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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.

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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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Kama-Gaye KIRKLAND-LAIDLEY

1 months ago
I am so blessed to find this daycare for my baby at this tender age. I can go to work knowing my baby is safe.

Kama-Gaye KIRKLAND-LAIDLEY

1 months ago
I am so blessed to find this daycare for my baby at this tender age. I can go to work knowing my baby is safe.

Alisa

Miller
9 months ago
Our experience at The Learning Experience in Hackensack has been amazing!!! Our daughter has been attending for a year now and has come such a long way. The management and staff are absolutely incredible. During these uncertain times with Covid-19, we are very pleased with the safety measuremen... Read more

Alisa

Miller
9 months ago
Our experience at The Learning Experience in Hackensack has been amazing!!! Our daughter has been attending for a year now and has come such a long way. The management and staff are absolutely incredible. During these uncertain times with Covid-19, we are very pleased with the safety measurements that the center is taking to ensure the health and safety of all the children and staff. It makes leaving our daughter during these scary times much easier. We are beyond happy that our daughter is apart of this program and we are looking forward to another wonderful school year.

Debbie O'NEILL

Aidan
1 months ago
Back in early 2013 we began visiting possible daycare/preschool options in Hackensack because that is where I work. Our son was 2 and he was being cared for by my mom & my in-laws up until then but we knew it was time he experienced socialization and early learning. We also knew we didn't j... Read more

Debbie O'NEILL

Aidan
1 months ago
Back in early 2013 we began visiting possible daycare/preschool options in Hackensack because that is where I work. Our son was 2 and he was being cared for by my mom & my in-laws up until then but we knew it was time he experienced socialization and early learning. We also knew we didn't just want a "daycare", we wanted him to have a good opportunity to learn & develop. We visited 3 other places including one that is connected to my place of business & it is an early learning center BUT.. once we visited TLE Hackensack, they just blew the others away!! Our son was invited to spend time in the Twaddler class which would be his, while we toured the whole school. He was right at home from that moment. He actually chose to stay there while we toured. The whole school was beautiful & impressive, the environment obviously a very creative space, and the staff was amazing with all of us. We knew instantly that this was where he'd enroll. When it was time to leave we went to get him from the class and he was already participating in their activities! He was excited to go to his new school & has been that way every day since. TLE Hackensack does so many amazing things with our little ones and we love that they instill philanthropy and involve them in many philanthropic events. Our son loves to know he is helping others. He has learned so much and at such an impressive rate but also the children are encouraged & they do learn at their own pace but because the staff and curriculum are so enriching the kids learn very enthusiastically. The entire staff are beyond amazing & it shows through the happiness and all the activities the kids experience & are involved in. Our son has made so many friends & he loves all his teachers and still likes to visit his old classrooms to say hi to his former teachers. The staff is very loving and kind and they all know every child's name including management & the owner Mr Mike who is there every day & always interacts with the kids when he sees them. Our son is so happy to be there & we look forward to his baby sister's experiences once she enrolls too. Thank you TLE Hackensack for all the nurturing love, education & experiences you give our son! We'll truly miss TLE once both our kids are off to Kindergarten. We wish this school went through middle school :) A very happy mommy, Debbie O.

Jackie A.

Gabe and Sofia
4 months ago
I couldn't be more pleased with the kids' second family at TLE! I was one of the first parents to enroll my first child at TLE in Hackensack and have since seen my son grow into a smart, compassionate, inquisitive and social 4 year-old. When learning about philanthropy, my son came home asking ... Read more

Jackie A.

Gabe and Sofia
4 months ago
I couldn't be more pleased with the kids' second family at TLE! I was one of the first parents to enroll my first child at TLE in Hackensack and have since seen my son grow into a smart, compassionate, inquisitive and social 4 year-old. When learning about philanthropy, my son came home asking if we could donate some of his toys he no longer plays with to children that do not have any toys. He further explained that that would be "charity." Imagine my surprise when I heard his age-appropriate understanding of this word and this important concept! I was thrilled that my then 3 year-old was learning such advanced concept and vocabulary at school! I was so happy with the nurturing, clean and academic program at TLE that I didn't hesitate for a moment to enroll my daughter as well. She just turned two and not only is she incredibly social but I have also witnessed her vocabulary explode Since her enrollment just 6 months ago. She counts to 15 in English, to 10 in Spanish and can sing her entire ABC song. The teachers, staff and management are truly top notch and continue to provide my kids with an enormous advantage academically, socially, and emotionally. I have referred three of my closest friends to also enroll their children and they are just as happy as my children and I are with the level of care and attention at TLE.

