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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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Learning Care Group – Why Work For Us?

Serving Children with Five 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 13 years under our six 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 100,000 children between the ages of six weeks and 12 years. Our 17,000 dedicated directors and teachers share our vision to develop innovative Learning Care solutions, helping to enable us to better serve children and their families.

Childtime Learning Centers

Childtime’s educational philosophy is based on the Reggio Emilia approach that secure relationships with responsive and respectful adults provide the basis for all learning. The Powerful Beginnings and Empowered Child™ curriculum strengthen children’s emerging physical, social-emotional, cognitive and language skills to prepare children for kindergarten and beyond. More than 250 Childtime schools are located in more than 30 states. 


Tutor Time Child Care/Learning Centers

Tutor Time’s® Start Smart™ and LifeSmart™curriculums are based around the idea that every child is smart in his or her own way. Age-appropriate classrooms encourage dramatic play, exploration, investigation, problem solving and discovery. More than 200 corporate and franchise schools are located in                                                                                                    many states as well as Hong                                                                                                        Kong, Indonesia and Portugal.


The Children's Courtyard

The Children’s Courtyard schools feature cutting-edge equipment, aimed to give children the most compelling and early childhood education possible. The Children’s Courtyard adheres to the High/Scope philosophy that children learn best through hands-on experiences. There are more 60 schools with locations in the Dallas/Fort Worth, Austin and Houston areas.


Montessori Unlimited

Montessori Unlimited is a true representation of one of the best-known early childhood philosophies — the Montessori method. Montessori Unlimited directors know that children have a natural desire to learn, and will act joyfully if given the                                                                                                                 opportunity. The 25 Montessori                                                                                                     Unlimited Schools are located in                                                                                                   Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas,                                                                                                   Oregon and Texas.


La Petite Academy

A La Petite Academy education nurtures seven skill areas, an approach called Whole Child Education. Classrooms are designed to make education fun, provide students with an optimal environment for learning, and fill each day with opportunities for exploration. Nearly 500 academies conveniently located in 36 states and the District of Columbia.


 Everbrook Academy


This school is for 21st century learners. We guide them on the journey to elementary school—and the future. And with STEAM, hands-on learning experiences in science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics, ensure children are prepared to navigate a changing world.


Meet the Learning Care Group Executive Team

Barbara J. Beck

Chief Executive Officer

Beck joined Learning Care Group in March 2011 as Chief Executive Officer. In this position, she is focused on the company’s mission of building a customer-centric culture that is based on educational excellence, quality and innovation.

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.

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. 

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.


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.



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.

Benefit Options*

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

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

With Learning Care Group locations throughout the United States, there are numerous transfer and advancement opportunities available. So how do you get started? Click on one of the two links below to learn more about career options and to join our team.

School Staff Positions

(Teacher, Assistant Teacher, Lead Teacher, Food Specialist, Driver)

If you are interested in a staff position in one of our schools, search for a school near youand submit your resume. We may not have an opening at every location, but we will keep your information on file for six months.

School Management and Corporate Positions

If you are interested in a management position in one of our schools or a position working in our Corporate or Division Offices, you can search for current school management and corporate openings and submit your resume.

Learning Care Group is an equal opportunity employer.

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    I have been working at Learning Care Group full-time (More than a year)


    Collaborative, motivational, supportive, employee appreciation


    benefits package could be stronger

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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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