From Infant through preschool, we make early education and daycare joyful, engaging and fun so children are happy to learn, play and grow.
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Curriculum that develops the whole child
Our L.E.A.P.® (Learning Experience Academic Program) Curriculum uses fun, hands-on activities throughout early education to help children develop intellectually, socially and cognitively. Or as we say, to learn, play and grow.
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Characters that bring learning to life
Children love learning from characters—and studies show that it’s highly effective especially in preschool and early education. TLE® has a cast of unique, beloved characters, each one teaching children a new value or activity.
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Success measured in happy stories
See what parents are saying about TLE Childcare Centers.
My son James joined TLE in November of last year, and we can say without a shadow of a doubt, that it was one of the best decisions we’ve ever made.
We felt so fortunate to be able to send our son to a school that was open 5 days a week, whereas many other schools were only open part-tim... Read more
We had our 2nd child recently graduate from UPK at The Learning Experience in 2020. This is a great Child Care - well run, teachers are caring and are heavily invested in the well being and development of all the kids. Our eldest child graduated Pre-K, 5 years ago. Both of our kids were with TL... Read more
TLE Downtown has been amazing since our son started in September. The staff is always very welcoming, energetic and attentive to the needs of all children. We love our time so far at TLE!
I highly recommend TLE to any parent. Our daughter has been at TLE since 6 months old. We experienced a few other daycare centers because both my wife and I had daycare benefits through our employers. From the first day TLE has felt like home for our daughter. TLE feels like we are leaving ... Read more
I recently enrolled both my children (2 and 4 yrs) in TLE and couldn't be more pleased. They both adore their teachers and are very happy there. Since day one, I have felt that they are well educated, loved, and perfectly cared for. People say the difference between ordinary and extraordinary i... Read more
Pavol started at TLE when he was 2.5 years old. He is now 4. We have found the Manhattan office to be very responsive. The staff are attentive and caring and our son loves it. We selected TLE because we felt it struck the right balance between structured learning & learning through play. ... Read more
Ella and Greyson
We joined the TLE family when our first child was just four and a half months old. We saw our baby girl flourish into a lively, happy, and sharp little girl over the next two years. We are sure that the affection and love she was shown by her caregivers at TLE, and the structure, manners, and s... Read more
We just moved to downtown from NYC and i was a little nervous about the transition. My 3 year son is so happy here! His teachers are excellent and take so much care in handwriting weekly reports home so i know what he's learning each week. The curriculum is also impressive - in less than a m... Read more
We have been at TLE since the middle of June. We had recently moved back to the city and as I was starting a new job, we needed childcare for our daughter. Walking in, we were welcomed by the amazing staff at TLE. Since, nothing has changed, we are greeted every morning with smiles and hugs.... Read more
We have been at TLE since early Summer and couldn't be happier with the experience. The staff has been wonderful, so caring and nurturing and has help immensely with the transition process for my son, as he entered a new environment. It is evident how much upper management/director's care about... Read more
My daughter has been enrolled at TLE for 2 years now. With no family local to help out with childcare, their flexible program hours and days it makes life much easier to manage. The management is great! Jessica, Melissa and Kathleen have a great curriculum in place and have a great supporting s... Read more
Shira Belle Globus
While my wife, Cassie, and I were expecting, we were wracking our brains over what to do about child care when her maternity leave was up and she had to return to work. We scouted out a few places, but either their locations were too far away or there was something that rubbed us the wron... Read more
During a transition in our lives I was trying to find a day care for my daughter to feel secure and loved. My daughter was enrolled at another center and the decision to enroll her in the Manhattan location was an easy one. The school provides a nurturing environment for my daughter to thrive... Read more
When I was about 7 months pregnant I ran into an old friend of mine who had just dropped off his 11 month old daughter at The Learning Experience. He had only nice things to say about this place. This is why we came for a tour once it was time for me to rejoin the workforce after maternity leav... Read more
The only easy part about returning to work has been knowing that Maisie is at The Learning Experience, where she is cared for as if she is one of their own. The teachers, lead by the incomparable Melissa, Jessica and Kathleen, seem so happy each and every day to get to spend time with my girl a... Read more
My son was with a nanny for two years. We decided to enroll him in TLE for many reasons, but were anxious over how the transition would go. I was worried that he would never adjust to the class settings and that there wouldn't be enough attention paid to him. While drop-off is still sometime... Read more
When The Learning Experience opened up next door to our apartment building, I thought it was a pre-school. While I was pregnant with our daughter, I was delighted to learn that TLE is also a daycare and took in babies as young as six weeks old. After we toured the place, we knew this was where ... Read more
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