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About Creative Kids

Creative Kids Childcare Centers are safe and nurturing learning environments for young children. We offer daycare for infants and toddlers, preschool, and an excellent before & after school program for local elementary students. We are open year-round and provide flexible and extended hours.

Our Kind Child program allows us to help young children develop confidence, social skills, and a positive self-image. Our flexible curriculum and dedicated teachers work hand-in-hand to create individualized learning experiences for each child in our care. We also host special community events throughout the year because we believe community service instills positive values and builds character.

Our Preschool’s Programs

Our Curriculum

Creative Kids teaches from The Creative Curriculum®. The Creative Curriculum® is grounded in 38 research-based objectives that support active learning in all developmental areas. This curriculum is inclusive of all children and provides specific strategies and resources for every type of learner, including dual-language learners and those with special needs.

Before & After School

Looking for before or after school care for your elementary student? Creative Kids Kent is a stop on the bus route for several schools that are a part of the Carmel Central School District:

  • Kent Elementary School – 1091 NY-52, Carmel, NY 10512
  • Kent Primary School – 1065 NY-52, Carmel Hamlet, NY 10512
  • Matthew Paterson Elementary School – 100 South St, Patterson, NY 12563
  • George Fisher Middle School – 281 Fair St, Carmel Hamlet, NY 10512

Our Team

Ashley Martin

Ashley Martin

Director

I have been a part of Creative Kids since 2006. I started working at our Brewster school as a teacher, then got promoted to Assistant Director and moved to our location in Mahopac in 2013. In 2014, I opened the doors to our Kent location as the Center Director. I graduated from Ashford University in March 2017 with my Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education and Administration. I have always loved working with children ever since I was a little girl and I truly enjoy my job.

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my sons, Mason and Declan, my husband, John, and my family and friends.

Kathleen Macdonald

Kathleen Macdonald

Assistant Director

I have been with Creative Kids since January of 2009. I started as a Teaching Assistant in the Infant Room. I received my Child Development Associate Credential in 2011 and then became the Lead Teacher, where I remained for several years. In July 2019, I was promoted to Assistant Director and moved to our Kent school.

Having 3 daughters of my own inspired me work with children. When they started going to school full-time, I began my career in childcare. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my husband, Scott, and our 3 daughters: Kaitlyn, Lauren and Megan. I enjoy camping, softbalI, and I spend a lot of my time volunteering in my town.

Reviews from Parents

5.0 Rating based on 32 Reviews
Andrea Gutierrez • Google
July 15, 2021
There’s not enough good things that I can say about a Creative Kids Kent. Every faculty member there we love like a very own family member. They are sweet, caring, I leave my kids peacefully because I know they are well cared for and loved. My daughters leave there hugging the staff members because they love each and everyone of them. The education they receive is absolutely amazing. As a pre K student my daughter was more than ready to enter kindergarten. They are a safe, reliable, caring and amazing place to care for your kids.
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Jenni-Ann Selvaggi • Google
June 21, 2021
When my husband and I had to find a new daycare, we explored several Creative Kids locations. In the end, we chose Creative Kids Kent. Ashley gave us a tour and sat down with us to answer all of our questions. She was attentive as we explained our daughter's eating concerns and kept incredible detailed logs so we could share with her doctor. Choosing Creative Kids Kent was the best decision ever. It truly feels like we are leaving our children with family. The kids are happy and excited to go to school and equally happy at pick-up (sometimes they don't want to leave)! I'm a firm believer that children can tell you or show you truly how they feel about people or places. It's never anything but smiles and hugs. When Kathleen joined, she was immediately a wonderful addition to our family! Ashley, Kathleen, and every teacher we have ever crossed paths with is attentive, caring, and responsive. The teachers are phenomenal - my 2 year old counts to 10 and my daughter went into Kindergarten well ahead of expectations. They are teaching our children new things every day and TRULY invested in their learning. We love Creative Kids Kent and the whole staff there. Anytime someone asks for a recommendation, CKK is the place we recommend! Creative Kids Kent continues to be our home away from home when my husband and I have to work.
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Jordan M. • Yelp
May 20, 2021
I cannot brag enough. As a first time mother and pediatrician I have felt comforted knowing Creative Kids has been taking care of our child. The amount of genuine care and love is amazing. They even help with parenting tips you just can't read about. Our son has been thriving and we are so glad to have found this gem in the area. Truly five stars
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Jordan Milner • Google
May 20, 2021
I cannot brag enough. As a first time mother and pediatrician I have felt comforted knowing Creative Kids has been taking care of our child. The amount of genuine care and love is amazing. They even help with parenting tips you just can’t read about. Our son has been thriving and we are so glad to have found this gem in the area. Truly five stars ⭐️
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