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Creme de la Creme

724 N Center Blvd
Romeoville, IL 60446

(815) 306-0307


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

From the Director:

The program focuses on developing the total-child while nurturing each child's potential, building upon successes and mastered skills. Emphasis is placed on the role that social skills and interactions play in building a foundation for meeting future academic challenges.

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Language       more

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  • Tracing paper and other writing instruments
  • A well-stocked bookcase
  • Children become literate as they experience telling stories and retelling stories in their own words. They develop an ear for sound as they listen to stories and poems being read. They develop a disposition for reading when their experiences with language develop in a continuum that allows them to internalize concepts within meaningful context and at their own pace. In the Coconut Theatre, children listen to stories with a variety of language patterns, retell stories using flannel boards and puppets, participate in action stories and interact with their peers through dramatic play.
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense
Time & space more

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  • Calendars and clocks
  • Parquetry blocks, pegboards, and mosaic toys
  • Maps
  • Building blocks
Sci. reasoning/physical world more

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  • A place for science activities such as growing plants
Music more

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  • Musical instruments
Visual arts more

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  • Materials such as paint, ink, paintbrushes, crayons, markers, chalk, paper, etc.
Physical activity more

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  • A playground with climbing equipment
  • Bean bags, balls, and other objects that children can throw, kick, and play
  • Tricycles
  • Enough room for children to move around and play and a suitable indoor alternative to the outdoor playground on rainy days
  • Sandboxes and/or water stations for play
Other subjects taught Spanish, Art, Music, Science, Math, Computers, Creative Movement, Manners & Etiquette

From the Director:

Children's attention spans are short. They need a constant exchange between passive and active activities. At Creme, children move between theme-based classrooms that work in consort with their ability to maintain attention. Brain development research findings indicate that the brain is more receptive to information and pays closer attention to information when things are new and different. When the brain grows accustomed to a particular activity, or space, it has a tendency to tune it out. It blocks learning. According to Dr. Gold Scheible, Director of Brain Research Institute at UCLA, unfamiliar activites are the brain's best friend. Researchers believe that children placed in novel and stimulating environments, but not over-stimulating, are more focused and more likely to process the information they are learning. Our theme-based classrooms are designed to encourage learning.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Our curriculum supports emergent reading, math, science, social studies and character building skills. Enrichment classes in creative movement, art, music, second language and computer enhances these skills by intergrating them into meaningful and real life experiences. Through focused on skills, our curriculum addresses the needs of the total child and his or her physical, intellectual, social and emotional development.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

The Creme program evolved from the best of the best in early childhood learning science and not from one specific theory. It is designed to foster the development of the total-child--taking into considerstion intellectual, emotional, social and physical aspects of learning. By learning how to learn on many levels, children build self-esteem and confidence and are better prepared for their school years, and a lifetime of learning.

A Typical Day

At Creme, we organize your child's day based on a child's attention span. Our research has shown that children learn best when they are stimulated in half-hour rotations and have new learning experiences. That's why we balance learning, fun, rest, and inside and outside physical activities to keep the interest and excitement for learning at a high level. A Creme trained Teacher is with your child as he or she travels from class to class. The teacher monitors your child's pace, and optimizes learning experiences by creating an invigorating day full of promise.

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

At Creme, our team provides your child with learning development, warmth, safety, healthy food, enchantment and positive guidance throughout the day. Your child will come home everyday with a detailed daily sheet that your child's primary teacher fills out. Your child's daily sheet will include everything from what your child ate, to all the activities that your child participated in through out the day. Creme also holds parent teacher conferences twice a year to give parents the opportunity to sit down and discuss the progress of their child. Here at Creme,we strongly believe that Parents and Teachers are team.

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • 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