Early childhood is a time of remarkable brain development. The education that children receive during these years creates the foundation for their future growth, development and learning potential. At The Learning Experience®, we are dedicated to cultivating creative, compassionate and innovative young minds through our proprietary curriculum and enrichment programs that increase learning during six critical stages of early development. Our programs have been built to help children maximize their cognitive, physical and social potential. Or as we say at TLE®, we help children "learn, play and grow!" We believe that how children learn is as important as what they learn, that's why our educational programs are designed to inspire children's love of learning through hands-on lessons that make their educational experience fun! Daily lessons promote positive engagement throughout the day and include phonics, sign language, manners and etiquette, philanthropy, foreign language and hands-on technology. Enrichment programs such as yoga, soccer, drama, dance and music are also offered at no additional cost. Whether you have an inquisitive infant, tenacious toddler or passionate preschooler, put your child on the path to success and discover how we help children reach their full potential at The Learning Experience®!
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Meet Our Team
- Joined on: December 31st, 1969
- Years in Industry: 12
- B.S. Child Development Central Michigan Universtiy
I started with TLE in December 2006 and have dedicated many years in striving to be the best. It has been an exciting journey as we started in Michigan and have 2 successful schools, to move to the Northern Chicago area . I graduated from CMU with a Bachelor's in Child Development and have been a Director for over 13 years. Prior to that, I was a preschool teacher for 5 years in Ann Arbor. I have a passion for working with children and enjoy mentoring the staff to ensure that we are providing the safest and most nurturing environment for all children in our care.
I am a very busy mom to 3 boys! We travel all over the country for gymnastics and baseball and I love every minute of it. I'm excited to be a part of this TLE Family and look forward to many more years of watching the children in our care grow!
- Joined on: January 15th, 2007
- Years in Industry: 10
Cyndi has a law degree from the University of Michigan and has practiced as a business and estate lawyer in Oakland County for over 20 years. She entered the early childhood education arena in 2006 when she, Mollie and Richard opened the South Lyon TLE. She still works as a lawyer, but makes frequent appearances at the school as characters like an alien game show host, a mermaid, “Sailor Sue”, Thing One, etc. She even dug the South Lyon School’s garden!
Cyndi has had a lifelong commitment to the importance of childhood education, enjoying mentoring opportunities with local grade schools. Still practicing as a lawyer, Cyndi’s primary role at TLE is to support Mollie and the teachers and to facilitate their growth and education so the care they provide to your children is the very best.
- Joined on: September 3rd, 2018
- Years in Industry: 10
- Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education
- Master’s Degree in Adult Education and Training
I am so excited to be the Center Director at The Learning Experience Gurnee and to have the honor of caring for and educating your children! I have been in the Early Childhood Education field for 10+ years and have a variety of experience in different roles! I spent several years teaching all different ages before I became an Assistant Director and eventually the Director.
I am passionate about education for everyone, especially the children in our communities that will one day possibly be my Doctor, President, Accountant or whatever else they choose to be! I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and a Master’s Degree in Adult Education and Training.
I am also passionate about family! I have a phenomenal husband, Alex and we have a beautiful daughter, Quinn and two rescue pups, Wrigley and Bella! We love to travel Italy and Greece being 2 of our favorite.
- Joined on: July 20th, 2018
- Years in Industry: 8
- Ms. Anna is working towards her degree in Early Childhood Education at Gateway Technical College.
Ms. Anna is one of our Infant teachers, she has many years experience in Early Childhood Education. She loves spending time with her family. While she was born in Poland, she now lives in Wisconsin! She loves helping children reach their full potential and creating a home like environment for her students to learn, play and grow!
- Joined on: June 29th, 2018
- Years in Industry: 1
- Ms. Hope has earned her Associates Degree from the College of Lake County.
Ms. Hope is one of our loving Toddler teachers. She loves to read and spend time with her children and grandchildren! She strives to provide a nurturing environment in any classroom she is in!
- Joined on: June 29th, 2018
- Ms. Jessica earned her Child Development Associate in January of 2015.
Ms. Jessica has two little girls and loves to spend time with them. She works hard to provide a home-like environment for the children and work with them on making their own choices.
- Joined on: February 5th, 2018
- Years in Industry: 3
- Bachelor's Degree in Psychology
- Additional credits in Early Childhood Education
Miss Kristin started at TLE in the Infant Room. She loves working with the infants but has decided to take on the role as assistant director to help grow the school as a whole. In her free time, she loves reading and watching Netflix with her husband. She has lived in Illinois her whole life and went to Grant High School in Fox Lake.
- Joined on: October 22nd, 2018
- Ms. Liz studied at the College of Lake County and is very close to receiving her Associates Degree.
Ms. Liz has two little girls that keep her mighty busy, in her spare time she enjoys photography and sports. She wants to make sure that all the children in her classroom are having fun in a loving environment!
- Joined on: September 24th, 2018
- Years in Industry: 6
- Miss Jocelyn attended College of Lake County where she studied Early childhood Education
Miss Jocelyn is a teacher in one of our two-year old classrooms. She loves to help the children grow on a daily basis and provide learning experiences that stimulate development. She was born in Chicago and raised in North Chicago. When she is not teaching, she loves spending time with her family and friends as well as sleeping and shopping.
- Joined on: October 11th, 2018
- Years in Industry: 25
- Extensive Montessori Training
Miss Ann retired from working at a Montessori school but missed working with children so she came to work with us! Her goal in the classroom is to make things run as smoothly as possible. Miss Ann was born in Jamaica and moved to Illinois when she was 19. In her free time, she likes reading, shopping, and decorating her house.
- Joined on: October 8th, 2018
- Years in Industry: 6
- Ms. Erika has her CDA as well as her CNA
Ms. Erika is one of our two-year old classroom teachers. Ms. Erika was born in Waukegan but now lives in Lake Villa with her husband and four children. Ms. Erika works hard to allow each child to be their own unique person and helps them to learn and grow at their own pace. When she is not teaching our two-year olds, she loves spending time with her family and attending sports events with her children.
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