"Helping Children Grow"

Creative Childhood Center is licensed by the state of Illinois as a Child Care Agency and is designed to offer children, ages 2 ccckidspaint2.gifthrough 5, a safe and nurturing environment which encourages and stimulates the development of the child's emotional, social, intellectual and physical skills, through planned activities and organized play.

Creative Childhood Center is funded in part by contributions from the United Way of Knox County, which allows the Center to provide financial assistance to families who qualify.The Childcare program at Creative Childhood Center is designed to help children grow

by offering a wide variety of experiences in Language Development, Health, Math, Science, and Music.

The Creative Childhood Center maintains an experienced and well-trained staff. Each staff person is required to participate in 15 hours of in-service training per year. The director has an A.S. in Early Childhood and has been with the Center since 1983.

Creative Childhood Center Hours: 6am to 6 pm Monday-Friday (minimum attendance is two days a week). We are closed eight days a year: New Years Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and the day after, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

We also offer a "drop-in" service for parents that need childcare, but do not want to make a long term commitment to a program. Parents are required to fill out a few simple forms, submit the child's physical, certified copy of the child's birth certificate, and pay the registration fee. Afterwards, the parent may call the center to confirm a "drop-in" opening at any time.

 

Can the others compare to Creative Childhood Center?

Use this chart as a guide to comparing other childcare facilities to the Creative Childhood Center.
Creative Childhood Center
The Others
Is the center licensed?
Yes
 
Is the building clean and well maintained.
Yes
 
Are the caregivers trained in first aid, CPR, and blood born pathogens?
Yes
 
Are all outdoor play areas fenced in and monitored?
Yes
 
Are sick children who are contagious kept at home?
Yes
 
Are all children immunized?
Yes
 
Are older and younger children kept seperate?
Yes
 
Are you allowed to visit your child at any time?
Yes
 
What are the hours of operation?
6:00am-6:00pm
 
Is there a seatbelt-equipped vehicle for trips?
Yes
 
Does the facility focus on curriculum-based learning?
Yes
 
Is there a written, planned program you can see in action?
Yes
 
Are toys and activities age appropriate?
Yes
 
Does the program focus on the whole child (physical, mental, social)?
Yes
 
Does the facility provide daily activity reports?
Yes
 
Is the facility closed more than 8 days a year?
No
 
Are the meals USDA approved and prepared on-site?
Yes
 

Call: 344-KIDS  (344-5437)

Creative Childhood Center
2320 Veterans Drive
Galesburg, IL 61401