Ducklings Room

ducklings room

Ages 1 year to 2 years

The Ducklings Room serves children between 12 and 24 months of age, although this may vary depending on each child's development. There are three caregivers with a maximum of 12 toddlers. Play activities are designed to encourage stimulation in fine and gross motor development and positive social and emotional interactions. Our days are child driven and by choice. A basic routine is followed and adapted according to children's needs and moods. Following are a few examples of what your toddler will be doing during their time in the Ducklings Room:

Sensory Experiences

  • Water, sand, rice, and corn meal sensory table
  • Bubbles
  • Playdoh

 

Social and Emotional Development

  • Following simple rules like "gentle hands" and "quiet voices"
  • Following instructions such as "pick up the toy"
  • Following routines like "let's wash our hands and then..."

 

Fine Motor Development

  • Pouring, sifting, filling, and dumping
  • Simple puzzles

 

Gross Motor Development

  • Dancing and marching
  • Crawling, climbing, jumping, and running

 

Language Development

  • Reading stories and singing songs
  • Talking and communicating with one another

 

Self Help Skills

  • Washing hands
  • Eating and cleaning up independently
  • Taking off and putting on shoes

 

Creative Expression

  • Easel, finger, or sponge painting
  • Color with crayons, markers, and chalk

 

Ducklings Room Daily Schedule
6:30 BCLC Opens
6:30-7:30 Drop Off in Playroom
7:30 Transition to Duckling Classroom
7:30-8:30 Learning Centers, Free Choice & Explore
8:30-9:00 Breakfast
9:00-9:45 Songs, Books, and Learning Centers
9:45-10:30 Special Activity and Learning Centers
10:30-11:30 Outside Play or Playroom
11:30-12:00 Lunch
12:00-2:30 Nap Time, Lights Off in Classroom
1:30-2:30 Playroom Open for Children as They Awaken
2:30-3:00 Afternoon Snack
3:00-4:00 Outside Play or Playroom
4:00-5:00 Learning Centers,Special Activity, Free Choice, and Explore
5:00-5:30 Quiet Play in Classroom
5:30-6:00 Quiet Play in Playroom
6:00 BCLC Closes