Creative Environmnet Day Care Inc. (CEDC) was established in 1982 in Macedon, New york as an independent, 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit childcare center, governed by a community based Board of Directors. The management and employees are comprised of an Executive Director, Program Coordinator, Administrative Coordinator, Nutrition Coordinator and full and part-time teachers.
At its inception, Creative Environment rented space from the First Baptist Church in Macedon. This location provied a home for the Center's services for the first 15 years. In 1997 a new facility was constructed which was designed specifically for use as a child day care center. A consortium of public and private grants, local contributors and long term financing funded this beautiful new building. In 2011, the Center changed its name to Creative Environment Children's Learning Center (CECLC).
We are a licensed child care center, providing full day childcare service to Infants, Toddlers, Pre-School and School-Age children, ages 6 weeks to 12 years. Hours of operation are 6:00 a.m. through 6:00 p.m. CECLC is recognized throughout the community for its high standards of childcare. Employees and managemant regularly attend specific early childhood workshops to enhance their knowledge and skills that will, in turn, benefit the children being served.
At CECLC, we believe that children learn and grow through experience. Children are naturally curious and should be allowed to explore the world within their own capabilities through active involvement with materials and the environment. We recognize that children learn through play and that their development is progressive and has many facets: cognitive, emotional, physical and social. We strive to observe and provide opportunities for growth in all of these areas. We address each child's physical well-being and development by providing plenty of exercise, rest, and a balanced diet.
Since it is our belief that praise and encouragement are more effective in promoting desireable behavior than negative or punitive discipline, we emphasize emotional support and positive reinforcement. Our goal is to help children achieve and maintain inner controls over their behavior and to develop a healthy self-esteem.
The parent is the first teacher and primary influence on the child. We understand that we do not reduce the parent's responsibility, rather we serve to compliment and encourage the parent-child relationship. Families and employees work together to provide a general support system for each child so as to promote healthy development.
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Creative Environment is a nonsectarian, full day care center for the purpose of providing quality care for children as they develop physically, socially, emotionaly and intellectually. The individuality of each child is respected and encouraged.
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CECLC is a fully accessible facility. We accept children, families, and staff of all abilities.
CECLC is endorsed by the American Lung Association as an Asthma Friendly Center.
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