January 2022 Newsletter

February 4, 2022

EI Spotlight

“Mika has been with About Play for 8 months. Mika does a great job of making sure her families needs are met and that they're happy with the services provided. Mika always has a positive attitude and radiates joy. Thank you, Mika for all your hard work!"

-EIS Monica


Child Spotlight

“Bryson has been getting EI services with About Play since 2019! Bryson is one of the sweetest boys you will ever meet. Bryson’s imagination is out of this world,  and he loves pretend play! Bryson is always waiting on me at the door and is ready to go as soon as I walk through the door!”

-EIS Kadie


Extra-Mile Award

"Meet Amber! Our team wants to recognize her because she is always going above and beyond for her families! She plans and creates activities that are fun and promote learning across multiple areas of development. If you ever hear her talk about the children she serves you would think they are her family. She works hard to be a positive light to not only the children she serves but the families as well! GREAT JOB AMBER!”

-Reg Dir Beth



Community Resources

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.


Dot Sticker Snowflakes

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


  • Construction paper
  • Color coding stickers

First, grab apiece of construction paper. Tape the paper to our wall, and then hand your child a few of the stickers (for starters, then later the page; prompting them to request more stickers please). You could start off by using 1-2 colors first and then add the other 2 later. As the child place the dots on the snowflake name the color and have the child imitate (working on identifying and naming each color).


0-3 Month Milestones

Social and Emotional

  • Notices and responds to sounds
  • Enjoys playful face-to-face interactions with people


  • Makes eye contact
  • Coos and smiles
  • Turns head towards sound or voice

Cognitive (learning, thinking, problem solving)

  • Responds to sound and voice
  • Watches speaker's eyes and mouth

Gross/Fine Motor

  • While lying on tummy, pushes up and arms
  • Able to bring hands to mouth


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

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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