The Children’s Creative Learning Center, a four week summer enrichment program, has been in existence for 40+ years. Serving children from all over the Birmingham area, the enrichment program seeks to encourage children to select their daily plan of study, work at their own pace, and enhance their academic development. Whether it is building scientific thinking with ramps & pathways or writing and publishing a newspaper, children discover how exciting learning can be.


Dr. Virginia Horns-Marsh was the driving force behind the initiation of the program. After 25 years of work, she asked Dr. Lynn Kirkland to take over the directorship for the next 15 years. One of the faculty members brought to the program because of her knowledge in literacy instruction was Dr. Jennifer Summerlin, who currently serves as director. As an instructor in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction, she continues the rich tradition of the CCLC, rethinking the needs of each site.
2015 summer program

2017 Ranger U: College Road Trip

Week 1: School of Medicine and Sciences (MED)
June 5-9
Week 2: School of Engineering (ENGN)
June 12-16
Week 3: School of Arts and Humanities (ARTT)
June 19-23
Cost: $150.00 per week with a $50 non-refundable deposit at the time of registration.

                               Course Choices:
                               MED 206- Myth Busters: Human Body
                               MED 205 - Grossology
                               ENGN 210- Rocket into (Aero)space
                               ARTT 301- Little Picasscos
                               ENGN 410- Wired! (Electrical Engineering)
                               ARTT 201- “Master” the Arts
                               And many more...

                               Program Location:

Brookwood Forest Elementary
3701 S. Brookwood Rd. Birmingham, AL 35223

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2015 summer program

Little Big Shots!

Glen Iris Elementary School
Dates: June 5- June 29th (Monday - Thursday)
Time: 7:30 a.m. - 12:00p.m.
Cost: $100- space is limited
Students Eligible: entering pre-K – entering 2nd grade
Separate application for afternoon program (for K - 5th grade Glen Iris students), fees apply.
On-site registration at Glen Iris during regular school day hours.

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UAB School of Education
Education Building Room 110
1530 3rd Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35294-1250


Jennifer Summerlin, Ph.D.
Program Director, The UAB Children's Creative Learning Center