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About Our School

Creative Kids has been committed to providing young children safe and nurturing learning environments since we opened our doors in January 2001. Creative Kids Brewster was our first location and we now have five centers that serve families throughout Hudson Valley.

Our schools are a welcoming place where every child can grow socially, emotionally, physically, and intellectually. Your child will participate in a wide variety of experiences where they’ll learn about themselves and the world around them.

Our Programs

Kind Child

Kind Child LogoKind child is a program that helps us attend to the emotional well-being of every child in our care. We focus on developing valuable character traits such as Thankfulness, Friendship, and a Positive Self-Image every two months and different social-emotional skills monthly. Our goal is to create positive friendships throughout our school and to strengthen every child’s social skills.

The Creative Curriculum

Creative Kids utilizes The Creative Curriculum® in our classrooms. The Creative Curriculum® helps our teachers create a high-quality learning environment where children can become creative, confident thinkers. This curriculum is grounded in 38 research-based objectives for development and learning, which support active learning in all developmental areas.

Before & After School

Creative Kids Brewster works directly with the Brewster Central School District to offer local elementary students a before and after school program. Our school is a stop on the bus route for the following schools:

  • C.V. Starr Intermediate School – 20 Farm to Market Rd, Brewster, NY 10509
  • John F Kennedy Elementary School – 31 Foggintown Rd, Brewster, NY 10509
  • Henry H. Wells Middle School – 570 NY-312, Brewster, NY 10509

Our Team

Cristina Bastone

Cristina Bastone

School Director

I have spent the last 20 years working in the Early Childhood Education field, with 8 years of management experience. I started as a Teacher Assistant and have worked my way up to Director. Most of my experience I gained from my mother who owned her own childcare center for 30 years. I started as a student in her care and as I got older, started to work for her. When she closed the doors to her center, I began gaining experience through other schools. I began my journey with Creative Kids Brewster back in 2014 as Assistant Director (AD). In 2018, I left to help my mom open a business and as time went on, I truly began to miss working with children, and the joy that they bring to my heart each day. I returned to the Creative Kids family in 2020 as AD in our Yorktown location and am thrilled to be back home in Brewster and look forward to creating new memories with each child! I am dedicated to working closely with our families, children, and staff to ensure our school is providing exceptional care and education for all children every fun-filled day in an environment as nurturing as home!

If you would like to know more about Creative Kids, I welcome hearing from you. It would be my privilege to tell you more about our wonderful school!

Beau Hockler

Beau Hockler

Assistant Director

I became involved in education because I enjoy working with children of all ages. I find it fulfilling to teach and guide young children towards becoming the very best person they can be! I graduated from Hamilton College in 2000 with a Bachelor’s Degree in American Studies and joined Creative Kids as an Administrative Assistant in the Fall of 2016. As an administrator at Creative Kids, my goal to be a source of fun and education.

In my spare time, I enjoy going to concerts, camping, kayaking, and going to Yankee games.

Reviews from Parents

4.2 Rating based on 46 Reviews Leave A Review
Vanessa Despot Rippere • Google
My 1 year old daughter has been going to this daycare and loves it! It was tough and emotional dropping her off the first few weeks because she didn't want to leave my arms, but soon after she was so excited to see and join her teachers and her friends. That made me feel so much more comfortable and at ease with Creative Kids. Additionally, due to the ever changing rules dealing with the pandemic, we finally got to go inside and see my daughter's class and meet her teachers - I couldn't be happier with how wonderful they treat and care for her. I recommend Creative Kids Childcare Center to those worried parents like me - you will not be disappointed!
Mena Barone • Google
Both my grandchildren attend Creative Kids and it has truly given them a wonderful foundation to start out with.. all of the teachers there have been so loving and so caring and so attentive to my grandchildren And their individual needs and have played a vital role in their foundation as far as social interaction, learning and following direction which are such important skills in every day life . I truly recommend the program. I have found this to be a loving and nurturing and safe environment where children can grow and play and just have fun..
Fiorella C • Google
We couldn’t be more happy with the care our daughter is receiving here! The staff and teachers are so supportive and have been a true blessing. Our 2 year old daughter has been attending for the past few months and the progress she has made since she started is incredible. She is absolutely thriving here, we feel that she has a second family at Creative Kids who truly care about her success and well being. Lastly, the safety measures in place surrounding the pandemic make us feel much more at ease with sending her to daycare during this time of uncertainty. We are so thankful to have found this gem!
Amanda Dzierlatka • Google
After a previous childcare experience where our son would fight us every day to go to school, Creative Kids is a breath of fresh air. He now is upset when it's not a school day! He comes home with a light in his eyes and a smile on his face. Our 2 year old also cheers when we go to school, and both come home excited to tell us about all the things that they learned. The staff are truly professionals and give daily updates to our children's care. We have found our number one daycare and can't see our kids going anywhere else.

Creative Kids Childcare Center

Brewster, NY

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Preparing Your Child to THRIVE

Your child is unique, and we are happy to provide an educational, fun and nurturing environment where each child can develop and thrive in order to build a bright future with unlimited possibilities.