Creative World School - Franchise Opportunities

The Creative World School Story

Est. 1970… and Still Growing

It is because we know childcare that we have had a long history of success. Our founders, Billie and Duane McCabe opened their first school in Independence, Missouri in 1970. Their unique vision was quickly embraced as they expanded and operated up to 45 childcare centers in seven states. During the last ten years, most of the smaller schools located in converted houses were sold so the company could concentrate on larger, innovative, custom designed buildings with licensed capacities of 150 to 250 children featuring our Exploratorium.

The Perfect Balance Between A Family-Run Business And A Growing Franchise System

The Creative World School tradition has bridged generations as their daughters became part of the company. Their youngest daughter, Dr. Marianne Whitehouse, combines the experience of being raised in Creative World School with a Ph.D. in Early Childhood and Elementary Education in her position as President. This dynamic family team began franchising in 1999 and there are currently 25 Creative World Schools in 5 states and growing.

This past year, over 5,000 families chose Creative World School to educate and care for their young children. We are looking for committed individuals that share our vision to continue our story in the future.


We have a Unique Vision

Creative World School invites all preschool children into our unique Exploratorium™, a World of Wonder where imagination is the focus. We believe that a child’s environment plays an essential component in their learning. This belief led us to create the Exploratorium™ as a unique space within each of our schools.

This dynamic and interactive space is the foundation for our curriculum and the centerpiece of our building. Our Exploratorium™ Program recognizes the uniqueness of childhood and the special qualities that children possess as they experiment and explore their world. Today’s children are measured not merely by academic skills, but by their ability to interpret, interact, and adapt to an ever changing future. Drawing on the concepts of Multiple Intelligences Theory, we give children opportunities to enhance and express every dimension of their intelligence by integrating traditional types of learning with hands-on learning. We believe our Exploratorium™ prepares children in a unique way by giving them the tools they will need to become active participants in their own education. our-story-bg1

Our CW Culture: This Is How Our Schools WOW

Everything we do every day comes down to these values that truly represent our culture and what we believe:

Spark Your Creativity

Think beyond the box. Have the courage & vision to imagine…

See the Wonder

Look for the “AHA” moments. Be curious!

Giggle & Smile

Have fun! Share your joy & excitement!

Make Learning Your Heartbeat

Discover & embrace the questions that make you ponder!

Be the Difference

Be inspired & inspire others. Work together & give back!

Do Your Best

Set the bar high. Act with excellence & integrity!

Dream Big

Be bold and innovate. Celebrate the tickle in your brain!