December 2021 Newsletter

January 5, 2022

EI Spotlight

“Kayla has been with About Play for 2 years. She works hard to ensure that her children are provided with services and opportunities they need. Her families love her and are happy to see her each week. We are thankful we have Kayla as part of our team. Thank you Kayla for all that you do and for just being you!”

-EIS Jennifer


Child Spotlight

“Benjamin is two years old has been with About Play since January 2021. Benjamin is very playful, loves escavators, Blimpie and assisting mom with household task. Benjamin has progressed and graduated from speech services and looks forward to each session with his EI. Go Benjamin!”

-EIT Latisha


Extra-Mile Award

“Rekendra has been an amazing asset to About Play. Her bubbly personality and obvious love for what she does it was makes her families so grateful for her and the services she provides!! Keep up the good work Rekendra!! Congratulations and thank you for all you do!!”

-EIS Mungo


Community Resources

Lights Before Christmas

Date: Dec 30, 2021
Time: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: : RiverBank Zoo & Garden 500 Wildlife Pkwy., Columbia, SC 29210

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!

Get Tickets Here


Scoop the Ornaments

This activity focuses on: hand-eye coordination, fine motor development


  • Two large plastic containers
  • Plastic ornaments
  • Ladle
  • Slotted spoon
  • Water
  • Green food coloring

First fill up one container with water (about 2/3rds full). Then, add in a few drops of food coloring and stir around. Last, drop some plastic ornaments and ladles/slotted spoons into the bin. This activity really needs no instruction. Kids can just scoop the water and the ornaments out of one bin and put them into the other bin. This is a great activity working on called a transferring objects. Kids can develop and refine their fine motor skills through activities like these!


36 Month Milestones

Social and Emotional

  • Shows a wide range of emotions
  • Takes turns in games



  • Carries on a conversation using 2 to 3 sentences
  • Follows instructions with 2 or 3 steps

Cognitive (learning, thinking, problem solving)

  • Screws and unscrews jar lids or turns door handle
  • Copies a circle with pencil or crayon

Gross/Fine Motor

  • Walks up and down stairs, one foot on each step
  • Cuts with scissors: side to side
  • Pedals a tricycle (3-wheel bike)



  • Unbuttons large buttons
  • Puts shoes on without laces.

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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