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Creative Garden Learning Centers

479 Merryman Road
Annapolis, MD 21401

(410) 268-0900


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Creative Garden opened it's doors in September, 1968 with thirty children. Today, with it's enrollment of over 500 children in three centers, it enjoys the reputation of being one of the most highly qualified learning centers in the area.
Accredited by the Maryland State Board of Education, Creative Garden boasts a staff of educators with college degrees who are chosen for their unique qualities and for their specialties in early childhood education.
Our children are provided with a learning environment and a social climate which helps them grow intellectually, socially, emotionally and physically in a manner appropriate to their age and stage of development.
Our highly trained staff are dedicated to providing an atmosphere which considers the individual differences and needs of the children. Our approach is one of acceptance, so that each child will build a positive self-concept, enhance his individuality and experience many opportunities for success.
Creative Garden provides a strong beginning that will last your child a lifetime!
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"6:45 - 8:30 Children arrive
8:30 - 9:00 Free play at centers or activity
9:00 - 9:10 Clean up
9:10 - 9:30 Movement activities:Students play games and sing songs.
9:30 - 10:00 Circle:Pledge, Calendar, Phonics, Math, Science, Spanish
10:00 - 10:30 Work at tables to reinforce Circle Time lesson (wkbks & dittos)
10:30 - 10:45 Snack
10:45 - 11:30 Free play at centers or activity
11:30 - 12:00 Outdoor Playtime
12:00 - 12:45 Lunch
12:45 - 1:15 Story Time
1:15 - 3:00 Nap
3:00 - 3:45 Projects
3:45 - 4:00 Snack
4:00 - 4:30 Outdoor Playtime
4:30 - 5:00 Learning Activity
5:00 - 6:10 Free Play at centers
Excerpted from the preschool's website