October 2021 Newsletter

October 29, 2021

EI Spotlight

“April has been such a valuable asset to our team over the last 6 months. April is always the first one to offer assistance or help when another teammate needs it. She is willing to go above and beyond to make sure that our families at About Play are taken care of. We, along with her kiddos, are so blessed to have her! Thank you April for all that you do and for just being you!”

-EI Jennifer


Child Spotlight

“Kayden is 4 years old and has been receiving services with About Play since January 2018. Kayden’ favorite thing to do is to play with bubbles and slime. Kayden’s emerging communication and social skills always make fun visits. Kayden is such a joy to see, and I always look forward to working with him each week!”

-EIS DeShae


Extra-Mile Award

“Elizabeth has been with About Play for about * months. Elizabeth always has a smile on her face and is always willing to go the extra mile for the children that she works with. Her positive attitude and hard work make her very deserving of this award. Her families love her and About Play is very blessed to have Elizabeth on our team. Congratulations Elizabeth! Thank you for all you do!!”

-EIS Stacy


October Graduate



Community Resources

Halloween Hoopla

Date: Oct 31 2021
Time: 11:00am - 6:00pm
Location: EdVenture Children’s Museum at 211 Gervais St., Columbia, SC 29201

Supported by a grant from the TD Foundation, Special Nights for Special Needs is open to families of children with disabilities or sensory sensitivities. The museum will offer lowered lighting, lowered music, limited number of visitors, as well as programming from our education team, and resources from our partner organizations. A calming room will be available for guests in the Home Safe Home exhibit.

Advanced registration is required for this event, to limit the number of guests in the building.

Register here


Feed the Ghost

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


  • Black and orange pom poms
  • Black Sharpie
  • Empty and cleaned out Lysol wipes container

First, Rinse and clean out your empty Lysol wipes container thoroughly. Remove the label. Take a back sharpie and draw the face of a ghost on the outside of the containers. Sort out the black and orange pom poms. You can also add purple and green pom poms for a collection of Halloween colors. Last, invite your toddler to feed the ghost – who is very hungry.


24-30 Month Milestones

Social and Emotional

  • Insists on doing things independently
  • Says “no” but submits anyway
  • Engages best in peer interaction



  • Uses 10-15 words spontaneously
  • Obeys two- part commands
  • Points to six body parts on picture

Cognitive (learning, thinking, problem solving)

  • Understands concept of two
  • Completes three-four piece puzzle

Gross/Fine Motor

  • Build tower using nine cubes
  • Catches eight inch ball



  • Holds spoon in fingers
  • Dries hands

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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