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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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Jordan

M.
2 months ago
Ms. Juliana, Ms. Marissa, and Ms. Courtney have been amazing!!! They make the day go by fast for my little one and have always been extra vigilant in making sure us the parents are comfortable and that our son is as well!! Our son has formed amazing relationships and always tells me good things... Read more

Jordan

M.
2 months ago
Ms. Juliana, Ms. Marissa, and Ms. Courtney have been amazing!!! They make the day go by fast for my little one and have always been extra vigilant in making sure us the parents are comfortable and that our son is as well!! Our son has formed amazing relationships and always tells me good things about these teachers when he comes home. Ms Stephanie is his new teacher now and I have noticed a good relationship forming there as well.

Ramona

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2 months ago
I have to say that The Learning Experience is doing a phenomenal job all the way around!! Thanks to ALL the teachers our little one has grown leaps & bounds! In recognition of World Teacher's Day I want to give a special shout out to Ms. Stephanie in P3 for challenging her students in becom... Read more

Ramona

M
2 months ago
I have to say that The Learning Experience is doing a phenomenal job all the way around!! Thanks to ALL the teachers our little one has grown leaps & bounds! In recognition of World Teacher's Day I want to give a special shout out to Ms. Stephanie in P3 for challenging her students in becoming world class learners. I absolutely love everything about the new curriculum this year including the added homework assignments.

Lindsey

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2 months ago
My daughter has been going to this daycare for almost one year and i can truly say it’s been the best decision. I am so grateful to know so many amazing awesome teachers that have interacted with my daughter and taught her many new skills. I do want to shout out to Ms. Breanna in the prep... Read more

Lindsey

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2 months ago
My daughter has been going to this daycare for almost one year and i can truly say it’s been the best decision. I am so grateful to know so many amazing awesome teachers that have interacted with my daughter and taught her many new skills. I do want to shout out to Ms. Breanna in the preppers room. She has the biggest heart and has so much patience. She always has a smile on her face, and always reminds me that my daughter is in good hands. She takes her time to let me know how her day was, and always fills me in on different events or encourages me on different way to work on things at home with my daughter . I feel so happy to know my daughter is being taken care everyday. We love the learning experience and will recommend it to everyone

Jacob

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2 months ago
Ms. Courtney, Ms. Hailey, and Ms. Breanna are absolutely wonderful. If you are like me and work full time this is the only facility I recommend. Your child is guaranteed to learn new things daily, and not want to leave.

Jacob

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2 months ago
Ms. Courtney, Ms. Hailey, and Ms. Breanna are absolutely wonderful. If you are like me and work full time this is the only facility I recommend. Your child is guaranteed to learn new things daily, and not want to leave.

Elizabeth

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2 months ago
We’ve been going to TLE for over 2 years and have had a great experience. Never any safety concerns, my daughter loves going and good communication. They helped us potty train and it was a smooth experience. Ms. Marissa is always so kind and tells me about her day. I love that her previou... Read more

Elizabeth

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2 months ago
We’ve been going to TLE for over 2 years and have had a great experience. Never any safety concerns, my daughter loves going and good communication. They helped us potty train and it was a smooth experience. Ms. Marissa is always so kind and tells me about her day. I love that her previous teachers stay in her life and check in on her. Ms. Sarah always says hello even though she hasn’t had her in a year and Ms. Jess always talks with her like she’s still her teacher. They send things home about what the kids are learning so we can do things at home. We look forward to more years with them.

Fave

A.
2 months ago
My family and I love TLE-Gurnee. As a transplant from the city, we were in search of a day care that checks all of our needs. TLE has it all! Safety is a top priority for us and TLE-Gurnee is has that all!

Fave

A.
2 months ago
My family and I love TLE-Gurnee. As a transplant from the city, we were in search of a day care that checks all of our needs. TLE has it all! Safety is a top priority for us and TLE-Gurnee is has that all!

Liz

A.
2 months ago
We are so incredibly thankful for the team at The Learning Experience—Gurnee! Our daughter has a medical condition that required her to wear a hip brace from 3 months-7 months and then she was in a spica cast from 7 months-10 months and the staff handled everything amazingly! They worked ... Read more

Liz

A.
2 months ago
We are so incredibly thankful for the team at The Learning Experience—Gurnee! Our daughter has a medical condition that required her to wear a hip brace from 3 months-7 months and then she was in a spica cast from 7 months-10 months and the staff handled everything amazingly! They worked with us and were so supportive through the process. We love getting the updates on her day and know that she is well taken care of by the amazing teachers! We highly recommend The Learning Experience—Gurnee!

