Children's Creative Learning Centers

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Children's Creative Learning Centers Reviews

Updated July 9, 2014
Updated July 9, 2014
9 Reviews
2.7
9 Reviews
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    Better before the buy-out.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Preschool Teacher  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Preschool Teacher in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Children's Creative Learning Centers full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Decent benefits and salary. Ability to move up in the company.

    Cons

    The needs of the staff, the client, the families, children, and headquarters are many times in direct conflict. Too many cooks in the kitchen, power struggles and conformity since the buy out by Knowledge Universe. They bought brands and then made them basically all the same. If I wanted to work for KinderCare I would have. I chose CCLC because of their philosophy and reputation for creativity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow your brands to operate independently of each other and offer a variety of learning styles and services. Offer more management training, and focus on building great management teams as opposed to plugging holes. You also need to adjust salaries and benefits to your employee market. CCLC and KU will never be competitive in the Bay Area with housing prices so high and wages so low in comparison to their education level desires. No one with a B.A. in The Bay can thrive or survive on $18/hr.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    I'm Satisfied.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Head Teacher  in  Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Head Teacher in Redwood City, CA

    I have been working at Children's Creative Learning Centers full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Most of the teachers I work with are really nice, work hard, and love the kids. We get a reimbursement to pay for Child Development classes. CCLC is a little bit better than most centers I've been at. I've seen teachers get a promotion if they are good and have been here a long time. There is a child care discount too but I'm not sure if it would be enough to pay for CCLC. I would recommend people have their children here. Almost all of the teachers really care about doing a good job and are here for the right reason - the kids!

    Cons

    I get the feeling that having enough teachers is not important to CCLC. They make sure we have a big waitlist and are full with kids but not really when it comes to hiring teachers. Also preschool teachers don't get paid enough in general - not just CCLC's fault.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I love the kids and I like my job. CCLC is better than most preschools and that makes it better to work at. If I had one thing to say it's that I know full classrooms are important, but having enough teachers is important too and you could work harder on that even though you would make a little bit less money that way.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    lovely environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Children's Creative Learning Centers

    Pros

    good management
    salary
    nice people
    good atmosphere
    Great children

    Cons

    _planning
    -Big staff
    -No over time space.
    -sometimes lacking teachers

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