“From the moment we walked in to Creative Kid’s Academy in Orono we knew it was a perfect fit for our infant son. The teachers and staff are warm, attentive and genuinely care about our son – and our family. The space is amazing; bright, clean and unique. We are so glad we chose Creative Kids Academy in Orono. Our son truly seems to enjoy being there, and that is the best testimony of all!”
- Angela & Nick Rosenberg – Orono
“My children have been taken care of at Creative Kids for over 4 years between the Mounds View and Lexington sites. My daughter and son enjoy being there and they love the activities that the teachers have for them to do. Their favorites are the field trips. My children have learned to write their names and recognize words and can read some books. The center helped both my children get ready for kindergarten. Both of my children scored high on their preschool screenings.
The teacher and staff care about the well being of the child. My son was having behavioral problems and instead of writing him off as another bad kid his teacher and the director of the center worked with him and me. I was given help finding resources to help him and myself. The center also helped get a plan together for him so he could get back on track. My children love it here!”Angela K. – Blaine
“Thank you to all of the CKA staff who have taken care of our little Rudies over the past for years! The 3 of them have truly enjoyed their time with you. The girls have learned so much and Haydon has made some great friends! We can’t thank you enough for your support throughout the years with Jake’s crazy work and my health. We truly appreciate it. Thank you for taking care of our children! All the best!”Annie and Jake R.
“Our daughter has learned so much already in just 2 months at CKA in Minnetonka. We could not be more pleased with your center. We’re so glad we found you!!!”Beau, Stephanie, and Saylah – Minnetonka
“My children have gotten wonderful care from Creative Kids teaching staff and have given my kids a great opportunity. I noticed it the most in how much my son has grown and matured over the past summers. When he was going into 1st grade I wasn’t sure if he would really be ready, but after being in a structured setting and the teachers working with him throughout the summer it really made a difference.”Brenda S. – Cambridge
“A safe and educational environment was important to us. Creative Kids offers all that and so much more. Our daughter is happy, which makes us happy.”Jack & Hollie S. – Mounds View
“Upon relocating to Minnesota, we initially were nervous about who would take care of our child while we worked. Creative Kids Academy Orono is a wonderful place and it has a lot to offer. Our child enjoys learning and the friends she has made there. The Teachers are very friendly and the facility is amazing. We are thrilled! Thanks!”Jada’s Parents – Orono
“We like the experience that Chloe has had at Creative Kids Academy and recommend their program. She always talks highly of her teachers there and is smiling at the end of every day. Now with Chloe entering Kindergarten, she will be able to take the bus to the Orono schools to & from CKA and also take advantage of art classes next door at the Art Center.”John & Seazon Patterson – Orono
“We couldn’t be more thrilled with Creative Kids Academy in Orono! It’s always challenging to leave your newborn for the first time but Creative Kids made our experience so wonderful! We worked together with Creative Kids to create a smooth transition plan for our son and for us. Creative Kids was so accommodating and went above and beyond in making it a success. Our son has adapted very well to his new school and we as parents know each day he’s receiving the best care possible. Each day we receive a custom outline of our son’s day. It’s always great to see what he’s accomplished even when we can’t be there. We hope others discover Creative Kids Academy!”Nate & Molly – Orono
“We are delighted to be enrolling our 3 ½ year old daughters for their second year at Creative Kids Academy at the James J. Hill Schoolhouse in Orono. The girls have been excited to go to preschool from Day 1 and on those occasional mornings when they aren’t quite ready to say goodbye, Miss Krista is there with an extra hug and a trip to the window to wave goodbye. Their days are filled with reading, learning, art projects, music class, Spanish class and the girls’ favorite – yoga class! And on days that they weren’t ready to say goodbye in the morning they usually aren’t ready to go home in the afternoon! It is very comforting for us to know that the girls are well taken care of and that Miss Alayna, Miss Sandi and everyone at Creative Kids Academy are invested in their development and are as proud of their accomplishments as we are!”Rick & Kristin P. – Orono
“Our family relocated to Minnesota and needed to find care for our 2 yr old daughter and newborn son. After having a nanny for the previous two years, we were apprehensive to make the switch to a care center. We were fortunate enough to find Creative Kids Academy Orono. I knew from the moment we toured the facility, it was the place for our kids. I can’t say enough good things about the care our kids have received. The Director Christina and staff are knowledgeable, warm, and attentive to our children. When I have an individual request, they do everything they can to see my needs are met. They have fun and engaging learning activities every day, ensuring they are developing a variety of skills. And they always have hugs and smiles for our kids. CKA Orono provides us the feeling of individual care and we wouldn’t have our kids anywhere else.”The Downey Family – Orono
“We have been very fortunate to attend Creative Kids Academy in Orono since September 2012. My 4-year old twins, who did not speak a word of English back in September, have learned fluent English and some vital social skills that they will need when they go to kindergarten next school year. The CKA staff is always very kind and warm with kids, very flexible with our needs. Christina is always very responsive to special request and open to suggestions. I found it to be very comforting that my opinion is taken into consideration when it comes to care for my children.
My kids are happy to be at CKA and never want to leave. They have a special bond with Christina, the center director, who can answer their questions for hours. Thank you Christina.”The Kravchenko Family – Orono
“As any parent knows, being away from your little one is hard. Our daughter first started daycare at another center when she was 12 weeks old. I was a wreck. Everyone told me that it was normal and it would get easier. There were many things I saw there that made me uncomfortable and caused me such anxiety; I knew it wasn’t the right fit. That is when I called CKA and spoke with Christina. I made an appointment to meet her the next day. From the second she warmly greeted me, to the compassion and care she showed to our family and finally the pride she had in the center itself, I knew instantly in my heart, it felt right! And it is no different with Ms. Erin and Ms. Wendy, they were very warm and the love and care they give ALL the babies, puts a mommy at ease! It is very evident that they all love what they do, and are nt just collecting a paycheck! Our family loves Creative Kids, and most importantly, when we pick up our daughter she is full of smiles. That tells me all I need to know!”The Tainke Family – Orono