Cortland

S.
7 months ago
This place is awesome, my boys love it. Their teachers (Ms.Courtney, Ms. Natalie, Ms.Monique, Ms. Kimmy, Ms. Zhara) are very caring and inclusive to my boy's interest. My youngest just moved out of the toddler class and loved his teachers in there also. (Ms.Eniko, Ms. Angelita, Ms. Jessica)

Cortland

S.
7 months ago
This place is awesome, my boys love it. Their teachers (Ms.Courtney, Ms. Natalie, Ms.Monique, Ms. Kimmy, Ms. Zhara) are very caring and inclusive to my boy's interest. My youngest just moved out of the toddler class and loved his teachers in there also. (Ms.Eniko, Ms. Angelita, Ms. Jessica)

Meet our TLE® Center team

Ms. Casie

Center Director

Favorite TLE® Character: Grace Charity

Kristin Gillespie

Assistant Director

Favorite TLE® Character: Gibby Gibson

Kristin Gillespie

Assistant Director

Favorite TLE® Character: Gibby Gibson

Sierra Zaban

Regional Manager

Favorite TLE® Character: Sonar

Mollie Blixt

President of Operations/Owner

Favorite TLE® Character: Bubbles

Mr. Thomas

Facilities Manager

Favorite TLE® Character: Pablo Pigasso

Ms. Ann

Infant Teacher

Favorite TLE® Character: Gibby Gibson

Ms.Lucy

Infant Teacher

Favorite TLE® Character: Bubbles

Ms. Angela

Support Staff

Favorite TLE® Character: Penny Polite

Ms. Tiana

Infant B Teacher

Favorite TLE® Character: Miss Chievous

Ms. Lena

Infant B Teacher

Favorite TLE® Character: Bubbles

Stephanie Fernandez

Marketing

Favorite TLE® Character: Penny Polite

Ms. Shamika

Support Staff

Favorite TLE® Character: Flexi Flamingo

Ms. Angelita

Toddler Teacher

Favorite TLE® Character: Bubbles

Ms. Eniko

Toddler Teacher

Favorite TLE® Character: Bubbles

Ms. Autumn

Toddler Teacher

Favorite TLE® Character: Bubbles

Ms. Sara P.

Twaddler Teacher

Favorite TLE® Character: Flexi Flamingo

Ms. Sarah W.

Twaddler Teacher

Favorite TLE® Character: Bubbles

Ms. Delia

Twaddler Teacher

Favorite TLE® Character: Penny Polite

Ms. Breanna

Prepper Teacher

Favorite TLE® Character: Penny Polite

Ms. Savannah

Prepper Teacher

Favorite TLE® Character: Bubbles

Ms. Hailey

Prepper Teacher

Favorite TLE® Character: Bubbles

Ms. Marissa

Preschool 2 Teacher

Favorite TLE® Character: Penny Polite

Ms. Stephanie

Preschool 3 Teacher

Favorite TLE® Character: Phoebe Phonics

Mr Jacob

Preschool 3 Teacher

Favorite TLE® Character: Gibby Gibson

Ms. Fatima

Preschool 3 Teacher

Favorite TLE® Character: Lionstein

Ms. Jessica

Preschool / School Age Teacher

Favorite TLE® Character: Gibby Gibson

Ms. Lisa

Chef

Favorite TLE® Character: Gibby Gibson

Cyndi Umphrey

Owner

Favorite TLE® Character: Pablo Pigasso

Ms. Ann

Infant A Teacher

Favorite TLE® Character: Gibby Gibson

Ms.Lucy

Infant A Teacher

Favorite TLE® Character: Bubbles

Ms. Delia

Preschool 2 Teacher

Favorite TLE® Character: Penny Polite

Ms. Hailey

Preschool One Teacher

Favorite TLE® Character: Bubbles

Ms. Courtney

Preschool Teacher

Favorite TLE® Character: Penny Polite

Ms. Autumn

Preschool 3B Teacher

Favorite TLE® Character: Bubbles

Ms. Courtney

Preschool One Teacher

Favorite TLE® Character: Penny Polite

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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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