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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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Ashley KIEWRA

9 months ago
We couldn’t be happier with TLE Waldwick and have been since 2015. Ms. Kara, Ms. Kerry, Ms, Chrissy and Ms. Pamela are amazing. They excel at their job. We have also loved our children’s teachers from day one. While this is a corporate day care business, these 4 amazing women go o... Read more

Ashley KIEWRA

9 months ago
We couldn’t be happier with TLE Waldwick and have been since 2015. Ms. Kara, Ms. Kerry, Ms, Chrissy and Ms. Pamela are amazing. They excel at their job. We have also loved our children’s teachers from day one. While this is a corporate day care business, these 4 amazing women go out of their way to make this feel like a family. TLE is so fortunate to have such strong leadership here at TLE Waldwick. They are an asset to this corporation and should be regarded accordingly.

Karina HERRMAN

Grant and Trevor
7 months ago
My two children have attended the TLE in Waldwick, NJ for many years now. TLE is our literally our home away from home. The moment you enter the doors of TLE. you feel a warm and inviting welcome. The staff at TLE is beyond, warm-hearted and dedicated to instilling the love for learning in chil... Read more

Karina HERRMAN

Grant and Trevor
7 months ago
My two children have attended the TLE in Waldwick, NJ for many years now. TLE is our literally our home away from home. The moment you enter the doors of TLE. you feel a warm and inviting welcome. The staff at TLE is beyond, warm-hearted and dedicated to instilling the love for learning in children. As well, their highly qualified teachers have prepared my children with the basic fundamentals of reading, writing and arithmetic. Grant and Trevor couldn’t be happier or in a warmer, safer and nurturing environment. Definitely TLE it’s the place to be!!!!!

Abbie RINDFUSS

Harper and Sloan
1 months ago
When my twin girls were three months, it was time to head back to work. I was nervous about childcare and how I would balance it all. The administration and especially the caring teachers (Dina, Debbie, Michelle and Andrea amongst all the other wonderful women I see day in and day out) put me... Read more

Abbie RINDFUSS

Harper and Sloan
1 months ago
When my twin girls were three months, it was time to head back to work. I was nervous about childcare and how I would balance it all. The administration and especially the caring teachers (Dina, Debbie, Michelle and Andrea amongst all the other wonderful women I see day in and day out) put me at ease that first, difficult week. Since then, my girls are SO happy and well taken care of each day. TLE exudes warmth, safety, creativity and happiness. We made the best decision! Thanks for all you do!

Lisa TALIERCIO

Ella
1 months ago
My daughter started TLE in September and absolutely loves it. She is in Miss Cathy's class and looks forward to going to school everyday. She is happy and full of great stories at the end of each day. My older daughter also went through TLE and had an excellent experience. TLE definitely pr... Read more

Lisa TALIERCIO

Ella
1 months ago
My daughter started TLE in September and absolutely loves it. She is in Miss Cathy's class and looks forward to going to school everyday. She is happy and full of great stories at the end of each day. My older daughter also went through TLE and had an excellent experience. TLE definitely prepared her for Kindergarten both socially and academically. The academic curriculum at TLE is excellent! Both my kids have learned so much and look forward to learning. I would recommend TLE to anyone looking for a great balance between learning and fun for their preschooler!

Tobi

Briella and brooke
1 months ago
My older daughter has been going to TLE since she was only a few months old. I am so amazed at how much she has learned and grown. It wasn't even a second thought when it was time for my 2nd daughter to start. It is such a comfort to know they are in good hands every day. Miss Jessica is so goo... Read more

Tobi

Briella and brooke
1 months ago
My older daughter has been going to TLE since she was only a few months old. I am so amazed at how much she has learned and grown. It wasn't even a second thought when it was time for my 2nd daughter to start. It is such a comfort to know they are in good hands every day. Miss Jessica is so good with the preschoolers. She always keeps me updated on my daughter daily. My 3 year old says "she is really nice and helps me write my name and color." Haha. Miss Val, miss Alexa, miss Monique and miss Jackie in the toddler room definitely have their hands full but do a great job keeping the little curious ones occupied and on schedule! Miss Val is amazing and fills me in on my little ones day when I pick her up. . So thank you to TLE and Lynnann for taking great care of my girls!!!

