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Address: 4100 W Peterson Ave Chicago IL 60646

The Learning Experience

Address: 4100 W Peterson Ave Chicago IL 60646


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The Learning Experience's proprietary programs help children develop through varied early education materials, activities, and social interactions. The program encourages children to engage in hands-on learning experiences that contribute to accelerated development. Finally, the Learning Experience's proprietary LEAP (Learning Experience Academic Program) encourages children through hands-on experience, meeting national standards.

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North Park
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Founded in 1980 by the Weissman family, the Learning Experience approach is built on three important developmental factors: cognitive, physical, and social abilities. Or to put it simply, “learn, play, and grow!” The unique, proprietary programs the Weissman family developed decades ago quickly caught on, revolutionizing the daycare industry.

The experts at the Learning Experience continuously develop new and innovative programs, based on cutting-edge research trends in early childhood education. Every month, new themes are introduced, that include hands-on, real-world learning, exposing your child to 21st-century life skills. Furthermore, the top-quality curriculum incorporates the Early Learning Standards of every state in which the Learning Experience operates.

The Learning Experience facilities are not only vibrant and fun, they’re also designed to promote learning; all of the furniture and every little detail in each room is age-appropriate, meeting the singular needs of the six different stages of development. The facilities are designed to foster a comfortable environment where children feel safe, relaxed, and ready to learn. Their creativity and curiosity will always be encouraged.

The facilities also feature enhanced security, such as security key fobs required to enter any of our facilities. Only staff and registered family members receive these security fobs.

A child-focused approach to learning is exemplified in the company’s proprietary L.E.A.P (Learning Experience Academic Program). L.E.A.P encourages your child to learn hands-on by doing, exploring, and solving problems at their own pace. In this way, your child achieves success independently while developing cognitive, intellectual, and social skills, through a variety of activities, early educational materials, and social interactions. Studies have shown that children love learning with cartoon characters and that this method is also highly effective. The Learning Experience has a cast of cute, cartoon characters that help your child find success through their preschool education.

In addition to L.E.A.P, the center’s Summer Programs will enrich your child’s learning experience with outdoor activities, such as running obstacle courses and relay races. Summertime activities also include art, music, and science projects. The activities are designed to keep your child both engaged and challenged, while creating fond memories that will last a lifetime.

Employees of The Learning Experience’s partner companies can receive a generous discount off the tuition rates. Employees are even eligible for priority consideration on waiting lists. There are hundreds of partner companies including the Asbury Park Press.

The Learning Experience encourages parents to be active and involved; the Show N Tell smartphone app allows parents to check in on their child through photo notifications throughout the day. It also gives parents an easy way to organize and plan, such as notifying your child’s teachers of any upcoming absences, checking tuition balances, and staying on top of upcoming closures and events. The website also features many blog posts with all of the latest parenting tips and ways to support your child’s developmental milestones and learning experiences at home.




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Raluca B.
Raluca B.
23:57 09 Jul 20
Our son started at the The Learning Experience right when he turned 3. The adjustment to full time pre-school was very smooth because of the caring and attentive teachers and staff. English is the second language for my son and they have been incredibly accommodating with the transition. The director and teachers are very responsive and attentive. The facilities are clean and kids-friendly. It is a very happy place to be: sunny and neat facilities, large indoor and outdoor playground for free play and physical exercise, fun learning activities, flexible drop-off and pick-up times for busy working parents, music and dance sessions, fun games etc. Our son made a lot of friends there and learned so much in less than a year. He is excited every morning to go to “work”! Thank you TLE for taking such good care of the kids and building the foundation for the school years more
John Coren
John Coren
16:02 01 Aug 19
My son has only been attending for two weeks, but everyone seems to genuinely care about him which makes the transition much easier. So far, so more
Cassandra Kittler
Cassandra Kittler
21:44 30 Mar 19
My daughter attended Home Sweet Home Childcare from 9 months to almost 4 years old. During this time, Lenore and her team went above and beyond to care for our daughter. My daughter’s social and learning skills have developed well and it’s a great place for children to thrive. We felt so comfortable leaving to work and our child being excited to come here. She started pre-school and continues to ask about Home Sweet Home Day more
Lori Avdoian
Lori Avdoian
14:52 27 Mar 19
Our toddler has been at TLE since July of 2018, and loves going there each day. He has developed great relationships with the teachers, and it’s clear they truly love and care about him! He has also made friendships with his classmates and talks about them when we are at home. I am impressed with their curriculum and all of the great experiences he has during the day. I can always speak with the director to ask any questions and receive communication back quickly. I feel confident leaving our toddler in their care, and am looking forward to our infant starting when I return to more
Shamykia Mables
Shamykia Mables
13:52 22 Mar 19
I’ve been with the Learning Experience for a year now , and when I first started the teachers and director was very friendly and welcoming. It’s always a welcoming environment entering the center. The director is very helpful and understanding. She is always there too help. We are always training with our Bubbles Institution Of Learning.The Administrative staff is always very concerned about making sure they provide the most support they can to the teachers and parents here. The teachers here are very committed to the children and supporting the parents through transitioning and any other needs.I Absolutely love our Center, Staff, And Parents.!!read more
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