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Our Preschool

Creative Kids Childcare Centers are committed to providing young children nurturing learning environments. We offer preschool and child care for ages 6 weeks through 12 years old at five locations throughout Hudson Valley. Creative Kids Mahopac first opened its doors in September 2012 and was the fourth Creative Kids location.

Our schools are a welcoming place where every child is supported. Our teachers individualize our curriculum so each and every child can develop emotionally, physically, and cognitively. Our directors, teachers, and staff work together to create a warm and nurturing environment where children 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® helps us maintain a high-quality learning environment where every child has the opportunity to become a creative, confident thinker.

Kind Child

Kind Child LogoKind Child is a program that focuses on the social and emotional development of our students. We introduce social-emotional skills every month and a new character trait every two months. The goal of Kind Child is to elevate the emotional well-being of every child in our care.

Before & After School

Creative Kids Mahopac has an established relationship with the Mahopac Central School District and we have an excellent before and after school program for elementary students. Our school is a stop on the bus route for the following schools:

  • Austin Road Elementary School – 390 Austin Rd, Mahopac, NY 10541
  • Fulmar Road Elementary School – 55 Fulmar Rd, Mahopac, NY 10541
  • Lakeview Elementary School – 112 Lakeview Dr, Mahopac, NY 10541
  • Mahopac Middle School – 425 Baldwin Place Rd, Mahopac, NY 10541

Our Team

Jennifer Carson

School Director

Amber DiBenedetto

Assistant Director

Reviews from Parents

3.9 Rating based on 27 Reviews Leave A Review
Hera Travis • Facebook
i worked at creative kids of mahopac since october of 2020 to august 2022. this place is amazing. they are a whole other family to me. every staff member is amazing and the place is super clean. i would walk in and feel like i’m at home. everyone is just so welcoming and loving. if i had a child i would 100% bring my kid there.
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Samantha DeSanctis • Google
I'm one of the infant teachers at CK of Mahopac. Our directors, Jen and Amber are absolutely wonderful. The best bosses anyone could ask for! Our staff is like one big family. We strive to offer the best possible care for your children each and everyday. We welcome you to join our evergrowing family!
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Tara Staples • Google
We have been part of the Creative Kids family for 3 years. Our kids love going to school every day and are welcomed with hugs and smiles. Directors, Jen and Amber have done a wonderful job of creating consistency for students especially during these difficult couple years. They handled Covid seamlessly while keeping their staff and students safe. They also continue to create fun activities and celebrations for the kids. The families look for forward to activities such as pumpkin patches in the fall , leprechaun trap projects and gardening parties as well as silly themed dress up days and ice cream parties . The directors send communication home daily along with weekly newsletters and monthly calendars siting upcoming events. Classrooms have thematic units in which students incorporate various connected read alouds as well as address various learning styles from art, music, tactile, kinesthetic etc. I pulled my kids out of another sought after daycare in the area because I just wasn’t having the same experience that everyone was raving about online. Staff was cold, systems were antiquated and my kids were constantly sick. Switching to Creative Kids was overall a great decision. I feel I can express my needs to the directors and have open lines of communication. Anytime I have ever had an issue it has been resolved immediately with professionalism and discretion. My children are well prepared for kindergarten, knowing all their letters and sounds as well as many sight words . I feel confident every day knowing that my kids are in being well cared for and making friends along the way .
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mara panzar • Google
With the pandemic and return to office looming, we were on the lookout for a warm and enriching environment where our 3 year old could finally get some human interaction outside our family and start honing her creativity. I cannot even begin to explain how much we lucked out with Creative Kids. They've taken a girl with some anxiety about being away from home and transformed her into a confident, happy, and fulfilled kiddo that can't wait to go to school and learn. The programming is fantastic, the experiences are varied and catering to both emotional IQ and normal IQ, and the staff is incredibly warm and welcoming. It has become so much her second home that at the end of the day there always comes a play session outside with her friends. I'm legitimately anxious about the day where she'll be too big to attend, but until then gonna soak up every good bit we can.
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Creative Kids Childcare Center

Mahopac, 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.