Our Story

The idea of Creative Imaginations quickly developed when my husband and I began to research our options for child care for our two young sons. We seriously invested time into touring and interviewing many daycare centers in our area, but were unable to find one that met all of our needs at a price we could afford.

In September 2002, my mother, Linda, suggested that we open an in-home daycare for families seeking compassionate childcare in a healthy, clean environment, at a reasonable price. It didn't take long for our little daycare to fill and we spent 11 years enjoying every minute of caring for children from over 30 families.

Over the years, we considered the idea of moving our daycare into a larger setting, but we feared losing the warm, homey atmosphere that we promised to provide. In the fall of 2013, a decision was finally made to find a larger space because of our growing waiting list and a desire to provide a better learning environment for preschool age children. The goal was to find a space that would still emulate an appealing in-home feel.

The perfect location was found in a home that had previously been used as a daycare center. It needed a lot of TLC, but the potential was there. Renovations took place through the winter and we officially opened on February 3, 2014.

As enrollment grew, our need to hire more help became inevitable. Remaining consistent with one of our primary reasons for opening a larger center -- to offer a well structured preschool program -- we decided to employ as teachers, individuals who either had graduated in or were currently pursuing their early childhood education degrees. Through our network of family and friends, we were able to recruit several talented teachers who have helped us create a wonderful preschool program.

Deciding on a curriculum that fits our philosophy took many months of research and testing. We finally found a curriculum by Pocket of Preschool that is exactly what we think preschool learning should be.  It encompasses all of the preschool essentials including language, beginning math, science, gross and fine motor skills, social skills, music, games and play based learning and most importantly, it's FUN! In addition to Pocket of Preschool, we use the Zoo Phonics curriculum to further build a strong understanding of letters and sounds.   

As a full service childcare center, Creative Imaginations provides care for children 3 months through 5 years of age. Rooms are set up for each age group with age appropriate toys and activities. Although age groups are separated, children are brought together at the beginning and end of each day to give siblings and friends of different ages an opportunity to interact and play with one another.