- Our Team
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
- Infant Daycare (6 weeks – 18 months)
- Toddler Daycare (18 months – 3 years)
- Preschool & Pre-Kindergarten (3 – 5 years)
- Kindergarten Club (4 – 5 years)
- Private Kindergarten (5 – 6 years)
- School-Age Program (5 – 12 years)
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
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.
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.