Preparing every child for school And the future

Nurturing and inspiring children with our Family of Brands

  • La Petite Academy®

    La Petite Academy

    Where children discover respect, collaboration, and the joy of learning. What a great place to start.

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  • ChildTime™ Learning Centers


    Here, children develop their best mind, a lifelong love of learning, their personality, and bright future.

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  • Tutor Time®

    Tutor Time

    Every child is unique. We embrace their individuality to create one-of-a-kind, personalized experiences.

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  • Montessori Unlimited®

    Montessori Unlimited

    An authentic experience, a unique way to learn: Self-direction and self-discipline lead to self-discovery.

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  • The Children's Courtyard™

    The Children's Courtyard

    This is an exceptional place to learn and grow. Strong foundations for future academic success start here.

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  • Everbrook Academy

    Everybrook Academy

    Our STEAM-inspired, 21st century preschool prepares children to be ready for school, and ready for life.

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Learning Care Group About Us

Headquartered in Novi, Michigan, we are the second-largest for-profit child care provider in North America. We’re committed to creating state-of-the-art facilities, with the latest technology and expert-driven curricula, to be the premier child and family education organization in the world.

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The Most Important Job in the World Careers

We’re always seeking bright, talented individuals to make a difference in a child’s life—and inspire them for the future. Are you ready?

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Learning Care Group Leadership Team

Barbara J. BeckChief Executive Officer

Barbara Beck is Chief Executive Officer of Learning Care Group, the second largest for-profit early childhood educator in North America. Learning Care Group (LCG) operates nearly 950 corporate and franchise preschools across the U.S. with the capacity to serve nearly 138,000 children between the ages of six weeks and 13 years. More than 17,000 employees share LCG's mission of...

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Erin J. WallaceChief Operating Officer

Erin J. Wallace is Chief Operating Officer of Learning Care Group, a role she has held since February 2015. In this role, she is responsible for leading more than 16,000 Learning Care Group employees in delivering operational excellence to the families served at more than 900 schools throughout its umbrella of brands: Childtime, The Children's Courtyard, La Petite Academy, Montessori...

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Mark R. BierleyChief Financial Officer

Mark R. Bierley is Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Learning Care Group, a position he has held since June 2012. In this role, Mark is responsible for leading Learning Care Group in maintaining a solid financial foundation, enabling it to continue to provide educational excellence and outstanding childcare solutions that meet ever-evolving customer needs.

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Dr. Susan CanizaresChief Academic Officer

Susan Canizares, Ph.D., is Chief Academic Officer of Learning Care Group. In this role, Susan is responsible for leading all aspects of the educational mission of Learning Care Group, including refining curricula and the policies and practices that address academic achievement. Reporting directly to the CEO, she works closely with the company's school directors and...

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Scott W. SmithChief Human Resources Officer

Scott W. Smith has served as Chief Human Resources Officer at Learning Care Group since 2005, having previously served as Vice President of Human Resources since 2002.

Prior to joining Learning Care Group, Scott was the Vice President of Human Resources for Glotel, PLC, a human capital solutions provider located in London, England, where...

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Sean SondrealChief Marketing Officer

Sean Sondreal has 20 years of leadership experience in marketing, ecommerce and sales. Sondreal is responsible for leading Learning Care Group’s marketing efforts by effectively connecting with customers to drive new enrollments and further strengthen customer loyalty throughout its umbrella of brands.

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Ira L. YoungGeneral Counsel

Ira L. Young has served as General Counsel to Learning Care Group since 2002. From 1999-2002 he served as General Counsel to Tutor Time Learning Systems, Inc. having joined that company in 1998 as Litigation Counsel. As General Counsel, Ira oversees all legal affairs of the Company including governance, intellectual property, franchise compliance, franchisee...

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Trust us. Your employees will thank you. Corporate Services

Child care options have a positive impact on hiring—and keeping—top talent. Meeting the needs of working parents enables your organization to succeed with recruitment, retention, and productivity. And we have the right experience and resources to support your talent strategy.

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Learning Care Group Recent News

Fri, May 20th, 2016

Reminiscing on the First Lady’s Visit: Grow Fit Draws Applause in D.C.

Today we were honored to be recognized by the Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) for the work we do every day to help children Grow Fit and learn to make healthy choices. Speaking at the fifth Annual Building a Healthier Future Summit, PHA President and CEO Larry Soler recalled the impression our children made […]

Fri, Apr 15th, 2016

Data Drives Success of Customized Path to Kindergarten Readiness

With kindergarten on the horizon, La Petite Academy is giving parents the confidence of knowing that when the time comes, their little one will be ready for the big leagues. La Petite Academy provides a customized learning experience for each child as a foundation for future academic success. Parents can be assured their child’s learning […]

Tue, Nov 24th, 2015

Learning Care Group’s Kind Kids Share Warm Wishes

NOVI, Mich., Nov. 24, 2015 – Lessons of generosity and community spirit are coming to life for children nationwide as Learning Care Group schools celebrate the Season of Kindness. The beloved holiday custom at Childtime, La Petite Academy, The Children’s Courtyard, Tutor Time and Montessori Unlimited teaches children about giving back, paying it forward and […]

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Learning Care Group Corporate

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Learning Care Group
21333 Haggerty Rd.,
Suit 100
Novi, MI 48375

Phone: 248.697.9000
Fax: 248.697.9002

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Our Partners

Learning Care Group would like to recognize and thank the many organizations that help support our schools.

Alabama Office of School Readiness
JEFFCO Public Schools
Voluntary Prekindergarten
Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning
Seal of the State of Illinois
Los Angeles Universal Preschool
Memphis City Schools
North Carolina Prekindergarten Program
New Mexico Pre K
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
Connecticut State Department of Education
Red Rocks Community College
Texas Rising Star
City of Madison Wisconsin
Department of the Army
South Carolina ABC Child Care
Iowa Child Care Resource & Referral
Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma
Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning
Smart Start
First 5 California
Texas Workforce Solutions
Steps to Excellence Program
National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies
The Great Seal of the Chickasaw Nation
Iowa Department of Human Services
Cabarrus Health Alliance
United Way
Child Care Aware® of Kansas
Step up to quality
Keystone Stars
Iowa QRS
Early Learning Coalition of Osceola County
Early Learning Coalition
Quality stars NY
Early Childhood Council of Arapahoe County
Early Learning Coalition of Duvall
Early Learning Coalition of Orange County
Early Learning Coalition of Palm Beach County