Creative Minds Early Learning Society was founded in 1982, and began by using a classroom in Southlands Elementary school. Due to school expansion, we purchased our present building through small fund raising ventures, we also received assistance from the Vancouver Foundation and successful applications with BC Lotteries. With the support of the principal and staff at Southlands School, we applied to lease the space where the building is now placed. We pay all utilities and expenses associated with owning the building.
The Creative Minds Early Learning Centre is operated by a charitable, non-profit organization run by a Board of Directors who are community members that volunteer their time and expertise. The goal of the Board and the teachers at Creative Minds is to develop and deliver, with meaningful parent involvement, a childcare service that reflects family and community values and needs. The Board, along with the teachers, work to provide an exemplary program reflecting the best available knowledge about early childhood development.