Headquartered in Novi, Michigan, Learning Care Group, Inc. is the second-largest for-profit child care provider in North America. An international leader in child education and family solutions, we provide early education and care services to children between the age of six weeks and 13 years under our five unique brands.
In total, Learning Care Group operates more than 900 corporate and franchise schools across the country and around the world — each devoted to providing a safe and stimulating environment that will inspire a lifelong love of learning. We have the capacity to serve more than 100,000 children between the ages of six weeks and 13 years. Our 17,000 dedicated directors and teachers share our vision to develop innovative Learning Care solutions, helping to enable us to better serve children and their families.
Childtime’s educational philosophy is based on the Reggio Emilia approach that secure relationships with responsive and respectful adults provide the basis for all learning. The Powerful Beginnings and Empowered Child™ curriculum strengthen children’s emerging physical, social-emotional, cognitive and language skills to prepare children for kindergarten and beyond. More than 250 Childtime schools are located in more than 30 states.
Tutor Time’s® Start Smart™ and LifeSmart™ curriculums are based around the idea that every child is smart in his or her own way. Age-appropriate classrooms encourage dramatic play, exploration, investigation, problem solving and discovery. More than 200 corporate and franchise schools are located in many states as well as Hong Kong and Indonesia.
The Children’s Courtyard schools feature cutting-edge equipment, aimed to give children the most compelling and early childhood education possible. The Children’s Courtyard adheres to the High/Scope philosophy that children learn best through hands-on experiences. There are more 60 schools with locations in the Dallas/Fort Worth, Austin and Houston areas.
Montessori Unlimited is a true representation of one of the best-known early childhood philosophies — the Montessori method. Montessori Unlimited directors know that children have a natural desire to learn, and will act joyfully if given the opportunity. The 25 Montessori Unlimited Schools are located in Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Oregon and Texas.
A La Petite Academy education nurtures seven skill areas, an approach called Whole Child Education. Classrooms are designed to make education fun, provide students with an optimal environment for learning, and fill each day with opportunities for exploration. Nearly 500 academies conveniently located in 36 states and the District of Columbia.