Over its twenty years of operation, Ducklings has honed the art of childcare management into a successful and approachable business model. Through self-evaluation and analyzing market responsiveness, we have discovered our perfect fit in childcare center size and arrangement. When paired with our curriculum and philosophy, Ducklings sets the standard for childcare in today's market.
You don't have to be a teacher to own a Ducklings' franchise - or a duck.
We help you to build a team of degreed teachers and encouraging management. Owners of Ducklings Early Learning Centers have an entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for impacting the lives of the children in their community. They also like to have fun at work.
You make the commitment - we do the rest.
Ducklings franchisees are given exclusive rights to our unique Here We Grow® curriculum. This toolbox makes Ducklings franchises different from every other opportunity out there. Our one-of-a-kind program is 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.
We provide a number of resources to our children, families and our franchisees, with clear advantages:
OUR ONLINE ASSESSMENT TOOL
Ducklings offers parents comprehensive and ongoing assessments of each child's individual progress.
ACCURATE DAILY TRACKING
Parents enjoy receiving emails and seeing occasional photos and videos of their children actively learning.
BUSINESS MANAGEMENT & ACCOUNTING SOFTWARE
Years in the business have led us to some of the industry's best tools. Streamline your recordkeeping into a single solution, from tuition and payroll, to expenses and revenue.
Ducklings facilities are placed in locations where families are willing to pay a little extra to accelerate their child's education and development.
The location of your Ducklings Early Learning Center is important. Ducklings offers indoor and outdoor play spaces, fully stocked libraries, technology in all classrooms, all in secure, modern buildings. We have age-specific classrooms and designated child-to-teacher ratios. We identify and evaluate the best real estate options in every region.
Each of our Ducklings locations are in a specific area defined by a 125,000-250,000 population base.
Given the appropriate demographics, we have found that this market size will be plenty large enough for franchised locations to successfully build and grow without the invasion from other franchise operators. No other franchisees will be permitted to open or advertise in your market, so you'll never have to worry about encroachment of other Ducklings locations.
Everything, but - well, maybe even the kitchen sink.
Ducklings offers training programs and on-going support for all of our franchisees to help grow their business. We have a wide variety of support systems available to you so that as a franchisee you have every aspect of your business covered. With 20 years under our belts, we have already defined the ideal path to building a successful business, so you can leave the learning curve behind.