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Our Story


Founded by Mechelle and Trevor Moran Creative Kids Learning Center was built from the ground up. Mechelle's passion and for children and teaching shows through the quality program they provide. 

As a strong leader in childcare within Ellensburg & Kittitas County since 2004, we expanded in 2020 to a 2nd site in Moses Lake. 

Mechelle and the CKLC & CKML teams are eager to demonstrate Creative Kids Learning Center's ability to truly support and encourage children's social, emotional and cognative development. With a dedicated staff and a wealth of knowledge, CKLC & CKML are prepared to help shape your child to be a kind, helpful and respectful person. With learning and education in the forefront, we help lay down & build the foundation for lifelong learning. 

More Information:

Early Achievers 

Both centers are participants in this WA State Quality Rating program.



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Give us a call:

Ellensburg:  (509) 962-2552

Moses Lake: (509) 707-0196

About Our Owner Mechelle:



Hi!  I'm Mechelle Moran, the Owner of Creative Kids Learning Center.  I have an extensive background and experience working with children of all ages.  I started working in childcare centers in 1999 as a teacher's assistant.  I then became a preschool teacher at a child care center in 2002.  From 2003 to 2004 I was the Program Supervisor at a then local childcare center.  From December 2004 until 2007 I owned and operated Creative Kids a full time in-home preschool.  In February 2007 we expanded Creative Kids and opened our learning center in Ellensburg and in 2020 we purchased the center in Moses Lake. I have always loved working with and teaching young children.  I have my BA degree in Early Childhood Studies with a minor in Elementary Ed. 


I am married; my husband's name is Trevor Moran.  He has his BA degree in Business Administration.  He and I work together when it comes to billing and the management of Creative Kids Learning Center.  You also may see him around as he helps out with the maintenance of our center.  We have 3 beautiful children.  Tyler was born in 2012, Tegen in 2013 & Maci in 2018.  Our children are our biggest blessing and we are forever grateful to be their parents.


Family is our highest priority which is why it is our goal for all Creative Kids families to feel like CKLC and CKML are apart of their "village" and family.  One of my Motos is "Once a Creative Kid, Always a Creative Kid." Your child and your family will be loved, valued, respected and encouraged from the moment you join our Creative Kids community.  


Even after over 24+ years of working with children I still have the drive and passion as I did when I started.  Children are truly the light of my life and I look forward to going to work everyday.  I believe that every child has the ability to be successful and that it is our job to nurture, guide and foster that ability.  I believe in our team of amazing teachers who all have a passion for teaching and guiding young children. I know that this is my purpose to teach and inspire the children, staff and families at our centers. I'm so blessed to be given the opportunity to continue to do what I love with wonderful people surrounding me. 


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