Robyn BROWN

Amelia and Henry Brown
1 months ago
Our children go to TLE in Waldwick. We are very pleased with the education they are both receiving and our children are shining. The teachers love our kids so much and we feel the positive energy when we walk into the classrooms. Our kids are in Twaddlers and Preschool 1A and I cannot say enoug... Read more

Robyn BROWN

Amelia and Henry Brown
1 months ago
Our children go to TLE in Waldwick. We are very pleased with the education they are both receiving and our children are shining. The teachers love our kids so much and we feel the positive energy when we walk into the classrooms. Our kids are in Twaddlers and Preschool 1A and I cannot say enough about Miss Cathy, Miss Cara, Miss Jordan and Miss Kim. Miss Cathy has taught our daughter so many amazing things and she is even writing her name (at younger than 4 years old). She teaches manners and how to be a good friend. My daughter adores her and so do we! Miss Cathy, Miss Jordan and Miss Cara are so loving and are helping our little guy learn and develop into such a wonderful little boy! There is something wonderful about seeing your children run into school each morning. Thank you for helping the kids have a happy and successful initiation into the educational experience.

Sandy

Ryan
1 months ago
My child had developed, matured and has a great sense of independence all due to Ms.Cathy. She has taught him life long lessons that he can take with him in years to come. She has a wonderful teaching style and clearly has a passion for teaching. Teaching requires a lot of patience, especially ... Read more

Sandy

Ryan
1 months ago
My child had developed, matured and has a great sense of independence all due to Ms.Cathy. She has taught him life long lessons that he can take with him in years to come. She has a wonderful teaching style and clearly has a passion for teaching. Teaching requires a lot of patience, especially 3 yr. olds.

Stephen

Lidia
1 months ago
Ms. Cathy is an amazing teacher. She's very attentive, caring and nurturing. We are so appreciative for what she does for the children in her care. My child has learned so much and has grown to be confident as well. Thank You!

Stephen

Lidia
1 months ago
Ms. Cathy is an amazing teacher. She's very attentive, caring and nurturing. We are so appreciative for what she does for the children in her care. My child has learned so much and has grown to be confident as well. Thank You!

Amy HEUSINKVELD

Johanna
1 months ago
Our daughter has been at TLE in Waldwick since she was 16 weeks old - and she loves coming to "school" each day. Our daughter loves coming to Kindergarten B this year after being picked up by TLE at her public school. Each day Ms. Dyana provides a warm structured environment for her c... Read more

Amy HEUSINKVELD

Johanna
1 months ago
Our daughter has been at TLE in Waldwick since she was 16 weeks old - and she loves coming to "school" each day. Our daughter loves coming to Kindergarten B this year after being picked up by TLE at her public school. Each day Ms. Dyana provides a warm structured environment for her class of energetic 5 and 6 year olds. Ms. Dyana has eyes on the back of her head! I feel very secure in knowing that my child is in her class. I appreciate the lengths Ms. Dyana has gone to plan creative snacks and activities for their enrichment time after the regular school day has ended!

Jane

Sam
1 months ago
Ms.Cathy K was a former teacher for both my daughters and the family absolutely loves her! She goes over and beyond for her kids in her class! TLE got very lucky!!

Jane

Sam
1 months ago
Ms.Cathy K was a former teacher for both my daughters and the family absolutely loves her! She goes over and beyond for her kids in her class! TLE got very lucky!!

Lisa G.

Dylan
1 months ago
When ever I see Ms. Cathy from preschool she's always smiling and has this wonderful presence about her. She's not only caring towards the children but also to the parents as well!

Lisa G.

Dylan
1 months ago
When ever I see Ms. Cathy from preschool she's always smiling and has this wonderful presence about her. She's not only caring towards the children but also to the parents as well!

