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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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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

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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Douglas R. BakerChief Financial Officer

Douglas R. Baker is Chief Financial Officer at Learning Care Group, a position he has held since September 2017.

As CFO, Baker leads Learning Care Group's Finance, IT and Real Estate functions in addition to its strategic growth initiatives as the company furthers its leadership role among childcare...

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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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Daniel Follis, Jr.General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer

Daniel Follis, Jr. has served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer at Learning Care Group since September 2016.

Follis leads all aspects of legal, compliance and regulatory affairs for Learning Care Group throughout the U.S. and internationally...

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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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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, Sep 8th, 2017

Learning Care Group Names Douglas Baker Chief Financial Officer

NOVI, Mich., Sept. 8, 2017 – Learning Care Group, Inc. announces today that Douglas R. Baker is joining the organization as Chief Financial Officer, effective Sept. 29, 2017. Learning Care Group is the second largest for-profit early education and care provider in North America, operating more than 900 schools in 36 states, the District of […]

Wed, Aug 16th, 2017

La Petite Academy Preschools in New Mexico Achieve National Accreditation

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Aug. 16, 2017 – All La Petite Academy preschools throughout New Mexico have achieved accreditation through the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). The schools are among a select group of early childhood education centers nationwide distinguished by their quality, commitment to young children and dedication to excellence. Parents seeking […]

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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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