The Creative Beginnings School

  • 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 TypeEarly Childhood / Day Care
School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association for the Education of Young Children
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-Kindergarten

Student Body

Total Students46 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
15%
State avg.: 30%
Students by Grade The Creative Beginnings School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers1 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio46:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
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    Grades: PK-2 | 105 students
    2.7 miles
    23443 Cottonwood Pkwy
    California, MD 20619
    (301)863-7740
    2.7 PK-2
    105
  • Great Mills
    Little Flower School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 169 students
    3.8 miles
    20410 Point Lookout Rd.
    Great Mills, MD 20634
    (301)994-0404
    3.8 PK-8
    169
  • Lexington Park
    Bay Montessori School
    Montessori School
    Grades: PK-8 | 87 students
    4.8 miles
    20525 Willows Rd
    Lexington Park, MD 20653
    (301)737-2421
    4.8 PK-8
    87
  • Lexington Park
    Lexington Park Baptist Preschool
    Daycare / Preschool (Baptist)
    Grades: PK-K | 45 students
    3.2 miles
    46855 S Shangri La Dr Ste 100
    Lexington Park, MD 20653
    (301)862-2552
    3.2 PK-K
    45

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