Creative Center for Children is a preschool located in Los Angeles, California. It accepts 2 to 5 year olds.
The school community has reviewed this preschool and given it an average rating of 4 out of 5 stars.
My children have been attending CCC for only 6 months but I have seen nothing but a wonderful, loving and nurturing environment. My 4.5 year old absolutely loves school and is learning Spanish and a plethora of other unique topics (he came home the other night talking about Van Gogh's Starry Night...What??!). What I love most about the school is how involved the children are...this includes everything from Spirit Day (kids wear their CCC tee shirts), the Butterfly Release Party, to Snow Day (they fill the entire playground with SNOW!). The children were celebrated one day with a "party" in the play yard that included beautiful balloons, face painting, shaving cream art tables, etc. This isn't a day care if that's what you're looking for...CCC is a true learning EXPERIENCE. I can't recommend this school more highly if you want to feel that your children are not only being watched, while you are away, but being care for, nurtured and taught invaluable life lessons.
Creative center is not a good school anymore.Since 2012 ,Lily Telemantes was chosen as director by the New owners.(Mia & Evan Levy).She never listen to any parents .The wounderfull teacher of 14 years(Teacher Xochiti) just Quit last week.She was unhappy about 1/13 (and increasing on daily basis)adult/kids ratio & she could not tolerate a stubborn director .Lily did not even let her stay for 2 weeks & now there are 24 kids with only one teacher.Toilets are stinky & full of germs .There are multiple falls & bumps for our kids ,while nobody knows what happened.Lily always say your child has balance problem to all the parents & when they complain about the ratio & hygiene ,she just say you can take your kid to another school if you are not happy.Such a mess.Lily refuses group meeting with parents.(She is an obvious dictator).Hopefully The owners kick her out of school before they will loose more money & reputation.
Creative center used to be a great school.with new director Lily Telemantes .everything is a mess.There are 25 kids in each class with only one teacher & one teacher assistant .There are so many falls ,bumps,abrasions because of inadequate supervision.Toilets are stinky & full of germs.They do not change toddlers dipper as needed.Whenever parents bring up their concerns.Lily gel at them & say,I f you are not happy ,you can take your kid to another school.Teacher Xochiti who was a great teacher of Creative center for 14 years,resigned last week & Lily did not even let her stay for 2 weeks & told her I don't wanna see you anymore.Now there are 25 kids & one teacher & No substitute ,Lily Telemantes is a cheap ,unreasonable director ,who only believe in Show offs.
This school has changed ownership and directors so all reviews before 2012 are irrelevant. The new director is unapproachable. She wont allow a roster and as new parent, this makes it impossible to socialize with other parents. She is pushing structure, academics and teacher assisted crafts. There is no creativity. The teachers are wonderful but they are controlled by someone who is unreasonable and the owner is not involved at all. He just collects checks from all of his 6+ schools. This is not the school I thought it was going to be.
My husband and I visited Creative Center for Children and fell in love instantly. The director, Lily, was very sweet and provided a great deal of information. The classrooms looked clean and wonderful and the kids were all happy and smiling! We have visited many schools in the past month and knew right away that the director, teachers and school aere is school were the best thing for our son,.We look forward to starting in September.
My daughter currently attends this fabulous school, and my son will soon be joining her. This school has so many fantastic qualties: great hours for parents, reasonable pricing, caring and experienced teachers and directors, comfortable classrooms with a wide variety of supplies, an amazing yard area, and great families. I have seen such amazing development in my daughter since she started over a year ago acrross the board -- emotionally, socially, academically, and physically. I could not recommend the school more highly. Just be sure to apply early, as it fills up fast!
I have two daughters at the school and am so delighted with their experience. They are thriving socially and intellectually in this wonderful environment that the school has so lovingly created. The Creative Center offers the perfect combination of structured activities and play.
I am still so thrilled we are sending our daughter to the Creative Center. All of the teachers have been wonderful -- caring, kind. Not only are they there for parents and children for academics and kindergarten preparation, but they are an amazing resource (probably due to their years of experience) for parents in other areas. I feel that my little girl is getting the best preparation possible for the next step in her education. And I will be just as happy when my son starts next year.
I sent both my boys to this school. There is tremendous stability in the staff. The school emphasizes developmental and social skills - 'how to play well in the sand-box with others' - as well as emphasizing respect for each person, big or small, that walks through the door. And, my children were very well prepared for the academics that came in Kindergarten. Thank you to Jane, Roberta, Cindy, Allison, Deborah, Gwen, Lorena, Xochtil and Christina - you all contributed to the people that my children are, and will become.
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