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.