Pioneers in education, a commitment to caring
The first The Learning Experience® center was opened in 1980 in Boca Raton, FL, by pioneers in the child care business, TLE® Founder & Chairman Michael Weissman, and Founder & EVP of Marketing Linda Weissman. This center was later recognized as the largest single operating preschool in the southeastern United States.
As their center grew, Richard Weissman joined TLE® as President in 1986. With Richard on board, the Weissman Family decided to take a huge leap into creating and developing the first branded childcare franchise in the United States. That franchise later became known as Tutor Time. By 1999, Tutor Time had more than 200 centers in operation, was recognized as the world's largest child care franchise and the fourth largest for-profit child care company in the United States. Michael Weissman retired from Tutor Time in 1997 and Richard Weissman followed suit in 1999. Shortly thereafter, the Weissmans sold Tutor Time to Childtime Learning Centers.
In December 2001, the Weissmans realized that there was a tremendous void in the then current offerings of the early academic sector. They decided that there was more that they could provide to children, and that there was more to accomplish. So, the Weissmans came out of retirement and The Learning Experience® brand was re-formed. Once re-formed, the family worked tirelessly to update and evolve their "best in class" proprietary curriculum to meet and exceed the expectations for early academic achievement in today's environment. This already exceptional curriculum continues to evolve and improve with each passing year.
Today, TLE® has grown to more than 200 locations opened or under construction in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Michigan, North Carolina, Florida, Texas, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Illinois, Ohio, Colorado, Virginia, and is currently the fastest growing child care franchisor in the United States.
The Company is majority owned and operated by the Weissman family (Michael, Linda, Richard and family).