November 2021 Newsletter

November 2021 Newsletter

December 2, 2021

EI Spotlight

“Latisha has always been a valuable member to our team. With her bubbly personality and willingness to meet the needs of her families makes her one of the best EI’s. Latisha goes above and beyond at training our EI’s to better serve our families. We are so happy to have her as part of our About Play family. Thank you, Latisha for all that you do and for just being you!”

-EIS DeShae


Child Spotlight


“Jaeden is three years old has been with About Play since August 2020. Jaeden is very playful, loves cars, Blimpie and cutting with scissors. Jaeden has been knocking down his goals, with increasing word phrases, including using actions words and identifying his number and letters. Go Jaeden !”

-EIT Jannerra

Extra-Mile Award

“Emma goes above and beyond to make sure her families are provided with quality services and care. She has built wonderful rapport and is timely and organized for her day-today schedules. Her kiddos get so excited to see Emma for their visits, and even some will give big hugs and say, “Hi Ms. Emma!” when she arrives. Congratulations Emma! Thank you for all you do!!”

-EIS Howlin


November Graduate


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


Sponge Painted Turkey

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


  • Paper plate
  • Paint
  • Sponge
  • Glue
  • Scissors

First, start out by cutting your sponge into strips. Next, prepare your paint (let the kids pick out the colors for their turkey). Then, dab your sponge into the paint and then dab onto the paper plate. Alternate colors until the plate is covered. Allow to dry. While the paint is drying on the paper plate, cut a body for the turkey from brown paper. Glue the body to the bottom of the paper plate. Finally, cut out eyes (or use googly eyes), beak, and gobbler and glue to the turkey’s body.


30 Month Milestones

We are Hiring!

Social and Emotional

  • Starts to play with, not just alongside, other kids
  • Refers to himself or herself by name



  • Says short phrases of 3-4 words
  • Speaks using pronouns (I, me, you)
  • Asks many "What?" and "Where?" questions

Cognitive (learning, thinking, problem solving)

  • Begins to develop a sense of humor
  • Understands the concept of one item or thing (e.g., "Give me one block.")

Gross/Fine Motor

  • Throws a ball overhand
  • Imitates a vertical or horizontal writing stroke
  • Jumps with both feet together



  • Washes and dries hands
  • Brushes teeth with help

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