Our Philosophy & Policies
















Philosophy



    Here at Creative Minds we believe in  the importance of playing to learn, child directed
    activities, and parental involvement.  The children experience the world through sensory,
    peer interaction, and learn with circle time songs and games.  We also use sign language
    with the children regularly to enhance their fine motor skills and enhance memorization.  
    The children love to sign to each other while talking throughout the day.  

    We plan our Preschool and Pre Kindergarten curriculum's around the Rhode Island Early
    Learning Standards.  

    We encourage family involvement through many “special” events as well as incorporating
    an open door policy for parent(s) of the children to stop in and visit at anytime during our
    hours of operation.  

    We celebrate diversity as well as learn about all holidays; however we do not teach
    religion.


Discipline Policy


The teachers take educational seminars and attend conferences monthly; during each
conference the teachers discuss and share new insights and ideas to working and teaching the
children. We have been collaborating for quite some time to develop a positive discipline
policy.  We wish for you to follow with this policy at home as well.  The “Creative Way Process”
will allow the teachers a direct teaching approach to changing behaviors. We will be molding
the children’s communication, social, problem solving, and emotional skills.

24 months ~-4yrs old (Toddler/preschool/prek )
  •      Teachers will talk to the children on their level about the behavior the child had just
    chosen.
  •   The teacher will discuss and model the appropriate behavior that child could choose
    next time.
  •    The teacher will re-direct the children to new appropriate activities or toys.

4years ~ 5years (Pre-kindergarten & Kindergarten)
  •         Teachers will talk to the children on their level about the behavior the child had just
    chosen.
  •         The teacher will discuss and model the appropriate behavior that child could choose
    next time; the children will participate in this conversation and will create their own ideas
    on how they could change their actions..
  •         The teacher will re-direct the children to new appropriate activities or toys.
  •         “Talk it out with a friend” process will be utilized. This process will consist of the
    particular children that are having a dispute, they will convene on the “talk it out mat” in
    the classroom. The teacher will act as a mediator for the children to share and discuss
    the problem they are having and will create their own solution with the teachers’ small
    assistance. (The children will get better at solving their own problems as the year goes on)


The above mentions “Creative Way Process” will also be in combination with positive reward
systems in each classroom and upbeat positive songs and rhymes.



General Policies
  • All children must arrive in their classroom by 9:00am
  • NO peanut butter, candy or soda allowed in school
  • Tuition is due the first day of your child's day of school for the week
  • $10.00 fee is added for any bounced checks.
  • Please no toys from home in school as these cause disputes.

Security
  • All doors are locked at ALL times, you must ring the bell and have a teacher let you in.
  • Security cameras are running in classrooms at all times.
  • Enrollment forms must be filled out which will have a detailed description of all people
    allowed to pick up your child, followed by a photo copy of all first time people picking up a
    child.
Creative Minds
Early Learning Center,inc,
Infants, Toddlers, Preschool, Pre-Kindergarten, Advanced Pre-K
1160 Post Rd. Warwick RI 02888