December 2020 Newsletter

December 2020 Newsletter

December 29, 2020

EI Spotlight

Our EI spotlight this week is Destany! Destiny loves building relationships with kids and their families. We’re so thankful you’re on our team, Destany!! Thank you Destany for being such an asset to our team!!

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Child Spotlight

“Caitlyn is enthusiastic and excited about ANYTHING that I bring her/show her and she's always 110% attentive & engaged during FT where mom is also great support. Caitlyn has an energetic personality, she loves to talk and have conversations with you and her speech has improved tremendously, along with her self-help skills. She's very independent and always takes the initiative to do things on her own, dress herself, clean up, and be a good big sister!”

-EI Marjetta

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Community Resources

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Lights Before Christmas

Now through Dec 30 | 5:00pm until 9:00pm.

Stroll through a dazzling display of more than one-million twinkling lights, see the brilliantly lit 30-ft Animated Story Tree, send a letter to Santa and more! Plus, Santa will be onsite beginning at 6:00pm each evening of Lights through December 23.

Timed Ticket Information HERE.

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Animal Line-Up

We all know that learning animal sounds are is a great way to build a toddlers’ vocabulary! Use this fun and easy method to help your little ones learn animals, the sound it makes and also about different lines.

Materials:

• Animals

• Butcher paper

• Tape

• Giant Sharpie marker

Create a fun activity with a toddler’s animals and tape! It’s a great way to practice learning animals, shapes, colors and more! First, roll out a long section of white butcher paper and tape it to the floor. Then, on top of it, draw two-three animal parade “routes”.(using different types of lines for the kids to identify). Allow the child to line up the different types of animals allowing them to carefully line the toys up, organizing them, classifying them, and arranging them so very delicately.

Follow-Up Activity Altering a line-up game by calling it an “Animal Parade” and organizing them in a very clear marching line or even by size or color.

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26-Month Milestones

We are Hiring!

Social and Emotional

  • Remembers where objects belong.
  • Displays dependent behavior

 

Language/Communication

  • Says two-word phrases
  • Follows simple instructions

 

Cognitive (learning, thinking, problemsolving)

  • Matches objects
  • Points to five pictures
  • Find a hidden object, sorts items (by size or color), and likes to use his imagination

 

Gross/Fine Motor

  • Builds tower using 4-6 cubes
  • Runs fairly well Self-Help/Adaptive
  • Brushes teeth with assistance
  • Opens doors by turning knob

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:

  • Sumter
  • Columbia
  • Florence
  • Greenville
  • Charleston
  • Rock Hill
  • Lancaster

If you or someone you know is interested, visit our job application page at https://aboutplaysc.com/careers.