Global Conference 2010

Speaker's Biography

Fran Durekas

Founder and Chief Development Officer, Children's Creative Learning Centers Inc.


Fran Durekas is the Founder and Chief Development Officer of Children's Creative Learning Centers Inc., where she is responsible for long-term strategy development, client relations, and new center design, construction and program recommendations. Durekas has more than 20 years of experience in early childhood education as well as extensive knowledge of LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) requirements for green construction. A member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, she is a board member for both the California Polytechnic State University's Child Development Department and the Oregon Environmental Council's national Eco-Healthy Child Care Advisory Committee. She also serves on the Child Care Partnership Council for San Mateo County of California and the Quality Committee for Preschool for All. Durekas, a frequent public speaker, was named "Alumni of the Year" in 2005 by Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, where she received her bachelor's degree.


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