January 07, 2015 // Franchising.com // Doodle Bugs! Children's Centers, a leading education-based child care provider, is celebrating 23 years of building a doodle community of happy children, happy parents and happy children both inside and outside the centers. The company is recognizing the accomplishment with a birthday party for their mascot, Mr. Doodle Bug, at all centers on January 22, 2015.
Over the 23 years, the company has grown tremendously; now serving over 3,000 families and employs over 500 staff members. Doodle Bugs! Children's Centers has six centers in Buffalo, five in Rochester and one in Pittsburgh. A center recently opened in Lake Worth, FL, and a location is currently under construction in the Sarasota area. Two of the 13 locations are franchised. Anthony Insinna and his sisters, Clarine Insinna and Anna Insinna Zavatti, established the company in 1992 in East Amherst.
"Our goal since the beginning has been to provide the highest quality care to families. We scrutinize every facet of the business to ensure we're exceeding our families' expectations. Doodle Bugs!' commitment to excellence is often what sets us apart from our competitors," said Anthony Insinna, president and CEO of Doodle Bugs! Children's Centers. "Each year becomes another adventure as we add new locations and further develop our programs and services. The support we've received from families over the past 23 years has been overwhelmingly positive."
The company has been featured several times in Exchange Magazine's Top 50 List of Child Care Organizations in North America. Most recently, the company was recognized by Buffalo Business First in their 2014 Most Admired Companies List. Doodle Bugs! was noted for their growth, contributions to WNY, innovation in the industry and civic giveback.
Doodle Bugs! Children's Centers provides education-based care for children ages six weeks to 12 years, including Preschool/Pre-K and Summer Camp programs. The BRAVO! Curriculum®, which is professionally designed and exclusive to Doodle Bugs!, combines theme-related, developmentally appropriate classroom experiences, all-inclusive enrichment activities and a series of center events. Enrichment activities include Tae Kwon Do and Doodle Dance & Fitness.
Doodle Bugs! utilizes unique safety features, including the new SafePass™ system, which is a biometric access system allowing only authorized family members to enter the center by scanning their thumbprint. The center is also equipped with Finger-Safe® door guards, an Automated External Defibrillator (AED), and real-time, password-protected online viewing for families, via WatchMeGrow.com.
For more information on Doodle Bugs! Children's Centers or franchising opportunities, please visit www.doodlebugs.com.
Since 1992, Doodle Bugs! has been building a community of happy children, happy parents, and happy teachers while being recognized as the leading child care and early education program in Buffalo, Rochester and Pittsburgh. Doodle Bugs! provides high-quality child care and preschool programs that are second to none and exceed families' expectations for nurturing child care, early learning, safety, and convenience. The company was recognized as one of WNY 2014 Most Admired Companies. For more information, visit www.doodlebugs.com.
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