July 2021 Newsletter

July 2021 Newsletter

August 7, 2021

EI Spotlight

Meet Chelsea Davis! She started with About Play in May and has proved already that she is a wonderful addition to our team. She keeps her family training sessions fun and creative while always working towards achieving goals. Chelsea celebrates the small things and is a great cheerleader for not only the children she serves but the whole family unit! Thank you Chelsea for always striving for GREATNESS, we are so happy you are here! Congratulations Chelsea!

-EIS Beth

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Child Spotlight

Nolan brings so much happiness and light into the room with his fun personality! Nolan has accomplished many of his goals since I have started working with him. Nolan has begun putting many words together to form sentences. We are working on recognition of colors and shapes. He already knows the color yellow! Nolan has even started to pretend play and has such an imagination! I always look forward to working with Nolan each week! Way to go Nolan!

-EI. Parker

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Extra-Mile Award

Alex is so passionate about each and every child and their services. Alex is always eager to learn and to find out more resources for her families. Alex is always smiling and a true joy to be around. Alex’s family have expressed their joy for having Alex be their EI. About Play is honored to call Alex one of our EI’s!” We are SO happy to have her as part of our About Play family.

-EIS Lauren D.

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Community Resources

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Family Movie Night

Event By:Melanie Outlaw & Associates - Realtor at Keller Williams Realty
Date: Saturday, August 7, 2021
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Ebenezer Park 4490
Boatshore Rd. Rock Hill, SC
Public · Anyone on or off Facebook

Buy Tickets

Bring your chair or blanket and join Melanie Outlaw & Associates - Realtors at Keller Williams as they host a Family Movie Night. The meet and greet is from 7:30- 8:30pm. Movie will begin promptly afterwards and concessions will be available.

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Sidewalk Chalk Game

This activity focuses on: hand-eye coordination, imitating sounds, gross motor development

Materials:

  • Chalk

Here is a fun and crazy quick to setup gross motor activity that is EASY, SIMPLE, FUN, and ENGAGING for little ones. Simply draw various shapes in different colors in a grid pattern (When you are drawing the shapes, keep in mind that your kiddo will have to able to make it from one end to the other. So you will have to have like colors and/or shapes close enough together to make this possible.) Next, draw a start line and a finish line. Call out either a shape or a color and your little one has to hop from the start line to the finish line by only touching the shape or the color that you called out. It helps to reinforce colors and shapes and includes one thing that toddlers love doing…hopping!

Follow-up Activity: Add letters and numbers to the shapes to help them identify it as they hop along.

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15-18 Month Milestones

We are Hiring!

Social and Emotional

  • Points to show others something interesting
  • Plays simple pretend, such as feeding a doll video icon

 

Language/Communication

  • Understands own name
  • Points to show someone what he/she wants

Cognitive (learning, thinking, problem solving)

  • Labels common objects
  • Points to one body part

 

Gross/Fine Motor

  • Pick up small objects
  • May walk up steps and run video icon

 

Self-Help/Adaptive

  • Drinks out of a cup
  • Walks alone

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.