September 2020 Newsletter

September 2020 Newsletter

September 21, 2020

EI Spotlight

Chelsea has almost been with About Play for a year now and is doing a wonderful job! She gets services started in a timely manner and is a strong advocate for the kids and families she serves. Chelsea makes family training fun for both the child and parent! Chelsea has great rapport with all her families! 

Congratulations, Chelsea!!

Thank you Chelsea for being such an asset to our team!!

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Child Spotlight

“In the past 6 months Amelia has gone from no expressive language to repeating new words, labeling colors, shapes and letters and spontaneously communicating her needs with us. Amelia most recently has been working hard to put 2-3 word sentences together!  She has such a funny personality and is always eager to learn and try new things during our visits! ”

–EI Caroline

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Community Resources

Fall Shop Day!

Sunday, September 27, 2020 at 11AM – 2PM

Spartanburg Seventh-day Adventist Church

Hosted by God’s Closet - Spartanburg

It’s time again for our fall Shop Day! This shop day is September 27th from 11-2pm. The shop day will be held in the parking lot of the church due to COVID regulations. There is a $1 registration fee that will get you two bags that you can stuff full with your children’s clothes! See more information such as rules and regulations on our Facebook page!

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Do It Yourself Flipbook Activity

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We all know that  flip books are a great way to build a child’s vocabulary! Using this fun and easy method to help your little ones learn new words!!

Materials:

  • First 100 Words Book
  • Picture Books 
  • Post-It Notes

 

Creating a fun peekaboo activity with board books using post-it notes is a great way to practice learning animals, shapes, colors and more! First, take the child’s board book and stick post it notes over the pictures (using different color post-its). Then, choose a page with the vocabulary you want your child to work on or a page they love to look at. (Each page of this book has a single theme, such as farm animals, shapes, colors or food.) Prompt the child to pull off each post it notes, (Asking them to name the animals, after a short pause assist by naming it for them and say the sounds that each animal makes.)

36-Month Milestones

We are Hiring!

Social and Emotional

  • Shows a wide range of emotions
  • Takes turns in games

 

Language Communication

  • Carries on a conversation using 2 to 3 sentences
  • Follows instructions with 2 or 3 steps

 

Cognitive (learning, thinking, problem-solving)

  • Screws and unscrews jar lids or turns door handle
  • Copies a circle with pencil or crayon

 

Gross/Fine Motor

  • Walks up and down stairs, one foot on each step
  • Cuts with scissors: side to side 
  • Pedals a tricycle (3-wheel bike)

Self-Help/Adaptive

  • Unbuttons large buttons
  • Pours liquid from one container to another
  • Puts shoes on without laces.

 

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:

  • Sumter
  • Columbia
  • Florence
  • Greenville
  • Charleston
  • Rock Hill
  • Lancaster

If you or someone you know is interested, visit our job application page at https://aboutplaysc.com/careers.