The Learning Experience Academies of Early Education are places where children and families have been coming to learn, play and grow for more than a decade. is a place for families to share their own experiences at TLE. We want to hear how we're making an impact on your family. Please share your TLE story below and let us know what you love about The Learning Experience!

I have sent my 3 children to The Learning Experience in Clarkston/Independence since birth. My oldest in now 8 1/2 years old. My two oldest are in Elementary school. When they started in Kindergarten they were very well prepared with what they learned using the TLE curriculum. We have always been very impressed with the curriculum. My youngest is in the Preschool class at The Learning Experience and absolutely loves it. He enjoys playing with his friends, learning with the LEAP Interactive Board, coloring, doing yoga and playing outdoors. The staff is great as well. They truly enjoy my child and what they do.

Lindsey M.

My daughter has been going to TLE for two years now and it's been nothing short of amazing. She has progressed so fast with the learning they do on a daily basis, I'm excited to see how prepared she will be when Kindergarten comes. Her teachers have made so much of an impact on her that when we see them at events or outside school she runs to them with excitement. I highly recommend this company and especially everyone who works at this location.

Billy P.

This is our second child at TLE and we wouldn't go anywhere else! There's no better feeling knowing your children are in a safe environment, that your kids are learning in a fun way, and that they come home happy!! We also love the new app feature, I love seeing pictures of our little one during our work day :)

amy W.

My wife and I spent a significant amount of time evaluating various early childhood development options for our son and daughter. Originally we used a center at my wife's employer because of the convenience and the cost. As our children got older we re-evaluated the decision and ultimately decided that TLE was the place for our two kids. We couldn't be happier with the change and only wish that we had made is sooner. Our son is now doing extremely well in 1st grade and our daughter, once shy around strangers, has made significant strides both socially and academically and we fully expect she will be just as prepared for Kindergarten next year as our son was last year. Our children have always connected with their teachers and often times the most difficult aspect of TLE is transitioning from one level to the next, as our kids become attached to their teachers. The TLE administrative staff is excellent and we've build a comfort level with them that is extremely important to all of us. We consider ourselves fortunate to have found TLE and would STRONGLY recommend TLE to anybody considering enrolling their child in early childhood developmental education.


My both kids are going to TLE. It's been three years and I've been consistently impressed with the teaching staff. Activities are age-appropriate and they come home with adorable art projects. They also keep me posted on my child's progress and what we need to work on at home. I have needed them, I would leave a message, shoot them an email, or call after 8AM. I’ve never had to wait for a return response and they have always been professional. Child safety, security, daily meal plans are all great. My daughter loves TLE for summer camp where she gets a chance to do different sports, go to picnics and parks around the area, UoM Botanical Garden, bowling, hiking, farm tour and many more. My son loved it here and is learning so much about all different kind of activities. Ms Sarah,the Director and Ms Leslie (Asst. Director) are absolutely amazing and they have a great team to support them!! I would absolutely recommend this facility to anyone who is looking for a daycare in our local community!

gurleen K.

A few months before our first child was born we made appointments to see a few daycare facilities. TLE was first on our list because they were closest to the house. After seeing the cleanliness of the building and rooms, and hearing how long all of the teachers were there (most since it's opening) we were hooked! We only visited one more place, and every step of that tour we just noticed how it lacked from TLE. We've been here almost 2 years now, and our second child is now attending as well!

David B.

We are so happy with our decision to move to TLE! My daughter loves her teachers and has learned so much. I am very impressed with everything she has learned! She will be more than ready for kindergarten next year!

Rachelle M.

As a working mom it’s so nice to know that your child is happy and feels loved when you’re not there! Olivia loves “school” so much and has grown so much at TLE.

Nichole P.

After researching and touring several daycare facilities, TLE without a doubt was our first choice. Not only did it feel welcoming but the staff was over the moon about answering questions and doing everything they could to make us feel comfortable about this decision of leaving our 12 week old there as we went off to work. I cannot say enough about the staff, they aren't just babysitters, they are family. We care for them as much as they care for us. Now as our oldest is 4 his excitement about learning grows every day. It's so much fun to see him come home wanting to talk about numbers and letters and who the president is etc. We are excited to share our experiences with friends and family by referring them to TLE also.

