Finding the right child care center can be stressful. You don't just want a babysitting service - you want somewhere safe, nurturing, and educational. That's where Creative Minds comes in.
We are committed to providing high-quality child care in Franklin and Cumberland Counties (locations in Chambersburg and Shippensburg) focused on the exceptional development of your child. As a child care facility, we offer:
Our teachers use SmartCare, a mobile app available for free on your smart phone. SmartCare offers parents the ability to sign children in and out through a kiosk or mobile app. Parents can also pay tuition with a credit card or have payments automatically debited from their checking account through the mobile app. More importantly, parents can get photos and updates in real-time, and even share them to Facebook and Twitter.
Caring, Qualified Staff
Our staff is a team of professionals who are passionate about providing top quality education and care so families have peace of mind when dropping off their children. Our Directors have a degree, and all staff members have prior experience working with children. We provide additional training for all staff every year in early learning and in CPR, fire safety, and first aid. Child abuse and criminal clearances are required for all of our employees.
We believe in preparing your children for kindergarten and the years to follow. Creative Minds uses Mother Goose Time as our source of curriculum for all ages. Mother Goose Time uniquely weaves 33 research-based skills into playful games and projects.
Keystone STARS Certification
Keystone STARS is a state-wide program supporting early learning programs in the commitment to continuous quality improvement. Programs that participate in Keystone STARS care about providing quality early learning to your child. As programs move up the STARS ladder, they are providing even higher quality experiences, so your child benefits even more from the program.
We provide nutritious meals daily following the USDA guidelines. Tuition includes a daily breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack.
Creative Minds centers are open 5:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. We realize that even during inclement weather many of our parents still have to work, so we do everything possible to make sure we are open. Our centers are only closed for 7 holidays throughout the year.
Safe and Secure Facility
Our centers remain locked at all times and we use SmartCare check in/out to ensure the safety of your child. Children are not released from our care without proper identification and prior consent from parent/guardian.