The Learning Experience® (TLE®) curriculum is designed to provide an early education that will promote competency and successful mastery of early developmental tasks. Our curriculum was specifically designed to assist and guide your child through the most crucial stages of his/her early development.
We believe that how children learn is as important as what they learn. With that idea in mind, The Learning Experience®'s early childhood education experts created our unique and proprietary L.E.A.P.® (Learning Experience Academic Program®) curriculum. L.E.A.P.® encourages each child to achieve success independently while developing intellectually, socially, and cognitively through varied educational materials, activities and social interactions.
L.E.A.P.® is broken up into three separate classes according to chronological age and developmental stage; Little LearnersTM, L.E.A.P.® I and L.E.A.P.® II. At each stage, children are involved in hands-on activities that encourage them to explore and solve problems at their own rate of development.
Children in Little LearnersTM group participate in a monthly themed program that incorporates a wide variety of activities that involve problems in logic, math, reading, phonics and writing skills. Each month has a different theme. Little LearnersTM begins in the infants room and continues through the preppers room.
My Little L.E.A.P.® Book
My Little L.E.A.P.® Book was designed just for preppers to get them acquainted with the habit of sitting and completing a workbook. Each page in their My Little L.E.A.P.® Book consists of a different concept. Colors, shapes, numbers, sequencing and letter awareness are all subjects that are covered on these pages. After group instruction, teachers sit with children in smaller groups of 4 or 5 where they are encouraged to complete a page in their own book. Teachers then assess each child's comprehension and understanding of the subjects covered.
L.E.A.P.® I was designed for children in our preschool 1 age group. A step up from My Little L.E.A.P.® Book, children complete one workbook page per day, instead of one page per week. L.E.A.P.® I includes writing readiness, numbers, counting, phonics, sequencing, shapes and colors.
L.E.A.P.® Journals are given to our preschool 2 age group to supplement their L.E.A.P.® books. These journals focus on developing their pre-writing skills and also provides space for each child to draw pictures to express their thoughts. Journals are completed weekly and sent home to parents. It is an exceptional opportunity for parents to see their child's reasoning with sentences such as “the sky is blue because…”
L.E.A.P. Interactive® is TLE®'s next generation of curriculum. Designed to enhance the monthly themed L.E.A.P.® curriculum, children interact with the cutting-edge touch technology on a large screen, while experiencing real-time videos and eye-opening destinations via Google® Earth. They can travel the world without ever leaving the classroom. They are also taught to use other unique tech tools like "fill it", "shape it", "draw it", and "spotlight". At the end of the month, the child's L.E.A.P. Interactive® workbook is filled with their "I did this activity on the L.E.A.P. Interactive® board" stickers.
At TLE®, children as young as Infants are introduced to American Sign Language (ASL) on a monthly basis. Studies suggest that teaching babies to use signs and gestures to communicate accelerates their verbal development. Children who learn to sign as babies outperform their peers on IQ assessments, even by as much as 12 points. Handouts of the new signs are sent home with parents at the beginning of each month so they can reinforce signing at home with their children.
Fun with Phonics®
Fun With Phonics® is an all-inclusive, phonemic-based literacy curriculum that was specifically developed for 3-4 year olds. Through interactive activities and engaging reading experiences, children are introduced to essential language concepts in a fun and exciting way.
There is nothing more rewarding for a child than to possess a life changing skill that can open doors to new adventures and experiences. Fun With Phonics® is a complete early literacy program that will provide a solid knowledge base that a child can build upon to become a lifelong reader and writer. Our research has shown that almost 90% of our preschoolers enter kindergarten reading, due in large part to our Fun with Phonics® program.
L.E.A.P. into Spanish®
L.E.A.P. into Spanish® serves as an introduction to the Spanish language and Spanish culture. In addition to learning basic Spanish vocabulary, children are given a play passport as they travel to various Spanish-speaking countries from inside their classroom with our Tito Toro® character as their guide. Parents are included in the process when our Home Connections page is sent home to assist them in being able to speak Spanish with their children at home.
Manners Matters® with our Etiquette Coach Penny Polite®
Our Manners Matters® program teaches manners and etiquette to all of our TLE kids. According to the National Education Association (NEA), children need to be taught manners, social skills and how to be sensitive to others around them at an early age. The earlier children are introduced to these social graces the better off they will be in adulthood. As children get older, it becomes much harder to instill these traits. Teaching our children how to be respectful TLE citizens is an important enhancement to our curriculum, an enhancement that other early academic institutions often overlook. With the help of our Penny Polite® character , “Tummy to the Table” and “An Elbow Please if You Sneeze” are just a few of the polite terms our children at TLE are introduced to.
Physical Fitness with Flexi FlamingoTM
Our curriculum not only focuses on academic endeavors, but it also provides a basic education on the importance of healthy foods and keeping active. Our resident physical fitness character, Flexi Flamingo will help get children excited about daily stretching, balancing, hopping, and twisting as part of a daily and fun exercise routine. Making young children aware of positive food choices and participating in regular physical fitness will help provide your young learner with the basic knowledge and skills to hopefully take the first steps to a healthy lifestyle.