Children's Creative Learning Center

The Children’s Creative Learning Center (CCLC) at FIU is a State Educational Research Center for Child Development and a Cognia Accredited Early Learning School. The Center is a self-supported university auxiliary and a department within the Division of Academic & Student Affairs. In addition, the Children’s Center often serves as a demonstration site for university departments and programs in the community through observations, presentations, special programs, training and research.

Our philosophy

Change and adaptation begin at birth. This never-ending growth pattern is nurtured in a naturally diverse environment at the CCLC. The essence of the program is built around verbal communication, enhancing the children's ability to be in touch with their feelings and to express them verbally. Additionally, the Center's objectives for each child are the development of self-concept and self-reliance, independent decision making, the ability to confront and resolve problems, respect and consideration for others, social skills, and interpersonal relations.

Parent/legal guardian involvement is a high priority at the Center. Parents/legal guardians make a commitment to engage in meaningful experiences with and on behalf of their children thus becoming an integral part of the community. This enriches the children's experience and supports family relationships.

Top-quality childcare that's convenient and affordable

The Center is open to children of FIU students, staff, faculty, alumni, and the neighboring community. Learn how to enroll your child or learn more about our program.

Employment opportunities

Students may complete course requirements, community service, or philanthropic service hours at the CCLC. The Center also provides opportunities for students and faculty to conduct research in a child development setting.

Student employment

Alumni and friends

The CCLC Alumni Association is an organization of families, friends, colleagues, and supporters of CCLC at FIU. The purpose of the group is to keep in touch, fill us in on your journey after leaving the Center, keep abreast of alumnus activities and accomplishments, find former classmates and network.

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Support the Center

The Center provides university students access to college knowing that their child is safe in a nationally accredited child development program. Students whose children attended CCLC at FIU also have higher graduation and retention rates.


Unique Educational Experience

Learn more about how the FIU’s Children’s Creative Learning Center provides FIU youngest students with a unique educational experience. Aside from childcare services, the CCLC also focuses on the socio-emotional development of children as well as early education instruction.

Contact us

Children's Creative Learning Center
11200 SW 8th Street
Miami, FL 33199

Fax: 305-348-1830

Office hours

Monday – Friday: 8:30 am – 5 pm

Hours of operation

Main building, Directions

  • ClassroomMonday – Friday: 8:00 am – 5:15 pm
  • Drop Off: Monday – Friday: 8:00 am – 9:00 am
  • Pick Up: Monday – Friday: 3:30 pm – 5:15 pm