About Us


Hello. Our school has been changing children's lives for 13 years. We make the most of all our students.

Why The School for Creative Tots? 


We wanted to introduce ourselves and hopefully get to know you and your family! We are a 13 year, locally owned and operated, private Preschool for children 18 months to 5 1/2 years.  We offer both part-time and full-time options. Our holistic approach engages children in fine arts, STEM education, science, music, yoga & more.


As expectations are rising in early childhood education, we The School for Creative Tots, are taking notice of these recent trends. We strive to achieve the best as we align our curriculum to incorporate these ideas for your child.


Our research-based curriculum provides age-appropriate, high-quality academics designed to exceed the standards. These are derived from the State of Ohio Academic Content Standards for Early Childhood Education, which assures accountability for educational goals in the state of Ohio.

We incorporate in-class enrichment opportunities, where our Creative Tots are exposed to out of the ordinary educational experiences.

Each child will be fully immersed in our specialized curriculum. On a weekly rotation, every Creative Tot will have the opportunity to grow their minds and bodies with our art, music, science and yoga programs.


Our program focuses on solving problems, using language, developing new vocabulary and engaging in organized intellectual activities.  We recognize and celebrate the developmental stages of preschool children while maintaining the chosen milestones of each age group.


We also believe that along with the importance of academics we must also incorporate the fine arts and meet the social, emotional and physical needs of the child as a whole.


We are devoted to providing you and your child with a learning environment that will allow them to build lasting friendships, gain confidence in their abilities, as well as academic readiness for the future.

Sarah Lyon

Art Enrichment Teacher

Ms. Sarah Lyon is our extended-day Art enrichment teacher and will help assist in all classrooms as need. She received her Bachelors in Interpersonal Communication from the University of Houston with minors in Psychology, History and French and has been teaching children in various settings over the past 18 years.   She and her husband relocated from Houston to Mason in 2008.  When her daughter was born in 2012, she stepped away from her full-time corporate job, and she has spent the last 6 years serving as an Arts and Crafts instructor for multiple organizations in Cincinnati. She has a heart for Jamaica and has spent two weeks each summer teaching children there for the past 17 years.  Her daughter attended Creative Tots for 4 years, and her son is currently enrolled.  Sarah is thrilled to be a part of the Creative Tots family!

Joanie Whittaker

Music Teacher

Ms. Joanie is an award-winning Children’s recording artist and has been with us for the past 10 years at Creative Tots. She just released her second children’s album to much critical acclaim. Joanie has been teaching music at schools in the Cincinnati area for 10 years.  She combines her love of music and respect for kids, to create unique classroom experiences. She has over forty years of musical experience with advanced training in guitar and voice.  In addition, she has taught in New York City at the prestigious Calhoun School.  Ms. Joanie has a true gift working with children and we are very lucky to have her as a part of our team.

Aurisabel Naranjo Villalobos

Assistant Toddler Teacher, Lead Spanish Teacher

Ms. Auri is our extended day Spanish enrichment program, as well as a part of the Toddler team. She has a Master of Arts in Education from Pedagogical Experimental Liberato University in Caracas Venezuela. She has spent the last 22 years in education. She has experience teaching children Preschool age through 6th grade. Most recently she as created and implemented a Spanish program targeting 3 to 5 year old children. She as a love for children and cannot wait to work with yours. She, her husband and two daughters live in Mason, Ohio. Her youngest daughter is also a graduate of Creative Tots.

Doing the right thing,
at the right time.









. Toddler Program (18mos - 3 yrs)

2-5 days a week


9:00-11:30 am

. Early 3's Preschool Program (3 yrs by 12/31)

3 days a week

Mon, Wed, Fri


(Full-day option 9:00-2:30)

. Preschool Program (ages 3 yrs - 4 yrs)

2-5 days a week


9:00-11:30 am

(Full-day option 9:00-2:30)

. K-Prep & Pre-K Program (4 yrs - 5 yrs)

3-5 days a week


9:00-11:30 am

(Full-day option 9:00-2:30)

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