Since 2006, Creative Critters Learning Centers has gone above and beyond providing childcare services for working parents. We offer a number of developmentally appropriate programs for children to help them learn, grow, and flourish. They are:
Our specially designed infant care rooms provide a warm, secure and comforting setting, so babies feel safe and happy. Personal cribs are provided along with separate areas for changing, feeding and play. Our loving teachers know that these early months are critical to develop the connections needed for later learning .The crucial elements of our infant care includes lots of hugging, cuddling, singing and talking, helping babies learn that they matter.
Toddlers are learning constantly. To utilize their boundless curiosity, Caterpillar rooms allow for large and small group activities; quiet and noisy activities, and gross and fine motor development throughout the day. The areas of the caterpillar rooms include a book and story telling area, art area, and areas for large and small motor play. We change both activities and open areas in response to cues from children’s behavior.
Here, we build on the skills learned in the Caterpillar 1 Room. It is in this room we prepare children for preschool. Our circle time is a little longer, we concentrate more on beginning literacy and numbers skills, and most importantly, we begin working on potty training!
An appreciation and love of literature is developed throughout the program, and children are encouraged to look at books alone or with classmates. Our teachers read to the children on many occasions throughout the day, as early literacy is a key component to the preschool program. Children will also develop beginning number sense through counting skills, one-to-one correspondence, and recognition of basic geometric shapes.
When school is out, our extended day programs provide before and after school care. This includes back-up or emergency care for school holidays and closings as well as exciting summer day camp programs for children up to age 12. Our before and after school care program balances time to learn with time to play with friends, and finishing homework with sports and other physical activities. These programs are available for school-age children to bridge the time between school and a parent’s work schedule.