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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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Lori

A
9 months ago
The Learning Experience - South Lyon is a wonderful daycare and preschool. TLE provides a fun, safe, and educational experience for kids. My kids look forward to going to TLE every day. The Pre-K program, particularly Lauren and Stacy, are absolutely fantastic. They have helped make my chil... Read more

Lori

A
9 months ago
The Learning Experience - South Lyon is a wonderful daycare and preschool. TLE provides a fun, safe, and educational experience for kids. My kids look forward to going to TLE every day. The Pre-K program, particularly Lauren and Stacy, are absolutely fantastic. They have helped make my child ready to take the next step to Kindergarten. They are warm, caring, friendly, and absolutely terrific with the kids left in their care. I cannot say enough about how great Lauren and Stacy have been.

Andrea

A.
9 months ago
Ms Heather is an amazing teacher, she made sure that my son felt comfortable since day one . My son loves Ms Heather and I am so proud the way he speaks of her . His improvement through first year is remarkable. Ms Lauren, helped my son too in the beginning of his first school year , my son ... Read more

Andrea

A.
9 months ago
Ms Heather is an amazing teacher, she made sure that my son felt comfortable since day one . My son loves Ms Heather and I am so proud the way he speaks of her . His improvement through first year is remarkable. Ms Lauren, helped my son too in the beginning of his first school year , my son loves Ms Lauren and I loved to see that. Ms Laine helped me so much with my little girl . She is so caring and kind to our little ones that need so much from their teachers . Ms Laine has a big heart and we love her .

Stephanie

B
9 months ago
Our family has been going to TLE now for almost 4 years and are still so happy with the switch we made! Our oldest son started in Twaddlers and now attends as a School Ager. Ms. Stacy and the School Age team always make things fun and exciting for them. Our youngest started in Infants and is ... Read more

Stephanie

B
9 months ago
Our family has been going to TLE now for almost 4 years and are still so happy with the switch we made! Our oldest son started in Twaddlers and now attends as a School Ager. Ms. Stacy and the School Age team always make things fun and exciting for them. Our youngest started in Infants and is currently in Twaddlers where he has a wonderful team of teachers. He has always been attached to Ms. Liz B over the years and she is so kind and thoughtful and genuinely cares about every child. We have not had one negative experience with any teacher or management member and highly recommend TLE to anyone considering!

Chelsea

Anthony
2 months ago
I cannot say enough wonderful things about the teachers at this school. If I could give more raving reviews, I would. Ms. Allison in Preppers is truly amazing. She’s incredibly attentive towards my 2-year-old and my entire family. My daughter is learning more from this curriculum than I c... Read more

Chelsea

Anthony
2 months ago
I cannot say enough wonderful things about the teachers at this school. If I could give more raving reviews, I would. Ms. Allison in Preppers is truly amazing. She’s incredibly attentive towards my 2-year-old and my entire family. My daughter is learning more from this curriculum than I can even put into words. Her classroom is always so happy and the other teachers, Ms. Anna and Ms. Nicole, are sweet as can be - they always give us details on how she’s thriving there, and my daughter (and myself) just adores all of them. Ms. Liz and Ms. Laine in Toddlers are phenomenal too. They know my son so well and help him overcome any and all challenges on a daily basis. I love to see all of the art projects and activities that my 1-year-old does. I am constantly in awe of their patience, understanding, and care of my child. It was a REALLY hard adjustment for me to put my kids in full-time daycare to go back to work —- but when I drop my kids off to these women in the morning and literally see both of them run into their arms —- I couldn’t imagine them being anywhere else.

Jennifer

Martin
5 months ago
Writing this review makes me very emotional because we’re moving away and I am having a hard time putting into words how much TLE South Lyon means to us and our family! When we moved back to MI almost 3 years ago, it was right when Covid exploded and, out of at least 10 daycare visits, TL... Read more

Jennifer

Martin
5 months ago
Writing this review makes me very emotional because we’re moving away and I am having a hard time putting into words how much TLE South Lyon means to us and our family! When we moved back to MI almost 3 years ago, it was right when Covid exploded and, out of at least 10 daycare visits, TLE was the only daycare that put my mama heart and gut at ease. The TLE teachers and staff have truly become family and I cannot say enough great things about them, the curriculum and the extra mile they go for the kids and families. Just one of the many examples that come to mind is on my 3rd baby’s first day of daycare, I was very emotional and I was met with hugs, words of comfort and tons of pictures throughout the day of my little girl! It meant the world to me! Every single class has been amazing with my babies and we will miss our TLE family dearly! I also have to mention how beyond prepared my 4 yr old daughter is, already, for kindergarten this coming year! TLE South Lyon, we’re so thankful for our time there and for everything you’ve done for our family!

