint skills, James is very reliable, a hard worker and has the best interest of Doodle Bugs! at heart. He consistently looks for ways to be cost-effective without sacrificing high quality. His work ethic, positive personality and commitment to the brand is what makes him so deserving of this recognition. Thank you, James, the doodle community is a better place because you CARE!
With National Read Across America Day and Dr. Seuss’ birthday upon us, we can’t help but take notice of all the wonders books hold. They take us to far away places, introduce us to new lessons, show us all walks of life and help our imaginations grow. As early childhood education providers, Doodle Bugs! is a huge proponent of literacy and building a love of reading. Therefore, we asked our friends at Orchard Park bookstore, B is for Books, what the top five early childhood books are for the spring. Check out their picks:
B is for Books is located at 6562 E. Quaker Street in Orchard Park, NY. They offer a great selection of books for children of all ages, toys, arts & crafts, and educational games. The shop features a kid’s play area, birthday parties, book character visits, free storytimes, and much more! To learn more, visit www.bisforbooks.com.