Our Difference

Confident. Creative. Collaborative. Curious.
At Creative Scholars Preschool, we provide an engaging and nurturing environment for children ages 15 months through 5 years where intellectual curiosity, cognition, and creativity are developed.  Creative Scholars is your best choice for a preschool in Chicago because:

Our Classrooms…
• are places where children’s individual strengths and areas of growth are valued and honored
• have low teacher to children ratios so that each child receives extra attention and support
• foster an appreciation for the fine arts through a weekly rotation of art, drama, and music
• develop scientific thinking and problem solving through hands-on experiences
• develop creativity through exploration of a variety of art materials and styles
• develop social skills, self regulation, and empathy and build relationships
• feature curriculum that is child and teacher driven and rooted in child development
• feature artifacts borrowed from local museums
• include a studio where children and teachers can work in small groups with a variety of authentic art materials
• include a 2,000 sq. ft. year-round, climate controlled, secure indoor play space which assures a daily place to run, climb, and build coordination

Our Families…
• receive daily updates through the Seesaw app detailing classroom activities which encourage parent/child communication outside of school
• can see photos of the children’s days through Seesaw, Facebook, and classroom documentation
• are provided with a detailed description of each child’s cognitive, physical, social, and emotional growth each year
• participate in 2 parent-teacher conferences a year, an intake conference in the fall where families and staff can share hopes and goals for the year and a conference in the spring to discuss a child’s growth
• are supported in their work with outside therapists who are welcome to visit/observe/work with children in the classrooms
• are invited to participate in monthly events sponsored by the parent committee outside of school to build friendships and connections within our school community
• receive close attention to food allergies

Our Teachers…
• participate in weekly staff meetings where they share classroom news, information gained from workshops, and discuss best teaching practices
• engage in monthly reflective supervision which challenges them to continually think outside of the box and strengthen their teaching practice
• have qualifications in early childhood education, child development, drama, and art
• share their passions for art, music, drama, science, and learning
• communicate openly and frequently with families
• are creative, nurturing, qualified, and enthusiastic
• include staff who have been at CSP since the school opened in 2009

What can you expect when you send your child to Creative Scholars Preschool?  An environment that supports a child’s love of learning while providing a nurturing and engaging place for children to develop the confidence, self-expression, and skills needed to support them in elementary school and in life.

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