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Creative Kids Preschool & Child Care has found a new home.
The daycare has moved to 66 Brunerstown Road, near the Great Escape movie theater, into a facility that previously housed the Academy of Learning.
Creative Kids co-owner Kim Seewer said management already has invested $25,000 to renovate the building and make it their own.
First located on Midland Trail, Creative Kids Preschool & Child Care was working out of a building on Frankfort Road when that building was sold.
Creative Kids' annual lease had expired, Seewer said, and the daycare was functioning with a month-to-month lease when the landlord sold it to a chiropractic business.
Seewer, who has been in the daycare business for 10 years, said she was in a bind to find a new location quickly. But when Academy of Learning closed and the building was put up for sale, she found what she says it an ideal spot.
"The facility is nice and big," she said. "The building is only like five years old and completely renovated.
"It was built to be a daycare. It's very clean, very eye-catching. We have new toys, new furniture – it’s a very fun, friendly and safe environment."
She said she has received some calls from parents who thought the location still was operated by the old management, and she wants to get the word out that her team is now operating the spot.
"We have eight employees now, fully trained in CPR and first aid. The STAR program requires 15 hours of continuing education classes yearly. They've all had background checks, and they're wonderful. My parents love them. It's a new building, [but] same old friends," she said.
The building, which can house 35 to 90 children, requires a security code for safety. Simpsonville Elementary will drop off and pick up there for before and after-school care.
The kids can choose from three playgrounds. "The playground is amazing. It has 9-12 inches of mulch, so there's plenty of cushion out there," she said.
Inside, Seewer said she teaches a computer lab class and Spanish, and staff can help the kids with homework, if the parents want them to. The daycare also supports a healthy diet.
"We are on a food program, so we serve healthy breakfast, lunch and snack. Mostly fresh veggies and fruit, so the children are getting less processed food," she said.
Children from 6 weeks to 12 years old are accepted, with weekly rates running at $115 for children from 6 weeks to 3 years old, and $100 for children 3 years old or older. Working hours are from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Through August, the $40 enrollment fee will be waved.
"It's an awesome building. It was made to be a daycare. We've totally renovated it, and it's right off I-64 so it's easy to find," she said.
"We're very well known for how clean and professional we are. If I can get parents to come out here, I know they'll like it. You can go to work and not worry."
To contact Creative Kids Day Care, call 502-647-0090 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.