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Children's Creative Learning Center

Education - Teaching - Administration

In 1992 Fran Durekas founded CCLC to provide families in the Bay Area with high-quality early childhood education programs. Fran earned her degree in Human Development and was looking to begin a career in child care. She started working at an after-school program near Stanford University, but after six months became disenchanted with the quality and shoestring budget--often using her own money to buy materials for the center. While she was preparing to look for another position, the owner offered Fran an opportunity to purchase the program. Fran gladly accepted because she was thrilled to have the chance to develop a quality program and learning environment that met her high expectations. Once the business was hers, Fran made immediate, dramatic changes including focusing on people management and treating the teachers as professionals, improving the educational program and creating real partnerships with families. The reputation of the program improved, and within one year the center was fully enrolled and thriving.

Today, the same principles apply. Our small-company foundation has allowed us to design innovative programs that reflect the needs of each one of our clients and develop strong, personal relationships with each client and their families. Our management team is made up of experienced child care and business professionals whose collective experience and educational background make us a very professional and innovative organization. Furthermore, our Executive Management team has been with the organization for 15+ years.


CCLC is a highly respected national provider of quality employer-sponsored early childhood education and care. We are dedicated to developing innovative, high-quality, work-life solutions and educational environments. We partner with companies that have 1,000 or more employees to develop unique child care programs. These services include:

  • On-site and near-site child care programs
  • Child care resource and referral
  • Backup child care and family child care networks
  • Priority access programs
  • Child care needs assessments

Our Mission

We exist to create high-quality, customized solutions for children, families, communities, and our employees in order to foster early learning, develop leaders and support our partners' work-life vision believing that integrity, collaboration and having fun are essential so that our families and partners realize value, our employees grow professionally and children succeed!