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Montessori Program

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Nurturing, Warm, Inviting Classrooms

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Highly Qualified Teachers

At Creative Playrooms, we offer several programs designed to encourage all children to discover, grow, and explore while laying the foundation for a lifetime of learning.

Our primary focus is meeting each child’s individual needs and fostering their growth. Children are placed in a classroom that best meets their needs and encourages them to develop at their own pace. This establishes self-confidence and healthy growth, which results in a strong, positive self-image.


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The Montessori method is based upon the observations and discoveries of the first female Italian physician, Dr. Maria Montessori. Her philosophy nurtures the joy of learning in children at an early age, providing a framework in which intellectual and social disciplines coexist. She believed that education is a lifelong process, and it should be an aid to life. Her philosophy was that children learn at their own pace and develop according to their own timetable. Their physical, emotional, psychic, and intellectual abilities are interrelated. Children must have freedom, within clearly defined limits, to develop their full potential.

Based on this philosophy, Creative Playrooms Montessori Program provides children with a prepared learning environment that helps them think, organize, and observe. The teacher functions as a guide, aiding children in their choice of developmentally appropriate learning materials. This environment, along with the teacher’s role, distinguishes the Montessori Programs from other educational approaches. Our program encourages self-directed learning where the child is free to explore and discover, allowing them to experience the joy of learning and promoting the development of self-esteem.


Discovery (6 weeks to 12 months)

We celebrate the uniqueness of every baby. To do so, we partner with you to understand your baby’s needs. We provided daily logs of feedings, changings, and updates to keep you informed on all the things—big and little—that are taking place every day for your precious little one.

Babies in the Discovery Classrooms will:

  • have individual schedules to meet their needs
  • take part in activities that encourage and develop fine- and gross motor skills

To help lift ease the workload for families, we’re partnering with the Cuties Care program to provide diapers and wipes for babies and toddlers while they attend our school. For $10 a week, Cuties Care covers the cost of diapers and wipes. We know parents have a million things to manage—we’re happy to cross diapers off the list.

Learn more about our Infant Discovery Program (PDF) »


Investigators (12 months to 24 months)

Your toddler is meant to explore, take apart, put together, and question practically everything. Children in our Investigators classrooms learn through developmentally appropriate play in an environment where they can thrive.

Toddlers in the Investigators Classroom will:

  • Exercise their natural curiosity while being exposed to hands-on activities
  • Be encouraged to interact with peers to start building social skills

To help lift ease the workload for families, we’re partnering with the Cuties Care program to provide diapers and wipes for babies and toddlers while they attend our school. For $10 a week, Cuties Care covers the cost of diapers and wipes. We know parents have a million things to manage—we’re happy to cross diapers off the list.

Learn more about our Toddler Investigators Program (PDF) »


Explorers (3 years old to 4 years old)

Ninety percent of a child’s brain is developed by age five! That’s why preschool—with critically important cognitive, physical, and socio-emotional stimulation—impacts a child’s development long-term. Preschool helps produce:

  • Higher high school graduation rates
  • Reduced instances of crime or teen pregnancy
  • Greater socialization and earning potential throughout their lives

Preschool-age children in the Explorers Classroom understand the idea of rules and they’re learning to play with their peers. Our Explorers Classroom curriculum help children delve into different topics through age-appropriate and engaging activities and helps build the foundation for Kindergarten readiness.

Preschoolers in the Explorers Classroom will:

  • Experience hands-on learning daily through a wide range of activities
  • Develop fine motor skills that will help with writing and practice gross motor skills outdoors to gain better control over larger muscles

Learn more about our Preschool Explorers Program (PDF) »

Creative Playrooms also offers Free Preschool to 3- and 4-year-old students whose families meet certain guidelines. Our Maple Heights, Parma, and Strongsville locations provide this option. Contact us to see if your family qualifies for free Preschool.

Learn more about our Free Preschool Program (PDF)>>


Pathfinders (4 years old to 5 years old)

Children in the Pathfinders Classroom will be asked to complete more concrete tasks to ensure they’re prepared for the next step in their education. Our goal is to ensure your child has mastered all the necessary skills to enter Kindergarten by providing individual planning, challenging your child, and considering their progress.