Lindsey S.

We started at TLE with our older kids in 2011. Moving from an in home daycare, we were a little worried about moving to a center. Immediately we saw how well TLE operated. My son fit in and found friends immediately. The teachers in his class were enthusiastic and taught the kids many things to prepare them for elementary school. Our daughter utilized the afterschool program. We were very happy with our choice! I was always very impressed with Mollie and Sarah's warm welcomes even after we left. There was no question when the 3rd kid came along, that he would also go to TLE! Our son loves school so much!

Paul W.

I had the opportunity to send my current teenage daughter to TLE when it first opened 10 years ago when she was 5 years old to the Pre-K program as well as to the before and after school program and summer camp. Now, a few years later, I am sending my 5 year old daughter to the same location. While I was very pleased with the center 10 years ago, my expectations were exceeded the second time around. I found that many of the teachers were still at the center and not only remembered my teenage daughter, but utilized the same or improved teaching values with my second daughter. This center has a variety of external field trips pre-scheduled over the summer which always provides my daughter with something to look forward to. Overall, I highly recommend this center if you are looking for quality childcare mixed with education provided through fun and innovative means.

Erin S.

My son Trenton started attending TLE in Clarkston when he was just two months old. He was my first and only son so choosing the right daycare was important to me as a new mom. After all, he was going to be spending the majority of his day with these teachers and I needed to make sure he was going to be cared for and feel safe. I can happily say that I made the best decision when I chose TLE! Every teacher has been patient, kind, and just overall wonderful with my son. Every teacher truly cares for him as though he was one of their own. My son has become attached to each of his teachers to the point where he gets excited to share stories and accomplishments with them each morning. My son has also learned so much while attending TLE, he is now in the Preschool 1 class and has learned his colors, numbers, some letters, and will learn to write his name in his class now. He has gained excellent communication and social skills through his time at TLE and I cannot thank everyone there enough for the comfort that I feel knowing he is loved and cared for each day when I am unable to be there for him.

Lauren S.

I have 3 children who have all attended the Independence Learning Experience. We have spent 8 years attending this daycare. My older two are now in Elementary school and were very prepared for Kindergarten when they started. It amazes me still how much and how quickly they learn. He truly enjoys going to daycare.


My daughter started TLE at 6 weeks old. It was incredibly hard for me to trust anyone else with her at first, but right after we started and now at 6 months, I’m certain we’ve made the right decision. Every day at drop off and pickup we are greeted with smiles and good mornings/afternoons. As soon as she sees Ms. Amanda, Taylor, or Jenny in the morning, she gets the biggest smile and starts kicking her feet in excitement. If that’s not the biggest sign of a loving daycare, I don’t know what is. It makes leaving her to go to work that much easier when I know that she feels happy and loved while we’re apart. During the day, I live for her live updates via the app. I feel more connected with her as I see when she’s eating, sleeping, and getting diapered. My favorite part though, are the daily photos. I highly recommend TLE.

Alyssa B.

My son started at TLE when he was 1 1/2 years old. It was the best choice we could have made. He made great friends and learned so much. He was overly prepared to start school and was so excited about his preschool graduation! Our daughter is now enrolled at TLE Independence and she looks forward to going every morning. I love how caring the teachers are and how they build a relationship with your child. It has been, by far, the best choice we could have made for our kids in regards to childcare while we're at work. We love TLE!

Erin H.

We couldn’t be happier with our choice to move to TLE South Lyon. It was a hard decision to make since both of our children were at my work daycare onsite. We wanted to make sure our oldest was prepared for Kindergarten so we made the move to TLE South Lyon and we are so glad we did. We have been at TLE since June 2015. Our oldest was more than prepared for Kindergarten and we know when our youngest goes to Kindergarten next year she will be fully prepared as well. They have always gone above and beyond! They provide exceptional care for our children which gives us a peace of mind while we are at work. In addition they are involved in the community, participate in many philanthropic events and provide fun activities for the children at different times throughout the year. For example they have an end of summer picnic, Spirit Week and Trick or Treating. We can’t say enough good things about Mollie, Sarah, Leslie and all of the teachers at TLE!

