Creative Children’s Learning Center

Editor’s Note: This information about CCLC first appeared on this post about Yongsan preschool options. In order to keep the conversations more coherent, we’ve closed comments on that original post and separated all school reviews to their own posts. If your child has or is currently attending this program, please feel free to leave your input here so other parents can make an informed decision. Thanks!


Creative Children’s Learning Center (CCLC)

CCLC is one of the other most talked about off-base preschool options at Yongsan, although it doesn’t seem quite as popular as CRADA.  I’m not sure if it’s because there’s no Hannam bus, or just lacks CRADA’s word of mouth. Their facility is certainly top-notch though and the program seems highly organized.  They’ve got a little library, cafe, and even a swimming pool. Like CRADA, this school is also geared toward Korean kids learning English.  Instruction is given in English by native English speaking teachers for children age 4+ No outdoor playground.

Parent take: “My 4 yo got there in August and by November she was reading sentences.  They’re very disciplined.  They had piano, ballet and swimming. Loved it.”

02 3444 6106

Ages: US age 3-elementary school

Hours: 7:15-2:45

Cost: $500/mo (current through March 2015; please check directly with the school for the most accurate tuition fees)

For all you parents looking for a preschool that suits your kids, we’re hoping to add a little something to aid in your search. Parents of children who attend various preschools here in Korea have filled out a series of questions about the schools for the benefit of the rest of us. We welcome more than one voice on each school since everyone has a different experience, so please feel free to add in your two cents in the comments.

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One thought on “Creative Children’s Learning Center

  1. Kate says:

    My oldest daughter has attended CCLC for almost a year with my 2 1/2 year old attending since July 2016. They take the bus from Yongsan (despite the fact that an earlier post said that no bus existed). Maybe it didn’t several years ago. Very happy with our choice as my girls are exposed to Korean food, language, and culture. But, fear not…they still get plenty of phonics and ABCs as each class has both a native Korean and native English speaking teacher. There is an organized schedule and a school liaison officer with strong language skills. In addition, they have cooking, gym class, field trips…and even a pool for weekly swim class. Can’t thank my colleague enough who introduced us to this affordable but unique option. If I knew that we could stay in Seoul for a 3rd year, I would extend because of the positive experience I have had. Text if you have questions: 01034469419 (Posted Aug 29, 2016)


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