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Ducklings Curriculum

Ducklings has created our unique Here We Grow™ curriculum, composed of the perfect combination of multiple recognized schools of thought, blended with our degreed teachers' creative ideas. Carefully planned and driven by the children, our approach incorporates the latest research and best practices, while taking into account the needs of every type of learner.

When Learning Begins

Learning begins from the moment we are born! In fact, in our first 5 years, learning occurs at a faster rate than at any other time in our lives. We make the most of this prime time for learning even for our littlest Ducklings. The infant and toddler Ducklings are learning in their own ways and at their own paces. An ideal learning environment for children of this age involves a safe and supportive environment and nurturing, responsive teachers. Classrooms are stocked with a variety of learning materials to allow our newly hatched Ducklings to practice skills and explore safely.

Schedules and routines are custom tailored for each individual baby based on their needs and the requests of their families. Our toddlers follow a more structured schedule, with purposeful activities throughout the day planned by our caring educators. These activities help our youngest Ducklings meet important developmental milestones as they grow.

Wiggle. Waddle. Wiggle. Waddle. Here we grow!

Ducklings Kindergarten Curriculum is in alignment with state standards and builds on our trademarked Here We Grow!™ Curriculum with some special additions for our Brainiest Ducks!

Reading

  • Reading A to Z™
  • Phonics-based curriculum combined with whole-language reading program with concentrations in consonants, short vowels, long vowel words, digraphs, blends and rime patterns.

Writing

  • Handwriting without Tears™
  • Word families
  • Sentence structure
  • Weekly Poetry Journaling

Math

  • Eureka Math™
  • 3-D shapes
  • Estimating
  • Ten frames, dots, and tally-marks

Science

  • Natural Science
  • Weights and Measures
  • Simple Machines
  • The Kindergarten Garden- our own real vegetable garden!
  • Cooking and nutrition

World Cultures

  • Off We Go!™ is Ducklings own trademarked World Culture and Language exploration program.

Big Kid 101 Life Skills

  • Classroom chores
  • Tying shoes, buttons, zippers, and self-care
  • Homework folders
  • Classroom presentations
  • Group projects

Extra-Curriculars

  • Soccer
  • Yoga
  • Hip-Hop
  • Dance
  • Music and Movement

Creative Activities

  • Painting
  • Drawing
  • Music

Children flourish in our creative experiences, exploring the big world around them, gaining confidence and making new friends.

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The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.
- Dr. Seuss