Soo C.

1
1 months ago
My grandson loves Ms. Cathy PS1A class!! He is always telling us what he did in school & how much fun he had. Hearing this from my grandson makes me so happy and warms my heart. I am so grateful Ms. Cathy is such a loving and sweet teacher!

Soo C.

1
1 months ago
My grandson loves Ms. Cathy PS1A class!! He is always telling us what he did in school & how much fun he had. Hearing this from my grandson makes me so happy and warms my heart. I am so grateful Ms. Cathy is such a loving and sweet teacher!

Julia D.

Blake
1 months ago
Everyday I feel comfortable to leave Blake at the Learning Experience before I go to work, it is an importance peace of mind that you do not get at just every other place! The teachers at the Learning Experiences (Miss Kerry and Miss Noelle at Blake's class) are fantastic! They are loving and ... Read more

Julia D.

Blake
1 months ago
Everyday I feel comfortable to leave Blake at the Learning Experience before I go to work, it is an importance peace of mind that you do not get at just every other place! The teachers at the Learning Experiences (Miss Kerry and Miss Noelle at Blake's class) are fantastic! They are loving and caring, and Blake has learned so much since he started at the Center 2 years ago. The center staff and the owners are very nice and easy to work with as well. Highly recommended! My older son Andrew who is now in 1st grade is also very fond of TLE and always reminds me that he wants to re-visit TLE!

Karen C

RJ
1 months ago
The Learning Experience has been a fantastic place for RJ to learn and grow. This was his first experience at pre-school and his teacher Miss Cathy made him feel safe and cared for. I leave him in the care of the teachers and directors at TLE and know he is not only having fun but learning an... Read more

Karen C

RJ
1 months ago
The Learning Experience has been a fantastic place for RJ to learn and grow. This was his first experience at pre-school and his teacher Miss Cathy made him feel safe and cared for. I leave him in the care of the teachers and directors at TLE and know he is not only having fun but learning and thriving.

Cara HURD

Kaleigh
1 months ago
My daughter has been at TLE for 2.5 years. She started in Infant A and is now in Preschool 1. Her current teacher, Ms. Jess is wonderful!! She really cares about the well being of each child, and takes the time to communicate daily with me regarding my daughter's day. It is nice to see how ... Read more

Cara HURD

Kaleigh
1 months ago
My daughter has been at TLE for 2.5 years. She started in Infant A and is now in Preschool 1. Her current teacher, Ms. Jess is wonderful!! She really cares about the well being of each child, and takes the time to communicate daily with me regarding my daughter's day. It is nice to see how truly invested she is with our daughter, and even better to see how excited our daughter gets when she goes to TLE each day! Thank you!!!

Casey

Rielyn
1 months ago
My daughter has been at TLE for 4 years. She is in preschool 2 this year. Her teachers Mrs. Kerry and Ms Noelle are the most amazing teachers! I am so grateful for the 2 of them. They are truly invested in the well being of all their students. My daughter is more than prepared for kindergar... Read more

Casey

Rielyn
1 months ago
My daughter has been at TLE for 4 years. She is in preschool 2 this year. Her teachers Mrs. Kerry and Ms Noelle are the most amazing teachers! I am so grateful for the 2 of them. They are truly invested in the well being of all their students. My daughter is more than prepared for kindergarten because of all their hard work!

Samantha HOULTON

Maxime Houlton
1 months ago
My 3yr old son has only been at TLE for 8 months and in that 8 months I have noticed such a difference in him. We love his teacher, Ms Cathy, she goes above and beyond the teacher role, she comes to you with any concerns and listens when you have any of your own. my son is more confident since ... Read more

Samantha HOULTON

Maxime Houlton
1 months ago
My 3yr old son has only been at TLE for 8 months and in that 8 months I have noticed such a difference in him. We love his teacher, Ms Cathy, she goes above and beyond the teacher role, she comes to you with any concerns and listens when you have any of your own. my son is more confident since being in her class, he loves learning and gets excited about going to school.

