Franchise Support & Resources

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 30 years under our belts, we have already defined the ideal path to building a successful business, so you can leave the learning curve behind.

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Ducklings will negotiate quantity discounts on behalf of all of its members, passing savings on to the franchisees. This may include marketing materials, uniforms, signage, collateral, curriculum materials and other items used in each of the franchisee's businesses.

Curriculum & Training

Our proprietary Here We Grow® and Shake A Tail Feather® curricula are is one of the greatest advantages awarded to our franchisees. We train your management team and staff, making the implementation of our program an enjoyable experience for you, your team and your families.

Research & Development

We are always seeking new ways to engage our children, providing bigger, better and more forward-thinking improvements to the Ducklings experience. We are constantly evolving and continuously offering new programs to all Ducklings franchisees.

Daycare Site Selection

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.

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Plans Based on Socio-Economic Factors:

  • Quality of area schools
  • Average household income
  • Volume of families
  • Existence of competition

Guiding You Through The Process Of:

  • Identifying ideal spaces
  • Negotiating your lease
  • Improvements
  • Rent deferment

We'll help you to discover a location that meets our requirements and that is ideal for you to implement our business plan.

Defined Territories

Each of our Ducklings locations are in a specific area defined by population, traffic patterns, and the community's needs.

Given the appropriate demographics, we have found this method of market identification to lead us to the most prime locations, setting our owner's up for success.

Contact us to find out more!

Franchise Availability

Ducklings has been headquartered in Southeastern Pennsylvania for over 30 years. It makes the perfect home base for our intentional Mid-Atlantic expansion. Click the interactive map to learn more about our available territories. Your happy starts here and it’s closer than you think.



Immediate Franchise Opportunities (Currently in development)

  • Malvern
  • Newtown
  • Lancaster
  • Garnet Valley

Available Territories by County

  • Chester
  • Montgomery
  • Bucks
  • Delaware
  • Philadelphia
  • Allegheny
  • Lancaster
  • Eerie


Available Territories by County

  • New Castle
  • Kent
  • Sussex

New Jersey

Available Territories by County

  • Hunterdon
  • Somerset
  • Morris
  • Bergen
  • Monmouth
  • Mercer


Available Territories by County

  • Prince Georges
  • Howard
  • Baltimore
  • Anne Arundel
  • Carroll
  • Frederick
  • Montgomery


Available Territories by County

  • Fairfax
  • Falls Church
  • Prince William
  • Stafford
  • Spotsylvania
  • Frederick
  • Warren
  • Hanover
  • Chesterfield
  • Newport News
  • Suffolk
  • Chesapeake
  • Hampton
  • York
  • Williamsburg
  • Albemarle

North Carolina

Available Territories by County

  • Mecklenberg
  • Wake
  • Forsyth
  • Orange
  • Durham
  • Buncombe


Available Territories by County

  • New Haven
  • Fairfield
  • Middlesex
  • Litchfield
  • Hartford
  • Tolland


Available Territories by County

  • Worcester
  • Bristol
  • Norfolk
  • Suffolk
  • Middlesex
  • Essex
  • Plymouth

Technology Resources

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.

Come on, you know you want to meet us - We can't wait to meet you! Let's go!

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Blazing a Trail

Your journey to opening a Ducklings Early Learning Centers is mapped out for you.
Getting your Ducklings franchise up and running looks a bit like this:

A Home

We Help You Find It

It's time to find a home for your new business. We help negotiate your lease and facility agreement. We establish a contractor relationship and oversee the build out.

Your Team

All Your Ducks in a Row

We assist you in building your team. Finding the right people and putting them in the right places is critical to your success. And, hey, we have done this before, so let us guide you.

Grand opening

Spread the Word

It’s time to get the word out to families in your community! Our local marketing campaigns will kick off to build excitement prior to your grand opening and then continue to build momentum once you open your doors.


We've Got Your Back

We help you manage the operations of your business. Give us a shout when you have a question; bring us in to see your progress. Your reputation is our reputation and we want you to be successful and carefree!

We walk franchisees through the process of decision-making. Let's get going!