Ducklings Early Learning Centers

importance of play for children development

The Importance of Play in Early Childhood Development

At Ducklings Early Learning Center, we’re passionate about nurturing young minds and hearts through the power of play. Our educational philosophy is built around the holistic development of each child, recognizing that learning extends far beyond traditional academic subjects. We believe in teaching the whole child, integrating cognitive, social, and physical growth into every aspect of our curriculum. We like to call this approach the Ducklings Difference – a commitment to a personalized educational journey for every child in our care.

Playful Foundations, Lasting Impact

Central to our educational philosophy is our unique curriculum, “Shake A Tail Feather.” Within our centers’ expansive indoor gym space, children engage in this proprietary gross motor program that beautifully integrates with our weekly themes. We focus on developing balance, coordination, strength, and teamwork through fun and organized activities. But it’s not just about physical development; Ducklings designs these activities to foster self-confidence and self-esteem to instill a lifelong love for physical activity.

Moving and Grooving: A Must for Our Ducks

Our daycares have large gymnasiums with everything needed to encourage a child’s love for movement. With several outdoor play spaces, fresh air and running room are guaranteed parts of every Duckling’s daily schedule. We also offer a variety of extracurricular activities, including yoga, soccer, dance, and karate, making it easy for each child to discover new talents and interests. This diverse approach ensures that every child has the opportunity to explore and grow in a way that suits them best.

Holistic Development Through Play

At Ducklings, we understand that a child’s development is multifaceted, involving cognitive, social, and physical dimensions. Our “Here We Grow!” and “Off We Grow” curriculums, alongside our carefully curated libraries and gyms, create a comprehensive approach that educates and inspires. “Shake A Tail Feather” is an integral part of this approach, allowing our little ones to experience the benefits of gross motor play joyfully. As they wiggle and waddle through their delightful educational adventure with us, they embark on a journey beyond traditional childcare, laying the foundation for a lifetime of learning and well-being.

The Ducklings Difference

What truly sets us apart is our commitment to providing a distinct and personalized educational journey tailored to the individual needs of every little Duckling. Our innovative programs and dedicated staff ensure that children not only learn but thrive in an environment that values and promotes the joy of discovery and play.

At Ducklings Early Learning Center, we’re more than just a daycare; we’re a nurturing environment where children flourish in creative experiences, explore the big world around them, gain confidence, and make new friends. Placing play at the heart of our educational philosophy prepares our Ducks for a bright future filled with endless possibilities. Join us on this remarkable journey, where we celebrate every milestone and foster a lifelong passion for learning. Are you ready to give your child the Ducklings Difference? Discover how our play-based approach to early childhood education can benefit your little one.