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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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Michelle

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9 months ago
My Son has been at TLE for over a month now, he came from a different childcare center due to a move, and we are thrilled with the experience. We thought our other center was great and TLE has proven that they are better! My son is excited to go to school each morning, which was not always the ... Read more

Michelle

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9 months ago
My Son has been at TLE for over a month now, he came from a different childcare center due to a move, and we are thrilled with the experience. We thought our other center was great and TLE has proven that they are better! My son is excited to go to school each morning, which was not always the case at the other center. They have an excellent parent portal, and the teachers are kind and encouraging. Brandy, Robin, and Alok are very hands on and get to know the parents on a personal level and are always available to answer questions. 10/10 recommend TLE, they have exceeded our expectations!

Tiffany

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4 months ago
My family and I moved to Lemont 6 years ago. We feel so lucky to live in a town that we love and can truly call home. TLE has played a major role in why we feel this way. Now my kids are 7, 5 and 3. My oldest child started TLE at 2.5 years old and second child at 7 months old. I was a nervous a... Read more

Tiffany

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4 months ago
My family and I moved to Lemont 6 years ago. We feel so lucky to live in a town that we love and can truly call home. TLE has played a major role in why we feel this way. Now my kids are 7, 5 and 3. My oldest child started TLE at 2.5 years old and second child at 7 months old. I was a nervous and emotional mom looking for childcare for my babies. I visited many daycares including at home daycares and interviewed nannies. I can still remember my first visit to TLE. Everything felt right. We were impressed with the building, set up of rooms, curriculum and most importantly, the connection we made we staff. Years later, my oldest is in second grade and he was very prepared for kindergarten. The preschool and pre-k programs were great both for academic content and social-emotional learning. My 5 year old daughter is currently in TLE's kindergarten program. She loves her teacher and has made great progress since the start of the school year. As a family with two working parents, we could not be more happy to be a part of the TLE family. They truly love what they do and they are good at it! Thank you to the owner, both directors and teachers for caring for and teaching our kiddos! You are all appreciated!

Tiffany

Rojszyk
5 months ago
My family and I moved to Lemont 6 years ago. We feel so lucky to live in a town that we love and can truly call home. TLE has played a major role in why we feel this way. Now my kids are 7, 5 and 3. My oldest child started TLE at 2.5 years old and second child at 7 months old. I was a nervous a... Read more

Tiffany

Rojszyk
5 months ago
My family and I moved to Lemont 6 years ago. We feel so lucky to live in a town that we love and can truly call home. TLE has played a major role in why we feel this way. Now my kids are 7, 5 and 3. My oldest child started TLE at 2.5 years old and second child at 7 months old. I was a nervous and emotional mom looking for childcare for my babies. I visited many daycares including at home daycares and interviewed nannies. I can still remember my first visit to TLE. Everything felt right. We were impressed with the building, set up of rooms, curriculum and most importantly, the connection we made we staff. Years later, my oldest is in second grade and he was very prepared for kindergarten. The preschool and pre-k programs were great both for academic content and social-emotional learning. My 5 year old daughter is currently in TLE's kindergarten program. She loves her teacher and has made great progress since the start of the school year. As a family with two working parents, we could not be more happy to be a part of the TLE family. They truly love what they do and they are good at it! Thank you to the owner, both directors and teachers for caring for and teaching our kiddos! You are all appreciated!

Chenghan AND

Kaiden
0 months ago
We’ve been bringing our child to TLE since moving into the neighborhood two years ago. The facilities are excellent and kept very clean. The teachers and administrators are very professional, well trained and it is clear that they love children (just overall nice people). ... Read more

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Kaiden
0 months ago
We’ve been bringing our child to TLE since moving into the neighborhood two years ago. The facilities are excellent and kept very clean. The teachers and administrators are very professional, well trained and it is clear that they love children (just overall nice people). They run a program that has all the benefits of being national in scope, but they also provide a local touch. Most importantly, Kaiden loves his school. They make learning fun, and they also have a great indoor playroom and outdoor playground for kids to just play and have fun. Nutritious meals are carefully arranged and child safety is always their top priority. We really couldn’t be any happier with TLE and strongly recommend.

