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Children's Creative Learning Centers Reviews

Updated December 8, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "CCLC Stanford"

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    Current Employee - Preschool Teacher in Stanford, CA
    Current Employee - Preschool Teacher in Stanford, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Children's Creative Learning Centers full-time

    Pros

    Admin team is great, school is beautiful and has extensive resources, NAEYC accredited, plenty of opportunities for career advancement.

    Cons

    Teacher turnover is through the roof, admin team is sometimes too cautious due to fear of being sued. CCLC and KU are huge companies and the corporate culture and curricula are bland.

    Advice to Management

    Teachers keep leaving because we cannot afford to live in this area. We need enough money to live here.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Children's Creative Learning Centers full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work, with program supervisors and center directors who understand what it is like to work with young children. The staff was very supportive of each other both professionally and personally.

    Cons

    I can not think of any cons

  3. Helpful (5)

    "Better before the buy-out."

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    Current Employee - Preschool Teacher in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Preschool Teacher in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Children's Creative Learning Centers full-time (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 Management

    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.


  4. "Experience was creative and challenging"

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    Former Employee - Preschool Teacher in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Preschool Teacher in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Children's Creative Learning Centers full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working with children and working with a team coworkers whom major goal was to nurture and teach children

    Cons

    Balancing work and life separating home and work...knowing to leave work at work and home life at home.

    Advice to Management

    Always know to leave home at home and work at work


  5. "daycare teacher"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Monroe Center, WI
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Monroe Center, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    everyday was different, there was never a dull moment with the kids

    Cons

    having to get up and go to work whatever the weather I had to drive to work while pregnant


  6. "Great. Boss is very understanding"

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    Current Employee - Toddler Teacher
    Current Employee - Toddler Teacher
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Children's Creative Learning Centers full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Relaxed work environment, boss who cares and is understanding of life and it unforeseen circumstances. Great co teachers to work with. Everyone helps everyone.

    Cons

    Not enough planning time. I would
    Like more planning time for curriculum. I would
    Like to get it all in order before the moth starts and have all my supplies before the month starts.

    Advice to Management

    Help with planning time


  7. "Former Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The team I worked with were kind, empathetic and fun to work with. The team felt more like family than just co-workers. The job can be stressful at times but with support of an awesome director and team, that stress will be alleviated.

    Cons

    The pay is better than other public schools and programs but still not enough to retain some great teachers (especially those with their own children). High turn over rate.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to work your teachers say, they know the family and children best. Pay them what they are worth because we are going to keep losing great teachers at a high rate.

  8. "May or may not be enough to live on but not bad!"

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    Current Employee - Floater in State College, PA
    Current Employee - Floater in State College, PA
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Children's Creative Learning Centers part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Accountability is very important to CCLC. Good professional development trainings.
    Tuition reimbursement and education assistance through the STARS program does make up for the mediocre pay.
    Most employees are parents and understanding of work/life/family issues. Also 50% discount for your own kids is certainly something.

    Cons

    Teachers definitely not paid enough. Not enough attention to the mental health of teachers.


  9. "Preschool Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Preschool Teacher in Dulles, VA
    Former Employee - Preschool Teacher in Dulles, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Children's Creative Learning Centers full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I really enjoyed working at AOL Child Development Center. It was like a family. Independence to be the professional that you are as a teacher.

    Cons

    Lack of career growth available and not enough PTO.


  10. "lovely environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    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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