O'Fallon Progress

Spotlight on Business: Creative Minds Learning Academy in O’Fallon has ribbon cutting

Creative Minds Learning Academy, 624 E. State St., O’Fallon, had a ribbon cutting at 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 25.

“We’re pleased to have Creative Minds Learning Academy in O’Fallon,” O’Fallon-Shiloh Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Debbie Arell-Martinez said. “We wish them many years of success in business.”

Creative Minds Learning Academy is a new educational focused childcare development center, which prides its self in providing creative learning experiences for children ages six weeks to twelve years of age using the Montessori learning principles. Children learn at their own pace in a safe, fun and nurturing environment. The unique learning curriculum features science, math, technology, music, arts and crafts and an early reading program “Fun with Phonics.”

“I am happy to be part of the O'Fallon-Shiloh Chamber of Commerce and neighboring community and would like to express my appreciation for the confidence and support received from family, friends, church family, parents of children enrolled and my staff,” Creative Minds owner Patricia Canada said. “We are here to make a difference in the lives of children and thank our parents for providing us with this opportunity. Our unique curriculum and diverse enrichment programs offer a promising start to a bright future for our students.

Creative Minds Learning Academy serves children six weeks to 12 years of age. Operating hours are 6 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Creative Minds currently is enrolling children for full and half day, before/after care and summer camp. Special features of the program include a safe, fun and stimulating environment, promoting school readiness; math, science, technology, music and language arts programs; nutritious breakfast, lunch and snacks. The program is licensed by the State of Illinois.

The Summer Camp program, called “Life Skills,” provides children with a fun yet unique learning opportunity, which includes communication, math/finance, science/technology, robotics and field trips tied to each unique learning experience.

The teachers are degreed professionals with over 20 years of experience in childcare development. For information on enrollment or to schedule a tour, call 632-2650 or (618) 409-1949. People also can visit Creative Minds online at http://cmlallc.com