Meet Our Childcare Team | The Learning Experience

Meet our TLE® Center team

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Dessie Baker

Prepper Teacher / Opener

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Flexi Flamingo

Dessie joined our team in 2019. She has a BA in Science. She has been an amazing teacher and has excelled in every classroom. Dessie is also a dance teacher and brings her skills to the classrooms which makes the day really fun and exciting! Flexi is her favorite character due to her love of dancing!

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Kristen Mickiewicz

Cook

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Penny Polite

Kristen started as a Toddler teacher at TLE in 2011 and then became our cook! She has a BA in Finance with a minor in Psychology. Kristen is so much more than a cook! She knows every child and their favorite foods, some only eat their vegetables for Ms.Kristen! She is the most popular person at TLE!

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I'Launje

Lead Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Flexi Flamingo

I'Launje joined TLE Manahawkin in 2019 as an afternoon aide while she was in highschool. We were overjoyed when she chose to work here full time after graduating! I'Launje has a way of taking care of a group of babies and treating them each as an individual and providing them with the best care! She has an amazing smile which every baby falls in love with, and she treats the parents as partners. I'Launje is constantly learning and evolving as a teacher!

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Francine

Twaddler Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Penny Polite

Francine has been a valued member of our TLE Manahawkin since 2014 when she started here as a teenager. She has grown into a leader within our center, helping to mentor new staff members and create an incredible learning environment within her classroom. She is now the mother of two, Lillah (TLE student) and Ryder!

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Katie

Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Bubbles

Katie is a versatile teacher who has been a valuable member of the team in every age group. She has currently settled into the role of Twaddler teacher! She works hard every day to provide hugs and kind words to her students and keep her classroom running smoothly!