The Creative Learning Loft is dedicated to providing a fun-filled learning experience for children and our community.

We are located at: 2149 Roosevelt Ave. Redwood City Ca. 94061, 650-261-1329
Darlene Hampton - Owner / Creative Director

Darlene Hampton has a long and loving relationship with the arts, childhood education, and the community of the bay area.

Darlene has taken her unique way of looking at how children learn – through imagination, art and play – to develop The Creative Learning Loft. The Loft is designed to inspire growth, curiosity and the love for learning in children. Darlene is a qualified teacher of K-3rd grades. She is proud to be the motivation behind a platform for creative ways of learning. During the last 9 years CLL has continued to expand children's development, community involvement and has implemented a sustainable, edible garden; each year offering the children and families of CLL new and exciting Art and Science programs. This year field trip advisers are bringing samples from the around the world for culture, arts and crafts; while additionally working with local puppeteer and working craftsmen.

Darlene resides in Redwood City with her husband, Mark, and their cat, Asha. Darlene is the past chair of both the Filoli Art Committee and The Filoli Children's Tea, and has served as the Co-chair at the Filoli Fall Festival. Darlene maintains her connection to Filoli gardens by working with their archive committee, photographing their magnificent works of art.

“Create, Motivate, Elevate”.

Team Members

The Creative Learning Loft team are at least 25 years of age and enjoy the same philosophy; Learning Through Play.
Our instructors are certified in Early Childhood Education, and our staff hold 12 ECE units. All our staff are CPR Certified, we have background clearance and meet all Health and Safety requirements.
Mark Hampton - Co-Owner / IT Specialist

Mark comes to The Creative Learning Loft with high qualifications. Working with the Bay Area advocates, Mark realized the need for a higher level of interaction and one-on-one help for the local children. Using his extensive knowledge of computers and love of science, Mark brings his skills to the Computer and Science Lofts.

Mark is a Software Architect, and is the creative mind behind our Computers for All program. Mark is also our general problem solver.

We follow all the CPUC and DMV guidelines for the transportation of children:
  • Drivers are registered with TrustLine(TM) – The State of California’s authorized screening program with access to fingerprint records at the California Department of Justice and the FBI
  • Drug testing
  • DMV / Driving History Check – we are notified if one of our drivers receives a moving violation
  • Drivers are uniformed and wear a badge
  • Drivers are trained and tested on their understanding of the van and are required to perform daily inspection
The above checks are performed on hiring,and randomly throughout employment.

Our Fleet goes through extensive inspection and routine maintenance checks. We know that there is nothing more important than the safety of children:
  • Vehicles are equipped with a GPS tracking system
  • Employees must pass rigid background checks and periodic driving tests.
  • Kept clean and checked by drivers
  • Booster seats are used according to CA state law
  • Equipped with safety belts which are worn at all times
  • Meet and/or exceed state inspection standards for health and safety
  • Vans are professionally serviced on a regular basis
Disclaimer: Parent/ guardians/ caregivers are responsible for supervising the safety of their children at all times while they are on The Creative Learning Loft premises. Upon registering your child for participation in programs at The Creative Learning Loft, you acknowledge that you will be waiving and releasing all claims for injuries that you or your child may incur while on The Creative Learning Loft premises. Furthermore, The Creative Learning Loft is not a licensed after school or childcare facility, and any child age four or under is required to have a parent or guardian/caregiver present at all times during lessons or special events in case of emergency.