Our program is overseen by the Executive Director who holds an Associate’s Degree in Human Services and a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Science with a concentration in Health Education, P-12. Our Charlotte location is also staffed with a full-time Program Director; who holds an Associate’s Degree and is working towards completion of her Director’s Credential. All of our classrooms are staffed according to the New York State Office of Children and Family Services, Daycare Regulations. Each classroom has a Lead Teacher who has a minimum of a Child Development Associate credential.
All of our UPK and EPK Programs are staffed with a New York State Certified Teacher. Creative Beginnings screens all employment candidates through the New York State Central Registry for Child Abuse and Maltreatment, and requires fingerprinting and a Criminal Background Check, as well as multiple reference checks. Creative Beginnings staff members are certified in CPR and First Aid, and several employees who are certified to administer medication.
Lakeside Presbyterian Church
75 Stutson St.
Rochester, NY 14612
The EPK and UPK programs at the Lakeside location are full-day pre-kindergarten (6 hour day) programs.
Each program implements the High Scope Preschool Curriculum and the New York State Pre-Kindergarten Foundation for the Common Core Standards.
Each program is designed to cover the five domains of development:
- Physical Development and Health
- Social and Emotional Development
- Language, and Literacy
- Cognition and Knowledge of the World
Staff receives regular training provided by the Rochester City School District on the program curriculum.
Each program provides Breakfast, Lunch, and Afternoon snack.
The Daily Schedule includes the following components: