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Summer of Happiness means fun at The Learning Experience®

The Learning Experience® is committed to delivering quality childcare and early childhood education all summer long through our fun and engaging “Summer of Happiness” program. It’s the perfect place for your child to explore their curiosity—and to learn—through a variety of monthly themed programs that include hands-on activities, on-site entertainment, and loads of outdoor fun!

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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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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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Sara

Durnien
8 months ago
As parents we are faced with so many difficult decisions. The decision to enroll my daughter at the TLE of Manahawkin was one of the best decisions I have made. Kacey started when she was about 20 months old and has been attending ever since. After she graduated. she stayed in the before and... Read more

Sara

Durnien
8 months ago
As parents we are faced with so many difficult decisions. The decision to enroll my daughter at the TLE of Manahawkin was one of the best decisions I have made. Kacey started when she was about 20 months old and has been attending ever since. After she graduated. she stayed in the before and after school program and summer camp. When she start kindergarten she was very prepared for what she would be learning. TLE has a state of the art curriculum from sign language, phonics and the numerous enrichment programs. When she walked through the door for the first time, she not only entered her 1st school. but became part of a family. I am so thankful for the love and care that she has received over the years.

K

Durnien
10 months ago
My daughter started at the Manahawkin location when she was 20 months old. We quickly not only had a peace of mind knowing she was being cared for, but became part of an extended family and support system. This is a saying"it takes a.village to raise a child" well I'm happy say m... Read more

K

Durnien
10 months ago
My daughter started at the Manahawkin location when she was 20 months old. We quickly not only had a peace of mind knowing she was being cared for, but became part of an extended family and support system. This is a saying"it takes a.village to raise a child" well I'm happy say my village includes the owners and staff of The Learning Experience!

Karen D.

Jake and Alex
11 months ago
When we were looking for a new daycare for our older son, Jake, we were weary after our first daycare experience. After our first visit to TLE, we knew immediately that TLE was more than a daycare...it was a home away from home and a nurturing environment for the children and teachers alike. I... Read more

Karen D.

Jake and Alex
11 months ago
When we were looking for a new daycare for our older son, Jake, we were weary after our first daycare experience. After our first visit to TLE, we knew immediately that TLE was more than a daycare...it was a home away from home and a nurturing environment for the children and teachers alike. In July we welcomed Alex and like any mom, I was nervous on my first day back to work. As anxious as I was, Ms. Erin and Ms. Christina were equally as excited to welcome Alex. Anyone who has seen Alex at school knows he LOVES Ms. Erin and Ms. Christina! As parents, there's nothing more exciting than seeing your children grow into curious learners and little boys and girls that are encouraged to be themselves. For those reasons (and so many more!), we love TLE and especially the teachers and owners that make it so special!

Allie KIRSCHNER

Taylor & Ryan
11 months ago
My daughter Taylor attended TLE Manahawkin for 4 years and is now excelling in school both socially and academically. The curriculum and the love and guidance from the teachers has truly been a blessing. In January, we welcomed a son, Ryan, and there was no question about who we would trust t... Read more

Allie KIRSCHNER

Taylor & Ryan
11 months ago
My daughter Taylor attended TLE Manahawkin for 4 years and is now excelling in school both socially and academically. The curriculum and the love and guidance from the teachers has truly been a blessing. In January, we welcomed a son, Ryan, and there was no question about who we would trust to care for him. Christina and Erin are an absolute gift! We are never worried about how Ryan's day is going when he is with his TLE family!

Patricia DELIKAT

Joseph
10 months ago
I can't say enough about this school & staff! Extremely well maintained, clean & well secured. My son loves going & actually requested we send him 5 days a week instead of the 3 days he initially was enrolled for. So we did & can't be happier. Shaleen, Colleena, Ms. Kelly &a... Read more

Patricia DELIKAT

Joseph
10 months ago
I can't say enough about this school & staff! Extremely well maintained, clean & well secured. My son loves going & actually requested we send him 5 days a week instead of the 3 days he initially was enrolled for. So we did & can't be happier. Shaleen, Colleena, Ms. Kelly & My sons teacher Ms. Jeannine are all wonderful, loving & caring. Oh & can't forget Ms. Kristen who prepares the provided lunch -how great is that?- She is the sweetest & has gotten my son to eat and or at least try a variety of healthy foods! Love you TLE Manahawkin !!!!!!!!!!

Travis MICHALAK

Alanie & Gavin
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Mason
0 months ago
My son started TLE about 2 months ago and this is one of the best decisions we have ever made for him. Prior to starting TLE my son had speech therapy 2x a week for approximately one year. In the less then 8 weeks he's been attending school on a part time basis we noticed his language skill imp... Read more

Jenn

Mason
0 months ago
My son started TLE about 2 months ago and this is one of the best decisions we have ever made for him. Prior to starting TLE my son had speech therapy 2x a week for approximately one year. In the less then 8 weeks he's been attending school on a part time basis we noticed his language skill improve immensely from 2-3 word sentences to 5-10 word sentences. This academic setting is exactly what he needed to help him learn new sounds and express himself better. The staff is friendly and caring and will always answer any questions I have about my sons day. Thank you for such an amazing experience!

Enjolic

Aliza
0 months ago
My daughter Aliza started at TLE when she was 10 weeks old. From the moment we walked in on her first day I knew I had made the right decision bringing her there. As a working mom it is very important to me to know that my baby is being well taking care of. The infant teachers have been abso... Read more

Enjolic

Aliza
0 months ago
My daughter Aliza started at TLE when she was 10 weeks old. From the moment we walked in on her first day I knew I had made the right decision bringing her there. As a working mom it is very important to me to know that my baby is being well taking care of. The infant teachers have been absolutely amazing and very accommodating to all of our needs. To know my child is so loved and in good hands is absolutely priceless. I also want to thank the owners and director of the center for all their dedication and love for all the children in their care. I feel so blessed to be apart of this TLE family and can't wait to see what the future holds for us at TLE of Manahawkin.

Sara

Kacey
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Kennedy Rose
4 months ago
Kennedy (27 months) has been attending school at The Learning Experience of Manahawkin since she was 8 weeks old. Not only does she still know and love her previous teachers from Infant A, Infant B, and Toddler, but they all love her and have provided and nurturing environment for my daughter. ... Read more

Mallory

Kennedy Rose
4 months ago
Kennedy (27 months) has been attending school at The Learning Experience of Manahawkin since she was 8 weeks old. Not only does she still know and love her previous teachers from Infant A, Infant B, and Toddler, but they all love her and have provided and nurturing environment for my daughter. Management has been exceptionally caring and always ensures that my daughter's needs are being met and followed up on. Kennedy is now in the fun and exciting Twaddler room. She comes home everyday with a smile on her face when I pick her up. The curriculum is outstanding and the hot lunch program makes my life much easier when getting ready in the morning. They provide am and pm snack as well. All the food on the menu is healthy. I highly recommend this academy of learning to anyone who lives, or works in or around the Manahawkin area. Thank you TLE for all your love and devotion! Cha Cha, Sha Sha & Miss Kelly you are lovely and have put my mind at ease when I drop my baby girl off at school.

Ericka

Cameron and Sydney
4 months ago
Cameron (4.5) and Sydney (2.5) have been attending TLE Manahawkin since they were both 1 year. Sydney has special needs and TLE welcomed her with open arms. To see my kids thriving in this learning environment is such a wonderful feeling. I leave them every morning knowing they are safe and lov... Read more

Ericka

Cameron and Sydney
4 months ago
Cameron (4.5) and Sydney (2.5) have been attending TLE Manahawkin since they were both 1 year. Sydney has special needs and TLE welcomed her with open arms. To see my kids thriving in this learning environment is such a wonderful feeling. I leave them every morning knowing they are safe and loved by their teachers and owners (Shaleen and Colleena). I am always amazed by the cirriculum and to see what they learn every day. Not only do they learn letters, phonics, math and science. But they are also learning about philantrophy and manners. The kids are always so excited when we get their and never want to leave at night. We Love TLE!

Christina

RJ
5 months ago
RJ started at TLE in the Prepper room. I was scared, sad and apprehensive about putting him into school after staying home with him since he was born but looking back I'm so glad that I did. I know that when I leave him in the morning he is loved, cared for and taught by an amazing group of peo... Read more

Christina

RJ
5 months ago
RJ started at TLE in the Prepper room. I was scared, sad and apprehensive about putting him into school after staying home with him since he was born but looking back I'm so glad that I did. I know that when I leave him in the morning he is loved, cared for and taught by an amazing group of people. The difference between TLE and other daycare centers is huge but the main thing that stands out to me is how much Shaleen, Colleena and Kelly truly love the kids as if they are their own as do all of RJ's current and past teachers. I want to thank all of you for all the hard work you've put into helping RJ grow into the boy he has become!

Samantha ROSA

Andrew
8 months ago
Sending our two children to TLE was the best decision! Their preschool program has been phenomenal. My 4 year old is excited about going to school, learning new things, and most importantly, loves his teachers. Ms. Alison, Ms. Enjolic, and now Ms. Nicole are three amazing people. Andy has mad... Read more

Samantha ROSA

Andrew
8 months ago
Sending our two children to TLE was the best decision! Their preschool program has been phenomenal. My 4 year old is excited about going to school, learning new things, and most importantly, loves his teachers. Ms. Alison, Ms. Enjolic, and now Ms. Nicole are three amazing people. Andy has made leaps and bounds since his first day there. The toddler program is great as well. My 2 year old enjoys being there and has fun while learning. Ms. Tiffany is so fantastic with him. The front staff (Coleena, Shaleen, and Kelly) are professional, kind, and always greet you and your child by name. Even the teachers my boys do not have regularly always greet them by name and with a smile. It feels like a wonderful family here at TLE and I have no doubt that my boys are being well taken care of and are being prepared for school. Thank you TLE!

Nicole

Emily
9 months ago
Emily has been attending TLE Manahawkin since she was 3 months old and there is no other childcare that I would ever send her too. Everyone in the center knows who she is and greats her with a smile and good morning every day. I am so lucky to have such a loving "family" and support s... Read more

Nicole

Emily
9 months ago
Emily has been attending TLE Manahawkin since she was 3 months old and there is no other childcare that I would ever send her too. Everyone in the center knows who she is and greats her with a smile and good morning every day. I am so lucky to have such a loving "family" and support system at TLE. I know that when I drop her off each morning she will be loved and well cared for. I love all the new things she learns even as an infant!

Meet our TLE® Center team

Sara Durnien

Business Manager

Favorite TLE® Character: Phoebe Phonics

Michaela Wriggins

Training Specialist

Favorite TLE® Character: Penny Polite

Colleena Lieter

Owner/Director

Favorite TLE® Character: Phoebe Phonics

Shaleen Conklin

Owner/Business Manager

Favorite TLE® Character: Penny Polite

Enjolic Campa

Assistant Director

Favorite TLE® Character: Miss Chievous

Kristen Mickiewicz

Cook

Favorite TLE® Character: Penny Polite

Katie

Teacher

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

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April

Happy Earth Day!!!

Wear blue and green today!

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April

Happy Passover!!!!

Happy Passover!

22
April

Animal Adoptions for Make-A-Wish all week!!!

Support Make-A-Wish with an animal adoption, all week in our lobby!!!

26
April

Infant and Toddler Ice Cream Social Event!!!

Join our little learners as the support Make-A-Wish with their ice cream social event!!!

30
April

Make-A-Wish Lobby Party!!!

Join us for a lobby party to celebrate all of our accomplishments as little learner philanthropists!!!

3
May

May the 4th Be With You!

Star Wars Day!

5
May

Teacher Appreciation Week!!!

Please join us in celebrating our incredible teachers!

6
May

Cinco de Mayo Day!

Classroom celebrations of Cinco de Mayo!

7
May

School Pictures- Infant and Toddlers

School Pictures- Infant and Toddlers

8
May

School Pictures- Twaddlers and Preppers

School Pictures- Twaddlers and Preppers

9
May

School Pictures- Preschool

School Pictures- Preschool

10
May

School Pictures- Siblings and Make Up

School Pictures- Siblings and Make Up

10
May

Mother's Day Tea!

We will be celebrating our moms with a special lobby party and classroom celebrations!

17
May

Pajama Day!

Wear your pajamas to school!

24
May

Wear red, white and blue for Memorial Day!

Wear red, white and blue for Memorial Day!

27
May

School Closed for Memorial Day Observance

We are closed in observance of Memorial Day

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June

Graduation Ceremonies at the STAC

Details to follow. We are so proud of our Graduates and cannot wait to showcase their achievements at the Stafford Township Arts Center.

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December

3PM Early Closure and New Years Celebrations!!!

Happy New Year!!! We will be celebrating New Year's Eve after nap!

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