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Our Philosophy


Our Mission Statement

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 their environment. We recognize that children learn through play and that their development is progressive and has many facets:

- Cognitive

- Emotional

- Physical

- 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.

We believe that praise and encouragement are more effective in promoting behavior than negative or punitive discipline. We emphasize emotional support and positive reinforcement in all of our classrooms. Our goal is to help children achieve and maintain inner controls over their behavior and to develop a healthy self-esteem.

Creative Environment Children's Learning Center is a nonsectarian, full day care center with the purpose of providing quality care for children as they develop physically, socially, emotionally and intellectually. The individuality of each child is not only accepted, but also encouraged.

Creative Environment 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, Nutrition Coordinator, and full and part-time teachers.

At the time of establishment, Creative Environment rented a space from the First Baptist Church in Macedon. This was our centers home for the first 15 years. In 1997, a new facility was constructed. This facility was designed specifically for use as a childcare center. We were able to design and build this beautiful facility through the support of public and private grants, local contributors and long-term financing. In 2011, the Center changed its name to Creative Environment Children's Learning Center, or CECLC.

We are a licensed childcare center, providing full day childcare services to Infants, Toddlers, Pre-Schoolers, and School-Age children, from 6 weeks old to 12 years old. We are open Monday through Friday from 6:30am to 6:00pm.


Did You Know?

Creative Environment Children's Learning Center is a fully accessible facility. 

We accept children, families, and staff of all abilities

Our center is recognized throughout the community for its high standards of childcare. Employees and management regularly attend specific early childhood workshops to enhance their knowledge and skills and ultimately benefit the chidren being served.

We are fully asthma friendly!

Our center is endorsed by the American Lung Association as an Asthma Friendly Center.

We are affiliated with United Way! If you use the code 1312, we will receive a portion of your donation!

We are able to receive donations from Amazon Smile! If you use to make your Amazon purchases and choose Creative Environment Children's Learning Center as your charitable organization, we will receive 0.5% of your purchase!

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