If i could add more stars i would, this is hands down one of the best schools i have ever visited. The staff are wonderful, the administration is responsive and the school is clean and very modern. I visited several schools in Marion county and this one was the best one i could find that provided lunch, didn't cost a fortune, and still kept up with my child's needs. The school is very festive and they decorate and celebrate most holidays with the children. On the child's birthday they allow for you to throw them a little party to make them feel special and every year there is a book fair. In addition, they make sure you know how your child is doing - whether its good or bad. The teachers are very attentive to the children and they love them as if they were their own. Lastly, your child will learn so fast with this school! My daughter knew her colors, Shapes, letters and numbers before she was 2 1/2 and at that point she had only been in the school for a year!I promise if you pick this school you will not be disappointing - i cant thank them enough for gifting my child with the amazing skills she has learn thus far!
My daughter attends Creative Beginnings Preschool. They offer outstanding care to my daughter I was looking for a good childcare provider & in my search I was about to quit my Job & take care of my kids myself. Thank God I found them.There is no comparison to this daycare. It is the best daycare in Ocala. At the end of the day no money could ever pay for the immaculate service that they provide & absolutely love everything about this school its safe, secure, all the kids are happy! I sent my daughter in an all white outfit could you believe she came home clean I dropped her off from 8am-5pm. I highly recommend this school!!!!!
After a terrible incident at the in home daycare my daughter was in we put our daughter into Creative Beginnings. Ms. Erin was so accommodating and helpful with this transition. It has been 18 months now and our daughter is thriving there! The facility is very clean, the teachers are great and the smell from their in house kitchen is amazing (my daughter loves the homemade food!) I highly recommend Creative Beginnings!
My son also attends Creative Beginnings Preschool. He LOVES it. He has been in several others in this area as well as one in another state previously and this is the best one he's been to. My experience with the owners has been pleasant. If my son is hit or kicked by another child or falls/gets a bump or scratch, I am notified IMMEDIATELY. This facility actually teaches. In the 4 year old room (Not VPK) they have homework to begin learning how to write their name and letters etc. My son also loved their summer program. I really can't say enough good things about this provider. I'm extremely picky about others watching my children and I would (and have) recommended this place to others.
Our daughter loves this school and its staff. They have treated her like family since the age of 3 months and I would recommend them highly to anyone in the area.
I caution anyone who even thinks about enrolling their child at Creative Beginnings. The school is beautiful and there is no doubt about that, but the owners are a cold and rude mother and daughter team who have no regard for parents or their children. I enrolled my daughter at the school and on the second day a child hit my daughter and she hit them back, not the best idea, but a pretty normal response for a 2 year old. I was given a written incident report to sign and talked to my daughter about not hitting other kids and to tell to the teacher. Again, being 2 years old my daughter could “not keep her hands to herself” on two other occasions but never injured anyone. Then my daughter said a bad word (not even a swear word) and on the 7th day an incident report was given to me and in the corner it said one more time and she would be removed from the school. Really? For saying a non-cuss word, sure it was not nice but kicked out? Surly this was just a threat. I called the owner and talked to her about how I am on board trying to redirect the behavior and asked if I needed to find other arrangements, mind you this was her 7th day in school. The owner assured me that there has been improvement in behavior and she felt that there was hope she was changing. On her 10th day there was a note informing me on a Friday that she had been kicked out of school and needed a new place to go on Monday with no other incident report. I am shocked and disturbed that the owners would give a 2 year old only 10 days and then kick them out because of mild behavior issues. I guess if your 2-4 year old always listens and never says bad words, or tells the teacher no, than this may be a great school. I can assure you that this was the biggest mistake I have made yet with my daughter, and I want others to know before they pay the high registration fee and then are left with no place for their child. I hear this is normal behavior for the owners as I walked by the office and one of the owners was just talking about how they kicked another child out and that the mother was upset and said now where do I bring my son and the owner laughed and told the person on the phone, “that is not my problem.” I have no idea why cold hearted people would even want to be around children who require so much love and attention not quick and rude punishments. Please think twice before ever placing your child here, it may be pretty but that is about it.