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Doodle Bugs Child Care & Preschool

7790 Transit Road
Buffalo, NY 14221

Phone:
(716) 633-7816

Website:

Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"At Doodle Bugs!, our goal is straightforward - to meet your family's needs and exceed your expectations.
Your child's development, safety and happiness are our top priorities, and our dedication to those priorities is obvious in everything we do. Put simply, when you enroll at our center, the Insinna family welcomes you to the Doodle Bugs! family and makes a commitment to your child's early care and education.
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Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"Daily Schedule:(Toddlers)
6:30 - 8:30
Self Interest Activities
This relaxed early morning period allows the children to enjoy self-selected books, toys, games, and learning center activities. Toddlers gradually greet and interact with their teachers and classmates.
8:30 – 11:30
Morning Activities
Circle Time – This "morning meeting" allows children to enjoy language development activities (songs, poems, fingerplays, and stories), daily exercise, and other classroom specific routines.
Small Group Activities – Children participate in various theme-related learning centers, including arts & crafts, dramatic play, fine motor skill builders and sensory experiences.
Gross Motor/Outdoor Play – Toddlers stretch their growing muscles daily as they play cooperative games, play in the indoor gym, and enjoy the great outdoors!
11:30 – 12:00
Hot, Nutritious Lunch
12:00 – 12:30
Story Time and Morning Program Departure
As some toddlers prepare to go home, the class enjoys stories, books on tape, and other relaxing media to wind down for rest time.
12:30 – 2:30
Rest Period
2:30 – 3:15
Wake Up Routines and Snack Time
3:15 – 4:15
Happy Hour
Our toddlers participate in additional open-ended learning activities, centered on art experience, music & movement, and literature.
4:15 – 6:30
Outdoor Play & Self-Interest Activities
As the toddlers prepare to go home, they enjoy group games, outdoor play, and self-selected learning centers (block play, art activities, dramatic play, sensory activities, etc.).

Daily Schedule:(Preschool)
6:30 - 8:30
Self Interest Activities
This relaxed early morning period allows the children to enjoy self-selected books, toys, games, and learning center activities. Preschoolers greet and interact with their teachers and classmates, allowing teachers to assess and guide their social skills and language development.
8:30 – 11:30
Morning Activities
Circle Time – This "morning meeting" allows children to enjoy language development activities (songs, poems, fingerplays, and stories), daily exercise, and other classroom specific routines; Spanish is integrated into the Circle Time routine.
Small Group Activities – Children participate in various theme-related learning centers, including arts & crafts, dramatic play, fine motor skill builders and sensory experiences. Preschoolers also enjoy journaling, and working on alphabet-focused activities.
Computer Instruction – Preschoolers visit our computer lab to participate in age-appropriate lessons using the Internet, digital camera, scanner, and educational software.
Gross Motor/Outdoor Play – Preschoolers stretch their growing muscles daily as they play cooperative games, play in the indoor gym, and enjoy the great outdoors!
11:30 – 12:00
Hot, Nutritious Lunch
12:00 – 12:30
Story Time and Morning Program Departure
As some children prepare to go home, the class enjoys stories, books on tape, and other relaxing media to wind down for rest time.
12:30 – 2:30
Rest Period
2:30 – 4:15
Wake Up Routines and Snack Time
Afternoon Enrichment
All preschoolers are invited to participate in our exclusive Doodle Dance and Tae Kwon Do classes.
Happy Hour
Our preschoolers participate in additional open-ended learning activities, centered on art experience, music & movement, and literature.
4:15 – 6:30
Outdoor Play & Self-Interest Activities
As the children prepare to go home, they enjoy group games, outdoor play, and self-selected learning centers (computers, block play, art activities, dramatic play, sensory activities, etc.).

Daily Schedule:(Pre-k)
6:30 - 8:30
Self Interest Activities
This relaxed early morning period allows the children to enjoy self-selected books, toys, games, and learning center activities. Preschoolers greet and interact with their teachers and classmates, allowing teachers to assess and guide their social skills and language development.
8:30 – 11:30
Morning Activities
Circle Time – This "morning meeting" allows children to enjoy language development activities (songs, poems, fingerplays, and stories), daily exercise, and other classroom specific routines; Spanish is integrated into the Circle Time routine.
Small Group Activities – Children participate in various theme-related learning centers, including arts & crafts, dramatic play, fine motor skill builders and sensory experiences. Preschoolers also enjoy journaling, and working on alphabet-focused activities.
Computer Instruction – Preschoolers visit our computer lab to participate in age-appropriate lessons using the Internet, digital camera, scanner, and educational software.
Gross Motor/Outdoor Play – Preschoolers stretch their growing muscles daily as they play cooperative games, play in the indoor gym, and enjoy the great outdoors!
11:30 – 12:00
Hot, Nutritious Lunch
12:00 – 12:30
Story Time and Morning Program Departure
As some children prepare to go home, the class enjoys stories, books on tape, and other relaxing media to wind down for rest time.
12:30 – 2:30
Rest Period
2:30 – 4:15
Wake Up Routines and Snack Time
Afternoon Enrichment
All preschoolers are invited to participate in our exclusive Doodle Dance and Tae Kwon Do classes.
Happy Hour
Our preschoolers participate in additional open-ended learning activities, centered on art experience, music & movement, and literature.
4:15 – 6:30
Outdoor Play & Self-Interest Activities
As the children prepare to go home, they enjoy group games, outdoor play, and self-selected learning centers (computers, block play, art activities, dramatic play, sensory activities, etc.).

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Excerpted from the preschool's website