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Sesame Street Tackles Important Topics

Sesame Street Tackles Important Topics

Many of us have memories of Sesame Street from our childhood. The show, premiering in 1969, has been welcomed into homes for half a century. Sesame Street has constantly evolved over the past five decades, integrating educational with timely social issues. An article from Smithsonian Magazine explains, “For years the show’s creators have been spicing up… Read More

Ear Infection? There's an app for that.

Ear Infection? There’s an app for that.

Okay, so the app isn’t available quite yet, but by next year, we might be able to diagnose an ear infection using an app! According to Smithsonian Magazine, scientists from the University of Washington and Seattle Children’s Hospital and Research Institute have developed a smartphone app called EarHealth. The app uses a paper funnel and chirping sounds to… Read More

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Measles – What do we need to know?

You’ve probably heard a lot about measles on the news recently. Hearing the word “outbreak” can be scary and bring up a lot of questions. So, what do we need to know to keep our children safe and healthy? Measles, also known as Rubeola, is more than a rash and can be serious! The Centers for… Read More

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Ducks Being AWESOME! Mike Garvin

Ducks are awesome. It’s a fact. But, they also grow up to do some pretty awesome stuff, too! Ducklings Blog will be a platform to celebrate and share the accomplishments of Ducks everywhere in a recurring segment we call… Ducks Being Awesome! For our first installment, I wanted to congratulate Ducklings former summer camp teacher… Read More

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Are They Ready for Kindergarten?

Sending your child off to kindergarten can be an exciting, sometimes scary milestone. Parents often wonder… “are they ready?” There is more to school readiness than just the ABC’s and 123’s. We also have to think about social and emotional skills, motor skills, self-care abilities and behavior regulation. If you are feeling overwhelmed, don’t worry!… Read More

2019 Immunization Schedule

“On-time vaccination throughout childhood is essential because it helps provide immunity before children are exposed to potentially life-threatening diseases. Vaccines are tested to ensure that they are safe and effective for children to receive at the recommended ages.” — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Keeping all children healthy and safe is our number… Read More

FREE Sensory Friendly Saturday at Brandywine River Museum of Art

Where and When? Sat, Mar 30, 9:00 – 10:30 AM Brandywine River Museum of Art 1 Hoffmans Mill Rd, Chadds Ford, PA What? Experience and create art in new ways using your five senses! Enjoy a variety of creative activities throughout the Museum during this accessible program. Created in conjunction with occupational therapists and local… Read More

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Welcome to Ducklings’ Blog!

Ducklings’ teachers go home at the end of the day with more than glitter in their hair, paint under their finger nails, and a smile, (sometimes a tired one) on their face. They take with them hours of observation, developmental planning, and curriculum implementation. Our teachers have degrees in Education, are working on their degrees… Read More