Maria MENA

Giancarlo and Alessio Mena
1 months ago

Maria MENA

Giancarlo and Alessio Mena
1 months ago

Christine PIETROBURGO

Noelle Pietroburgo
1 months ago
Noelle has been at TLE since she was 5 months old. She is in the Kindergarten class now and learning to read, write sentences and has become a very well rounded little girl. We love the Summer Camp and swim lessons too! The teachers and staff and owners are like family! Love this place and wil... Read more

Christine PIETROBURGO

Noelle Pietroburgo
1 months ago
Noelle has been at TLE since she was 5 months old. She is in the Kindergarten class now and learning to read, write sentences and has become a very well rounded little girl. We love the Summer Camp and swim lessons too! The teachers and staff and owners are like family! Love this place and will sad to go this September as Noelle is starting full time school.

Ilene AND

Courtney
1 months ago
Our daughter has attended the TLE in Waldwick, NJ since she was 5 months old. She has had such an enriching experience with such loving and sweet teachers who have brought out the best in her. They are accepting of her quietness and nurture her for who she is. She has gained such knowledge and ... Read more

Ilene AND

Courtney
1 months ago
Our daughter has attended the TLE in Waldwick, NJ since she was 5 months old. She has had such an enriching experience with such loving and sweet teachers who have brought out the best in her. They are accepting of her quietness and nurture her for who she is. She has gained such knowledge and experiences that could not have been duplicated anywhere else. She enjoys her time there so much, when I pick her up at the end of the day she wants to stay and play. We know we made the right choice when we chose this TLE.

Ilene AND

Max
1 months ago
Our son has been attending the TLE in Waldwick, NJ since he was 3 months old. Currently he attends the Kindergarten Enrichment Program. He has had such a wonderful experience with such loving, caring teachers. He has learned an immense amount of knowledge in the past five years. He has learned ... Read more

Ilene AND

Max
1 months ago
Our son has been attending the TLE in Waldwick, NJ since he was 3 months old. Currently he attends the Kindergarten Enrichment Program. He has had such a wonderful experience with such loving, caring teachers. He has learned an immense amount of knowledge in the past five years. He has learned about the different countries, outer space, butterflies, the list goes on...... Most importantly he has learned the love for learning and this is invaluable. We are so appreciative to have such a great place to take such great care of our son.

Poonam GHELANI

Anika Ghelani
1 months ago
My 3 years old daughter used to go to TLE Piscataway. When we moved to waldwick, I was curious to know how she adjusts to new TLE. But Ms. Lisa smoothened the transition. She is like a god figure to my daughter now! Anika keeps on talking about Ma.Lisa once she is back to home. Within the first... Read more

Poonam GHELANI

Anika Ghelani
1 months ago
My 3 years old daughter used to go to TLE Piscataway. When we moved to waldwick, I was curious to know how she adjusts to new TLE. But Ms. Lisa smoothened the transition. She is like a god figure to my daughter now! Anika keeps on talking about Ma.Lisa once she is back to home. Within the first week of joining Ms. Lisa's class, Anika told me " Mommy, I love Ms. Lisa very much!" Ms.Lisa's sincerity and integrity towards her work is just admirable. She makes the learning a fun thing to do & she gets involved in kids very immensely. She definitely has gift of good childcare!

Frances TORRES

Lucia Torres
1 months ago
Lucia has been going to TLE since she was 3 months old and now she's almost 3 YEARS old! From the moment we toured TLE we could tell there was something different about it vs. the other places we were looking. The facility was kept up so nice, there were so many enrichment programs offered in... Read more

Frances TORRES

Lucia Torres
1 months ago
Lucia has been going to TLE since she was 3 months old and now she's almost 3 YEARS old! From the moment we toured TLE we could tell there was something different about it vs. the other places we were looking. The facility was kept up so nice, there were so many enrichment programs offered included in the tuition, the staff, owners, and teachers were friendly and caring. Lucia has since come to love her TLE family of teachers. She's had a special connection with each of them as she's grown and always wants to go visit her old teachers. She's had quite a few very special teachers that have gone above and beyond to care for her and probably more so - make sure that I feel comfortable as Lucia's mom. They know how tough it is to leave your child in the care of someone else for most of the day and are very accommodating. It is such a wonderful feeling to know that she is so happy at school with her teachers and friends. I always say she is like the mayor of TLE because everyone knows her name and she knows everyone too. Thank you TLE Waldwick for the care and love you provide to Lucia every day!

