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Learning Care Group Overview

Novi, MI
10000+ employees
Company - Private
Preschool & Child Care
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Learning Care Group, Inc. is the second-largest for-profit child care provider in North America and a leader in early education. Our programs are designed for children aged 6 weeks to 12 years. Across our six unique brands, we’re committed to creating state-of-the-art ... Read more

Mission: To be the premier child and family education organization in the world.

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  • #WeekoftheYoungChild fun continues with Artsy Thursday. Every child is an artist! Creative expression inspires kids to stretch their imagination as it supports their physical, cognitive, social and emotional development. Through the arts, children build fine motor skills as they explore and experiment.

  • Happy #WorkTogetherWednesday, Day 3 of our #WeekoftheYoungChild celebrations. Learning is more fun when we work together! Collaboration helps strengthen a child’s social and emotional skills, develops communication skills, and can improve confidence. Here's a glimpse of teamwork in action at Learning Care Group preschools.

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Learning Care Group – Why Work For Us?

Serving Children with Seven Unique Brands

Headquartered in Novi, Michigan, Learning Care Group, Inc. is the second-largest for-profit child care provider in North America. An international leader in child education and family solutions, we provide early education and care services to children between the age of six weeks and 12 years under our seven unique brands.

In total, Learning Care Group operates more than 900 corporate and franchise schools across the country and around the world — each devoted to providing a safe and stimulating environment that will inspire a lifelong love of learning. We have the capacity to serve more than 130,000 children between the ages of six weeks and 12 years. Our 20,000 dedicated directors and teachers share our vision to develop innovative Learning Care solutions, helping to enable us to better serve children and their families.

Be an innovator—and encourage our children to explore, discover, and grow into their future selves. Our nurturing, interactive, collaborative atmosphere inspires every child, in every program. Innovation starts early at our school, as you inspire natural-born engineers and scientists with engaging STEM learning experiences to embark upon the path to their future.
As a Childtime team member, you’re supported by expert-driven, research-based curriculum, plus extracurricular learning opportunities, to provide children a comprehensive experience in academic, as well as social-emotional, development.
We know every child is unique—and so is every educator working to prepare them for elementary school. Our one-of-a-kind educators (looking at you) spend each day ensuring that children are engaged, nurtured, and encouraged to follow their own unique path, as we prepare them—academically, physically, and socially—for elementary school.
Several essential elements define the authentic Montessori educational experience, from the training educators like yourself receive, to the specialized learning materials and interaction among age groups. Be prepared to guide children along the path to true discovery, as you enhance their independence, inspiration, and intelligence—not to mention, your own.
You are a dedicated educator. We provide the challenging materials and experiences, you provide the positive influence, to encourage each child’s own initiative. Here, a balanced educational experience, focused on both academic and life skills, prepares them for school.
We thrive on a strong sense of community—which is where educators like you come in. Every day, in this inviting setting, we nurture children to develop the 21st century learning skills they need to thrive: creativity, communication, critical thinking, and collaboration. Be ready for your own career to grow, as you inspire the leaders and innovators of tomorrow.
Play. Learn. Create. Discover. Experiment. Our school’s approach is inspired by the proven concept that hands-on discovery enables strong learning, as children develop social skills, test their ability, gain confidence, and try out new ideas. Here, children play, with a purpose—and you’ll find your purpose, in nurturing them along this path to their future.
Meet the Learning Care Group Executive Team

Barbara J. Beck

Chief Executive Officer

Barbara joined LCG as its top executive in March 2011. In this position, she is focused on building a customer-centric culture based on educational excellence and outstanding quality.

Mark R. Bierley

President & Chief Operating Officer

Mark R. Bierley is President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Learning Care Group, a position he has held since July 2016.

 Since joining Learning Care Group as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in 2012, Bierley has been instrumental in cultivating a high caliber Finance team, leading numerous refinancing endeavors, and effectively deploying capital that has fueled the company’s rapid growth.

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.



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.

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    Working at Learning Care Group is great! We celebrate success in many ways. I've worked for a couple different companies in the past but none that recognize the accomplishments of their employees as much as LCG. I truly feel that Support Central (Corporate) cares about the children, the employees and the schools. Everyone is very friendly and always willing to help. It's amazing how many times I hear people say they've worked here for over 10, 20, even 30 years. One of my favorite aspects is the collaboration between departments and the opportunity to work on projects. This is a growing company and it’s exciting to be a part of trying new things. I highly recommend LCG.


    I hope someday to have a match on our 401K. Also, which I think is true with any company, communication could be better. I hope to someday have an app where we can communicate with all employees.

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    I applied online. I interviewed at Learning Care Group (Greensboro, NC) in April 2017.


    They did a phone interview first and then scheduled me for a physical interview. The interview was more laid back than expected. The directors really wanted me to be honest and allowed me talk as much as I needed.

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