Kim M.

I feel so very fortunate to have found TLE. In 2011 when I was pregnant with my second son, I was returning to teaching and needed to find a daycare and learning center that would not only be close to work, but focused on loving my oldest son, as well as the new baby. I called some of my co-workers who immediately recommended TLE. All three of my sons have been taken care of by some of the most amazing teachers and caregivers over the past 8 years. The love and passion that they have for these little ones is shown through their morning greetings, hugs, kisses, and love that they have for these young little lives. I couldn't have asked for a better group of people to help raise my babies while I'm working. My boys didn't view TLE as a daycare, but rather a school where they could see friends and be loved by wonderful caregivers.

Amy Q.

My daughter started TLE when she was 15 months old, being first time parents we were very nervous. The staff made us feel very comfortable with leaving her during the day. They gave us updates using the app and also posted tons of pictures. After about 2 weeks we noticed our daughter singing the ABC’s, counting and learning colors! We are so happy we decided to be apart of the TLE family!!!

Emily K.

I have sent my child to The Learning Experience in Matawan for 3 years. I could not imagine sending her any where else. My child loves to go to school, and that is very important to instill a love of learning before entering elementary school. She has gained so much knowledge, I know she will be ahead of the game when she does begin Kindergarten. The staff and administration are top notch. I am deeply impressed with their academic programs, daily summer camp activities, and monthly fundraising events. This daycare/school exceeds my expectations. Therefore, I highly recommend The Learning Experience of Matawan.

Rich B.

My Grandson began his preschool education at The Eastvale Learning Experience as an infant four years ago. As we watched our precious little guy grow and learn in the hands of the professional staff his parents and I were impressed with his love of learning and support during each stage. I was impressed when we were having difficulty getting him to take his medecine. Michelle actually got him to take it himself!! Today he is in Junior Kindergarten and is very well prepared for the academics in a prestigious private preparatory school. He is in the higher reading and math levels and rewarded for his attitude toward learning and his respect for his teachers! Thank you TLE for offering a great start on his educational path! We will check back with you occasionally. Sincerely, Grandma Jere

Jeredith T.

Hi Surbhi! While Scarlett begins to transition to preppers, I just want to let you know how much we have loved having Mr. Mike and Ms. Kat as Scarlett's teachers. They are so great, and Scarlett lights up every time she sees them and you can tell she really enjoys spending time with them. We are really sad to be leaving them, although Scarlett will learn more in a classroom for a little older kids I know she'll be sad to leave them as well. We just wanted to let you know how great they are! Leslie


My daughter has been going here going on her second year ! Her teachers Ms Allie and Ms Karen are absolutely great and awesome with her ! It is so orgnaize and clean and kids are very well looked after ! I dont trust my child with anyone but i do trust her here at the sewell learning experience ! I love the staff and teachers everyone is so friendly and helpful !


Maya Whittier's last day at TLE was this past Friday. I wanted to let you know that we have been very pleased with the care and learning Maya received while attending TLE Bella Terra before and after school during her kindergarten and first grade years and summers in between. She has grown and learned tons ! Special thanks to Miss Cindi for her solid care and nurturing to Maya while she has attended TLE. Miss Cindi seemed to provide the right amount of kindness and direction that Maya needs as she has grown to be a polite, sweet and smart child.

Bob W. & Pilar G.

My son has been going here for 3 months and we have nothing but positive things to say. First off we came from another facility that was lacking in almost every area of childcare so we were skeptical about sending our child to the same franchise. However, after sitting down with Ms. Trish & Mr. Nico, our fears quickly turned to excitement. The communication that the staff delivers via email, phone, or simple word of mouth is exceptional. The staff truly cares about the kids and the parents. They even go the extra mile letting you know if there is unusual traffic or congestion in the area so you can adjust your pickup/drop off route accordingly. The teachers are great, and they have no problem reinforcing vocabulary, potty training, and much more


Our daughter came to The Learning Experience almost a year ago. We are so happy to have found this wonderful facility with quality care. From the day we walked foot into The Learning Experience we knew our child would be in great hands. The teachers take a real interest in the kids and gives us a piece of mind knowing she is in the best care. She has learned sign language, she loves the flexi flamingo yoga, and her vocabulary has taken off! You feel so welcomed from day one like you are a part of the family, thank you Sara!

