Ducklings Room - Bellingham Childcare & Learning Center
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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:

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

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
We work closely with you and carry out research to understand your needs and wishes.