Infant and Toddler Program
The Toddlers are very busy throughout the day! They are always exploring and finding new things of interest to them. To help support their growth and development through exploration we provide the children with educational and fun activities as we rotate through our learning centers. We spend approximately 30 minutes in each of our six major learning centers; Language Arts, Science, Art, Manipulatives, Practical Life, and Gross Motor following a weekly curriculum. Each learning center provides the children with learning opportunities that include teacher and self-directed activities as well as one on one and/or group activities. Spanish and Baby Can Read is also incorporated into your child’s week. The Senior Toddlers can participate in Swimming. Toddlers are gaining their independence and learning self-help skills. Potty training and learning to dress themselves are big steps to our young learners. At this age, they are insistent on doing things themselves and we encourage them to try on their own even if it takes a little longer. During this time your child is learning to drink from a regular cup and feed themselves with little or no assistance. Keeping this in mind we ask that you please provide a full change of clothes including shoes to be kept in your child’s cubby. If it sounds like your toddler will be busy learning through play and activities all day, they are! After all, the busier they are, the more they learn; the happier they will be. We do plan special activities throughout the year such as Favorite Snack Day, Pajama Day, and Friendship Salad Day just to name a few. Our center cook prepares a nutritious breakfast, lunch, and snack each day. Please stop by or call us for a personal tour of our Toddler Program.
Our Preschool program is structured around learning centers Math & Science, Practical Life, Manipulatives, Art, and Gross Motor. We follow a weekly calendar of planned activities as the children rotate every half hour to the different learning centers.
Our curriculum focuses on beginning letter and number recognition, shapes, and colors.Children participate in an introduction to Spanish class and computer labs. Our academic program is designed to help prepare your child for Pre-Kindergarten.
Each November and April your child’s teacher will complete an evaluation on your child designed to help identify your child’s strengths and needs. One of our goals is teaching your child to begin to become more independent.
This will be accomplished through tasks such as putting toys away, dressing themselves, and washing their hands. Another main goal is socialization with other children. We will work on listening to others, helping our friends, manners, following directions, taking turns, sharing, and group activities.
Our staff is energetic and patient, taking delight in seeing your child learn and grow. There are extra activities that your child may participate in such as swimming, Stretch-N-Grow, and All About Dance.
Our classrooms have a diversity of materials, supplies, and activities ready to spark your child’s interest!
Pre Kindergarten Program
The mission of Creative Playrooms has always been to offer the highest quality learning environment for the successful development of the total child. In order to continue to accomplish this, we have implemented a new Pre-Kindergarten curriculum which has been developed according to the Ohio Department of Education Early Learning Content Standards.
These content standards include Mathematics, English Language Arts, Science and Social Studies. We follow a weekly calendar as the children rotate to different learning centers. The content standards describe essential concepts and skills for young children and are aligned to the K-12 indicators, benchmarks, and standards that results in a seamless educational framework.
To compliment our curriculum and give you, as parents, a better indication of your child’s skills, abilities, and learned concepts, we have developed a new evaluation form. Your child’s teacher will conduct an evaluation in October and April which will be followed by a parent teacher conference.
Our program includes Swimming, Art, Music, Spanish class, computer labs, indoor and outdoor play. Children can also participate in extra activities such as All About Dance and Stretch-N-Grow.
The children enjoy Show N Share on Fridays. Show N Share gives children the opportunity to bring in and discuss an item that relates to the theme of the week.
We have many special fun days that include Pajama Day, Camping Day, along with a celebration on Dr. Suess and Frosty The Snowman’s birthday! It is our goal to help prepare your child for the upcoming Kindergarten year both academically and socially.
A unique feature of Creative Playrooms is that we offer parents of preschoolers a choice of traditional preschool or a Montessori program. By establishing a Montessori class in the center, we offer the benefits of a Montessori education combined with convenient quality childcare.
The Montessori approach is based on the scientific knowledge we have gained about how young children learn and process information; first concretely then in the abstract. The teachers (also called Directress) facilitate each child’s learning through observation and appropriate individualized instruction.
In the Montessori environment your child will have the opportunity to choose what activities he/she feels best meets his/her own developmental needs. As creators of the environment, we are concerned with the quality of choices offered to your child; as parents, we know you want your child’s education today to prepare them for the world of tomorrow.