Keri A.

When Owen was 12 weeks old we took him to a homecare provider. After many days of uncertainty, and the worries of not knowing his exact whereabouts at all times, we decided to look for a daycare center. After many searches and tours, we fell in love with The Learning Experience in Fishhawk. The staff there is amazing. From day one, they have treated him as if he were there own. We wouldn't want Owen anywhere else!

Kelly P.

My son has been at TLE Matawan for4 months. The staff is great. When there is an issue they work with you to come up with a solution. When my son first started he would cry right when my husband left him in his room. They came up with the idea to have him say goodbye to my husband at the front and have whoever is there walk him to his room. It worked. He says goodbye to everyone when we go home. He never did that at his old school. We'll be walking in the hallway and everyone says hi to him. I highly recommend TLE Matawan if you are looking for a preschool for your child.

Kelly S.

We struggled with the thought of bringing our son to a daycare facility. He was with Nanny since he was 3 months old. He was just shy of 14 months old when we brought him to TLE. We made the best decision of our lives. Within the first week he started to walk and his social skills are off the charts! His teachers are so loving and caring and give us a full report card everyday. The owner treats our son like he is her own. I could not ask for a better experience. Knowing that my son is safe and learning everyday allows me to have peace of mind at a very high stress job. Thank you TLE!!

Courtney B.

I am thrilled to write about The Learning Experience of Matawan. I have sent my daughter there for 3 years, so I feel that I know the school very well. When I first sent my daughter to daycare at one year old, we chose one a little closer to home and that was a huge mistake. My husband and I pulled her out of the school after 6 weeks. I was disgusted with daycare and didn’t want to send my daughter to another one. However, then we found The Learning Experience of Matawan and my fears vanished. I could tell right away that The Learning Experience of Matawan was a loving and nurturing environment, and I wasn’t wrong. After my last daycare experience, I would call TLE every day to check on my daughter, and they were reassuring and kind to me. I could see the difference in my daughter compared to the other school. When I picked her up from the other school, she would cry. When I picked her up from The Learning Experience of Matawan, she was smiling and happy. One of the huge reasons is because of the staff. The staff are always bubbly, happy, kind, caring, and fun. They always greet children and parents as they enter the building. My daughter runs up to her past and present teachers for hugs. As a mother, I want my daughter to feel encouraged, nurtured, and loved, and she receives that everyday at TLE-Matawan. The administration is no exception. They are always visible and available. I have recently had surgery, and have gone out of their way to help my family and I. As someone who works in public education, I see the difference that The Learning Experience of Matawan makes with each child. They provide an excellent curriculum that facilitates growth in all educational areas. I am so impressed with all the knowledge my daugher possesses. I love the enrichment education she has received. This includes the L.E.A.P. Curriculum (Learning Experience Academic Program). My daugher has so much fun with the L.E.A.P. Interactive boards that use touch-screen technology and interactive learning games to further enhance her education. My daughter has learned sign language, phonics, foreign language, manners and etiquette, physical fitness, and philanthropy which teaches children the value of selflessness and giving. I love all the charity work they do at TLE, including working with Make-A-Wish, helping families in need, breast cancer, and more. Every month they have a charity or a philanthropy giving event. I am impressed with their enrichment kit programs that are provided extra with no additional cost. My daughter has learned music, math, science, dance, Yoga, performing arts, and physical fitness and is able to take home her kit at the end of the session. She has received kits in theater, dance, Yoga, music, and more! As someone who has a strong appreciation for the arts, I love this extra education. Once my daughter was potty trained, she was able to go into Make Believe Boulevard®, a miniature Main Street, USA. I love this interactive classroom designed to develop and expand socio-dramatic play amongst children. As an occupational therapist who works with children, working on these skills are very important to me. Also, as a pediatric OT, I love how TLE Matawan facilitates various developmental skills, such as speech, fine motor, visual perceptual, visual motor, and gross motor skills. The staff assesses these skills to ensure developmental progression. When my daughter received early intervention speech therapy, the teachers worked with the speech therapist at the daycare to increase her speech. We saw tremendous improvement with everyone in her life on the “same page” and using the techniques. As a working mom, I love that I can bring my daughter to TLE-Matawan and I know that she will be provided with a healthy lunch! I don’t have to worry about making her lunch everyday. My daughter loves the lunch that is provided at TLE-Matawan. She often will ask for seconds and thirds! I highly recommend The Learning Experience of Matawan. There is no place I would rather bring my daughter everyday. I feel truly blessed that my daughter has them in her life. Thank you.

