April 2022 Newsletter

May 1, 2022

EI Spotlight

“Bethany has been a great asset to our team since she joined About Play 6 months ago. She has gone above and beyond to provide quality services to the families she serves and creates beneficial visits for each of her children. Bethany’s families appreciate her effort and are happy to see her each week. Thank you, Bethany, for continuously striving to achieve the best services possible for your children and families, they and About Play appreciates you! Thank you for all your hard work and for all that you do!"

-Reg Dir Jennifer


Child Spotlight

“Vermont was unable to communicate verbally when I started with him. However, now he is able to name colors, shapes, and count 1-20. Vermont is a very happy little boy that loves school and socializing with others!”

-Reg Dir Jennifer


Extra-Mile Award

“Rachel has been with About Play for ten months and has been a great asset to our team. Rachel's enthusiasm for her "friends" and the services that she provides is phenomenal. The quality of services that she provides for her families is priceless. Thank you, Rachel, for providing outstanding services to the children of About Play!

-Reg Dir Felecia




Community Resources

Autism Family Fair

Come one, come all! The Unumb Center for Neurodevelopment and UofSC's Early Social Development and Intervention Lab invite you to the Autism Family Fair at EdVenture Children's Museum on Friday, May 27th from 5:30-7:30pm!

If you are an autism service provider and are interested in joining us, please email


Tubes and Easter Eggs

Use this fun and easy method to help your little ones learn colors using hand- eye coordination with joint attention


  • 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.


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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