Our Programs

Children learn by doing. Children learn by playing.

Creative Beginnings is a private preschool and child care center serving children from infancy through 5th grade. Please choose from the links below to view more information.

Your child will be with the same two teachers every day. In our center-based program, teachers design learning centers to reflect monthly curriculum topics. Within the structure of the learning centers, the children are free to choose their play. Your child will spend much of the day in the learning centers. The teacher’s job is to facilitate the learning centers: to help children choose a place to work; to expand the children’s skills in each play center; to help children to complete their work; to ensure that children clean up when finished. Group activities such as learning circle, music and movement circle and reading circle are additional opportunities to teach monthly themes. Easels, water tables and other exploration centers are open daily.

Creative Afterschool Program
Summer Camp

Sample Classroom Schedule:

06:30 – 07:45 (Breakfast – Student Choice Interest Centers*)
07:45 – 08:00 (Transition: Stories, Songs, Bathroom / Wash Hands)
08:00 – 08:40 (Outside Play – Physical Activities)
08:40 – 09:00 (Handwashing and Snack)
09:00 – 09:15 (Learning Circle – Teacher directed including open-ended questions, exploration, listening and speaking)
09:15 – 10:15 (Student Choice Interest Centers*)
10:15 – 10:30 (Focus Book –Teacher directed including open-ended questions, listening and speaking)
10:30 – 10:45 (Music and Movement – Teacher directed physical education)
10:45 – 11:15 (Outside Play – Physical Activities)
11:15 – 11:30 (Story Circle – Lunch set up)
11:30 – 12:00 (Handwashing and Lunch)
12:00 – 12:45 (Student Choice Interest Centers*)
12:45 – 01:00 (Story Circle – Rest time preparation, Bathroom / Wash Hands)
01:00 – 03:00 (Nap / Rest Time)
03:00 – 03:15 (Wake up – Bathroom / Wash Hands)
03:15 – 03:30 (Story Circle & Songs – Snack set up)
03:30 – 03:50 (Handwashing and Snack)
03:50 – 04:30 (Outside Play – Physical Activities)
04:30 – 05:30 (Student Choice Interest Centers* – Pick up time*)

Student Choice Interest Centers

Teachers will provide one-on-one and small group interactions to facilitate learning in the following domains of learning:

Mathematical thinking
Scientific thinking
Social studies
Dramatic play
Art experiences
Daily writing and journaling