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 almost 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 Brianna. I have been teaching at Creative Spirit for nearly a year and am so thankful that our paths crossed! In addition to my Associate Teacher credentials, I have a Bachelors in Art and Design, with a concentration in photography. On occasion you can find me editing images for local photographers. I moved to Sacramento County and began my teaching career in January of 2017. I have worked with ages 3-12 and find something special among each age group. After spending the last couple years working with children, I truly feel that being able to guide the next generation is my calling. In my spare time you can find me connecting with friends over the uniqueness of personality traits and teaching DISC assessment or simply exploring the beautiful outdoors with my fiancé.
My name is Krystal, and I am a wife and mother to two beautiful girls. I recently joined the Creative Spirit family. 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.
Being a child advocate has always been a passion of mine. I am a certified “Parenting from the Heart” instructor and actively use these tools at home and in the classroom. Our home is blended with my husband Keith, our spirited daughter and 3 active sons. When our schedules align as (which is quite the undertaking with so many schedules) we like to support the kids by attending events and games, at home board games and books are our go-to connection activities along with bike rides and playing at the park, one-on-one dates is our staple to maintain that personal bond with our individual relationships. As a homeschooling parent, I am aware of the need of social interaction with peers for older kiddos and am so excited to be part of the Homeschool Collective to create this space for free play and engage in their interests to support them as individuals.
Creative Spirit Learning Center
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Join us to learn more about our brand new school-aged program scheduled to open in the summer.
Creative Spirit Learning Center
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We are open and enroll year round! Call to schedule a tour!
Please do not email to schedule a tour.
10729 Fair Oaks Blvd, Fair Oaks, California 95628, United States
Preschool hours are Monday through Friday 9am-12pm and M, W, F 12:45pm -3:45pm
Homeschool Collective Tuesday and Thursdays 12:45-4