The baby boom in Williamsburg/Greenpoint has ushered in many new amenities for families, including play spaces, stores and daycares. One of the newest is The Creative Academy Early Learning & Childcare Center, which opened in September, and is already alleviating some of the childcare needs for parents in Williamsburg, Greenpoint and Bushwick.
Unlike a lot of daycares out there, The Creative Academy takes infants at 3 months. It’s incredibly difficult to find infant daycare in Brooklyn, so even if you aren’t in Williamsburg/Greenpoint/Bushwick, it’s worth a look, since it’s located steps from the L stop at Montrose.
Creative Academy is located in a brand new condo development in Williamsburg and the space accommodates the nicely sized classrooms for infants through pre-K.
Though part of what makes this daycare unusual is the infant program, the extensive offering of extracurricular activities also makes this place unique.
Creative Academy offers extra activities in cooking, music, languages, arts and crafts, nature work, library trips, socials skills and manners and even working with a nearby organic farm. They have an outdoor deck so kids have easy access for studying nature and fresh air.
They take safety seriously with a biometric fingerprint recognition system, that ensures that only an authorized parent/ guardian can sign your child out from the center. No worrying here!
The Academy takes ages: 3 months to 5 years.
They offer lots of options. You can choose from 2/3 days or full time care. Their hours are 7.30am to 6.00pm, including extended hours.
And, what are the qualifications of the staff?
At a minimum, their staff have University Degrees in early childhood education and age appropriate classroom experience and have met the following qualifications:
- NYS Mandated Background Check
- Physician’s health assessment
- First aid and CPR
- Continuous and updated NYC licensing requirements in early childhood education
228 Bushwick Ave
Brooklyn, New York 11206
Monday – Friday: 7:30am to 6:00pm
Sunday – Saturday: Closed
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