Denise D.

At a previous preschool, my son would cry every day and did not want to go to school. Since starting TLE at Fishhawk he has not cried - EVER! - unless I tell him that its not a school day! This makes my heart so happy that he LOVES going to school here! Worth every penny!

Rachel C.

TLE Coppell is not just a place to leave your child during the day, it is a home away from home. My two children attended TLE and I absolutely loved the owner, the teachers and all of the families we met during our time there. They were comfortable and loved everyday at "the Bubble school" (Bubble the Elephant is the school mascot). They learned how to socialize with their peers and they also learned manners and how to use them appropriately in a group setting. As an educator myself, I feel it is so important for kids to learn HOW to socialize and behave properly at school before they are introduced to the social setting of an elementary school. I am so grateful to have had a place like this where my kids could feel safe and grow alongside their peers.

Akemi S.

Hi, I just wanted to inform you that July 31st will be Nzoi's last day at TLE. She has had a wonderful experience with you and she will definitely miss her classmates and awesomely dedicated instructors. We will recommend your program to anyone looking for exemplary child care and early education. Thank you again, Siwatu Moore

Siwatu M.

My daughter has attended TLE Fishhawk for a year now and she has made many great advancements. She has adored everyone of her teachers and loves the changing curriculum. I'm glad that I chose TLE over the many other schools in the area!! Thank you to all the staff.

Britt M.

As we begin to wrap up our time at TLE - we wanted to express our sincere gratitude to TLE of North Bergen for all that they do for our son. They are truly loving/carrying people and this is all because of their Owner/Director Bina. Thank You!

Brian T.

Hi Surbhi and Susan, Thank you again for taking such good care of Oliver during his time at TLE. I just wanted to say that everyone was great, but there were a few people that I wanted to single out as going above and beyond: Yerica, Drema, Lauren, and Yudi were amazing! We were grateful to know that our little guy was in good hands with teachers that were so attentive and dedicated. I was planning on bringing thank you cards for the staff on his last day, but I forgot them in the chaos of the move. I'll be sending them to your offices in the next week or two. We'll visit next time we're in New York! Best, Gloria

Gloria T.

I have been using The Learning Experience for over 10 years for my children. The teachers are so wonderful and the owners are great. I never had to worry about my children while I was at work. They learned so much and made great friends! My daughter graduates today. She is going to miss her daycare and all of the wonderful people. I recommend this daycare to every parent, who is looking for great, loving care for their little ones.

Carin D.

I want to tell you a BIG thank you for Derrick's new teacher assignment. The stability is great but I have to tell you how much I love his teachers. A grade A++. These teachers have really been helping my son and goes the extra mile to give him one on one attention without request and without making me feel like he is behind. Within the past three weeks we can clearly see a vast improvement in his language communication, letter and number recognitions. He is now using multiple word sentences which we were not hearing. The Prepper teachers are just wonderful. Adding Miss Yudi and Miss Lauren to his teachers list is key to his vast development. Thank you. Shelly Ann Aiken


My son Nicholas has been at TLE since he was 4 months, he is now 2, and I could not be happier with the center, teachers and curriculum. I love to see the genuine care that the teachers show every day, it is very reassuring, i know my son is in a caring, loving environment. I now have my daughter enrolled in the infant room and I also feel the same peace of mind, the teachers are nurturing and truly care. I am also very happy with the new management team, I have seen positive improvements and changes that are making the center even better.

