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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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L.E.A.P.® Curriculum for Infants

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.

Bubbles and Friends Theme Song

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Bubbles

Our lovable friend who takes you on a daily adventure that makes kids happy to learn, play and grow.

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Grace & Charity

Our dynamic doggy duo introduces the importance of being generous and giving.

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Lionstein®

Our wise and creative scientist who makes science fun and exciting.

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Phoebe

Our literature loving llama makes reading fun.

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Two Plus Toucan

Our creative mathematician helps explore the joys of math.

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Penny

Our well-mannered etiquette coach demonstrates the importance of being helpful, honest, and kind.

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Sonar

Our adventurous submarine reveals the many wonders of the underwater world.

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Pablo

Our creative and artsy pig helps children discover the beauty of self-expression.

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Gibby

Our kind-hearted, hard-of-hearing gibbon loves to share his passion for sign language and promoting inclusivity.

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Success measured in happy stories

See what parents are saying about TLE Childcare Centers.

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Cheryl

R.
5 months ago
Your child could not be in better hands or care or learning environment. Mr. Kaleb is my granddaughters favorite. He really connects with her and makes her feel very special. All the staff are amazing!

Cheryl

R.
5 months ago
Your child could not be in better hands or care or learning environment. Mr. Kaleb is my granddaughters favorite. He really connects with her and makes her feel very special. All the staff are amazing!

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S
5 months ago
My son really loves his school. Sometimes even weekend he wants to go … Mr. David does take care and teach English reallt well. Even they learn Spanish and Sign language too!

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S
5 months ago
My son really loves his school. Sometimes even weekend he wants to go … Mr. David does take care and teach English reallt well. Even they learn Spanish and Sign language too!

Mai

M.
5 months ago
Great daycare, communicate very well and put kids first.. i feel my baby is among good hands..

Mai

M.
5 months ago
Great daycare, communicate very well and put kids first.. i feel my baby is among good hands..

Virginia

C
5 months ago
We love Ms. Lucy she has always been so caring and loving to Liam even when he moved up to toddlers! and Ms. Sam and Mr.Nathan are doing so good with him now in toddlers , Sam’s always on top of it and Nathan does such a good job staying active and playing with the kids. Liam loves all of... Read more

Virginia

C
5 months ago
We love Ms. Lucy she has always been so caring and loving to Liam even when he moved up to toddlers! and Ms. Sam and Mr.Nathan are doing so good with him now in toddlers , Sam’s always on top of it and Nathan does such a good job staying active and playing with the kids. Liam loves all of his teachers!

Maxwell

D.
5 months ago
We have been very pleased with the learning experience so far and our son is a big fan of Mr. Zach who is always extremely positive and hands on with the kids. Miss Cora has been a great helper in the class too. The building is very clean and colorful which our son likes a lot.

Maxwell

D.
5 months ago
We have been very pleased with the learning experience so far and our son is a big fan of Mr. Zach who is always extremely positive and hands on with the kids. Miss Cora has been a great helper in the class too. The building is very clean and colorful which our son likes a lot.

Ashley

S
5 months ago
We've been there for over a year and while there has been transitions in leadership, we are glad with where things have headed. While all the staff has been great, my son loved having Mandy and Grace as his teachers. He also really enjoys Ikram and she's been so great with our daughter too. Luc... Read more

Ashley

S
5 months ago
We've been there for over a year and while there has been transitions in leadership, we are glad with where things have headed. While all the staff has been great, my son loved having Mandy and Grace as his teachers. He also really enjoys Ikram and she's been so great with our daughter too. Lucy has been so sweet with both of our kids - even though she's primarily a teacher for our daughter, she always takes time to say hi to our son and ask about his day. We are thankful to see Samantha's smiling face at the desk each morning and my son always loves what Bobbi cooks up for him! Overall it's been a good experience

Lauren

R.
10 months ago
We have been incredibly happy at The Learning Experience. The leadership in place (Heather and Sam) are warm and always there to listen to challenges or help you brainstorm solutions. They work as a great team and are always available. Our daughter is in the infant room and we’ve been imp... Read more

Lauren

R.
10 months ago
We have been incredibly happy at The Learning Experience. The leadership in place (Heather and Sam) are warm and always there to listen to challenges or help you brainstorm solutions. They work as a great team and are always available. Our daughter is in the infant room and we’ve been impressed by the warmth of Kirra, Makayla, Jenna, and Amber. These women not only make sure my daughter is safe and well loved, but also have built relationships with me which makes me feel good about dropping her off daily. Kirra came up with my daughter’s nickname, Makayla and Jenna helped me get my daughter taking regular naps, and Amber is the first to help with a ponytail or tell me about her day. Joe has also subbed in this room and he has this uncanny ability to make my daughter smile and laugh. A big win at 7 mo! Highly recommend this incredible team!

William

G
4 months ago
My infant son attends TLE Grand Rapids, it has been an amazing adventure watching him bond, learn and grow at the center. His face lights up every time he sees any of the teachers! Thank you TLE for providing a safe and reliable center for my son to spend his days at.

William

G
4 months ago
My infant son attends TLE Grand Rapids, it has been an amazing adventure watching him bond, learn and grow at the center. His face lights up every time he sees any of the teachers! Thank you TLE for providing a safe and reliable center for my son to spend his days at.

Meet our TLE® Center team

Sarah Leece

Regional Manager

Favorite TLE® Character: Bubbles

Mollie Blixt

President of Operations

Favorite TLE® Character: Bubbles

Cynthia Umphrey

Owner

Favorite TLE® Character: Grace and Charity

Kayla

Assistant Leader

Favorite TLE® Character: Grace and Charity

Stephanie Fernandez

Marketing

Favorite TLE® Character: Penny Polite

Kellie

Infant Teacher

Favorite TLE® Character: Penny Polite

Keri

Infant Teacher

Favorite TLE® Character: Lionstein

Mr. Thomas

Facilities Manager

Favorite TLE® Character: Pablo Pigasso

Bre

Resource Teacher

Favorite TLE® Character: Bubbles

Nathan

Toddler Teacher

Favorite TLE® Character: Bubbles

Sam

Toddler Teacher

Favorite TLE® Character: Phoebe Phonics

Kim

Toddler Teacher

Favorite TLE® Character: Phoebe Phonics

Lillian

Resource Teacher

Favorite TLE® Character: Flexi Flamingo

Savanna

Prepper Teacher

Favorite TLE® Character: Gibby Gibbon

Anneka

Resource Teacher

Favorite TLE® Character: Flexi Flamingo

Liz

Preschool teacher

Favorite TLE® Character: Miss Chievous

Caleb

Preschool Teacher

Favorite TLE® Character: Penny Polite

David

Lead Preschool Teacher

Favorite TLE® Character: Techni Cal

Ikram

Resource Teacher

Favorite TLE® Character: Bubbles

Bobbi

Kitchen Staff

Favorite TLE® Character: Bubbles

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Many ways to stay connected

We offer an easy-to-use smartphone app and an array of ways to help you stay connected.

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Monthly newsletters and invitations to our community events

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Monthly calendars

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Everyday photos of your little learner

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Blog to help you stay with the current trends

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Notifications of your child’s learning activities

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Social media

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Upcoming events

24
May

Happy Birthday!

Ms. Cora!

6
June

Happy Birthday!

Ms. Ikram

10
June

Happy Birthday!

Ms. Ikram!

27
June

Happy Birthday!

Mr. Zachary!

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