Pre-K children in the Pathfinders Classroom will:

  • Strengthen math, science, writing, reading, arts, and physical skills through differentiation and small group activities
  • Work on mastering key Kindergarten-required skills

Learn more about our Pre-K Pathfinders Program (PDF) »

Junior Kindergarten

Junior Inspectors (4 years old to 5 years old)

This option is a great in-between step for students who:

  • Miss the state’s age cutoff
  • Are getting ready for Kindergarten or
  • Would benefit from differentiated curriculum prior to starting school

Offered at Solon, Parma, Strongsville and Westlake Creative Playrooms locations, the Junior Inspectors Classroom focuses on math, science, early literacy, writing and social skills to prepare children for Kindergarten—and the rest of their schooling career. Students in the Junior Inspectors Classroom will:

  • Gain critical academic building blocks that align with state learning standards
  • Grow their social-emotional, developmental, and school readiness skills

Learn more about our Junior Inspectors Program (PDF) »


Voyagers (5 years old to 12 years old)

The Voyagers Classroom is designed to meet the unique needs of school-aged children. Most activities are child-led, which means students focus on their interests and move easily between activities. The children in this classroom get a balance of flexibility and structure—they have the time and space for schoolwork and fun with games, activities, and outside time.

School-age children in the Voyagers Classroom will:

  • Do homework in a quiet area and be provided with help as needed
  • Enjoy learning stations for STEM, sensory explorations, and building challenges
  • Join in organized outdoor activities (kickball, soccer, tag-related games) plus reading and arts and crafts.

Learn more about our School-Age Voyagers Program (PDF) »

Summer Camp

Voyagers (5 years old to 12 years old)

Voyagers Summer Camp is all about exploring the world around us and learning about people, places, and things that many of us have only seen on TV or in books.

Voyagers (campers) have the flexibility to select from a variety of exciting topics that will take them on incredible journeys to far-off destinations where they will learn about people such as Louis Armstrong, places like the Great Wall of China, and things such as the Eiffel Tower!

Additional Programs


Creative Playrooms’ Swimming program is designed to teach children swimming skills and water safety rules. Learning to swim can help children build self-confidence, self-esteem, and inner strength. It also provides the children with additional physical exercise time. The children have a combination of swimming lessons and free swim time. Each child age 3 and above (potty-trained) will have the opportunity to swim at least twice a week.


An instructor certified by the American Red Cross or an equivalent Water Safety Program shall supervise all swimming. Our pool was specifically designed and built for the use of young children. The pool graduates in depth, with a maximum depth of three feet.


Each child will move through the swim program at a different pace. It takes time to develop the coordination and endurance required for some strokes.


Creative Playrooms must have written permission on file from the parent or guardian of the child before the child will be permitted to participate in the swim program.

Soccer Shots

Soccer Shots introduces soccer exclusively to children ages 3 to 5. Using creative and imaginative games, weekly sessions focus on basic soccer skills like dribbling, passing, and shooting. Soccer Shots will expose your child to the fun of soccer and provide the foundation needed to get started in the sport. Soccer Shots is an affordable way for your child to learn about the fundamentals of soccer. See the Director to sign your child up for Soccer Shots.



Stretch-n-Grow provides a comprehensive fitness program at an early, impressionable age. Stretch-n-Grow instructors are dedicated, talented people that have a positive impact on the health and fitness of preschool-aged children nationwide. Talk to the Director about enrolling your child in this fitness program.


All About Dance

All About Dance is a dance program that brings the dance studio to your child! They are a mobile-based dance company that travels to our centers once a week for dance instruction.


All About Dance offers a Preschool class that teaches ballet, tap, and jazz, as well as a Toddler Creative Movement Class. The program is designed to increase your child’s strength, balance, and flexibility while developing coordination skills and rhythmic awareness. The class includes music movement, sing-along-songs, and the use of props.


All About Dance offers convenient and affordable dance lessons and is a great way for your child to learn and enjoy the art of dance! For additional information, please visit their website at

Special Attire Days

We have dress up days in conjunction with events, holidays and curriculum themes for the week. What fun! Some of the favorites are: western wear for Rodeo week, Wacky hair day, and Dress backward day.


Classroom Parties

Classroom parties add to the fun and excitement of childhood. Kids look forward to parties for holidays like Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Saint Patrick’s Day, and Halloween. We incorporate fun activities in conjunction with our curriculum. For example, during “Friendship Week” the kids learn about the importance of friendship and get to make friends with children from a neighboring LPL school. Then they get to enjoy a “friendship Lunch” together. Another example would be Teddy Bears. Children will study the history of the Teddy Bear and then bring in their bears for a “Teddy Bear Picnic.”


Fun Within the Community

Young children are always interested in things they can do when they grow up or in the special talents of people in our community. Guest speakers give children exposure to new and interesting things and make their day special. Besides having special visitors, the children are sometimes the guest. They may visit the local Fire or Police Department, see behind the scene at a local grocery store or restaurant, or visit a nursing home for caroling.