April 2021 Newsletter

April 21, 2021

EI Spotlight

"Jennifer is so hard working and dedicated to improving the lives of the children she serves. Jennifer is a joy to be around and her passion is contagious. Jennifer is an asset to our team!!!”

Thank you Jennifer for being such an asset to our team!!

-EIS Lauren D.

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Child Spotlight

“Nicholas is full of energy and so much fun! He just learned all of his colors and surprises us each week with a new skill. He has made so much progress since I have been with him and is excited to try new things! Nicholas is always happy with a big smile and I look forward to seeing him each week!!”

-EI Kayla

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Extra-Mile Award

Kadie began her journey as a trainer in August 2020 and Kadie has made amazing progress and strides in her role since. Kadie is hardworking, creative, and loved by many families. Kadie lives in the Upstate area, but has been assisting EIs in areas all of the state with a smile and upbeat attitude, which is why I have nominated her for going that extra mile. Thank you, Kadie for all that you do!!

-EIS Lauren K.

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Community Resources

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Drive-In Movie Night

Join us for a drive-in movie night at Saluda Shoals Park featuring the Croods- A New Age. The movie begins at dark (8:00 p.m.) Food Trucks will have food for purchase from 6:00-8:00 p.m

By the Fire Pizza
Pelican's SnoBalls
Cupcakes Cotton Candy

All Ages $15/car

Movie attendees are asked to remain in their vehicles during the movie. Enter at the east entrance of Saluda Shoals Park located at 6071 St. Andrews Road, Columbia, SC 29212

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Tubes & Easter Eggs

This fun activity is great for developing hand eye coordination and problem solving.


  • Cardboard tubes (various sizes)
  • Plastic Easter Eggs


First, Grab your cardboard tubes and plastic Easter eggs. Then stand the cardboard tube up straight and balance an Easter egg on top. Demonstrate this to your toddler or preschooler then have them try to do it.

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9-12 Month Milestones

Social and Emotional

  • Favorite games to play “peek-a-boo” and “hiding”
  • Smile and babble
  • May be afraid of strangers



  • Uses fingers to point at things
  • Understands “no”


Cognitive (learning, thinking, problem solving)

  • Puts things in his mouth
  • Transfer objects from one hand to the other


Gross/Fine Motor

  • Stands, holding on
  • Sits without support



  • Holds own bottle
  • Feeds self crackers

We are Hiring!

We need energetic, creative, motivated and passion driven professionals with great time and organizational skill managements.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in education, early childhood, social work, psychology, sociology, family & consumer science, or any related field
  • At least one year of experience working with children birth to six years old

Positions are available in the following counties:

  • Charleston
  • Kershaw
  • Richland

If you or someone you know is interested, visit our job application page at

For more info and questions, you may also email

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