Agnes F.

I have to say that TLE N Brunswick has meet all my expectations. In just 2 weeks of being new to the Center, the staff and administrators are VERY caring and LOVING and do everything possible to make my son feel at ease. He has made new friends, and LOVES his new teachers. A Special Thank You to Mrs Payal Mrs Leah Mrs Lindsey And Their Staff for Loving and Caring for my Prince!! You Guys are the BEST!!!

maria S.

I had kept my older two children out of daycare because a bad previous experience, but when I changed jobs after having my third child, I knew I would have to find a place for her before she started school. It was one of the best decisions I have made. All her teachers over the years have been absolutely wonderful, the curriculum is awesome, and she has been socially and academically prepared for kindergarten and beyond. We love TLE!

Ashley S.

At nearly two, Brayden and Mommy have never been apart since birth. Making a transition to daycare, with all the new friends, teachers, and things to do has been something we looked forward to. We did not anticipate just how hard being apart would actually be for us though. There were many tears (maybe even more from Mommy than from Brayden), but the staff at the Toms River TLE has been SO amazing. Shannon and Lori have MORE than reassured Mom and Dad. His Toddler classroom teachers have been so incredibly patient and understanding! As someone who has never left my child in anyone else's care more than two times, I honestly can say that I feel so good in our choice with TLE Toms River....especially after we looked at many others in the area. This is the right place, the right people, and the best environment for our son.

Lissa G.

We've had a wonderful experience here. The teachers and staff make you feel like you're part of the family. They've embraced us and always make us feel very comfortable having our kids there! The turnover is very low compared to others in the area and it has a very small town feel that we love!

Sara P.

Great facility with excellent staff.

Sabeen S.

We love the teachers and all the staff!

Lisa A.

Super clean, friendly, and flexible school. The staff is great and correspondence is also top notch.

Gabe H.

Friendly staff and learning program.

John E.

Where do I start... Since the moment we walked in we were speechless. This school is so well taken care and pretty ! You can see the spotless floors and everything smelling like fresh Lysol. The teachers and staff are extremely nice ! Not one complaint. I am so happy and grateful for this school my daughter loves attending. Miss Ariana Lincheta & Miss Martha Gastelu are excellent people they try to help as much of their abilities ! They were nice and pleasant and did everything possible to help us. In in love with this school & staff ! I hands down recommend this school to anyone.. I leave my daughter their with no worries whats so ever!! Miss Ariana Lincheta is marvelous person! She definitely made this new process easy and fun.

Marisely S.

Our son started Pre-K at TLE August of 2016, this was our first ever experience with school so we were nervous going in. Now it is June 2017 and my son is getting ready to graduate in just a few days and i must say i am very pleased with all that he accomplished at this center, he is leaving this school feeling very proud and ready for Kindergarten all beacuse of their awesome teaching and curriculum . The staff here really helped my son feel comfortable, especially his teacher Mrs. Alissar. She is the best, she made a great impact on me and my child. If i could give her five precious golden stars to take home i would, she is so patient and loving. She takes care of my kid as if he was her own, my son is already crying because doesnt want to leave his teacher. If i could recommend Mrs. Alissar to everyone i would, she is absolutely amazing.

Janele C.

Our daughter has been going to TLE for about 8 months. She started in the infant room and now is Toddler A and moving to Toddler B this month. She enjoys seeing her friends. I love to see her art activities and enjoy seeing her pictures through the app.

Jennifer B.

My son attends pre-school here and he has grown so much from this center. He started attending after always being cared for with a nanny or myself being home. When we thought it was time for him to start school, The Learning Experience was such a great fit. He started in there Twaddler room, which is there was of saying older 2 year old room. Yes of course the first week or so was a bit rough on both mom and baby being dropped off. But the staff made the transition so easy for it to happen. Now my son has an amazing vocabulary and learning how to write. The center director ,assistant director, and staff are some of the most caring and loving people. This really makes you feel happy and secure that your child will be somewhere that they actually care and get to know the child, not just it being a job. As parents we want the best for our children and The Learning Experience makes you feel better about them being in someone elses care for the day.

Caitlin S.

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