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 About    

How We Began

 

The Creative Academy opened its doors on August 25, 2008 as the Wayne Child Development Center. In February 2009, the center received a 5 Star license from the Division of Child Development.  This license was based on the education, teacher:child ratios, and program standards of the center.  The center continues to hold a 5 Star license.

 

Ages Served and Services Provided

 

Creative Academy is a private non-profit child care center and preschool serving ages 6 weeks -5 years.

We are a designated NC Pre-K Program site and offer wrap around care for NC Pre-K students.

We will begin offerring an Afterschool School Age Program at an alternate location for ages 6-12 years in Fall of 2022.

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About the Chief of Operations 

Brooke graduated from Meredith College in May of 2002 with a B.S. in Child Development and a Minor in Music.  She began teaching in the fall of 2002 at Carver Elementary in Mount Olive, NC as a More at Four Pre-K teacher.  She worked as a lateral entry teacher and in 2003 received her Birth-Kindergarten license.  In April 2007, Brooke was offered the Master Preschool Teacher position at the East Carolina University Child Development Lab.  She taught there from August 2007-December 2007.  While teaching at ECU, she was asked to move back to Goldsboro and start a new child care center that would serve children of all abilities.  She received her M.Ed. in Early Intervention and Family Support from UNC-Chapel Hill in December of 2007 and immediately began working on developing the new child care center and preschool.

Brooke has served as a trainer for Lenoir and Wayne County's Partnership for Children Annual Child Care Convention, was a member of the Wayne County Inclusion Initiative, a panel member for the Birth-Kindergarten praxis exam, served on the NC Developmental Day Programs and Services Advisory Committee and was a member of the North Carolina Association of Developmental Day Directors (NCADD).  She is an active member of the Local Interagency Coordinating Council.  She received the Outstanding Young Educator Award from Mount Olive Chamber of Commerce while teaching at Carver Elementary in 2003.  Brooke is also an adjunct instructor at the University of Mount Olive in the Early Childhood Department, a mentor/evaluator with the Early Educator Support, Licensure and Professional Development Unit (EESLPD) with the NC Division of Child Development and Early Education (DCDEE) and a developmental therapist with Simmons Early Intervention.  Brooke had  the honor of serving as a member of the NC Child Care Commission from 2016-2019.  Brooke served as Director for Creative Academy from its inception until July 1, 2020 when she moved into her role as COO of the Child Development Divison.

Brooke King, M.Ed.

Credentials

Bachelor of Science in Child Development/Minor in Music

Master of Education in Early Intervention and Family Support

Birth-Kindergarten License/Masters Level

Infant, Toddler and Family Specialist Certification

Early Educator Certification Level 12

ECE Technical Assistantance Provider

ECE Professional Development Provider

NC DCDEE Administrator III Credentials 

Child/Infant CPR and First Aid Certification

SIDS Certification

Playground Safety Certification

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Kasey Sander
About the Director

Kasey holds the NC Early Childhood Credentials and is currently working towards an A.A, Degree in Early Childhood.  She began her career in early childhood at Kids Kollege in Goldsboro as the 3 Year Old Teacher in 2008.  She joined the Wayne Child Development Center (Creative Academy) Pre-K teaching team in March of 2010.  She was awarded Teacher of the Year in 2015 and in January 2018 began as Assistant Director.  Kasey became Director of Creative Academy on July 1, 2021.  

Credentials:

North Carolina Early Childhood Credentials

Early Educator Certification Level 6

Child/Infant CPR and First Aid Certification

SIDS Certification