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514 North Main Street
Smithton, IL 62285
(618) 234-8707
Director – Becky Pajak

Red Bud

1270 West Market Street
Red Bud, IL 62278
(618) 282-4555
Director – Karin Russo 

Monday through Friday 6:00am to 6:00pm















What's happening now

  • Enrolling now for Jr. Pre-K (age 3 by Sept. 1) and Pre-K (age 4 by Sept. 1). Full, part-time or mornings-only option. 

  • If you are looking for caring teachers and high-quality preschool in a safe, clean and nuturing environment, look no further. Our grade-school aligned program has a proven track record of success!

  • Enrolling now for Infants and Before & After School Care.

  • Look for us in Red Bud's Fireman's Parade at 4:00 pm on Sunday, June 25th. We will be celebrating Red Bud's 150th Birthday!!


Creative Children’s Learning Center offers full and part-time enrollment for infants, toddlers, preschool and school-age childrens ages six weeks through 12 years old. We are committed to providing the very best care, education and experience for you and your child. For your convenience, we provide a number of services including breakfast, lunch and snack. For preschoolers we provide free Spanish lessons and offer optional Karate and Kinderdance lessons, depending on location. Our centers are designed with individual, age-appropriate classrooms with art and learning activities for all ages. Our structured, fun-filled learning programs have been successfully preparing children for kindergarten and beyond since 2000. We hope you will find Creative Children's to be a wonderful and caring place for your child to learn and play.

Whether you are looking for full, part-time, mornings only or school days only for preschool, we can accommodate. Preschool curriculum and activities, along with playtime and making friends is year-round for all ages up to Pre-K. We also have tons of fun going on field trips with our own bus transportation. Our bus is awesome too, it has seat belts for 30 students and 20 integrated car seats for the little ones!

For school-agers we provide before-and-after care, care for on days school is closed or when school has early dismissal. We provide transportation to and from Smithton, Freeburg and New Athens grade schools for our Smithton center. Red Bud grade schools provide bus transportation to and from our Red Bud center. We also provide an active summer program with lots of activities, weekly themes, field trips, art projects and fun! 


About Us
Creative Children’s is owned by Jeff and Jenny Schenewerk and licensed by the State of Illinois
Frequently Asked Questions
Does Creative Children's Accept CHASI?
>> Yes, we do accept CHASI
Not Just a Day Care
Research has shown that spending ample time in creative and imaginative play helps build cognitive skills, specifically a critical school-readiness cognitive skill called “executive function”.
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