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

    Childtime

    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 more than 900 schools across the U.S. with the capacity to serve more than 130,000 children between the ages of six weeks and 13 years. More than 17,000 employees share LCG's mission of...

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Mark R. BierleyPresident & Chief Operating Officer;
Interim Chief Financial Officer

Mark R. Bierley is President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Learning Care Group, a position he has held since July 2016.

Since joining Learning Care Group as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in 2012, Bierley has been instrumental in cultivating a high caliber Finance team, leading numerous refinancing endeavors, and effectively...

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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 […]

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

Phone: 248.697.9000
Fax: 248.697.9002

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248.697.9140