Creative World Aurora
701 Shoreline Dr.
Aurora, IL 60504
Do Creative World Schools have internet viewing available for parents?
Do Creative World Schools have internet viewing available for parents? At this time, we are not confident in the security of this type of monitoring. We believe very strongly in the confidentiality and privacy of our children and families. As this technology progresses, we will investigate integrating it into our programs.
We do, however, encourage parents to view their children within the classroom at any time. We have monitoring systems in every classroom and parents are welcome to come in and observe their child. In addition, we place viewing windows throughout our building, in between classrooms, so there is plenty of opportunity to observe and monitor classrooms.
How does Creative World ensure my child's safety?
The safety of the children in our care is our first priority! Each of our schools feature:
- Secured Entry
- Classroom Monitoring Cameras
- Windows Between Classrooms
- Age Appropriate Toys and Materials
- Background Screening of all Staff
- Daily Safety Checks
- Appropriate Child to Staff Ratios
- Active Supervision
- Escort/Guardian Screening
- Superior Outdoor Play Areas
All of our Creative World Schools take the safety of our children very seriously, but some of our safety features will vary from school to school. Please contact your local school to learn more.
I want to visit a school, what should I do?Contact the school closest to you and set up a tour. Tours can be scheduled any time of the day and we encourage you to bring the whole family to experience our curriculum in action.
Are the teachers screened?All Creative World employees are screened according to the specific licensing requirements for their state prior to employment.
What is Creative World's philosophy of learning and education?
Click here to learn about our unique and proven philosophy.
What is Creative World's guidance policy?
Our discipline of children provides for positive guidance, redirection, and the setting of limits. When children receive positive, non-violent and understanding interactions from adults and peers, they develop good self-concepts, problem-solving abilities, and self-discipline. Based on this belief, we do not allow any form of corporal punishment, verbal abuse or any discipline that would involve withholding food, rest or toileting.
How does Creative World teach ABCs to children?
Creative World uses a variety of techniques to teach literacy to children. We believe in introducing letters to children in a variety of ways. Songs, stories, puppets and finger plays offer children an interactive and fun way to learn the alphabet. Books are available throughout the classroom to encourage literacy and reading. Children are offered a variety of tools and materials to use to develop their prewriting skills.
What is the Exploratorium™?
Our most unique feature! Click here to learn more.
What can I do at home to extend my child's learning?
Creative World teachers work closely with parents and regularly send home projects and activities for families to work on together in order to further their child's learning and have the opportunity to participate in our program together. Each month we send home a curriculum newsletter, Parent Share to help you connect with our monthly learning goals. Download our Parent Share.
We love books! Almost as much as we love reading books, we also treasure the opportunity to share our favorites! Below is a list of some of our favorite books for parents and children:
Einstein Never Used Flash Cards: How Our Children Really Learn-- And Why They Need to Play More and Memorize Less by Hirsh-Pasek, Golinkoff and Eyer
Why don't Creative World teachers have desks in their rooms?We pride ourselves on the fact that our teachers take a hands-on approach to learning. Teachers are constantly interacting with the children to encourage their learning.
Can I bring my child's favorite toy from home?During your child's transition to the school or a new classroom, they are welcome to bring a security toy such as a stuffed animal or special blanket to be used during naptime to help comfort them until they are more familiar with their new school. Occasionally your child's teacher may request that families bring a special book or prop to share with the class that supports the classroom theme investigation.
Will my child have access to a computer?Computers are located in all preschool age classrooms for children to utilize during Enriching Play. The computers are equipped with age appropriate educational software.
What if my child takes medication?
Medication, including any over the counter products, can only be administered with the written permission of a physician. In addition, a medication form must be filled out by a parent. Please help us secure all medications by handing the medicine to a member of management so we can lock it in our medication box.
What if my child has food allergies?
At Creative World, we want to ensure every child's safety. If your child has any food allergies please notify the school immediately so we can add your child to our school allergy list. Our menu is available for parents to review. Substitutions will be made when possible; however parents must provide a substitute if one is not available.
What if my child becomes ill during the day?
At the first sign of illness, the staff at your child's school will contact you. Our schools closely follow the license regulations on exclusion of children due to health issues. If your child's symptoms are any of those listed, you will be asked to pick up your child. Often, the calls are just courtesy calls that let you know how your child is feeling and give you an opportunity to contact your child's doctor, pick up your child a little early, or make alternate plans for care the next day.
How does Creative World handle potty training?
Teachers in the toddler and two year old classrooms work closely with parents to determine when a child is ready to start potty training both at home and at school. Children are encouraged to regularly attempt to use the toilet or just to try as they are just starting out. As the child experiences more successes, you and your child's teacher will decide when to move from diapers or pull-ups to training pants. Each day you will receive communication that will share each time your child attempted the potty and all their success.
What if my child is bitten?
Click here to download our Creative World Biting Information Booklet.
Will my child play outside during extreme weather?
Creative World follows the state license guidelines for outdoor play, which take into account the heat index, air quality rating and wind chill factor. If the weather is falls in the extreme of these indicators, children will participate in gross motor activities in their classroom.
If it is too cold or too hot outside, can my child stay inside?
Keeping children safe and healthy is very important to Creative World. Outdoor activities provide an important time for children to engage in physical activity while building their large muscles. Children should play outside for thirty minutes twice a day to give them fresh air and opportunities that only outside times can provide. The covered porches and shade structures on all of our playgrounds provide shelter from the sun, wind and cold allowing the children to enjoy their time outside on those days the weather is less than ideal but still falls within the guidelines.
Why do Creative World children eat lunch in their classrooms?
Our teachers purposefully enjoy "Family Style" meals with their children during lunchtime. This is a time of bonding and conversation in a familiar space as well as a great opportunity for the children to learn and practice table manners. Children are able to transition and get ready for their meal by helping set the table and have the time to eat at their own pace. Children are not rushed to finish in order to accommodate another group coming in to a lunchroom. Cafeterias are very efficient for older children, but young children benefit from a more relaxed atmosphere and the freedom to pace their meal.
Does Creative World offer any extra classes such as Spanish?
Yes, we offer a wide variety of enrichment classes for a nominal fee.
Spanish, Martial Arts, Soccer and Private Piano lessons are available throughout the school year and can be joined at any time. We also offer enrichment classes that your child may participate in for 6-8 weeks at a time. Enrichment classes include; music and movement, flag football, gymnastics, science exploration, fun with math, & wiggles and giggles, to name a few.
Does Creative World Aurora have a gymnasium?
Yes, Creative World Aurora has a full size gymnasium where the children can play basketball, ride bikes and trikes, challenge themselves through obstacle courses as well as play ball and other games. Children are able to enjoy large motor skills everyday in a large space even when it is too cold or too wet to play outside.