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About Creative Kids Beekman

Creative Kids Childcare Centers has been committed to providing children safe and nurturing learning environments since we opened in January 2001. Creative Kids Beekman first opened its doors in March 2007 and was our third Creative Kids location.

Our directors, teachers, and staff have created a welcoming environment that actively encourages young children to develop confidence and a positive self-image. Your child will participate in a wide variety of experiences where they’ll learn about themselves and the world around them.

Our Programs

Our Curriculum

Creative Kids teaches from The Creative Curriculum®, which leverages research and best practices so that we can take the needs of every type of learner into account. The Creative Curriculum® is grounded in 38 research-based objectives, which helps us maintain a high-quality learning environment where every child has the opportunity to become a creative, confident thinker. These objectives are based on school readiness standards and research has shown them to be predictors of future academic success.

Before & After School

Creative Kids Beekman is proud to work with the Arlington Central School District and we offer a fun and safe before and after school program for local elementary students. Our school is on the bus route for the following schools:

  • Beekman Elementary School – 201 Lime Ridge Rd, Poughquag, NY 12570
  • Noxon Road Elementary School – 4 Old Noxon Rd, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
  • Vail Farm Elementary School – 1659 E Noxon Rd, Langrangeville, NY 12540

Our Team

Nicole Ferris

Nicole Ferris


I began working in the Early Childhood field in 2007 and have continued to learn and grow here at Creative Kids. I have worn many different hats during my career. I worked as a Teaching Assistant in both the Infant and Preschool classrooms, I spent 3 years as Lead Toddler Teacher, and spent time as an Assistant Director at our Mahopac location. I have blossomed and found my true self as the Director at our Beekman location. I have been the Director at Creative Kids Beekman since August of 2013 and it has been the most rewarding part of my career. I spend each day working closely with families, children, and staff to ensure that our center is providing exceptional care for all ages. I ensure that children are learning while enjoying their fun-filled days and that staff are given the proper resources and support to be their best selves. What more could you ask for?

I live in LaGrange with my husband, daughter, and two dogs. I enjoy being outdoors, whether it be at the beach, snowmobiling, hiking, or camping. In my spare time, I can almost always be found curled up with a good book, traveling to whatever destination the author takes me.

Erika Giorgio

Erika Giorgio

Assistant Director

I have been part of the Creative Kids team since 2005 and spent my earliest years working in the Infant Programs at our Brewster location. Working as a Lead Infant Teacher made me aware of how much I love being a part of each child’s milestones. Watching a baby’s first steps or hearing their first words and then celebrating those exciting moments with their families was the best part of my day. I took on the role of Assistant Director at our Beekman location in 2017 and this position has allowed me to take part in milestones in every classroom. Celebrating these milestones with an excited mom and dad is still my favorite part of my day.

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family, my nephews, and my niece. I enjoy playing soccer, softball, and living a well-balanced, active lifestyle.

Reviews from Parents

5.0 Rating based on 13 Reviews Leave A Review
Amanda Simone • Google
We feel so lucky to be a part of the Creative Kids Beekman family. Despite being in the middle of a pandemic, the school provides our kids with a place where they can learn, grow and have fun. They love everything about their day and the people they get to be with. We are so grateful for this school and its teachers- thank you for all you do!
Amy Whalen • Google
Caring environment for my children. Highly recommend!
Sarah Lyons • Facebook
We love Creative Kids! Our kids are 3.5 years and 5.5 months old and are very happy there. We are always impressed with how much they are learning daily. From learning sign language as an infant to stem activities/experiments, they are lightyears ahead of other kids their age.
Gabriela Alejandra • Facebook
My husband, Jovanny Suriel, & I cannot say enough good things about Creative Kids Beekman. Our daughter, Gia, has been enrolled since this summer when they opened back up. She was 7 months old at the time and had only been home with us since maternity leave was then followed up by COVID-19's quarantine. As a first time mom (amidst a global pandemic!), I was very anxious to say the least. Ms. Nicole and Gia's baby room teacher, Ms. Angel, have been so kind and understanding. Pretty soon after Gia started, I was the only one tearful at drop off while Gia happily went in all smiles in the morning. The constant updates on KidReports are such an amazing part of the program. Gia has just done absolutely beautifully since starting at Creative Kids. Her social skills and development overall are incredible and we know it's contributed to all the great work the staff does in the baby room. Family and friends are always amazed by the pictures (thanks KidReports!) we can send them of Gia doing such cool developmental activities-not to mention the cool projects we've been able to post on our fridge! Most recently, Gia learned baby sign language at Creative Kids and can communicate when she's "hungry", "wants more" and is "all done". It's been so helpful and again something I don't know if we would have fostered at home if Creative Kids did not teach her the foundations of being such a great communicator at this early age! Their precautions during this uncertain time of the COVID-19 pandemic have also been reassuring. It's been a great relief to know our baby girl is in such good hands at Creative Kids Beekman. Ms. Nicole has been so responsive to any questions or concerns we had in person or on email which we have heard from other parents is not always the case at other centers. It was a tough choice to send her back in July and everyday we are reassured we made the right decision. Thank you for all the great work you do, especially Ms. Angel, Ms. Alicia, Emma, Amanda, Gianna, Ms. Nicole, Ms. Erika & everyone else that takes such great care of our daughter! Best, Gabriela & Jovanny Suriel (Gia's parents ❤️)

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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.