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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 49 Reviews
Brigid Arpa • Facebook
October 07, 2021
I have been sending my 21 month old and 2.5yr old to creative kids for one month now. I was so worried when I first put them in, as this is their first time in a day care setting. Vicki, Christina and the entire staff made us feel so comfortable and welcomed. They all go above and beyond what is expected. Communication is instant and transparent. The kids are learning so much. they have a wonderful app so you know what the kids are doing daily. I would highly recommend creative kids Yorktown for anyone who is looking for a nurturing, home away from home learning experience.
Kira Capowski • Facebook
October 02, 2021
The staff go above and beyond! Always very caring and attentive; definitely a home away from home! Communication is excellent and the building is so clean. Couldn’t recommend a better place!
Amy Komondorea • Facebook
September 09, 2021
We started sending our daughter to Creative Kids in Yorktown when she was 18months old. She has been with the school for only 3 months and we already see so much growth. The staff cares for the kids as if they are their own and my daughter gets excited every morning we pull into the parking lot. It feels good to know she is somewhere she loves and is well cared for.
Dany Elaaa • Google
September 09, 2021

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