Andrea

Donohue
7 months ago
We want to give a huge thank you for helping Nolan adjust to daycare the past couple of months. We commend you all for the hard work an countless hours you put into caring for so many young kids. Your efforts truly do not go unnoticed and we have you to thank for getting Nolan to where he is to... Read more

Andrea

Donohue
7 months ago
We want to give a huge thank you for helping Nolan adjust to daycare the past couple of months. We commend you all for the hard work an countless hours you put into caring for so many young kids. Your efforts truly do not go unnoticed and we have you to thank for getting Nolan to where he is today. Please pass on our thanks to anyone else who may have cared for Nolan.

Abbie

S
7 months ago
My middle son went to TLE last year when we moved to South Lyon. He has a December birthday so he had that extra year before we could enroll him in kindergarten. We were impressed every single day by Ms. Melissa and Ms. Lauren. They were just right for him with the energy, enthusiasm, and love ... Read more

Abbie

S
7 months ago
My middle son went to TLE last year when we moved to South Lyon. He has a December birthday so he had that extra year before we could enroll him in kindergarten. We were impressed every single day by Ms. Melissa and Ms. Lauren. They were just right for him with the energy, enthusiasm, and love they showed up with every single day. This year in kindergarten, he is leaps and bounds ahead (along with his fellow TLE classmates) and doing so well. He has a real love for learning that I believe was planted by these phenomenal educators. I'm so thankful for them and his experiences there.

Hanan

Beydoun
10 months ago
I NEVER review things, but this place has been AMAZING - I just felt I should take the time to give them the praise they honestly deserve. My 5-year old started here months ago after I hesitantly left a previous daycare facility down the road. The reason why I say "hesitated" is becau... Read more

Hanan

Beydoun
10 months ago
I NEVER review things, but this place has been AMAZING - I just felt I should take the time to give them the praise they honestly deserve. My 5-year old started here months ago after I hesitantly left a previous daycare facility down the road. The reason why I say "hesitated" is because I am generally a loyal person and don't like to change much. I give people the benefit of the doubt. I slowly noticed he wasn't being challenged (at the previous facility)... would constantly come home with NO work done of what he was doing during the day. Every time I would randomly pop in to pick him up - he was ALWAYS PLAYING OR SIMPLY COLORING - unattended most of the time and I would asking him each day what he learned at school and he would always say "nothing mama we just played." The teacher in the classroom was like a revolving door and each month someone new came in and then subsequently left. When the Center Director left - it was the last straw for me. I finally decided to try the LEARNING EXPERIENCE (South Lyon) and even though it was slightly more expensive than the last place - something in me told me it would be worth it and each day I am happier and more confident in my decision to enroll him here. I am so happy in fact that I asked if they taught kindergarten so I don't have to take him out in the Fall... so what makes them so special? Honestly, I don't even know where to begin. The facility is always locked and there is always someone at the front desk - they also have a unique security feature that allows all classrooms and windows to shut down in case of attack/emergency. The temperature check is automatic and it is always clean. The Make-Believe Boulevard is awesome for inspiring creative play and outside isn't just a free-for-all for the different age groups - each age group has a specific fenced in area for play - which include updated playscapes and fun features like sand box and soccer set ups. But what stood out to me is the STAFF. Jen and Sarah who manage the facility are absolutely amazing and always warm. they take time to know the names of each student and even parent that comes in. The last daycare just knew me as XXXX's MOM - here I am treated as an individual and my needs are always addressed. His teachers - Ms. Melissa and Ms. Lauren are TOP NOTCH. I don't know how they manage the chaos of pre-school but somehow do it seamlessly and are experts at making learning fun but also meaningful. The first week he was there, he came home with a FOLDER FILLED with everything he learned and did that week. They focus on everything from writing, reading, science, math and even technology and Spanish. More importantly they actually CARE for each student and treat them like their own. My son has a special situation where he is severely allergic to bugs and I warned them he needs bug spray and sunscreen EACH day prior to going outside. they have never skipped a day and are always so respectful and never get lazy. I even ask my son multiple times if they put them on each day just to "test" them and he always says "yes mom - they never forget." But it doesn't stop there. they cater to each student based on their individual needs. My son is slightly ahead for his age group since he has been in daycare since he was 3 months old and we do tons of learning at home... when summer came around i requested that his take home books continue. In fact, my husband and I were amazed that he was READING only after 2 weeks of enrollment... something the last daycare promised they would eventually get to. overall - I know this was super lengthy but they are the best facility I have ever registered with. I can't wait to put my newborn here as well :) I am so happy and do not regret enrolling my son here. The only recommendation I would have is to maybe have more vegetarian meal options though...

amy WILDS

Preston wilds
7 months ago
This is our second child at TLE and we wouldn't go anywhere else! There's no better feeling knowing your children are in a safe environment, that your kids are learning in a fun way, and that they come home happy!! We also love the new app feature, I love seeing pictures of our little one durin... Read more

amy WILDS

Preston wilds
7 months ago
This is our second child at TLE and we wouldn't go anywhere else! There's no better feeling knowing your children are in a safe environment, that your kids are learning in a fun way, and that they come home happy!! We also love the new app feature, I love seeing pictures of our little one during our work day :)

Bill

Abigail
7 months ago
My wife and I spent a significant amount of time evaluating various early childhood development options for our son and daughter. Originally we used a center at my wife's employer because of the convenience and the cost. As our children got older we re-evaluated the decision and ultimately deci... Read more

Bill

Abigail
7 months ago
My wife and I spent a significant amount of time evaluating various early childhood development options for our son and daughter. Originally we used a center at my wife's employer because of the convenience and the cost. As our children got older we re-evaluated the decision and ultimately decided that TLE was the place for our two kids. We couldn't be happier with the change and only wish that we had made is sooner. Our son is now doing extremely well in 1st grade and our daughter, once shy around strangers, has made significant strides both socially and academically and we fully expect she will be just as prepared for Kindergarten next year as our son was last year. Our children have always connected with their teachers and often times the most difficult aspect of TLE is transitioning from one level to the next, as our kids become attached to their teachers. The TLE administrative staff is excellent and we've build a comfort level with them that is extremely important to all of us. We consider ourselves fortunate to have found TLE and would STRONGLY recommend TLE to anybody considering enrolling their child in early childhood developmental education.

gurleen KAUR

Aviraj
7 months ago
My both kids are going to TLE. It's been three years and I've been consistently impressed with the teaching staff. Activities are age-appropriate and they come home with adorable art projects. They also keep me posted on my child's progress and what we need to work on at home. I have needed the... Read more

gurleen KAUR

Aviraj
7 months ago
My both kids are going to TLE. It's been three years and I've been consistently impressed with the teaching staff. Activities are age-appropriate and they come home with adorable art projects. They also keep me posted on my child's progress and what we need to work on at home. I have needed them, I would leave a message, shoot them an email, or call after 8AM. I’ve never had to wait for a return response and they have always been professional. Child safety, security, daily meal plans are all great. My daughter loves TLE for summer camp where she gets a chance to do different sports, go to picnics and parks around the area, UoM Botanical Garden, bowling, hiking, farm tour and many more. My son loved it here and is learning so much about all different kind of activities. Ms Sarah,the Director and Ms Leslie (Asst. Director) are absolutely amazing and they have a great team to support them!! I would absolutely recommend this facility to anyone who is looking for a daycare in our local community!

David BLACK

Phiona
7 months ago
A few months before our first child was born we made appointments to see a few daycare facilities. TLE was first on our list because they were closest to the house. After seeing the cleanliness of the building and rooms, and hearing how long all of the teachers were there (most since it's openi... Read more

David BLACK

Phiona
7 months ago
A few months before our first child was born we made appointments to see a few daycare facilities. TLE was first on our list because they were closest to the house. After seeing the cleanliness of the building and rooms, and hearing how long all of the teachers were there (most since it's opening) we were hooked! We only visited one more place, and every step of that tour we just noticed how it lacked from TLE. We've been here almost 2 years now, and our second child is now attending as well!

Rachelle MCCOY

Reese
7 months ago
We are so happy with our decision to move to TLE! My daughter loves her teachers and has learned so much. I am very impressed with everything she has learned! She will be more than ready for kindergarten next year!

Rachelle MCCOY

Reese
7 months ago
We are so happy with our decision to move to TLE! My daughter loves her teachers and has learned so much. I am very impressed with everything she has learned! She will be more than ready for kindergarten next year!

Paul WALTERS

Kellen Walters
7 months ago
We started at TLE with our older kids in 2011. Moving from an in home daycare, we were a little worried about moving to a center. Immediately we saw how well TLE operated. My son fit in and found friends immediately. The teachers in his class were enthusiastic and taught the kids many thing... Read more

Paul WALTERS

Kellen Walters
7 months ago
We started at TLE with our older kids in 2011. Moving from an in home daycare, we were a little worried about moving to a center. Immediately we saw how well TLE operated. My son fit in and found friends immediately. The teachers in his class were enthusiastic and taught the kids many things to prepare them for elementary school. Our daughter utilized the afterschool program. We were very happy with our choice! I was always very impressed with Mollie and Sarah's warm welcomes even after we left. There was no question when the 3rd kid came along, that he would also go to TLE! Our son loves school so much!

Erin S.

Kennedy
7 months ago
I had the opportunity to send my current teenage daughter to TLE when it first opened 10 years ago when she was 5 years old to the Pre-K program as well as to the before and after school program and summer camp. Now, a few years later, I am sending my 5 year old daughter to the same location. ... Read more

Erin S.

Kennedy
7 months ago
I had the opportunity to send my current teenage daughter to TLE when it first opened 10 years ago when she was 5 years old to the Pre-K program as well as to the before and after school program and summer camp. Now, a few years later, I am sending my 5 year old daughter to the same location. While I was very pleased with the center 10 years ago, my expectations were exceeded the second time around. I found that many of the teachers were still at the center and not only remembered my teenage daughter, but utilized the same or improved teaching values with my second daughter. This center has a variety of external field trips pre-scheduled over the summer which always provides my daughter with something to look forward to. Overall, I highly recommend this center if you are looking for quality childcare mixed with education provided through fun and innovative means.

Kim MCCURDY

Abigail McCurdy
7 months ago
We couldn’t be happier with our choice to move to TLE South Lyon. It was a hard decision to make since both of our children were at my work daycare onsite. We wanted to make sure our oldest was prepared for Kindergarten so we made the move to TLE South Lyon and we are so glad we did. W... Read more

Kim MCCURDY

Abigail McCurdy
7 months ago
We couldn’t be happier with our choice to move to TLE South Lyon. It was a hard decision to make since both of our children were at my work daycare onsite. We wanted to make sure our oldest was prepared for Kindergarten so we made the move to TLE South Lyon and we are so glad we did. We have been at TLE since June 2015. Our oldest was more than prepared for Kindergarten and we know when our youngest goes to Kindergarten next year she will be fully prepared as well. They have always gone above and beyond! They provide exceptional care for our children which gives us a peace of mind while we are at work. In addition they are involved in the community, participate in many philanthropic events and provide fun activities for the children at different times throughout the year. For example they have an end of summer picnic, Spirit Week and Trick or Treating. We can’t say enough good things about Mollie, Sarah, Leslie and all of the teachers at TLE!

Kim M

Aidan and Abbey
9 months ago
We are so glad we moved our 5 year old and 3 year old to TLE a year ago. We were initially worried about making the transition but the TLE teachers including Mollie and Sara made both of our kids feel right at home. Both of our kids love the teachers, curriculum and activities at TLE. Our ol... Read more

Kim M

Aidan and Abbey
9 months ago
We are so glad we moved our 5 year old and 3 year old to TLE a year ago. We were initially worried about making the transition but the TLE teachers including Mollie and Sara made both of our kids feel right at home. Both of our kids love the teachers, curriculum and activities at TLE. Our oldest child was in Pre K and will be fully prepared for Kindergarten in the Fall. The TLE Summer Camp is great as well. We can’t thank the TLE teachers enough for taking such good care of our kids while we are working!

Shannon FIELD

Naomi Field
9 months ago
We are very pleased with the care and attention our daughter Naomi receives at TLE. Mrs. Amanda, Ms. Haley and Mrs. Paula are fun, patient, caring and truly look out for the best interest of all of the kids. We feel comfortable leaving our daughter in such good hands every day!

Shannon FIELD

Naomi Field
9 months ago
We are very pleased with the care and attention our daughter Naomi receives at TLE. Mrs. Amanda, Ms. Haley and Mrs. Paula are fun, patient, caring and truly look out for the best interest of all of the kids. We feel comfortable leaving our daughter in such good hands every day!

Marty

Naomi
9 months ago
My daughter has been attending TLE part-time for the past 12-months and we are very pleased with the progress she's made socially and academically. The teachers are top notch and make us feel at ease every time we drop off and pick-up. Tremendous value for the family seeking the best care for t... Read more

Marty

Naomi
9 months ago
My daughter has been attending TLE part-time for the past 12-months and we are very pleased with the progress she's made socially and academically. The teachers are top notch and make us feel at ease every time we drop off and pick-up. Tremendous value for the family seeking the best care for their children.

Gurleen KAUR

Simone Kaur
9 months ago
My daughter is having great experience at TLE. Her teacher are Ms Sam and Ms Leslie. They are best for her. They helped her come out of her shell and now she is excited and all ready for her kindergarten this fall .. you guys ROCK! I've been consistently impressed with the teaching staff. Activ... Read more

Gurleen KAUR

Simone Kaur
9 months ago
My daughter is having great experience at TLE. Her teacher are Ms Sam and Ms Leslie. They are best for her. They helped her come out of her shell and now she is excited and all ready for her kindergarten this fall .. you guys ROCK! I've been consistently impressed with the teaching staff. Activities..the activities are age appropriate. She come home with adorable art projects. They also keep me posted on my child's progress and what we need to work on at home. I have needed them, I would leave a message, shoot them an email, or call after 8am. I’ve never had to wait for a return response and they have always been professional. Child saftey, security, daily meal plans are all great. Since returning to TLE for summer camp, my daughter is having great time. There are 2 days of field trip in a week where she is able to explore new items. She went to different sports and picnic parks around the area,UoM Botanical Garden, bowling, hiking, farm tour and many more. The ladies provided us with a calendar of events and we have the direct cell number to the person running the camp. This has been and continues to be a very enjoyable experience.

Kathy PLATT

Ryker Platt
9 months ago
As a first time parent knowing I had to return to work after maternity leave I knew I had to find a day care. Everyone that knows me, knows how seriously I take making sure I make the right choice the first time. When tasked with choosing a place to leave my 12 week old baby, let's just say, I ... Read more

Kathy PLATT

Ryker Platt
9 months ago
As a first time parent knowing I had to return to work after maternity leave I knew I had to find a day care. Everyone that knows me, knows how seriously I take making sure I make the right choice the first time. When tasked with choosing a place to leave my 12 week old baby, let's just say, I went a little "anylitical" in the process. Ok, there was a rather large excel spread sheet involved. I didn't have a ton of requirements, but they were firm. 1. The place had to smell good (I was pregnant and had a a crazy sense of smell) 2. There had to be clean sheets for the cribs provided by the facility to ensure it was the correct fit. 3. A solid learning program that would grow with my baby 4. A 2nd language taught as early as possible 5. Technology incorporated into learning and 6. A healthy diet provided by the facility. Lastly, a reasonable price to get everything I wanted I really didn't think I was asking for a lot but after touring several local facilities, several hit on most of my requirements but there was only one that checked all the boxes, TLE. What I didn't realize initialy, was that it's not entirely about a check list. The check eccel spread sheet made my decision to start and was beneficial in comparisons but it was what I learned after that was far more important; the staff here care, not just act like they do but really do. I can tell with every interaction with any staff member, which they all seem to know who my son is, they want him to grow, learn, develop and succeed in the same way I as a parent want. Even at just a little over 8 months old I can see what an impact they are making in his learning and growth. True care, love and compassion is something you can't see or compare on a check list. I've learned (I've done a lot of this since this is my first child. Lol!) Sometimes it's not what you can see but what you can feel. I urge everyone to at a minimum check this place out. If you can look past the check list and really look around at the interactions of the staff with the parents and children you may be able to see what I feel every time I drop off or/and pick up my son. Care, compassion and love, not because it's their job but because it's the staff's passion. Because of their passion for their work I'm proud to say I'm a part of this TLE family.

Colleen ANDERSON

Ashton & Collette
9 months ago
We moved to Michigan in 2014 and toured so many facilities, we lost count. We finally decided on The Learning Experience, and it was definitely the right choice. We love the teachers at TLE and they love our kids like they are their own! My baby smiles when she sees her teacher in the morning... Read more

Colleen ANDERSON

Ashton & Collette
9 months ago
We moved to Michigan in 2014 and toured so many facilities, we lost count. We finally decided on The Learning Experience, and it was definitely the right choice. We love the teachers at TLE and they love our kids like they are their own! My baby smiles when she sees her teacher in the morning and my son gets upset if I pick him up early! This is a great school; I feel that my son is going to be more than ready for Kindergarten next year.

Kellyn CHRISTMAS

James
9 months ago
James is our first child and prior to his arrival, my husband and I were doing our due diligence touring a number of daycare candidates. The day we toured TLE, we were struck by 3 main things: that the directors knew all the kids' names as we walked around, that the facilities were bright, clea... Read more

Kellyn CHRISTMAS

James
9 months ago
James is our first child and prior to his arrival, my husband and I were doing our due diligence touring a number of daycare candidates. The day we toured TLE, we were struck by 3 main things: that the directors knew all the kids' names as we walked around, that the facilities were bright, clean, and had great resources for the respective age groups, and that every room we popped into was staffed with clearly engaged and happy teachers working with clearly engaged and happy kids. James has now progressed through 2 classes at TLE and a number of developmental milestones. We can't say enough about the fantastic teachers in the infant rooms, but also the other teachers who will teach James later on, yet already call him by name when they see us coming or going. Our family loves TLE and is so grateful for the high standards and attentiveness that benefits our son and all of his classmates.

Andrea DEKAM

Dylan
3 months ago
I just wanted to acknowledge you and your staff for putting on such a great event on Thursday. We really enjoyed the Passport to Fun. It was obvious that each and every teacher/classroom put much thought and effort into their decorations, projects, food, etc. Every person greeted us with a s... Read more

Andrea DEKAM

Dylan
3 months ago
I just wanted to acknowledge you and your staff for putting on such a great event on Thursday. We really enjoyed the Passport to Fun. It was obvious that each and every teacher/classroom put much thought and effort into their decorations, projects, food, etc. Every person greeted us with a smile and you could tell they were having fun too. Dylan left that night saying "that was so much fun!" Again, thanks for putting on such a great event!

Laurie ADASHEK

Parker and Baylor
3 months ago
Thank you so much for an amazing evening tonight, 1/28/2016, Your love, dedication, support and enthusiasm for all the kids is awe inspiring. You all work hard all day and then put on a great event after hours. Every day I am blown away by how awesome you all are. Thank you for everything that ... Read more

Laurie ADASHEK

Parker and Baylor
3 months ago
Thank you so much for an amazing evening tonight, 1/28/2016, Your love, dedication, support and enthusiasm for all the kids is awe inspiring. You all work hard all day and then put on a great event after hours. Every day I am blown away by how awesome you all are. Thank you for everything that you do! My children spend all day with you and I couldn't feel better about who they are with. You all make a difference to all the kids at TLE...and for all the parents too! Thank you. The Adashek Family

Lindsay T.

Nathan and Brayden
10 months ago
My oldest son started in the Pre-School 3 room in November 2013. Over those next 6 months in the school year, he grew so much academically! He was having fun everyday but also was enjoying learning! We started my youngest son in the Preppers room in June 2014 and he quickly fit into the TLE ... Read more

Lindsay T.

Nathan and Brayden
10 months ago
My oldest son started in the Pre-School 3 room in November 2013. Over those next 6 months in the school year, he grew so much academically! He was having fun everyday but also was enjoying learning! We started my youngest son in the Preppers room in June 2014 and he quickly fit into the TLE routine. He has now been in the Pre-School 1 room this past year and he loves it! He enjoys doing projects, learning Spanish, playing with his friends and learning new things everyday! I feel as if TLE goes above and beyond what you would see from your everyday child care. The staff is great (with very low turnover, which is hard to find), the facility is nice and clean and I really like the curriculum.

Basia KIEHLER

Presley and Tag
10 months ago
Both of my students have grown so much at South Lyon TLE. My daughter is more reserved and the teachers continually teach her to take risks, play with friends, and be more assertive. Both of my children have huge smiles when we go there in the morning and when I pick them up. I know that they a... Read more

Basia KIEHLER

Presley and Tag
10 months ago
Both of my students have grown so much at South Lyon TLE. My daughter is more reserved and the teachers continually teach her to take risks, play with friends, and be more assertive. Both of my children have huge smiles when we go there in the morning and when I pick them up. I know that they are being taken care of by a wonderful staff who truly cares about them. Thank you TLE for always bringing a smile to my kids' faces!

Julie FOSTER

Aiden Triick
10 months ago
My son has been here for about a year now and we couldn't be happier. The staff is amazing, I always feel at ease leaving my son here to go to work knowing that he is in loving, capable hands. I love reading the daily sheets that the teachers fill out about what he did that day. He has grown an... Read more

Julie FOSTER

Aiden Triick
10 months ago
My son has been here for about a year now and we couldn't be happier. The staff is amazing, I always feel at ease leaving my son here to go to work knowing that he is in loving, capable hands. I love reading the daily sheets that the teachers fill out about what he did that day. He has grown and learned so much at TLE, I would recommend them to anyone!

Bill BOGUE

Alex
10 months ago

Bill BOGUE

Alex
10 months ago

Juana SHARPE

Cara
11 months ago
Cara just loves The Learning Experience. She loves the teachers and looks forward to going every morning. Cara learns something new everyday. She can't wait to tell me about her wonderful day at TLE. Just ask her!!!!

Juana SHARPE

Cara
11 months ago
Cara just loves The Learning Experience. She loves the teachers and looks forward to going every morning. Cara learns something new everyday. She can't wait to tell me about her wonderful day at TLE. Just ask her!!!!