Meet our TLE® Center team

Monica Mustacchio

Center Director

Favorite TLE® Character: Lionstein

Emily Claudio

Associate Director

Favorite TLE® Character: Flexi Flamingo

Breanne Gato

Assistant Director

Favorite TLE® Character: Lionstein

Estephany Estevez

Assistant Teacher

Favorite TLE® Character: Miss Chievous

Brianna Reyes

Infant A Assistant Teacher

Favorite TLE® Character: Bubbles

Estephany Estevez

Infant A Assistant Teacher

Favorite TLE® Character: Miss Chievous

Christi Reyes

Infant B Assistant Teacher

Favorite TLE® Character: Bubbles

Valerie Gomez

Infant B Assistant Teacher

Favorite TLE® Character: Flexi Flamingo

Rebecca Barrington

Infant A Lead Teacher

Favorite TLE® Character: Miss Chievous

Lorena Santos

Lead Infant B Teacher

Favorite TLE® Character: Bubbles

Shantaia Brooks

Center Closer

Favorite TLE® Character: Miss Chievous

Alisa Miller

Center Closer

Shania Phillips

Prepper A Lead Teacher

Favorite TLE® Character: Flexi Flamingo

Adriana Medina

Toddler A Lead Teacher

Favorite TLE® Character: Bubbles

Yessica Roman

Lead Toddler B Teacher

Favorite TLE® Character: Miss Chievous

Yesenia Arango

Toddler B Assistant Teacher

Favorite TLE® Character: Miss Chievous

Shania Phillips

Toddler B Assistant Teacher

Favorite TLE® Character: Flexi Flamingo

Adriana Medina

Toddler A Assistant Teacher

Favorite TLE® Character: Bubbles

Nyashia Rogers

Toddler A Assistant Teacher

Favorite TLE® Character: Phoebe Phonics

Cindy Bernal

Lead Twaddler A Teacher

Favorite TLE® Character: Flexi Flamingo

Valerie Gomez

Infant B Assistant Teacher

Favorite TLE® Character: Flexi Flamingo

Ana Rodriguez

Twaddler B Assistant Teacher

Favorite TLE® Character: Two Plus Toucan

Yanyluz Taveras

Lead Twaddler B Teacher

Favorite TLE® Character: Bubbles

Julie Cuba

Lead Prepper Teacher

Favorite TLE® Character: Flexi Flamingo

Elizabeth

Adorno

Favorite TLE® Character: Two Plus Toucan

Julie Cuba

Assistant Teacher

Favorite TLE® Character: Flexi Flamingo

Vanessa Silva

Lead Preschool 3B Teacher

Favorite TLE® Character: Penny Polite

Nataly Garcia

Lead Preschool 2A Teacher

Favorite TLE® Character: Gibby Gibbon

Khatia Romero

Preschool 1 Co-Lead

Favorite TLE® Character: Bubbles

Jeane Mitchell

Lead Preschool 3A Teacher

Favorite TLE® Character: Lionstein

Vanessa Silva

Lead Preschool 2B Teacher

Favorite TLE® Character: Penny Polite

James Morris

Floater

Favorite TLE® Character: Bubbles

Michelle Coneo

Floater

Favorite TLE® Character: Penny Polite

Brianna Martinez

Floater

Favorite TLE® Character: Lionstein

Estephany Estevez

Closing Floater

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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

27
May

Happy Memorial Day!

TLE Hackensack will be Closed!

5
June

Wear Green for World Environment Day!

All Staff and little learners wear Green!

10
June

Wear Blue for World Ocean's Day!

All staff and little learners wear Blue!

13
June

Pajama Day!

All staff and little learners wear pajamas to school!

14
June

Father's Day Event!

Come join us during your child's scheduled playground time to celebrate dads and fatherly figures!

21
June

National Selfie Day!

Take a selfie with your favorite teacher(s)!

21
June

Preschool 3 Prom!

Inviting our awesome graduating class to come in for our TLE Prom Event! From 6:30pm-8:00pm

24
June

Dress like Gibby!

All staff and little learners dress like Gibby!

27
June

National Sunglasses Day!

Wear your favorite sunglasses to school!

29
June

Graduation Day!

Our Preschool 3 Graduates on this day! from 10:00am-11:00am! Congratulations Class of 2024!

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