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Childtime Learning Center Overview

Novi, MI
5001 to 10000 employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Preschool & Child Care
Unknown / Non-Applicable
The next best place to home. Inspired by the famed Reggio Emilia approach, it’s our belief that secure relationships with responsive and respectful adults provide children with the basis for all learning. We empower children for success in elementary

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

Childtime Learning Center – Why Work For Us?

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

A Childtime learning centerChildtime Learning Centers offer educational child care to children age six weeks through 12 years. Founded in 1967 as a division of Gerber Products Corporation, Childtime has grown to more than 250 child care schools in more than 30 states, including a number of locations conveniently operated in hospitals, corporations, government facilities and office parks.

We offer the Powerful Beginnings curriculum for infants and toddlers and Empowered Child™ curriculum, which provides preschool-age children the guidance — and freedom — to acquire knowledge in ways most meaningful to them.

Staff and teachers are highly trained in the Reggio Emilia philosophy of teaching. Central to this philosophy is the belief that secure relationships with responsive and respectful adults provide the basis for all learning. With these relationships in place, children develop a capacity for trust, competence and independence that help them grow as students and people.

  A Powerful, Inspiring Career Awaits

You are a lifelong learner. You strive for excellence and believe that the most important thing you can do is to help others realize their potential. That’s what we have the chance to do every day in every one of our schools and in our division and corporate offices. We have the opportunity to influence children and help families. When you think about it, it’s a pretty awesome opportunity to build a career around something so powerful!

We’ll provide you with a fun and challenging environment. You will work with a great team in a supportive setting, and find that everyone from the van driver in a school to an accountant in our corporate office is working toward the same goal: to inspire children to be lifelong learners.

Teamwork, professionalism, innovation … they’re not just words on a plaque here. It’s what you’ll find every day.

Childtime 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

Benefits may vary by individual location and the average the number of hours worked.

With locations throughout the United States, there are numerous transfer and advancement opportunities available!

Meet the Learning Care Group Executive Team

Barbara J. Beck

Chief Executive Officer

Barbara Beck

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 nearly 950 corporate and franchise preschools across the U.S. with the capacity to serve nearly 138,000 children between the ages of six weeks and 13 years. More than 17,000 employees share LCG's mission of providing innovative early childhood education solutions to the families and children served through five unique brands: La Petite Academy, Childtime Learning Centers, Tutor Time, The Children's Courtyard and Montessori Unlimited.

Erin J. Wallace

Chief Operating Officer

Erin J. Wallace is Chief Operating Officer of Learning Care Group, a role she has held since February 2015. In this role, she is responsible for leading more than 16,000 Learning Care Group employees in delivering operational excellence to the families served at more than 900 schools throughout its umbrella of brands: Childtime, The Children’s Courtyard, La Petite Academy, Montessori Unlimited and Tutor Time.

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.

Mark R. Bierley

Chief Financial Officer

Mark R. Bierley is Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Learning Care Group, a position he has held since June 2012. In this role, Bierley is responsible for leading Learning Care Group in maintaining a solid financial foundation, enabling it to continue to provide educational excellence and outstanding childcare solutions that meet ever-evolving customer needs.

Scott W. Smith

Chief Human Resources Officer

Scott W. Smith has served as Chief Human Resources Officer since 2005, having previously served as Vice President of Human Resources since 2002.

Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Smith was the Vice President of Human Resources for Glotel, PLC, a human capital solutions provider located in London, England, where he had responsibility for the startup of the Human Resources Department.

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.

Ira L. Young

General Counsel

Ira L. Young has served as General Counsel to the Company since 2002. From 1999-2002 he served as General Counsel to Tutor Time Learning Systems, Inc. having joined that company in 1998 as Litigation Counsel. As General Counsel, Mr. Young oversees all legal affairs of the Company including governance, intellectual property, franchise compliance, franchisee relationships and employment/labor issues. He also serves as the Company’s Corporate Secretary.

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    The director and staff were always extremely positive and helpful. I was given opportunities for leadership frequently. The team was amazing.


    Time off was tricky sometimes because of my school being understaffed (which is common in preschools unfortunately).

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    Keep up the great work! Management was always very friendly!

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    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Childtime Learning Center (Winston-Salem, NC) in December 2016.


    It was real busy because it was around Christmas. Asked me typical questions about classroom management and how I would structure a day with the children. Because I came at the end of the year. The holidays delayed the process. It took 2 weeks for me to hear back.

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    No negotiation. Just waited for corporate to approve the application and my pay. Tried to negotiate part time hours but they said to go through part time first before full time. Plus I came under the sign on bonus they are having.

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