June 2021 Newsletter

June 2021 Newsletter

June 24, 2021

EI Spotlight

Janelle has been with About Play since October 2020, and we're so glad to have her be a part of our About Play team. Janelle puts a lot of time and effort into each family that she serves to provide a quality service. Janelle has really grown and developed in her knowledge as an EI in the 6 1/2 months that she has been with us and we really appreciate all of her hard work. Congratulations Janelle!

-EIS Stacy

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Child Spotlight

This is my best buddy, Jaxson! I began working with Jaxson almost four years ago when I first began my EI journey. Along the way, we have developed such a bond that I am so grateful for as his EI. Jaxson never fails to make a person smile and laugh. Jaxson has a diagnosis of Apraxia.. However, that has never stopped Jaxson from putting his best foot forward at every visit.

-EIS Lauren K.

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Extra-Mile Award

Kayla is such a valuable member to our team. She always has an upbeat attitude and a willingness to go above and beyond for her kids and families. Kayla has been a rock star at providing telehealth services for families during covid-19 and her families absolutely adore her. She goes as far as preparing activity bags for her telehealth families and dropping them off at their home so they have a fun and personalized activity. We are SO happy to have her as part of our About Play family.

-EIS Elizabeth W.

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Community Resources

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Family Storytime

Storytime is a fun way to introduce your little ones to literature — allowing all ages to experience the best in books, nursery rhymes, finger plays, storytelling, poetry, songs and more.

Date: Saturday, June 26, 2021
Time: 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Location:
Cayce-West Columbia Branch
1500 Augusta Road West Columbia, SC 29169

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Baby Ball Drop

This activity focuses on: hand-eye coordination, imitating requesting, imitating sounds

Materials:

  • Empty wipes container
  • Ball

First step is to thoroughly rinse out your wipes container Next, cut out the smallest inset pieces of the container – the part that cuts off the wipes (and make sure to not cut your hand when you reach in). Last, hand it to baby with a bunch of balls. Stand back and watch the magic. Have parents model “More” and “please” to the child and have the child imitate the modeling with some prompting. Parent can also begin identifying colors and naming them.

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12-15 Month Milestones

We are Hiring!

Social and Emotional

  • Favorite games to play “peek-a-boo” and “hiding”
  • Smile and babble
  • May be afraid of strangers

 

Language/Communication

  • Say three to five words
  • Understands "no"

 

Cognitive (learning, thinking, problem solving)

  • Point to one body part
  • Transfer objects from one hand to the other

 

Gross/Fine Motor

  • Walk alone and begin to run
  • Make marks with a crayon

 

Self-Help/Adaptive

  • Drinks out of a cup
  • Imitate activities, such as housework

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.