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About Creative Kids

Creative Kids Childcare Centers is committed to providing children from 6 weeks to 12 years old safe and nurturing learning environments. We offer preschool and child care programs at five schools throughout Hudson Valley and our first center opened its doors in January 2001. Creative Kids Yorktown Heights was our second location and opened in August 2006.

Our directors, teachers, and staff are dedicated early childhood professionals who work together to create an early learning environment where every child feels at home. Our curriculum is flexible and individualized, which allows us to respond to the needs of each child as they develop emotional, physical, and intellectual skills.

Our Preschool’s Programs

Our Curriculum

Creative Kids utilizes The Creative Curriculum® in our infant, toddler, preschool, and pre-kindergarten programs. The Creative Curriculum® enables every child to become a creative, confident thinker because it’s grounded in 38 researched-based objectives. These objectives are based on school readiness standards and research has shown them to be predictors of future academic success.

Kind Child

Kind Child LogoKind Child is an important part of our culture at Creative Kids. Our Kind Child program is a proprietary program that helps young children develop their character and social skills. We focus on a new social-emotional skills every month and a character trait like Responsibility, Thankfulness, and Friendship every two months. Our goal is to elevate the emotional well-being of every child in our care.

School-Age Program

Creative Kids Yorktown Heights offers an excellent before and after school program for elementary students who attend schools within the Lakeland Central School District. Our school is a stop on the bus route for the following schools:

  • Benjamin Franklin Elementary School – 3477 Kamhi Dr, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
  • George Washington Elementary School – 3634 Lexington AVe, Mohegan, NY 10547
  • Thomas Jefferson Elementary School – 3636 Gomer St, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
  • Lakeland Copper Beech Middle School – 3417 Old Yorktown Rd, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598

Our Team

Vicki Hillis

Vicki Hillis


I have a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education from SUNY Oneonta and a Masters in Special Education from St. Thomas Aquinas. Before coming a Director, I was an Assistant Director for 3 years and an Infant and Toddler Teacher for over 20 years. I’m a mother of 5 and a proud grandmother of 1 little girl.

In my spare time, I love to read, go to the beach, do puzzles, and be with my family. I am devoted to making Creative Kids of Yorktown the best center possible!

Reviews from Parents

4.7 Rating based on 43 Reviews
Diane Jennifer • Facebook
July 15, 2021
I recommend Creative Kids Yorktown , Since my little one started I see no issues with dropping off and picking up. My LO is very happy and loves all the sweet Staff, Ms Vicki & Christina are very professional and shows all parents warm welcome and love all the kids. I will surely recommend for anyone looking for child care, and oh they Help kids with potty training and serve delicious meals. Love CK! Thank you Vicki and Christina for helping me feel at ease and provides the best care For my sweet baby. Jen Lee
Jennifer • Google
July 15, 2021
Highly Recommended! This place is awesome, they have great staff and ensure your kids are in the best hands! I love it and recommend to anyone seeking child care in the area.
Jessica Aybar • Facebook
June 03, 2021
Highly recommend! I’m a working mom of 3 and just went back to work after my maternity leave. I started my son off at 2 days a week but already increased the days because it’s gone so well! In July, he’ll go full time. He goes inside no problem because he loves the director and the teachers so much. Everyday I get a report with all the details of the day which is super helpful. Overall everyone I’ve interacted with is kind and welcoming. I feel so comfortable dropping him off which is such a blessing!
jdorset1 • Google
May 21, 2021
I wish we had found this place sooner. Wonderful staff on site. Awesome with daily updates on your child's day to day events. Would highly recommend

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