Ducklings Daycare Blog - Baby Midline

Helping Your Baby Cross the Midline

Physical movement is an important part of a healthy life, especially in childhood. Physical activity impacts our health in many ways, but did you know that one specific type of physical movement can impact a child’s cognitive and emotional development? “Crossing the midline” requires both sides of the brain to communicate and work together. Picture… Read More

Lifelong Benefits of Preschool

Back to School: Lifelong Benefits of Preschool

Everyone can agree high-quality preschool experiences are extremely beneficial for young children. Children attending these programs have greater academic gains and the socialization leads to stronger social and emotional skills (check out our October 12th blog post: The Value of Socialization). But, did you know these benefits actually stretch throughout the child’s lifetime? In October,… Read More

Back to School 2021 COVID

Back to School: The Value of Socialization

It has been a strange and stressful few months for everyone but as families begin sending their children back to childcare and schools begin to reopen, we thought we’d shine a light on the value of school, even for our youngest learners. Back in July, The Center for Disease Control (CDC) made the case for… Read More

Brain Mind explanation for kids

Yes, Young Children Can Understand the Brain!

Describing the brain as “complex” is a true understatement. Understanding the structure and functions of the mind can even be a challenge for doctors and scientists. However, there are some basic concepts in brain science that can help humans with emotional regulation, social interactions, and learning. Young children are more than capable of grasping these… Read More

Outdoor Learning: Math

Outdoor Learning: Math

Times are strange and the lack of normalcy can be extremely challenging. Many parents are homeschooling their children and this can be a struggle for everyone involved. Our advice is don’t get too wrapped up in academics the way many of us know them- flash cards, worksheets, etc. Learning happens everywhere and in lots of… Read More