Creative Learning Center

  • Creative Learning Center is a unique progressive preschool, Kindergarten and first grade program emphasizing integrated learning experiences through creative hands-on activities.
  • Our philosophy is based on the teachings of Dewey, Piaget and Vygotsky as well as the most current brain-based research.
  • We educate the whole child by providing a loving and nurturing environment. Our learning activities are both engaging and challenging to stimulate all areas of cognitive development.
  • Our certified teachers are passionate about early childhood education and continually further their own education.

School Overview

School TypeAlternative School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association for the Education of Young Children
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-1
Year Founded1982

Student Body

Total Students101 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade Creative Learning Center Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers10 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size16 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineMay. 1
Tuition NotesTuition is based on the number of sessions and offerings selected.
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorBonnie Brief Pauska
Admissions AssociateDanielle Pauska Brenner

School Notes

  • Progressive early childhood curriculum based on Bank Street College of Education; Primary Learning K/1 program for advanced learners; creative arts and music curriculum with art specialist; science, cooking, field trips, and computers in each classroom; exciting afternoon enrichment programs and exciting clubs; certified, highly educated teachers; aesthetically pleasing classrooms; outstanding playground facilities.
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School Reviews

Our children have thrived at Creative Learning Center in every possible aspect. This school has provided such an incredible foundation for our children from its unique curriculum, philosophy, environment and methods of teaching children. Whether the subject be reading, math skills, foreign languages, sciences, cooking, computers, musical instruments, creative play, geography, the teachers of Creative Learning Center touch upon all aspects with an approach that young children soak up and understand. In our opinion, Creative Learning Center is a unique blend of traditional nursery school, montessori style nursery school and whatever is happening now in preschool education. The Director is constantly educating herself on the newest and perhaps best methods of educating young children. She is the most passionate person we know when it comes to educating children and her job! This is clearly evident in how the staff teach and the energy in the school. Creative Learning also fosters independence, respect towards others, taking responsibility for one's own actions and kindness. These traits are constantly emphasized in every classroom all day. Our children have carried their knowledge and experiences from Creative Learning Center to grammar school where they have entered at the top of their classes. We truly feel we owe where our children stand today in school to Creative Learning Center.
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