Together we will support and encourage your child to…
*Discover the joy of learning
*Become creative, independent learners
*Experience, explore and experiment with the world around them
*Create and expresses themselves
*Acquire concentration and good work habits
*Develop a positive self-image
*Develop a sense of community and responsibility
*Become aware of special strengths, abilities and uniqueness
*Show courtesy and respect to others
*Learn to care for equipment and share with others
*Be independent thinkers and self-reliant
Private Charter Kindergarten
It is the goal of Creative Playrooms Kindergarten to offer a top quality educational program in a safe, caring environment designed specifically for children. Our express purpose is to prepare each child for the future by meeting his/her current needs.
Our Kindergarten classes are chartered by The Ohio Department of Education. We offer a comprehensive curriculum and instructional program which meets the Ohio Academic Content Standards in all curricular areas: Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. Spanish classes, modern computer lab, art, music, swimming, and physical education are also an important part of our program. Most of our children are readers by the end of the school year.
The Kindergarten class enjoy field trips to places such as Patterson Farms, Cleveland Zoo, and the local library.
Achievement tests are administered in September and late April of each school year, followed by Parent Teacher conferences. Regularly scheduled progress and report cards are provided. We strongly encourage regular communication between you and your child’s teacher.
The Kindergarten program has each child at its focal point. Through small class size, we are able to promote self-confidence in an environment that encourages a child’s natural curiosity. The classroom atmosphere fosters the joy of learning, exploring, and growing together. Our creative cook prepares a nutritious breakfast, lunch, and snack daily.
We invite you to visit our center to learn more about our Kindergarten program!
Before and After School Program
Creative Playrooms provides safe, affordable care for elementary aged children before and after school. We work with local school districts to provide transportation between the center and school. We also transport to and from several schools using our own buses.
Please contact us to discuss the services available specific to your community.
Our program begins as early as 6AM to accommodate parent’s work schedules. A nutritious breakfast is served up until 9AM. Upon afternoon arrival, children enjoy a healthy snack and then participate in arts, swimming, and indoor/outdoor play.
Children can spend time in different areas that feature Lego building and fun games like Air Hockey and Foosball. We provide a specific homework area with teacher assistance.
We also offer a full day program which covers most of the times your public school is closed due to Spring and Winter breaks, in-service, or inclement weather.
Please be sure to notify us if your children are scheduled to be at the center but will not be in attendance. Our center closes at 6:30PM.
Come join us at Creative Playrooms!
DIVE INTO FUN AT SUMMER CAMP
Creative Playrooms has been providing fun and educational camp activities to children all over northeast Ohio for 44 summers! Children enroll at one of our six locations to join their friends from school to swim, make crafts, learn new skills, and take field trips to local attractions.
Cross-curricular camp activities are based on child oriented weekly themes such as The Deep Blue Sea, Jungle Safari, and Out of This World! Camp crafts, group games, cooking activities, and science experts are just some of the ways we will be spending our summer days. At the end of the week, be ready for Fun Friday! Special activities can include a luau, scavenger hunt, and Christmas in July.
Creative Playrooms is the local leader in the child care industry with its swimming program for children that date back to 1986! With the expansion of the Solon Center in 1996, each subsequently built location provides on-site training pools for the children. Our certified lifeguard teaches water safety and beginning swimming lessons twice weekly in small groups.
Our camp counselors combine education, experience and innovation to provide your child with age appropriate activities, field trips, along with the care and attention they deserve.
All About Dance
All About Dance is a dance program that brings the dance studio to your child!They are a mobile-based dance company that travels to our centers once a week for dance instruction.
All About Dance offers a Preschool Class that teaches Ballet, Tap, and Jazz as well as a Toddler Creative Movement Class. The program is designed to increase your child’s strength, balance, and flexibility while developing coordination skills as well as rhythmic awareness.
The class includes music movement, sing-a-long songs, and use of props.
All About Dance offers convenient and affordable dance lessons and is a great way for your child to learn and enjoy the art of dance! For additional information please visit their website at www.allaboutdanceonline.com.
Stretch-n-Grow is the world’s largest network of children’s fitness professionals who, each week, teach over one hundred thousand children in hundreds of cities across 15 countries to “Exercise and Eat What’s Wise!”
Stretch-n-Grow offers EXERciting programs for kids starting as young as 18 months up to twelve years old. Each Stretch-n-Grow coach is a certified youth fitness specialist and has only one passion – to show our Stars an EXERciting time!
Discover the Fabulously Fun Fitness of Stretch-n-Grow!