the Best

Celebrating over 50 years of education.

Creative Environment Day School was founded in 1966 by Sheila C. Brittain who recognized the need for a high quality educational based program focused on the development of the young body and mind where they could “Expect the Best.” She created a program that was, and still is, dedicated to the safety, welfare, and education of all those who come through our doors.

Our dedicated team of early childhood educators and experienced caregivers fosters a safe and stimulating atmosphere where children can learn, play, and grow. We offer an age and developmentally appropriate curriculum that encourages social, emotional, and cognitive development through hands on activities, educational games, and plenty of time to play while also learning valuable life skills. Our classrooms are equipped with age-appropriate toys, books, and educational materials. Along with our Day School Program, we also offer an eight week summer camp program in July and August.

Over the years the program has been adapted to the needs of the modern family but still remains dedicated to Sheila’s original concept of a safe, loving, educational place for young minds and bodies to grow.

Day School

Our day school program is designed for children 18 months to 4 years 9 months. We offer a full program based around a curriculum that focuses on learning through play and exploration along with outdoor activities, nutritious meals and learning life skills to promote a well-rounded individual.

Before & After
School Programs

Our before and after school program caters to students from all three Fayetteville-Manlius elementary schools. It includes after-school snacks, outdoor play, creative arts, dedicated homework time, and more!

Summer Camp

Our 8 week summer camp provides children 18 months to entering 6th grade with daily activities such as arts and crafts, nature, daily swimming and plenty of outside recreation to fill their summer with fun and create long-lasting memories.