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About The Learning Experience Academy of Early Education

The Learning Experience is the nation’s fastest-growing Academy of Early Education franchise, educating and enhancing the lives of more than 25,000 children ages 6 weeks to 6 years old each year. With more than 300 company-owned and franchise centers operating or Franchises Under development across 22 states, with plans to open our first international location in 2020 in the United Kingdom.

The Learning Experience’s proprietary curriculum places a prominent focus on programs that advance scholastic preparation. The Learning Experience prepares children academically and socially via innovative scholastic and enrichment programs such as the L.E.A.P.® curriculum, a cutting-edge proprietary approach to learning which has 9 out of 10 of its children entering Kindergarten already reading. To complement the academic curriculum, The Learning Experience utilizes various enrichment programs crucial to advancing learning and overall balance, such as philanthropy, Yippee 4 Yoga™, Music 4 Me®, Movin’​ N Groovin’®, manners and etiquette, and foreign language.

Why Franchise?

TLE® is America’s fastest growing daycare franchise, and a recognized leader in the daycare and early education industry—with over 450 centers open or under development. This is your opportunity to be part of an amazing brand dedicated to making a positive difference in children’s lives as they learn, play and grow with us.

Strategically chosen cities and locations – At TLE®, our real estate model is completely unique in the industry —our real estate team goes out, finds the location, works with developers to build, equip and set up the center, then hands you the keys. We then provide world-class training and support for you to run your center effectively.

A proven track record of success – Our students aren’t the only ones on the track to succeed—our daycare franchisees succeed big, too. In fact, 45% of TLE® Centers are owned by multi-unit owners. That’s one of the reasons TLE® was ranked #62 on Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top 500 Franchise list, and why Franchise Business Review ranked us “Best of the Best” in its list of 2019’s Top 200 Franchises.

Full, ongoing support for franchisees – The operational support we provide includes everything from licensing, to finance, to training and day-to-day operations. No prior education experience is necessary—we help ensure that our daycare franchisees have what they need.

The components needed for TLE® Center success

The services our support team gives our valued franchisees includes:

– Leading the construction process, keeping you updated and giving you the keys to a state of the art child care center
– Guiding you through how to develop and execute an effective marketing plan and sales process while providing ongoing marketing support, training and resources
– Working with you on staffing and building a dynamic team of qualified people
– Providing you with our proprietary curriculum to implement within your centers while educating you around all aspects on how to implement it successfully
– Educating you about the value of our product, including over 90 proprietary brand characters
– Conducting trainings that will support your personal development and growth in leadership, business acumen and preparedness to run a successful business
– Conducting training and support around financial planning and managing a P&L
– Assisting you through the process of getting your center licensed
– Ongoing access to a highly trained operations team that will help you stay on course to operate your center successfully
– Access to the latest technology to effectively run your child care operations including state-of-the-art technology within your center and the business intelligence tools to track business growth and communicate with your families

Company Founded

1979

Current Leadership

Richard Weissman, Chairman & CEO

Started Franchising

2003 (18 years)

Total Number of Units

243 (as of 2020)

Part-Time / Full-Time

Full Time

How Much Does It Cost To Open A The Learning Experience Academy of Early Education Franchise?

There are several costs associated with opening a The Learning Experience Academy of Early Education franchise. There is typically a franchise fee set by the franchisor, which covers the costs of opening a franchise location. Some other commons fees include equipment fees, marketing fees, licensing fees, insurance, and taxes, to name a few.

Some franchises may have a weekly fee that the franchisee pays for operating a The Learning Experience Academy of Early Education franchise. The weekly fee for opening a The Learning Experience Academy of Early Education franchise is Royalty Fees Are Due The First Day Of Each Month.

The full breakdown of these fees can be found in the Financial Disclosure Document (FDD) provided to franchisees by the franchisor. The FDD report will contain additional information such as whether the franchise is renewable (The Learning Experience Academy of Early Education Is Renewable) and does the franchise offer financing support (The Learning Experience Academy of Early Education The Learning Experience Academy of Early Education has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll).

The Learning Experience Academy of Early Education Company Details

Here are some additional details about The Learning Experience Academy of Early Education.

Initial Investment $60,000
Net Worth Requirement $500,000
Veteran Incentives 10% off franchise fee
Royalty Fee 7%
Ad Royalty 1%
Cash Requirement $150,000
Term of Agreement 15 years
Absentee Ownership No
Run from Home No
Part Time No

Training and Support Offered By The Learning Experience Academy of Early Education

The Learning Experience Academy of Early Education offers several support options to its franchisees. With 243 (as of 2020) units, The Learning Experience Academy of Early Education aims to provide support to each franchise owner to help them operate a successful franchise location. The Learning Experience Academy of Early Education offers 143 hours on the job training, 82 hours classroom training, and No additional training.

Training and Support Offered

Here are the support options offered by The Learning Experience Academy of Early Education.

On-The-Job Training 143 hours
Classroom Training 82 hours
Additional Training No
Ongoing Support
  • Purchasing Co-ops
  • Newsletter
  • Meetings & Conventions
  • Toll-Free Line
  • Grand Opening
  • Online Support
  • Security & Safety Procedures
  • Lease Negotiation
  • Field Operations
  • Site Selection
  • Proprietary Software
  • Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
  • Co-op Advertising
  • Ad Templates
  • National Media
  • Regional Advertising
  • Social Media
  • SEO
  • Website Development
  • Email Marketing
  • Loyalty Program/App
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