Meet Our Childcare Team | The Learning Experience

Meet our TLE® Center team

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Diane Carney

Center Chef

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Lionstein

Hello, my name is Ms. Diane. I have been working in an early learning environment for 32 years. I have a bachelor's degree in Human Environment and Design from Michigan State University. I love working with children because they are sweet. I have been working in the kitchen for a year and love being able to see all the children daily when I deliver their food. When I am not working at The Learning Experience, I enjoy reading, spending time with my grandchildren and walking my dog.

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Grace Braden

Lead Infant B Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Bubbles

Hello, my name is Ms. Grace. I have a CDA and have been working in the early learning industry for four years. I enjoy working with children because they are so much fun! In my spare time I enjoy cross stitching and embroidery. I also love to bake and cook.

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Christina Landry

Lead Infant A Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Miss Chievous

Hello, my name is Ms. Christina. I have been an Early Childhood Educator for 22 years. I have worked with all age groups from inquisitive toddlers to reading ready kindergartners but my true passion is with infants. I enjoy watching them absorb boundless information through sensory and play. When I am not at The Learning Experience I enjoy spending time with my 3 children, my husband, my dog and my reptiles. I also enjoy aerial classes and art.

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Emma Gilbert

Lead Toddler A Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Grace Charity

Hello, my name is Ms. Emma. I have been working in an early learning environment for four years. Currently I am taking classes for early childhood development at Macomb Community College. I was in nursing school for 2.5 years prior but discovered that teaching and being with children is my true passion. I enjoy working with children because there is never a day that they do not make me laugh. They keep me on my toes and are constantly helping me learn and become a better teacher. When I am not working at The Learning Experience I enjoy camping, fishing, and being with my family.

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LaDonna Elam

Lead Twaddler A Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Miss Chievous

Hello, my name is Ms. LaDonna. I have been working in an early learning environment for over 20 years. I have college credits from Ellis University and am in the process of earning my Child Development Associate degree. I enjoy working with children because I like to watch them learn and explore new things through education. They also make me laugh when I am not feeling well. When I am not working at The Learning Experience I enjoy spending time with my grandchildren, doing puzzles, reading books, and singing.

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Charlotte Scott

Lead Preschool 1 Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Flexi Flamingo

Hello, my name is Ms. Charlotte. I have been working in an early learning environment for 10 years. I attended Henry Ford Community College and I am trained in early childhood education through SMART Horizons that is supported by Michigan State University. I enjoy working with children because helping children develop and learn is so rewarding. They love learning and experiencing new thing everyday! They are also full of joy and it is fun to be around. When I am not working at The Learning Experience I enjoy gardening, hiking, biking, cooking and traveling. I also enjoy spending time with my family, especially my grandchildren.

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Michele Scantamburlo

Lead Preschool 2 Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Penny Polite

Hello, my name is Ms. Shellie. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and have been teaching in an early learning environment for 13 years. I love teaching preschool and especially teaching children to read and write such an exciting accomplishment for the children. I have two grown sons, Troy and Alex, and one grandson Jensen. When I am not working at The Learning Experience I love playing in the dirt with my flowers.

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Sarah Johnson

Lead Preschool 3 Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Flexi Flamingo

Hello, my name is Ms. Sarah. I have been working in an early learning environment for over 5 years. I have an associate’s degree in early childhood education from Macomb Community College. I enjoy working with children because I love being able to teach them new things and to watch them learn and grow. When I am not working at The Learning Experience I enjoy scrap booking and hanging out with family and friends.