Welcome to The Learning Experience® Child Development Center (TLE) at Farmington Hills, MI a premiere childcare provider with over 25 years of management experience! We provide outstanding childcare for Farmington Hills and the surrounding area and we are conveniently located on Orchard Lake Road between Grand River and Ten Mile Rd just minutes away from expressway 696 or the M-5. Our center is open Monday through Friday 6:30am-6:30pm with programs for infants age 6 weeks to Pre-Schoolers age 5 and additional programs for children up to 8 years old! We offer three, four and five day programs with various hours to suit parent's schedules. We also work closely with corporations in the area to encourage participation in our Work and Family Program where employee discounts are available.
Here at TLE in Farmington Hills we pride ourselves on the curriculum that the children follow provided to us by National Academy for Educators and Caregivers®. Our curriculum is fun yet teaches all the basics that your child will need to enter elementary school! We even incorporate sign language* in our classroom curriculum! It's great to see our little ones signing that they want "more" of something! We also have a technology program where the children are participating in interactive learning with computers.
Our highly qualified staff is chosen for their special love of children. All of our teachers are certified and maintain current CPR and First Aid certifications. The onsite management team is always here to make sure you are comfortable and secure in leaving your child with us. Security is the name of the game at TLE, from key fobs allowing in only those registered to the camera system that even covers the playground! You can rest assured that your child will be safe and well cared for during the day with us.
Preparing your child not only for school but for life is our goal. The Learning Experience Academic Program® (LEAP®) is one of the best teaching tools around! Español Para Niños Pequeños (Spanish for small children) is also taught here! According to researchers, the benefits of learning multiple languages at an early age are enormously beneficial and provide invaluable advantages. We also offer Fun with Phonics®, American Sign Language, and technology to children, at no additional cost! Our wonderful Make Believe Boulevard® (a miniature Main Street USA) is a great way for children to visit the firehouse, the grocery store or the diner each day. The enrichment programs of Charlie Choo Choo® include Start to Art®, Marvelous Math®, Talent Sprouts®, Dancing Feet®, Suddenly Science®, Music 4 me®, and Movin' n Grovin'®. The Learning Experience® never charges extra for enrichment programs so all of these programs are INCLUDED in your child's tuition!
The Learning Experience strives on a daily basis to be THE BEST CHILD CARE center that you have ever been to. Please stop in to take a tour of our amazing facility! We think you will be pleasantly surprised. We invite you to join our TLE family here in Farmington Hills!
* Studies suggest that teaching babies to use signs and gestures to communicate accelerates verbal development1. Additionally, school-age children who learned to sign as babies tend to perform higher on IQ assessments, even as much as 12 points higher, than their peers2.
1 Acredolo, L. P., Brown, C. A. & Goodwyn, S.W. (2000). Impact of symbolic gesturing on early language development. Journal of Nonverbal Behavior, 24, 8-103.
2 Acredolo, L. P., & Goodwyn, S.W. (2000). The long-term impact of symbolic gesturing during infancy on IQ at age.