In the spring of 2014, several educators from Marygrove College formed Connecting Through the Arts & Education, a nonprofit organization whose purpose is to bring diverse families together around an interest in child-centered, inquiry-based education. By fall of the same year, we opened Scuola Creativa in Ferndale, Michigan, a one-room preschool for children ages three to five. In 2018, Scuola relocated to Royal Oak, Michigan, adding a classroom for infants and toddlers.
In 2023, Scuola Creativa expanded into two sites: The Nest for children aged two and under and The Meadow for children aged three to five. Each site includes two classrooms, an atelier (art studio) and an outdoor play space.