Kathy MARCERO

Gabriel Marcero
11 months ago
Our son can be very shy and doesn't take to new people very quickly. So when we moved to South Lyon in 2013 and had to change his daycare it was a very stressful time for us. After visiting every center in the area, TLE, was my last tour. I remember getting in the car after my tour and calli... Read more

Kathy MARCERO

Gabriel Marcero
11 months ago
Our son can be very shy and doesn't take to new people very quickly. So when we moved to South Lyon in 2013 and had to change his daycare it was a very stressful time for us. After visiting every center in the area, TLE, was my last tour. I remember getting in the car after my tour and calling my husband immediately to tell him that I found Gabe's new school. This center is amazing!!! I was so impressed that it was not your typical daycare where the kids just played around for the day. The focus on education was what really impressed me. Our son has learned to read, write, and do many other things that I don't believe he would have learned at another center. He has really developed a strong bond with many of the staff members and has also made some great friends. His readiness for Kindergarten has 100% come from this center and his amazing teachers!!!

Jennifer MCKAY

Alex McKay
11 months ago
South Lyon TLE welcomed our older daughter for summer camp and she loved it! The staff was helpful and kind, field trips were organized and fun plus she met friends. We were very excited to enroll our son for the summer program as well. He has thrived socially at TLE, plus enjoys their routi... Read more

Jennifer MCKAY

Alex McKay
11 months ago
South Lyon TLE welcomed our older daughter for summer camp and she loved it! The staff was helpful and kind, field trips were organized and fun plus she met friends. We were very excited to enroll our son for the summer program as well. He has thrived socially at TLE, plus enjoys their routine and fun facility. He comes home and tells us how much he loves TLE. The staff always greets us with a smile and truly listens to any concerns you may have. They're very organized and have exciting activities everyday for the kids.

Laurie ADASHEK

Baylor and Parker
11 months ago
My daughter Baylor is going to Kindergarten in the fall and I know that Ms. Jenn and Ms. Stacy have gotten her ready to be a star student when she gets there. Baylor is reading, writing, and loves to learn. She adores her teachers and is going to miss them very much. The fact that TLE does... Read more

Laurie ADASHEK

Baylor and Parker
11 months ago
My daughter Baylor is going to Kindergarten in the fall and I know that Ms. Jenn and Ms. Stacy have gotten her ready to be a star student when she gets there. Baylor is reading, writing, and loves to learn. She adores her teachers and is going to miss them very much. The fact that TLE does before and after school care is such a relief and ease for working moms. I was really starting to worry about what I was going to do, but knowing that my daughter will be dropped off and picked up and taken to TLE gives me such a piece of mind. Something familiar for her and ease for me. My younger daughter has bonded so much with her teacher and trusts her so much. It is such a great feeling for a mother to hear her daughter say that she wants her teacher to come over and play. And, to know that she her teacher is loving her right back. Watching the teachers interact with the children, showing the children love and respect is such an amazing feeling and site for any parent. These teachers spend more time with my children than I get to as a working mom, and I know they are in the best care possible and they love every minute of it. Thank you teachers and administration at TLE! Laurie Adashek

Sara NEED

Declan Need
11 months ago
We moved to Michigan last fall from Phoenix Arizona. After looking at a bunch of different daycare choices, we decided on The Learning Experience in South Lyon. We absolutely love it. Declan has many friends there and is starting to talk a lot more. The staff are very personal and loving t... Read more

Sara NEED

Declan Need
11 months ago
We moved to Michigan last fall from Phoenix Arizona. After looking at a bunch of different daycare choices, we decided on The Learning Experience in South Lyon. We absolutely love it. Declan has many friends there and is starting to talk a lot more. The staff are very personal and loving to each individual child. I could not be happier with our choice. I recommend this school to everyone I talk to with children.

Angela ABEISEL

Olivia and Charlotte
11 months ago
My husband and I have our two daughters at TLE - our almost 4 year old is in Preschool 1 and out one year old is in the infant B room. We honestly have nothing but good things to say about the center. Molly and Sarah are great and on top of everything, the level of caring and attentiveness from... Read more

Angela ABEISEL

Olivia and Charlotte
11 months ago
My husband and I have our two daughters at TLE - our almost 4 year old is in Preschool 1 and out one year old is in the infant B room. We honestly have nothing but good things to say about the center. Molly and Sarah are great and on top of everything, the level of caring and attentiveness from the teachers is amazing and both girls love being at school. Our three year old loves all of the teachers she's had since twaddlers and even asks us if they can come on play dates to the house! Mrs. Melissa and Ms. Shelby are so good with the kids and we love them. We know that our daughter will be well prepared for kindergarten and she's only 3. As for the infant B staff - Mrs. Mired and Mrs. Sharon are nothing short of amazing. My one year old loves them and reaches for them when I drop her off. She signs, she's learning new words almost everyday and I know she's safe, happy, learning and getting so many hugs and cuddles all day long. We will be sad when the day comes that they will no longer be here because it is fantastic!

