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Tel: 952-926-1410

Fax: 952-926-0045

Email: dd.mathews@me.com

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Creekside Children's Place

5730 Grove Street

Edina, MN 55436

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Academics

  • Colors & Shapes

  • Numbers & Letters 

  • Counting & Sorting

  • Science

  • Geography

  • Phonics & Writing

  • Spanish (Pre-K)

  • Skills based small group Enrichment Program (Pre-K)

 

Story Time

  • Literature appreciation

  • Listening Skills

  • Imagination

  • Sentence Growth

  • Interactive Class Discussion

  • Flannel Board Stories

 

Large Group

  • Music

  • Instruments

  • Science Exploration

  • Games

  • Discussion

  • Following Directions

 

Arts & Crafts

  • Creativity

  • Self Expression

  • Art Techniques

  • Variety of materials to explore

  • Hand-Eye coordination

 

Circle Time

  • Attendance

  • Calendar

  • Weather

  • Theme Introduction

  • Show & Tell

  • Group Presentation

 

Outdoor & Gym

  • Exercise

  • Large Muscle Coordination

  • Physical Games & Activities

  • Taking Turns

  • Imagination

  • Socialization

 

Snack & Lunch

  • Healthy Eating Habits

  • Manners 

  • Self Help & Care

  • Relating to Peers

 

Free Play

  • Making Choices

  • Building Self-Image

  • Socialization

  • Sharing

  • Fantasy

 

Creekside Children's Place is a preschool offering a balanced approach to education. We believe in fostering intellectual, creative, emotional and physical growth. Our longer day allows us to give equal emphasis to all dimensions of your child's education in these critical formative years. The "Daily Activities" section below will give you a glimpse of a day in the life of a Creekside student. 

 

Of course, a philosophy and approach to education are nothing without experienced teachers. Our certified teaching staff, trained in early childhood education, is second to none. Many of our teachers have been with Creekside for years. 

 

We recognize that each child develops at different rates and that's why we are happily overstaffed.  Creating small groups as much as possible allows each child to be recognized for who they are and what they need.

 

Parents appreciate our flexible extended care for our oldest three age groups.

Kids are able to come early and help teachers set up for the day with our Morning Helpers program from 8:30am-9:00am.

From 1:00pm-3:00pm, siblings and friends from other classes come together with our loving staff to have a little calm before lots of play.  Come once or come everytime, stay a little or stay until 3:00pm, whatever works for your family.  You child is always welcome.

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A highlight of our Butterflies Pre-K program (the year before kindergarten) is our skills-based small group Enrichment Program.  Not only are kids learning through multiple mediums during the day, they also look forward to being "pulled out" once a week with a group of 4 or less kids to get an extra boost before heading off to kindergarten.  The kids LOVE their Enrichment Day.

 

With over 45 years of experience serving the community, our approach has a proven track record of success. Ask around, it won't take long to find a Creekside Alum! 

To protect, care for, and teach young students in a warm and caring environment. We will do this through a current curriculum, which fosters intellectual, emotional and physical growth using age appropriate resources. We will offer a quality program enhanced by music, art, large and fine motor, and cognitive materials. We will stress respect for each individual as well as responsible behavior. We will offer professional, educated, creative teachers who understand each child’s unique qualities.

 

...and we have fun doing it!