Meet Our Childcare Team | The Learning Experience

Meet our TLE® Center team

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Ms. Marie

Cook

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Flexi Flamingo

Ms. Marie is our own TLE personal chef who has brought such creativity with her healthy cooking to our Independence center! When Ms. Marie is not cooking up something special for our little ones, she enjoys kayaking and camping as well as spending time with her kids!

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Ms. Rachel

Infant A Lead

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Grace Charity

Ms. Rachel has been with TLE since 2013. Within those years Ms. Rachel has worn many hats during her time here. The most loved position she has carried is being the Lead in Infant B. Ms. Rachel loves spending her time with the babies, preparing them to move into Infant B. She creates fun projects, sings songs and gives all her love to the tiniest humans in our school.

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Ms. Darcy

Infant B Lead

Ms. Darcy has been working in childcare for over 10 years and has been with TLE since November! Ms. Darcy grew up in Clarkston and loves spending time with her kids and family, golfing, and fishing! You will always see Ms. Darcy with a shining smile on her face, and nurturing the babies while helping them grow and develop!

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Ms. Alisha

Lead Toddler A

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Sonar

Ms. Alisha has been with TLE since 2016. She started with the School Age classroom and ended up falling in love with the younger children. While teaching the little ones, she obtained her CDA and never turned back. She spends her days laughing with the toddlers, teaching them sign language and so much more!

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Ni-Keya Jackson

Lead Twaddler B Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Flexi Flamingo

Ms. Ni-Keya has been with The Learning Experience since 2018. She started as an assistant teacher while she obtained her CDA. In her free time, she enjoys going to the movies and pampering herself. As a teacher, she looks forward to inspiring her twaddlers to do the best they can every day and help them find their voice.

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April Young

Lead Prepper Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Grace Charity

Ms. April has been with The Learning Experience since 2018. She has her CDA and is filled with early childhood experience. Ms. April enjoys traveling, spending time with her friends and reading. As a teacher, she works to maintain positive, friendly relationships with families and students.

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Ms. Payton

Lead Pre-K Teacher

Ms. Payton is our lead Pre-K teacher here at TLE! She decided to make a career change to work with children after being a caregiver for 8 years, finally finding her passion! Ms. Payton has her CDA and truly enjoys bringing her students imaginations to life! Ms. Payton loves spending quality time with her daughter and with her family in Traverse City at their cabin!

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Nicole McKervey

Lead Preschool One Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Sonar

Ms. Nicole has been with The Learning Experience since 2018. She has her Associates degree in Early childhood Development and is also bilingual. Prior to joining us at The Learning Experience Ms. Nicole taught in Mexico. She enjoys going for bike rides, visiting different beaches and spending time with her three children. Ms. Nicole creates a fun learning environment that encourages children to engage in a hands on positive learning experience.

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Yvette Koskela

Lead Preschool Two Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Two Plus Toucan

Ms. Yvette has been with The Learning Experience since 2014. She has held many different hats while being with us. She has her CDA and is continuing her education. In her spare time, she enjoys visiting parks, fishing and watching nature with her husband and children. As a teacher, she loves to nurture and prepare her students for Pre-K.

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Nikki Sewell

Lead Toddler B Teacher

Nikki has been teaching at TLE since December of 2012. She graduated from Oakland Community College with an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Development. She loves teaching her little ones and watching them grow. In her spare time, she enjoys going to concerts and spending time with her family and friends.