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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

Loren Gessner

Loren Gessner


I have been in childcare for the past 13 years and a Director for 3 years. I’ve taught infants to preschoolers and I enjoy learning about the different developmental aspects of all age groups. I graduated with an Associate’s degree in Liberal Arts in 2005 and a Bachelor’s Degree in English in 2010. I recently joined the Creative Kids Family and I love the close family atmosphere that Creative Kids offers in all of our centers. The most rewarding parts of being a Director is watching children of all ages grow and building relationships with all of our families.

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 41 Reviews
Mark Portnoy Barbagiovanni • Facebook
June 26, 2021
Our son was at Creative Kids for 3 years until yesterday. Through several directors and teachers we have been lucky to meet, our son has grown to love school and his teachers. He has learned so much and we will be forever grateful. We will miss them!
Michael Baio • Google
May 20, 2021
Siddharth S. • Yelp
May 16, 2021
Our 3 year old is currently enrolled in Creative Kids at Brewster, NY. We like the center, the director and the teacher taking care of our kid :) They are very nice and caring and are very good with everything they do. We especially like the craft work they do with kids!
Annette M Canniff • Facebook
April 06, 2021
My 4 year old goes there and she is learning so much. I am a teacher in an elementary school and the curriculum at Creative Kids is preparing her 100% for Kindergarten and her elementary school years. The teachers are amazing and they serve healthy meals there. My daughter is learning Spanish, science, reading, technology and many other subjects that make it fun for her..Every day she is excited to go there.

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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.