Kaari WINLAND

Kristen
11 months ago
My husband, my children and I move every 1-3 years due to my husband's job. We have 3 children 10, 9, and 5. Our 5 year old attends TLE and is in their preschool room in South Lyon, MI. We have lived here and been at TLE for one and a half years. We have always had child care for our children ... Read more

Kaari WINLAND

Kristen
11 months ago
My husband, my children and I move every 1-3 years due to my husband's job. We have 3 children 10, 9, and 5. Our 5 year old attends TLE and is in their preschool room in South Lyon, MI. We have lived here and been at TLE for one and a half years. We have always had child care for our children from large centers to private, home daycares to a nanny. By far, TLE has been the best. They have an excellent curriculum which challenges our child. She sounds out, writes and reads letters. She brings home books and reads them to us (this never happened with my older 2 until kindergarten). She learns so much ie: the state capitals, life stages of a butterfly. She also has gained self confidence, understands the process on how to resolve problems, and has a good idea of what it is like to be in Kindergarten. Molly and Sarah at the front desk are incredibly organized and have been awesome helping me out with scheduling conflicts (Jen too). Kristen's teachers now and last year were great! I have not had one bad teacher! I highly recommend TLE in South Lyon. We have had a great experience there. Thank you TLE!!!!

Meet our TLE® Center team

Sarah Leece

Regional Manager

Favorite TLE® Character: Grace and Charity

Melissa Boitos

Program Director

Favorite TLE® Character: Penny Polite

Lauren Everett

Assistant Director

Favorite TLE® Character: Flexi Flamingo

Mollie Blixt

President of Operations

Favorite TLE® Character: Grace and Charity

Cyndi Umphrey

Owner

Favorite TLE® Character: Grace and Charity

Mr. Thomas

Facilities Manager

Favorite TLE® Character: Pablo Pigasso

Stephanie Fernandez

Marketing

Favorite TLE® Character: Penny Polite

Ms. Faith

Support Staff

Favorite TLE® Character: Bubbles

Ms. Joel

Infant B Teacher

Favorite TLE® Character: Bubbles

Ms. Miren

Lead Infant A Teacher

Favorite TLE® Character: Penny Polite

Ms. Crystal

Infant B Lead Teacher

Favorite TLE® Character: Flexi Flamingo

Ms. Denise

Infant A Assistant Teacher

Favorite TLE® Character: Penny Polite

Ms. Laine

Lead Toddler Teacher

Favorite TLE® Character: Pablo Pigasso

Ms. Abby

Toddler Assistant Teacher

Favorite TLE® Character: Flexi Flamingo

Ms. Charushila

Twaddler Assistant Teacher

Favorite TLE® Character: Om

Ms. Shelly

Twaddler Lead Teacher

Favorite TLE® Character: Sonar

Ms. Haeley

Twaddler Assistant Teacher

Favorite TLE® Character: Penny Polite

Ms. Jasmine

Twaddler Assistant Teacher

Favorite TLE® Character: Om

Ms. Talie

Prepper Assistant Teacher

Favorite TLE® Character: Penny Polite

Ms. Sydnee

Prepper Lead Teacher

Favorite TLE® Character: Bubbles

Ms. Tera

Preschool 2 Lead Teacher

Favorite TLE® Character: Flexi Flamingo

Ms. Emily

Preschool 1 Assistant Teacher

Favorite TLE® Character: Bubbles

Ms. Sheryl

Preschool 2 Assistant Teacher

Favorite TLE® Character: Miss Chievous

Ms. Heather

PreK2 Lead Teacher

Favorite TLE® Character: Gibby Gibbon

Ms. Liz

Preschool 1 Lead Teacher

Favorite TLE® Character: Flexi Flamingo

Ms. Kathryn

PreK1 Lead Teacher

Favorite TLE® Character: Gibby Gibbon

Ms. Stacy

School Age/Summer Camp Coordinator

Favorite TLE® Character: Two Plus Toucan

Ms. Anna

Cook

Favorite TLE® Character: Bubbles

Ms. Sydney

Support Staff

Favorite TLE® Character: Flexi Flamingo

Ms. Juliana

Support Staff

Favorite TLE® Character: Bubbles

Ms. Lori

Support Staff

Favorite TLE® Character: Flexi Flamingo

Ms. Emma

Support Staff

Favorite TLE® Character: Bubbles

Ms. Andrea

Support Staff

Favorite TLE® Character: Two Plus Toucan

Ms. Makaylah

Cook

Favorite TLE® Character: Gibby Gibbon

Ms. Rachael

Support Staff

Favorite TLE® Character: Flexi Flamingo

Ms. Lily

Spanish Enrichment

Favorite TLE® Character: Flexi Flamingo

Mr. Steven

Support Staff

Favorite TLE® Character: Om

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