Mrs. Cunningham

For the past decade, Clare has enjoyed being an educator in Early Childhood classrooms in the Chicagoland area, actively participating in the exploration and growth of many young children. Clare completed her Bachelor’s in Elementary Education at Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Indiana and after spending some time in the classroom, she went back to study Child Development, receiving her Master’s Degree from Erikson Institute.

While teaching, Clare has always valued the importance of nurturing a child’s innate curiosity in the early stages of their developmental learning.

Creative Play with Mrs. Cunningham

Creative Play is a Reggio inspired creative and play-based exploration program for Pre-K to grade 1 (ages 3-6)

Children will develop their creative and play-based exploration skills and will explore their ideas and investigate the world they live in.

Mrs. Cunningham inspires curiosity through home-based provocations and creative play, inspiring children to explore and develop their creative thinking. Children and families can join Mrs. Cunningham on a journey of creativity, making, and play.


  • Creative thinking and problem-solving
  • Play-based exploration
  • Research and investigation
  • Ideas, Idea Making and Ideation
  • Visual Literacies
  • Nature-based story-making


  • 44 episodes
  • 44 different projects to create and make
  • Play-based explorations
  • Suitable for home, the backyard, and the neighborhood
  • Making and building projects individually or with friends


  • Shapes and Lines
  • Recycle, Reuse and Create
  • Animal Habitats
  • Creative Collages
  • The World of Color
  • Nature
  • Creative Ideas
  • Drawing
  • Friendship