Dorothy R

Data Manager
Blue Bird Day Employee Since 2016

Credentials and Certifications

  • Certified Infant Massage Educator

My Story

I have always been passionate about young children from a young age, in terms of how they grow and how they learn. I genuinely appreciate children’s natural curiosity about the environment they’re in. I have over fifteen years of experience working directly with infants through elementary age in a variety of settings such as summer camps, child care, after school programs, nanny, and therapeutic school. Within the past few years, I have taken an interest in data collection that helps improve program quality and encourages collaboration to strategize techniques to help children with special needs reach their milestones.

My Education

Masters of Science in Child Development with Specialization in Administration
Erikson Institute

Bachelor of Science in Child Development
Northern Illinois University

My Blue Bird Day

My experience with Blue Bird Day has been a positive one from my initial interview to today, years later. I enjoy working with talented and qualified staff with diverse backgrounds in their expertise.

Blue Bird Day

Blue Bird Day fosters socialization, sensory regulation, and pre-academic learning in children ages 2–7 years in therapeutic rotations that simulate  preschool and kindergarten settings. Our compassionate therapists practice a relationship-based and family-centered approach, provide parent training, and collaborate on goals and individualized intensive treatment plans for your child.

We believe in a collaborative and multi-disciplinary team approach to therapy.  A team of occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, dietitians, developmental therapists, behavioral therapists, physical therapists, and therapeutic assistants are created for each child to ensure child and family are fully supported and the best possible results are achieved.  

Options for individualized, group and virtual therapy sessions are available as well. 

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