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Childtime Learning Center Overview

Novi, MI
5001 to 10000 employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Preschool & Child Care
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Cultivating success with care.

Introducing a warm, nurturing place to learn and grow. We build strong foundations through secure relationships in a safe, secure environment so that every child may have success in school and beyond. Inspired by the Reggio ... Read more

Mission: We are an international leader in child education and family solutions, which impact and inspire lifelong learning.

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  • We’re so proud of our La Petite Academy and Childtime schools in SE Virginia and the Chesapeake area! Students, staff and school families from nine locations did an amazing job teaming up to collect funds and nonperishable food items to support the 2019 Mayflower Marathon Food Drive. Our schools donated 1,700+ lbs. of food to assist 600 local families in need. Thanks to everyone who participated and supported our schools to help us surpass our goal. In the past 7 years, our contributions have grown from 4,000 food items to this year’s 23,108 items. Wow!

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Childtime Learning Center – Why Work With Us?

More Than 40 Years of Experience Preparing Children to Love Learning!

A Childtime learning center

Founded in 1967 as a division of Gerber Products Corporation, Childtime now has more than 200 learning centers across the country—many conveniently located in hospitals, government facilities, corporate sites, and office parks.

We offer child care and early education services to children from ages six weeks through 12 years. Highly trained, dedicated directors, teachers, and staff are present every day to ensure your child’s well-being and to guide them on their journey. Our homelike setting and safe, secure environment make our centers the perfect place for children to play, laugh, and discover.

Childtime is a subsidiary of Learning Care Group, Inc., the second largest for-profit provider of early childhood care and education services in the United States.

Make a connection. Have an impact.

Someone very wise once said the children are our future and we need to teach them well so they can lead the way. Okay, maybe that was just a pop song. (Doesn’t make it any less true.)

We want forward-thinkers, doers, nurturers, and difference makers. No matter your position in the organization, you’re here to make a positive impact on a child’s life, every day.

Here, you will play a fulfilling role in helping children learn and grow. (And sometimes, play.) Build strong relationships with children and families, and develop meaningful friendships with colleagues. Discover exceptional resources, technology, and support to empower your work and advance your career. Experience a positive, dynamic environment defined by recognition, respect, and fair treatment.

Discover Your Path

It’s not only children who learn and grow with us—it’s you, too.

With a national network that provides strength and mobility, and so many roles across the organization, there’s opportunity to advance for all employees, and many paths you can choose.

Plus, we’re always here to help along the way:

  • Ask about tuition reimbursement for continuing education and credentialing.
  • Apply to a special scholarship program for the CDA Credential.

We're all about you and your experience. Your health and happiness, your work/life balance, your peace of mind. Beyond competitive compensation, significant growth opportunities, and regular employee appreciation celebrations, we also offer a range of benefits and resources for you to connect, balance, grow and thrive throughout your career. That's why we're pleased to share these great benefits with our full- and part-time (up to 30 hours per week) employees. Benefits may vary by individual location and the average number of hours worked.

Learning Care Group is committed to being an employer of choice and has many benefit options available to full- and part-time associates, including:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans available to eligible associates
  • 401(k) savings plan
  • Child-care discount
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • CDA reimbursement may be available
  • Vacation, holiday and sick time
  • Paid training

Meet the Learning Care Group Executive Team

Mark R. Bierley

Chief Executive Officer

Mark R. Bierley has served as CEO since July 1, 2019.

As CEO, He leads more than 20,000 Learning Care Group employees in delivering excellence to the families served throughout a portfolio of school brands: Childtime, The Children’s Courtyard, Creative Kids Learning Centers, Everbrook Academy, La Petite Academy, Montessori Unlimited and Tutor Time.

Nicholas Strange

Chief Operating Officer

Nicholas Strange is Chief Operating Officer of Learning Care Group, since April 2019.

In this role, he oversees 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.

Douglas R. Baker

Chief 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 providers through educational excellence and outstanding customer service.

Dr. Susan Canizares

Chief Academic Officer

Susan Canizares, Ph.D., joined Learning Care Group as Chief Academic Officer in October 2012. In this role, Canizares 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 teachers to maximize support for the enhancement of innovative learning products and solutions. 

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. His responsibilities include oversight for governance, intellectual property, employment and labor issues, as well as franchise relationships. He also serves as the company’s Corporate Secretary.

Judy Fimiani

Chief 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 responsible for guiding LCG’s talent management philosophy, as well as articulating the company’s strategy for acquiring, developing, rewarding and retaining the best talent.

Sean Sondreal

Chief Marketing Officer

Sean Sondreal

Sean Sondreal is Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) for Learning Care Group, a position he has held since July 2015. He is responsible for leading Learning Care Group’s marketing and customer engagement efforts by effectively connecting with customers to drive new enrollments and further strengthen customer loyalty.



Childtime Learning Center Reviews

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    "Amazing Coworkers and amazing work place!"

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    I have been working at Childtime Learning Center full-time (More than a year)


    Everyone is kind loving and caring! There is never a dull moment while working here!


    There aren't any cons that I could think of.

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Childtime Learning Center Interviews



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    I applied online. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at Childtime Learning Center (Sterling Heights, MI) in February 2018.


    Simple quick and easy interview. Asked about experience background and why you are interested in working with children. Also asked about age preference. Asked several questions about what would you do in this situation.

    Interview Questions

    • What should you do if a child does not want to go home every day all of sudden?   Answer Question
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