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Creative Beginnings

25 Waterside Plaza
New York, NY 10010

(212) 447-7263


Here at Creative Beginnings we help promote your child's developmental, social, creative and cognitive growth. Our effective, innovative and fun teaching techniques will provide your child with the resources to make comprehensive gains in the following areas.

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

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

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  • A well-stocked bookcase
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense
Time & space
Sci. reasoning/physical world more

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  • Not Applicable
Visual arts more

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

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Using developmentally appropriate practices, our Creative Beginnings Toddler Program embraces the view that each child is unique with an individual developmental pattern and timing of social, emotional, physical, and intellectual growth. We encourage our students to think for themselves, make decisions, work toward their own solutions, and express their own ideas and feelings. We believe that parents are the first and most important teachers of their children. Parents are encouraged to participate in a variety of activities, including birthday and holiday celebrations. By maintaining an intimate classroom setting, parent-teacher connections and engaging lessons, our early childhood education program fosters growth, creativity and expanded self expression.

A Typical Day

Academics: Introduction and application of new ideas, critical thinking and basic knowledge.

Creative Thinking/Creative Expression: Children learn about the many different ways they can express themselves, their thoughts and their ideas. They will be introduced to multi-modal thinking and expression. This will help them develop a skill set that will allow them to approach a situation with a unique perspective!

Motor Movement/Sensory Development: Children in this stage of development learn about their world through sensory input and they are developing motor skills important for growth.

Social Development: It is important that children learn social skills that will benefit them throughout their lives, such as turn taking, working in groups and different appropriate behaviors for different situations.

Pre-reading Skills: It is important to expose children, no matter how young, to language and literature. Children at this age are observing and learning how to use language and how to start identifying sounds and their corresponding letters. To promote strong skills, we provide our students with an enriching environment.

Pre-math Skills: Children are exposed to math everyday, it is important to start the process as early as possible.