The Creative Beginnings School

22840 Three Notch Rd,
California, MD, 20619-0206
Tel: (301)863-2345
Creative Beginnings opened its doors in 1982 with the goal of providing high quality childcare to St. Mary's County.
Licensed by the State of Maryland and accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, our mission is to assure that your child receives the best care available.
Our school is a private preschool-day care center serving children from infancy through 5th grade.
Young children learn best through manipulation of materials and hands-on experiences.
These activities are carefully planned and facilitated by knowledgeable teachers.
This learning looks very much like play - but play with purpose and intent.
Teachers organize and display materials so that children use them to figure things out, practice skills, and learn new concepts.
Children are allowed enough time to explore those materials again and again.
Repetition and success develops the confidence to take risks and try more complex and demanding activities.
We believe in a developmental approach to education and that children go through an orderly series of developmental stages but at different rates.
National accreditation is essential to our mission of maintaining the highest standards of care available.

School Overview

School Type Early Childhood / Day Care
School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association for the Education of Young Children
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Kindergarten

Student Body

Total Students 58 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 23%
State avg.: 30%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 1 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1
National avg.: 13:1

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is The Kings Christian Academy (4.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Honey Maccallum Christian Preschool (1.3 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Starmaker Learning Center (2.7 miles away)
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  • California Honey Maccallum Christian Preschool
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Presbyterian)
    23421 Kingston Creek Rd
    California , MD , 20619
    (301)863-8600
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Presbyterian)
    1.3  mi  |  166  students  |  Gr.  K
  • California
    Starmaker Learning Center
    Montessori School
    23443 Cottonwood Parkway
    California , MD , 20619
    (301)863-7740
    Montessori School
    2.7  mi  |  54  students  |  Gr.  PK-3
  • Lexington Park Lexington Park Baptist Preschool
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Baptist)
    46855 S Shangri La Dr
    Lexington Park , MD , 20653
    (301)862-2552
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Baptist)
    3.2  mi  |  47  students  |  Gr.  K
  • Callaway The Kings Christian Academy
    (Christian)
    20738 Point Lookout Rd
    Callaway , MD , 20620
    (301)994-3080
    (Christian)
    4.1  mi  |  352  students  |  Gr.  PK-12
  • Callaway
    The King's Christian Academy
    (Christian)
    20738 Point Lookout Road
    Callaway , MD , 20620
    (301) 99-4 3080
    (Christian)
    4.1  mi  |  306  students  |  Gr.  PK-12

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