The Creative Beginnings School

22840 Three Notch Rd
California, MD 20619-0206
Tel: (301)863-2345
Grades: PK-K | 46 students
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
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-Kindergarten

Student Body

Total Students 46 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 34%
Students by Grade The Creative Beginnings School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 1 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 46:1
National avg.: 13:1

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is The King's Christian Academy (4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Honey Maccallum Christian Preschool (1.3 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Starmaker School for Early Education at Wildewood (2.7 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • California
    Honey Maccallum Christian Preschool
    Daycare / Preschool (Presbyterian)
    Grades: K | 166 students
    1.3 miles
    23421 Kingston Creek Rd
    California, MD 20619
  • California
    Grades: NS-3 | 104 students
    2.7 miles
    23443 Cottonwood Pkwy
    California, MD 20619
  • Lexington Park
    Lexington Park Baptist Preschool
    Daycare / Preschool (Baptist)
    Grades: PK-KG | 55 students
    3.2 miles
    46855 S Shangri La Dr Ste 100
    Lexington Park, MD 20653
  • Great Mills
    Little Flower School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 198 students
    3.8 miles
    20410 Point Lookout Rd.
    Great Mills, MD 20634
  • Callaway
    Grades: PK-12 | 306 students
    4 miles
    20738 Point Lookout Road
    Callaway, MD 20620

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