Childcare, Preschool, Before/After School Care, & Summer Programs in
Murray, South Salt Lake, & West Valley

Why We're the best choicE

True Leadership

Creative Learning Academy is owned and operated by Utah locals. Our amazing administrative team intentionally spends more time in the classroom than behind a desk so we know how to better serve your child and their teacher. We are committed to providing ongoing support to our teachers so they can provide the highest quality of care and education to your child.

Academics & Real life Skills

Not only do we follow a certified academic curriculum based on STEAM principles, we also employ an evidenced based social-emotional approach to help our teachers, children, and their families be their best selves. 

Beyond Babysitting

We invest in your child by investing in our teachers. Our teachers continually undergo rigorous in-house training and supervision from our seasoned leadership team. We assist all teachers in obtaining their Child Development Associate credential and actively support their ongoing education and professional development.

Cultivating Real Connections

We believe that teachers who are self-disciplined and emotionally intelligent will have a profound impact on a child’s self-awareness and their ability to regulate their own emotions – vital skills to learn for successful and meaningful relationships.

Eat, Play, Love

Our home-cooked, healthy meals ensure that your child receives the nourishment they need to thrive. No processed nuggets or corndogs here. Our menu has won multiple awards, but most importantly, your child will actually eat what’s served!  

Family-friendly, Friendly Family

We treat everyone who walks through the door like family (the well-liked kind). We take seriously our part in the village helping to raise your child. And it’s serious fun to see your child’s first friendships fostered in a loving environment.

Huge Playgrounds for Epic Outdoor Play

We believe kids need room to play, explore, and learn how to use their bodies in a fun way. This is crucial to their physical and psychological development. You’ll wish your backyard was this big!

Paying it Forward

As a community-driven center, we believe in giving back. Through our non-profit Cherish, we involve the children in our care in the process of extending kindness beyond our walls, making a positive impact on the wider community.

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Hear What Parents Have To Say...

"I am connected with my son because they do all the daily posts about his activities"
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As a father I am very grateful for all the attention and care for my son at CLA. It is pertinent to mention that every day I am connected with my son because they do all the daily posts about his activities, I see all the photos and I know he is enjoying it. I 100% recommend CLA because I feel extremely calm about the care they provide, all the teachers are excellent and super attentive... I will always be grateful to you for your excellent services! Thank you so much!
-Alfredo Rumbos
"The communication with staff is better than I could ever have expected"
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My two kids have been going to Creative Learning Academy for about 7 months. The teachers are informative, loving, and just overall amazing. The communication with staff is better than I could ever have expected. I love the Brightwheel App which keeps us informed about everything our kids are doing throughout the day. My kids love going to, "school." If you are looking for quality daycare where kids are encouraged to learn and grow, you couldn't ask for better than Creative Learning Academy!
-Melissa Stark
"They do activities daily and give pictures of what’s happening"
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I switched to this care from another facility and was so amazing and appreciative of how much this team cares and takes care of my littles ones. They do activities daily and give pictures of what’s happening - my 2 year now loves coming to ‘school’ and I know my newborn is in good hands. Thank you to the entire team for your hard work to make a awesome place for the littles
-Roxie M
"They maintain a respectful, open communication. I get regular updates and pictures."
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I absolutely love everyone at CLA. I was extremely nervous about leaving my kids but they have been great, my kids love it there. They maintain a respectful, open communication. I get regular updates and pictures. My kids have learned so much, I highly encourage people to check them out. You will not be disappointed.
-Ruby Aguirre
"The teachers in his classroom are wonderful and incredibly knowledgeable!"
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Our son has been going to CLA for almost month. CLA has been truly wonderful and we could not be happier. It is clear that all employees love and care for the children, they engage the children and infants in stimulating activities throughout the day. They upload pictures to their app and are very organized in how they relay information. The teachers in his classroom are wonderful and incredibly knowledgeable! I am very grateful for them and in just a short time they already feel like family!
-Cait F
"Each class from infant to preschool has focused curriculum and learning content"
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This location of Creative Learning Academy is amazing! Each class from infant to preschool has focused curriculum and learning content. It feels like our children have had individual attention the entire way. The teachers are well trained and love each child! There is no hesitation for me or my children at drop off - they really enjoy Creative Learning.
-Scott Humphrey
"My daughter has learned so much and loves to go to the center"
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Seriously can’t speak highly enough of CLA. The owners to the staff to the facility are all wonderful. There is nothing better than dropping off my child everyday and knowing they will be so well cared for, emotionally, physically and mentally. My daughter has learned so much and loves to go to the center. CLA HAS 100% made our life so much better. Thank you CLA!!
-Elizabeth Jackson
"The children are fed delicious meals, well cared for and participate in great learning activities"
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CLA is an excellent childcare company with great leadership and staff. Both of our children attended a CLA facility at some point in their early years. The children are fed delicious meals, well cared for, have time outside and participate in great learning activities. The caregivers are so nice and truly care about each child. Communication with parents is excellent and timely.
-Katherine Davis
"My son has become more social, verbal, and is constantly learning and stimulated"
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My family is having the best experience at CLA. They are kind, compassionate, thoughtful and put the kids' needs first. My son has become more social, verbal, and is constantly learning and stimulated. I am impressed by their curriculum and attention to detail. Each staff member is kind, friendly, and caring.
-Katie Lavin
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My favorite thing about King and Kiana’s school is the structure because King and Kiana have a routine that they don’t have at home. We love the values that they have and they get to play with their friends. I love that the teachers, in my situation, are my co-parents. They’re very supportive and understanding and very collaborative and treat it like a team when it comes to figuring out things with these guys and all their milestones. They’ve been there since they were 18 months old. They’re almost 4 and we’ll definitely be staying for a very long time! Thank you for all you do...they have the best school ever and WE LOVE YOU!

Yes, We Proudly Support Families Who Qualify For Subsidy

How Old Is Your Child?

Infant & Toddler

6 weeks - 2 years

Early Preschool

2 - 3 years


3 - 4 years


4 - 5 years

School Age

Kindergarten - 12 years

Frequently asked questions

All locations are open Monday – Friday from 7:00am to 5:30pm.

We are closed all major holidays including the week between Christmas and New Year’s.

Infant & Toddler: 6 weeks – 2 years 

Early Preschool: 2-3 years

Preschool: 3-4 years

Pre-K: 4-5 years 

School Age: Kindergarten-12 years

  • Secure entry doors restrict access to only authorized persons 
  • Tall privacy fences surround all playgrounds
  • Security cameras in every classroom
  • Teachers hold CPR and First Aid certifications
  • All teachers undergo background checks
  • Daily sanitization and weekly deep-cleaning protocols 

We are licensed by the State of Utah and fully insured. We also participate in the WorkForce Service Child Care program, from which we have received the rating of High Quality. See more here. 

  • Our owners have a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Therapy and  Master’s Degrees in Social Work and Business Administration.  They have over 15 years experience working with children.
  • Our leadership team have one or more of the following: National Administrator Credential (NAC); Child Development Associate (CDA); Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education (ECE). All have 5-20 years experience working with children.
  • Many of our teachers have their CDA and several have Associate and Bachelor’s Degrees in ECE. All undertake continuous training to provide an exceptional learning experience. They have anywhere from 1-30 years experience working with children.