We are having a blast this summer! And, you know what they say– time flies when you’re having fun.
Our August Newsletter is now available for download and will be going home with all families within in the next week.
In this month’s issue, we’re talking family-fun summer events including; Lake Worth Turns 2!, our annual Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social and a few community celebrations. All of which are great (and FREE!) opportunities for some summer fun.
Here’s a peak at the themes our centers will be celebrating during the month of August:
NY & PA Centers
Week of August 1: Taste of Doodleville
Week of August 8: Game Time
Week of August 15: Out of this World
Week of August 22: What’s Your Superpower?
Week of August 29: Carnival Days
Lake Worth Center
Week of August 1: Taste of Doodleville
Week of August 8: Carnival Days
Week of August 15: 2016-2017 School Year begins!
We’re also excited to introduce Ruby, our Recruitment Specialist, to the team. We know that having the best teachers in early childhood education is what makes our program shine and we are committed to finding, attracting, retaining and growing excellent teachers.We look forward to all the ways Ruby’s recruitment initiatives will contribute to our mission of happy children, happy parents and happy teachers.
We are so excited to be celebrating the second anniversary of our Lake Worth, Florida location! Two years ago, Doodle Bug packed his bags and headed south to bring a new educational standard to South Florida. On August 3, we are throwing a party and we want you there to celebrate our milestone!
Join us from 5:30pm – 7:00pm for free dinner from the PS561 Food Truck, make your own ice cream sundaes and a carnival atmosphere featuring train rides, balloon animals, face painting, games and activities! Our pool will also be open to cool off!
The celebration is free and open to the public. Prospective families are encouraged to join us– the event is a great way to discover more about the Doodle Difference!
As a thank you for your continued support, all families in attendance will receive a $100 tuition voucher to use during the 2016 – 2017 school year (some exclusions may apply).
Use Facebook to let us know you’re coming and to share this free, fun, family event with your friends!
I scream, you scream we all scream for SUMMER!
July is coming to a close but there is still plenty of summer left! To celebrate, our New York and Pennsylvania locations are hosting the annual Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social on Wednesday, August 3, 5:30pm – 7pm.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Our Penfield, NY location will hold their Ice Cream Social on Wednesday, August 10 from 5:30pm – 7pm
The Ice Cream Social is the perfect opportunity for the Doodle Community to come together for a fun and DELICIOUS evening with friends. Moms and Dads, take the night off from meal planning and prep; dinner and dessert will be on us!
The celebration will feature pizza and fruit for dinner, make your own sundae for dessert, plus lots of games and activities for the whole family. Our outdoor spaces will be open for families to dine and play outdoors (weather permitting, fingers crossed!).
The Ice Cream Social is free and open to the public. Do you know someone that is curious about the Doodle Difference? Invite them to join us– the event is a also a great opportunity for perspective families to check us out.
Check out the event on Facebook and let us know if you’re “going”!
The countdown is on…
Florida Families: Our Lake Worth center is turning 2! We’ll host a second anniversary celebration on Wednesday, August 3, 5:30pm – 7pm. For more information, check our Facebook. Stay tuned for more.
Ruby Ruiz has recently joined our doodle team as Recruitment Specialist– a brand new position at Doodle Bugs! Learning Academy.
From an early age, Ruby was introduced to the daily operations of a family-owned child care business; her mother founded a child care center in her Southern California hometown!
After moving to New York from California, Ruby attended Hilbert College in Hamburg, NY. In 2009 she began her career as a Bilingual Staffing Supervisor for a Fortune 500 company. Over the last several years she has successfully staffed positions for M&T Bank, Allstate, Pepsi, The Disabled American Veterans (DAV) & dozens of local WNY companies.
Since joining our team in June, Ruby has further developed our retention and recruitment strategies. She has also established a relationship with over 50 colleges and universities and is working in conjunction with them to develop an internship program for all Doodle Bugs! locations. We look forward to all the ways these enhanced recruitment initiatives will contribute to our mission of happy children, happy parents and happy teachers.
This week, for Team Tuesday, we’re sending virtual high-fives out to Shannon DelGiorno, Teacher Assistant at our Penfield, NY location.
Miss Shannon has been with Doodle Bugs! for 5 years. In addition to her role as Teacher Assistant, she is a mentor to her peers. Over the last few months, she has stepped up as the leader in her infant classroom with grace.
Miss Shannon receives so many positive comments from parents. Her open and honest communication helps them to feel at ease. Thank you, Shannon, for delivering a personal experience to each family. You are kind, caring and knowledgeable and an asset to our Doodle Team.
Doodle Bugs! Children’s Learning Academy, a leading early childhood education provider, is thrilled to announce plans for a second Pittsburgh-area location in Mars, Pennsylvania!
The new center, located at 230 Scharberry Lane, just off Route 228 in Mars Pennsylvania, will accommodate 164 children ages 6 weeks to 12 years. Construction has commenced for the 10,799 square foot facility and 20,000 square foot playground and an opening date of early 2017 is projected.
“Our mission has remained the same since our inception nearly 25 years ago — to build a community of happy children, happy parents and happy teachers,” said Anthony Insinna, CEO of Doodle Bugs!. “We are delighted to be growing our doodle community in Pennsylvania and look forward to bringing the doodle difference to more families.”
According to Insinna, one of the “Doodle Differences” includes WatchMeGrow video surveillance system where enrolled families can securely view their child’s classroom online from any device, allowing them to stay connected all day long. Additionally, Doodle Bugs! provides a healthy menu filled with fresh fruit and meals prepared onsite in their professional-grade kitchen.
Doodle Bugs! is an education-based program that teaches children through its innovative and proprietary BRAVO! By Doodle Bugs Curriculum®. The curriculum focuses on building the foundation of a child’s cognitive, social, physical and creative development. By combining facilities that feature pioneering curriculum, spacious classrooms, huge outdoor playgrounds, biometric security systems, Doodle Bugs! is meeting the growing demand for quality early education and child care programs in the Pittsburgh area.
“Research overwhelmingly shows that participation in a high-quality early education program makes a critical difference in a child’s development of language, vocabulary, early math and social skills,” Insinna said. “At Doodle Bugs!, we are passionate about making a difference in the community and promise to deliver the best and most trusted early childhood education for the families in and around Mars, Pennsylvania, just as we have in the other communities we serve.
Founded nearly 25 years ago by siblings Anthony, Clarine and Anna Insinna, Doodle Bugs! has remained family-owned and operated since its first center opened with 24 students. Today, the company operates 13 corporate and franchised locations from upstate New York to Florida, expanding its “doodle community” to more than 2,000 families.