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

    Everbrook Academy

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

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  • Creative Kids

    Creative Kids

    We are safe, clean, organized, professional, and educational. We build a foundation for lifelong learning.

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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 and Chief Operating Officer, CEO-Elect

Mark R. Bierley is appointed CEO of Learning Care Group, effective July 1, 2019. 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 Columbia and internationally. As CEO, Mark is responsible for all aspects of the company’s strategy, leadership and operations.

Bierley has served as President and Chief Operating Officer of the company...

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Nicholas StrangeChief Operating Officer

Nicholas Strange is appointed Chief Operating Officer of Learning Care Group, effective April 1, 2019.

In this role, he will oversee the operational activities for more than 900 schools in the company’s portfolio of brands: Childtime, The Children’s Courtyard, Creative Kids Learning Centers, Everbrook Academy, La Petite Academy, Montessori Unlimited and Tutor Time.

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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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Judy FimianiChief Human Resources Officer

Judy Fimiani is Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) at Learning Care Group, a role she has held since July 2018.

As CHRO, Fimiani oversees an HR organization that provides stewardship of the company culture and engages a workforce of more than 20,000 employees. She is...

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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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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

Tue, Nov 27th, 2018

We Care – For Those Who Care

It’s the Season of Kindness at Learning Care Group. At LCG schools, children are learning about giving back, paying it forward and sharing joy as they learn they can have a positive influence on the world around them. While the spirit of giving comes into particularly sharp focus during the holiday season, opportunities for community […]

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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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