Caitlin SMITH

Leathon
1 months ago
My son attends pre-school here and he has grown so much from this center. He started attending after always being cared for with a nanny or myself being home. When we thought it was time for him to start school, The Learning Experience was such a great fit. He started in there Twaddler room, wh... Read more

Caitlin SMITH

Leathon
1 months ago
My son attends pre-school here and he has grown so much from this center. He started attending after always being cared for with a nanny or myself being home. When we thought it was time for him to start school, The Learning Experience was such a great fit. He started in there Twaddler room, which is there was of saying older 2 year old room. Yes of course the first week or so was a bit rough on both mom and baby being dropped off. But the staff made the transition so easy for it to happen. Now my son has an amazing vocabulary and learning how to write. The center director ,assistant director, and staff are some of the most caring and loving people. This really makes you feel happy and secure that your child will be somewhere that they actually care and get to know the child, not just it being a job. As parents we want the best for our children and The Learning Experience makes you feel better about them being in someone elses care for the day.

Andrew KAHN

Jordan Kahn
1 months ago
So our son has been attending TLE in Lemont since he was a baby, and he is now almost 5. Every time he graduates to a new classroom, we are saddened because the last teacher was so wonderful we didn't think she could be beat. But- after a few short days we realize that his new teacher seems ... Read more

Andrew KAHN

Jordan Kahn
1 months ago
So our son has been attending TLE in Lemont since he was a baby, and he is now almost 5. Every time he graduates to a new classroom, we are saddened because the last teacher was so wonderful we didn't think she could be beat. But- after a few short days we realize that his new teacher seems to be as good or even better than the last! How can you top the best? Well, the entire staff is top notch. I've never seen so many caring teachers and caregivers who are passionate about the kids. From director Ms. Mindy all the way down, our minds are at ease knowing that our son is in good hands. Strong recommendation for TLE/Lemont!

Meet our TLE® Center team

Brandy Ratleph

Center Director

Favorite TLE® Character: Grace and Charity

Robin Borowski

Assistant Center Director

Favorite TLE® Character: Phoebe Phonics

Alok Jhamnani

Owner

Favorite TLE® Character: Bubbles

Debbie DeLaLeurs

Office Manager

Favorite TLE® Character: Bubbles

Ms. Nartica

Infant C Teacher

Favorite TLE® Character: Flexi Flamingo

Ms. Skylar

Infant A Teacher

Favorite TLE® Character: Lionstein

Ms. Flo

Infant C Teacher

Favorite TLE® Character: Pablo Pigasso

Ms. Sammy

Infant B Teacher

Favorite TLE® Character: Flexi Flamingo

Ms. Robyn

Infant A Teacher

Favorite TLE® Character: Miss Chievous

Ms. Anastasia

Toddler Teacher

Favorite TLE® Character: Grace and Charity

Ms. Vicky

Toddler Teacher

Favorite TLE® Character: Grace and Charity

Ms. Rachel

Toddler Teacher

Favorite TLE® Character: Miss Chievous

Ms. Nicole

Twaddler Teacher

Ms. Maddie

Twaddler Teacher

Favorite TLE® Character: Flexi Flamingo

Ms. Kristy

Prepper Teacher

Favorite TLE® Character: Sonar

Ms. Theresa

Preschool 2b Teacher

Favorite TLE® Character: Gibby Gibbon

Ms. Kaitlynn

Preschool 1a Teacher

Favorite TLE® Character: Penny Polite

Ms. Tiesa

Preschool 1b Teacher

Favorite TLE® Character: Tito Toro

Ms. Lorainna

Preschool 1a Teacher

Favorite TLE® Character: Bubbles

Ms. Krissy

Preschool 1b Teacher

Favorite TLE® Character: Phoebe Phonics

Ms. Annette

Preschool 2b Teacher

Favorite TLE® Character: Om

Ms. Spirit

Preschool 2a Teacher

Favorite TLE® Character: Penny Polite

Ms. Elena

Nutrition Manager

Favorite TLE® Character: Miss Chievous

Ms. Jessica

Floater

Favorite TLE® Character: Tito Toro

Ms. Pat

Floater

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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