Creative World: A Long Tradition of Quality
The Beginning: It is because we know childcare that we have had a long history of success! Our founders, Billie and Duane McCabe opened their first Creative World School in Independence, Missouri in 1970. As parents and educators, they were passionate about childhood education and this was the perfect opportunity for them to work together and start a family business.
Ms. Billie and Mr. Duane's unique vision was quickly embraced as they expanded and operated up to forty-five small neighborhood centers in seven states. It was during this time of growth that Creative World's philosophy and teaching practices were refined. As testaments of the success of Creative World's educational system, Ms. Billie and Mr. Duane's daughters grew up within Creative World schools and are working with the company today.
The Creative World tradition bridged generations as their daughters became part of the company. Their youngest daughter, Dr. Marianne Whitehouse, combines the experience of being raised in Creative World with a Ph.D. in Early Childhood and Elementary Education in her position as President. As Creative World's success continued, the dynamic family team expanded their vision to share their "recipe for success" with other business owners who valued the education of children, and a successful franchising organization was born.
Early Childhood excellence has remained our guiding value and we have reached out to validate the quality or our schools by pursuing National Accreditation. Each school completes an individual application, a rigorous self study process and undergoes an extensive review that includes observations of each classroom. This outside review gives parents the assurance that we deliver on the quality that we proclaim and validates the hard work it takes to be excellent every day.
Happy 40th Birthday to us! We are so excited to celebrate our big 4-0! You won't find any mid-life crisis here—we just get better with age. As we branch into brand new mediums in 2010, we are looking forward to integrating ourselves into even more exciting relationships with our families!