Physical Development

Providing our children with a safe and secure place is vital to promoting their physical development. Each of our Crème de la Crème facilities offers a variety of ways for children to move around and have fun through different programs that focus on developing their fine and gross motor skills.

Fine Motor Skills

Any type of movement is vital to our youngster’s development, no matter how small. Fine motor skills involve the small muscles in our hands and fingers that help us complete simple tasks such as eating and tying shoelaces. But, when combined with creativity, fine motor skills can be more complex.

Our art studio is a fantastic way for our children to practice these skills when holding a pencil to draw or using safety scissors to cut paper. We let our kids’ inner Picasso come to life as they create something new. Our music studio also strengthens fine motor skills as they play with instruments while singing.

Gross Motor Skills

Gross motor skills are essential to a child’s physical development as they involve the large muscles in the body, mainly found in the head, neck, arms, and legs. From our infants and toddlers learning how to crawl and walk to our preschoolers and kindergartners mastering running and jumping, we provide numerous opportunities for them to develop their gross motor skills. 

Depending on the Crème de la Crème school near you, you may find soccer fields, baseball diamonds, and tennis and basketball courts, each a perfect setting for outdoor play. Because we know the importance of physical development, we aim to let our kids actively play for two hours daily.

Emotional Development

Following the whole-child approach, our team strives to give our kids an environment where they’re emotionally safe and free to express their feelings. This support enhances their emotional development as our highly qualified teachers model positivity, empathy, and respect toward others. 

Aside from teaching emotional management skills, our age-appropriate pretend play activities are an excellent way to help children act out various situations and go through the accompanying emotions. We ensure that each Crème de la Crème facility is equipped with the supplies our kids need to regulate their emotions in a beneficial way.

Cognitive Development

Through cognitive development, children improve how they communicate, think, and find solutions to their problems. Promoting healthy brain development is essential to enrich our kids’ lives and is as important to a school-age youth as it is to an infant. Here are some areas we focus on to enhance our children’s knowledge.

Speech and Language

Language is a fundamental tool every youth needs to communicate their wants and needs. Our infant care program instructors teach babies and their caregivers essential words in sign language, such as eat, drink, and help. These signs in American Sign Language help develop the building blocks of our children’s speech. We introduce a secondary language, typically Mandarin or Spanish, for the older kids in our private preschool program and beyond. We also strengthen language development in our Crème de la Crème Coconut Theater through reading, storytelling, and call-and-response activities.

Problem-Solving and Logical Reasoning

Problem-solving and logical reasoning work hand in hand to improve a child’s cognitive development. By enhancing these skills, our children can gain better understanding, awareness, and memory. We help our younger kids strengthen their problem-solving through fun puzzles and interactive games. The children in our private preschool and kindergarten programs can explore logical reasoning and critical thinking through age-appropriate activities. 

Our S.T.E.A.M. Lab combines science, technology, engineering, arts, and math to engage students in scientific experiments that test their spatial awareness and reasoning skills. The Digital Tech Club helps children learn through the use of computers, tablets, or smart boards. Additionally, our Crème de la Crème facilities offer robotics and coding, where our kids develop digital fluency through exciting hands-on activities.

Social Development

Properly interacting with others and building positive relationships are keys to a child’s successful social development. Each of our programs gives children an opportunity to play with their peers. Since they’re placed into specific age groups, our kids can reach certain milestones together. In our infant care program, we introduce social interaction with children as young as 6 weeks old to 1 year of age. Our toddlers, ages 1 to 2, work on creative expression while making music and dancing with their peers.

Children in our private preschool program, ages 2 to 4, continue to develop socially at our Creative Movement Studio, where we facilitate cooperative play. For older kids, ages 5 to 12, we provide a private kindergarten, before and after school program, or summer camp. In addition to these programs, children can access our theater, bowling alley, or water park at select Crème de la Crème centers. Optional field trips let our youngsters experience something new with their friends while under the constant care of our team members.

Here at Crème de la Crème, we understand the importance of catering to each child’s needs with a focus on their development. Our exceptional curriculum and diverse programs and activities encourage children to be confident learners, giving them the foundation they need for success. Are you interested in learning more about our curriculum or our childcare programs? Give us a call or visit your nearest location. We look forward to answering your questions and helping your child learn, play, and build lasting friendships.


The moment you walk through the front door, your view on childcare will change forever. Within minutes of speaking with our team, you’ll know you’re in the right place. After the first day, you’ll begin to see your child’s love for learning grow, then blossom.

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