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February 2022 Newsletter

March 4, 2022

EI Spotlight

“McKenzie has been with About Play since July 2021 and has been a great addition to our team. McKenzie has developed more as an EI since she started with About Play and is able to work more independently. She has a smile on her face whenever she talks to you, and she is passionate about the services provided for her families. McKenzie puts a lot of effort into providing resources/information without hesitation for her families. Thank you for everything that you do!’

-EIS Williams

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Child Spotlight

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“Amir is three years old and has been with About Play since March of 2021. Amir can be shy at first, but really shows his sweet and outgoing personality when he warms up to you. Amir is a joy to work with and continues to show how bright, funny, and kind he can be. We are so proud of Amir and his accomplishments!!”

-EIS Williams

Extra-Mile Award

We are so glad that Asia is a part of our About Play team. Asia works really hard to provide a quality service for the children that she works with and continuously goes the extra mile. That is why Asia has been nominated for the extra mile award. We appreciate you, Asia, and all your hard work!!

-Reg Dir MiToya

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Graduates

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Community Resources

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Every Friday in January and February for Residents of Richland and Lexington Counties - Free Fridays!

In appreciation of the continued support of residents of Richland and Lexington Counties, Riverbanks Zoo and Garden will once again offer complimentary admission to Richland and Lexington County residents.

For additional information on what items that will be accepted as proof of residency, please visit here.

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Dot Sticker Snowflakes

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

Materials:

  • Construction paper
  • Tape
  • Paint
  • Foam Hearts

First, glue a few foam hearts to clothespins to make heart stamps.  (You can also find heart stampers at the dollar store). Then, use removable double-sided tape to stick a large foam heart in the center of a piece of cardstock. Next, set up a tray with pink, red, purple and white tempera paint and allow them to begin making hearts all around the page.

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3-6 Month Milestones

We are Hiring!

Social and Emotional

  • Socializes with strangers
  • Establishes eye contact

 

Language/Communication

  • Lifts arms to parent
  • Coos and smiles
  • Looks and vocalizes to own name

Cognitive (learning, thinking, problem solving)

  • Begins to play with rattle
  • Reaches and grasps objects

Gross/Fine Motor

  • Bears weight on hands
  • Able to bring hands to mouth

 

Self-Help/Adaptive

  • Opens and closes mouth in response to food stimulus
  • Bring hand to mouth
  • Pats bottle

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 https://aboutplaysc.com/careers.

For more info and questions, you may also email humanresources@aboutplaysc.com.