Christine KIRBY

Morgan Kirby
2 months ago
The Learning Experience has been a part of our lives for three and half years. In that time my daughter has grown both academically and emotionally from the guidance of her wonderful teachers. I love hearing all the new things she has learned each day.

Christine KIRBY

Morgan Kirby
2 months ago
The Learning Experience has been a part of our lives for three and half years. In that time my daughter has grown both academically and emotionally from the guidance of her wonderful teachers. I love hearing all the new things she has learned each day.

Jodi THOMPSON

Alexis & Rhys
11 months ago
TLE is an amazing learning environment for my children. We started at TLE when Lexi was just 13 weeks old. She is now 4 and in the preschool program. My little guy, Rhys, started at 14 weeks, and is about to transition into the Twaddler room (he just turned 2 in May). I can't say enough great t... Read more

Jodi THOMPSON

Alexis & Rhys
11 months ago
TLE is an amazing learning environment for my children. We started at TLE when Lexi was just 13 weeks old. She is now 4 and in the preschool program. My little guy, Rhys, started at 14 weeks, and is about to transition into the Twaddler room (he just turned 2 in May). I can't say enough great things about TLE. The development that I see in my children is amazing, and I have to give all of the credit to the TLE teachers. My kids will sometimes give my husband and I a hard time about getting dressed or putting on their shoes in the morning, but once we tell them that they're going to see Ms Val or Ms. Dora, they immediately run for their socks and shoes. We love everyone @ TLE and wouldn't think of taking our kids to any other day-care / school. Thanks TLE!

Cathy H.

EJ
11 months ago
This great place has been a wonderful stepping stone for our son. He has learned so much in his first year at school. When he sees me he's so eager to tell me what he has learned from his teachers. One of our main concerns in placing him at TLE was the fact that there would be a curriculum a... Read more

Cathy H.

EJ
11 months ago
This great place has been a wonderful stepping stone for our son. He has learned so much in his first year at school. When he sees me he's so eager to tell me what he has learned from his teachers. One of our main concerns in placing him at TLE was the fact that there would be a curriculum and he would learn and not play all day. I am nothing but content with the outcome of our decision. The owners are the most kind hearted, generous, and caring people. We couldn't have been more pleased in choosing this school. The staff are all wonderful! Thank you TLE for a great first year for our son...

Deirdre GROEHNERT

5 months ago
When my kids are at TLE<sup>&reg;</sup> I am confident they are in good hands.

Deirdre GROEHNERT

5 months ago
When my kids are at TLE<sup>&reg;</sup> I am confident they are in good hands.

Mrs. ABBRUZZESE

5 months ago
It was comforting to see my girls so happy and knowing they were in good, caring and experienced hands.

Mrs. ABBRUZZESE

5 months ago
It was comforting to see my girls so happy and knowing they were in good, caring and experienced hands.

Meet our TLE® Center team

Khadija Walker

Director of Curriculum

Favorite TLE® Character: Techni Cal

Chrissy Pedalino

Director of Operations

Favorite TLE® Character: Grace and Charity

Andrea Lovisa

Teacher

Favorite TLE® Character: Bubbles

Rosa Cesse

Teacher

Favorite TLE® Character: Penny Polite

Valentyna Varenyk

Teacher

Favorite TLE® Character: Bubbles

Asia Freeman

2023 Teacher of the Year

Favorite TLE® Character: Flexi Flamingo

Janka Steele

Preschool 1 Teacher (Leadership Team)

Favorite TLE® Character: Penny Polite

LynnAnn Zazzali

Owner & Life long educator

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