September 2022 Newsletter

October 23, 2022

EI Spotlight

“Caitlin has been with About Play since February 2022 and has been such an asset to the team! She is dedicated to the families she serves and ensures that quality services are provided. Caitlin goes above and beyond to find helpful resources and services for her families. Caitlin consistently finds fun activities for her children to participate in and ensures that they are working on meeting their goals. Thank you for all that you do Caitlin! We appreciate all that you bring to About Play and our upstate team!!!!”

-Reg Dir Beth


Child Spotlight

“Mariah has recently shown great progress in interacting with children in her class and is beginning to make eye contact with others. She also used her first word this week saying  "more" while playing. We are so proud of her! WAY TO GO MARIAH!!!”

-Reg Dir Beth


Extra-Mile Award

“Jordan has been with About Play since January of 2019. Since the beginning she has always been a team player and valued member of our team. Jordan became a supervisor in February of this yearand she has continued to demonstrate incredible patience, courage and knowledge that is admired by our whole team. We are so thankful for Jordan and all ofher hard work! We consider ourselves lucky to have her!!”

-Reg Dir Beth




Community Resources

Sensory Friendly Morning Highlights

Children and adults with autism or sensory processing disorders are welcome to enter the fairgrounds, as our guest, up to one hour before the gates officially open to the public at 11 a.m.

  • Select rides will be running with no music or lights from 10 a.m.-noon.
  • Quiet and more peaceful strolling acts will perform starting at 10 a.m.
  • Free admission for person with disability and one companion are included in this promotion. Ride fees are separate.

Date: Thursday, October 13, 2022 at 10am

Location: SC State Fair


DIY Flipbook Activity

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!!


  • 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.)

21-27 Month Milestones

Social and Emotional

  • Remembers where objects belong

  • Displays dependent behavior


  • Says two-word phrases

  • Follows simple instructions

Cognitive (learning, thinking, problem solving)

  • Matches objects

  • Points to five pictures

  • Find a hidden object, sorts items (by size or color), and likes to use his imagination

Gross/Fine Motor

  • Builds tower using 4-6 cubes

  • Runs fairly well


  • Brushes teeth with assistance

  • Opens doors by turning knob

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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