We believe that allowing children to lead their own experiences promotes life long confidence and a deep love for learning. Learning through play is a term used in education to describe how a child learns to make sense of the world around them. Through play, children can develop social and cognitive skills, mature emotionally, and gain the self-confidence required to engage in new experiences (like reading, writing, math, and science). They will bravely enter into new environments like elementary school or clubs and sports. There are a wealth of psychologists and theorists including Piaget, Bruner, Vygotsky, Isaacs, Froebel and McMillan who have all documented a variety of research supporting the effectiveness of play based learning. We strive to create a diverse environment, where each child feels important and recognized.
Ms. Nicole and Ms. Aubrey grew up as childhood acquaintances. Our paths crossed again in 2010 where we found ourselves having coffee and conversation with the best group of friends. We got to know each other again, and learned of our mutual love for Early Childhood Education and the uncanny parallels between our journeys in life. Collectively we have taught for over 20 years, the majority at centers whose philosophies differed from our own core beliefs. These previous programs had expectations that encompassed adult agendas disguised as the child's best interest. We both finally got to a point where we had copied enough Dittos and told enough children to not be children. We realized that going against the grain didn't build the firm foundation children actually thrived from. Through many trials and tribulations we opened Creative Spirit Learning Center in early 2016 and proudly embraced the title of Ambassadors of Play! Nicole and Aubrey have become the best of friends, and constantly thank our lucky stars that we still like each other. :D We, (together and separately) spend our free time with family and live for adventures.
My name is Krystal, and I am a wife and mother to two beautiful girls. I have been part of the Creative Spirit family since their second year open. When my girls began attending preschool, I found that I enjoyed volunteering at the school and found satisfaction in working with the kids. As my kids have now moved onto Elementary school I have decided to go back to work and pursue a new career path in Early Childhood Education. I was fortunate to find Creative Spirit Learning Center as their beliefs are parallel to my own.
In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, coaching my daughters’ soccer team, gardening, and getting away on the occasional evening with my husband.
My name is Amy and I am a teacher and parent at CSLC. I have a very curious nature, I love learning about new things. As a young adult I found that going on the journey with children as they discover the world brings me so much joy. My favorite thing about working with children is seeing them ask "why?" and "how?" then guiding them to find answers on their own. Watching their confidence grow is truly amazing! I have 2 children and I cherish all of the special moments we share and the things they teach me. We enjoy crafting, baking, bicycle rides, kayaking, and watching movies together as a family.
My name is Aruna. I spent four months as a student teacher at Creative Spirit and I was excited to join as a teacher shortly after. I have an Engineering degree in Information technology from India and I'm currently working on pursuing my Associate degree in Early Childhood Education. I have been teaching Sunday preschool for the past 4 years and realized how much I enjoy teaching with this age group. It's fascinating to watch kids learn through play and start making connections. I'm a firm believer of learning through play and I'm so happy I found a school that gives importance to play. I'm looking forward to building a positive relationship with each and every kid in the classroom and to have a positive impact in their lives.
During my free time, I like to read a good fiction book, grab a cup of coffee with my friends or spend time with my family.
Hi there! My name is Ally, I’m 22 years old & I'm currently enrolled in college for Early Childhood Education! I’ve just begun my second year after getting out of the Navy. I really enjoy working with kids, I’ve done a lot with special education since I was in fourth grade. I’ve done ABA therapy, worked with after school programs and am really excited to have this opportunity with Creative Spirit. I value Piaget systematic theory & Bronfenbrenner’s ecological theory. My plan is to become a second or third grade teacher and work with kiddos in, hopefully, a classroom setting and not online. In my free time, I play the alto saxophone and spend a lot of time with my pup, Duke.
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10729 Fair Oaks Blvd, Fair Oaks, California 95628, United States
08:00 am – 04:00 pm
Preschool hours are Monday through Friday 9:00am-12:00pm and 1:00 pm to 4:00pm