|About||Creative Learning Preschool and Childcare Center is a warm, family friendly childcare center. Your child will engage in daily activities including language arts, math and science, and fine and gross motor development.|
|Mission||Our qualified staff is dedicated to providing academic and emotional support to children of all abilities, ethniticities, religious backgrounds, and family structures. Beginning at birth, children have the capacity to engage in, and respond to, "special moments" with supportive and nurturing caregivers. Our goal is to provide all age groups with various learning opportunities that will benefit the child, family, and community.|
Creative Learning Preschool and Childcare Center was originally called Tiny Tots, and was formed in 1969. It was a program run by the YWCA of the Hartford Region, Inc. through their West Hartford office at the Young Center. It was basically an Arts and Craft program with mothers joining for exercises. The next year it went from two to three days a week. Mothers started to help and exercises were dropped. Each year the program grew and developed under the guidance of Barbara Swanson. In 1975, the school became licensed by the State of Connecticut and the same of the name of the school became the YWCA Creative Learning Preschool. Barbara became Director/Teacher and was on the professional staff of the YWCA. With the closing of the YWCA Branch in Simsbury, Barbara ran the preschool independently. In January of 1979, the preschool was relicensed and renamed Creative Learning Preschool of Granby, Inc. The preschool relocated to the South Congregational Church in the Parish House. In 1994, Creative Learning Preschool was accredited by the National Academy of Early Childhood Programs. In 2003, Creative Learning Preschool moved to our current location and purchased Church Corner. With the additional space Creative Learning Preschool became Creative Learning Preschool and Childcare Center.
June 8th, 2007, Barbara Swanson retired and her son Jeff Swanson became the new owner. We are very excited to continue our long history of offering a second home to the children of Granby and its surrounding towns for many years to come.
Jodi Angers joined Creative Learning Preschool and Childcare Center in April, 2011 and is now the Director of the center. Please contact Jodi for your childcare needs.