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Creative Beginnings

14834 Leigh Avenue
San Jose, CA 95124

(408) 559-3247


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Our goal is to provide superior care for children while at the same time giving parents an affordable program. Our staff is dedicated to working as a team to provide a positive and stimulating learning environment. More importantly our teachers are professional, enthusiastic and caring.

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Teacher-Led

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Each child is unique and has individual needs and needs individual attention. Each child needs opportunity to explore, make choices, think, wonder and interact with other children and adults. Each child can grow and develop to his/her maximum potential when in a safe, secure, accepting and stimulating environment.

A Typical Day

Your child will have chance to do a wide variety of age appropriate activities within a routine that draws from the curriculum areas of: art, math, science, cooking, music and movement, large muscle, practical life, social studies, dramatic play, language arts, and manipulative activities.

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

We e-mail parents on weekly basis about their children progress. Parents can call school and talk to teacher directly or request a conference. We do have Parent-Teacher conferences twice a year.

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Fundraise
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Small group sessions
  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation
  • Parents in classroom early on
  • Abbreviated schedule at start of school year

Handling Separation: From the Director

By providing lots of hugs and attention to children.