Walk through a three year old's day at Creative World:
Every day we gather together and share stories, talk about our day and plan our learning journey. Being together allows us to get to know our friends, sing songs and play learning games. We assign helpers for the day, give a weather report and take a look at our calendar.
We love a good book! Each day we set aside time to read together. Our read-alouds encourage us to be readers as we read simple, repetitive stories with predictable text. We also learn about different authors, illustrators and different types of stories.
Meals & Snacks
Children who are with us all day enjoy daily, nutritious snacks and meals. Besides a balanced meal, we also focus on table manners, independence and good eating habits. Intimate classroom dining allows children to eat at their own pace in a familiar environment. Teachers and children sit and eat together, sharing good food and conversation
Outdoor Fun & Exercise
At Creative World, our classroom learning extends to the outdoors as our teachers plan daily, interactive outdoor enrichments. You will find games, water play, sand play, books and chalk in our outdoor "classrooms". Each class is scheduled for outside time twice daily in an age appropriate play area. Our play equipment on each playground meets the highest standards and is designed to maximize fun and safety for all ages.
Children are invited to explore in small groups as they experiment, solve problems and record their observations. Teachers integrate elements of science, math, social studies and creative art domains each day.
Every day teachers plan rich literacy engagements that develop the following skills: Concepts of Print, Phonological Awareness, Letter-Sound Knowledge, Vocabulary, Oral Language, Listening/Reading Comprehension
Kids are in charge of choosing which areas they want to explore. Our Enriching Play centers are designed to give children independence and are equipped with invitations that promote unique learning opportunities. Each day they have the opportunity to visit dramatic play, construction, literacy, writing, creative arts, math/manipulatives, science, music, computers, easel, and sensory table. Each station is enriched weekly so there is something new for the children to discover.
Children who stay with us a full day have the opportunity to rest and recharge on individual, assigned cots. Children enjoy a calm atmosphere with soft, dim lighting and a cuddly blanket from home. While some doze off and nap for a time, others may enjoy a good book or a quiet activity.
CW University oversees our teacher training program which provides training in the following areas:
Curriculum, Health and Safety, Literacy, Childcare Standards, Positive Guidance and Developmental Assessment
In addition, Creative World teachers participate in required background screenings, undergo Tri-Yearly Corporate Inspections, are CPR Certified, and attend monthly staff training sessions.
Our Monthly Calendar
Our Parent Share Newsletter
(download a Parent Share here).
Additionally, you are invited to join us anytime to participate in your child's day! Come have lunch with us, read a book to the children, join us on a field trip. We encourage your participation!
We model how to give back as we participate in food drives, clothing drives and other philanthropic programs.
To find about our community efforts in a specific area, click here to find a location near you.
All three year old classrooms are set up with unique learning centers that encourage children to be self-sufficient while fostering an understanding of basic concepts. Our child-centered room arrangement allows children to move freely from one interest center to the next, giving them the opportunity to make plans and choices in their environment. The following is a partial list of the learning centers in our developmentally appropriate classrooms, with a brief description of some of the learning and skills they foster:
In this center, there are a variety of arts and crafts materials available for the children to use for experimenting and creating. In addition, each room has easels that are available for painting. Children develop hand-eye coordination, fine motor control and creativity as they explore color, texture, and shape in their art.
Quality children's literature is displayed in an inviting manner to encourage children to read and explore books. A quiet corner of the room with comfortable chairs and soft areas gives children a peaceful reading environment.
A variety of different types of paper and writing utensils are rotated through this center to encourage children's experimentation with writing. Children become authors and writers as they are invited to share emergent writing skills or dictate to teachers their own words for books or illustrations. These experiences with writing make print accessible for young children and give them a firm foundation for reading and writing development.
This combined Math/Manipulative Center provides opportunities for children to practice number concepts and fine motor skills. Sequencing, ordering, seriating and other number concepts are explored, along with learning numbers and counting.
This center introduces children to scientific discovery, analytical thinking and problem solving. Children care for animals and plants, charting growth and observing changes. Experiments are regularly set up for children to interact and observe.
This table provides important learning opportunities for young children. As children pour, sift, fill and measure, they experiment with texture, density, and other properties. Sensory areas are also very soothing to children.
In this center, children have the opportunity to become fire fighters, fathers, doctors, ballerinas, or any other role that captures their imagination. Housekeeping props, as well as other open-ended props and theme prop boxes, are available for the children's play. This role-playing provides children with important peer interactions and socio-emotional development. Children learn to cooperate, share and gain self-understanding as well as a positive self-image.
Blocks and Building
This area provides building opportunities for children as they lay out roads, castles and other creative monuments. Children learn visual discrimination, large and fine motor control, problem solving and logical thinking. They experiment with balance, design and other mathematical properties.
Children have the opportunity to interact with computers in this center. They engage in a variety of developmentally appropriate learning games and creative experiences. In addition, they learn some computer basics such as using a mouse and keyboard. *Select Locations Only
Here, a variety of musical instruments await the children as they creatively make music and move to the beat. Music exposes three year olds to rhythm, patterns and sounds.
This year is important for three year olds! They are just starting out on their journey to Kindergarten readiness. Our teachers keep track of progress and keep you informed of their latest accomplishments.
We believe great teachers must have a firm understanding of child development and know each child's strengths and interests. As we get to know your child, we play and interact as we observe them in different contexts to keep track of their learning throughout the year. We also use a developmental checklist to make sure each child is progressing in their social-emotional, cognitive and physical development. Weekly, we integrate our Learning Journey™ curriculum with the following standards: Approaches to Learning, Literacy, Mathematic Thinking, Scientific Thinking, Creative Arts, Social Studies and Physical Development
Every child has a learning portfolio that is a compilation of teacher notes, reflections, pictures and a collection of first drawings that tell their learning story. We believe that each child is full of unlimited potential and our job is to challenge, strengthen and help them grow.
Twice yearly, we hold an individual portfolio showing with families to share the progress and learning of your child. This is an opportunity to set goals and discuss strategies for enhancing their learning.