Creative Minds Learning Center 20th Anniversary!

Creative Minds Learning Centers (CMLC), a Portland-founded preschool and child care center
is celebrating its 20 year anniversary throughout the month of February! The school will be
having a month-long tribute of events, community fundraisers and tuition specials to celebrate
the milestone while looking back on the many memories shared over the years. With the
support of their school community, CMLC has experienced healthy growth, opening it’s seventh
school in the Fall of 2015. Creative Minds is home to over 400 families and 100 plus employees
with sights set on opening more schools in the near future. The school is committed to providing
exceptional education and child care for children, to best serve the needs of families in the
Creative Minds was founded by the McKinster family in February of 1997. They discovered that
quality educational programs and child care was difficult to find and were at a loss when
searching for a preschool for their children. This struggle was the catalyst that drove them to put
all of their time, faith, money, heart and soul into developing Creative Minds Learning Centers.
Through education and after countless hours of hard work, the Mckinsters opened the first
Creative Minds school in 2000, with CMLC’s very first student, their son, KJ Mckinster. The
schools are dedicated to the memory of KJ, who passed away on April 11th, 2008. He was a
straight A student and a high achiever with a passion for life and being kind to others. Creative
Minds continues to thrive as KJ’s spirit lives on through the hallways of the schools with a strong
school community of children, teachers and families.
Creative Minds has many activities planned to celebrate their 20 year anniversary, highlighted
by participating in a Diaper Drive, benefiting the PDX Diaper Bank as well as having weekly
celebrations in honor of the school’s Anniversary!
For more information about how to get involved with the school’s anniversary activities, learn
more about anniversary tuition specials and/or for general information about Creative Minds,
please contact; 503-252-0004 ext. 0 or visit their website;

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