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Exclusive Program Helps Children Learn From the Start

NOVI, Mich., April 13, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Babies are born ready to learn, creating 700 new brain connections every second – trillions more than adults. To make the most of this remarkable opportunity for development, Learning Care Group is offering Learn from the Start, a proprietary milestone-based curriculum for infants, toddlers and two-year-olds. The program is being implemented throughout its Childtime, Children's Courtyard, La Petite Academy, Tutor Time and Montessori Unlimited locations nationwide.

"The road to success begins during a child's earliest years," said Barbara Beck, Chief Executive Officer, Learning Care Group. "Learning Care Group is providing a solid foundation for future achievement through Learn from the Start, a comprehensive program that maximizes a young child's extraordinary learning potential."

This week, Learning Care Group schools are celebrating the Week of the Young Child with Milestone Mixers for parents of infants, toddlers and two-year-olds. It's an opportunity to connect with other parents and learn more about Learn from the Start.

Setting the Stage for Success

Learn from the Start concentrates on the key developmental indicators specific to infants and toddlers. The program stimulates learning concepts in a fun and engaging way, addressing the individual needs and abilities of each child. It begins the journey along Learning Care Group's proprietary School Readiness Pathway, as children interact with the world and develop skills to further their development and education.

"The capabilities children develop during their earliest years have a lifelong impact," noted Dr. Susan Canizares, Chief Academic Officer, Learning Care Group. "With Learn from the Start, we've designed an exclusive curriculum that guides our youngest learners during this critical time when their language skills, social understanding and abstract thinking are growing exponentially."

Since all children grow at their own pace and in their unique way, Learn from the Start emphasizes a child's holistic development, rather than a specific age. The comprehensive curriculum encompasses every aspect of life in the classroom: the environment, teacher-child interactions and planned learning experiences. The program includes more than 1,300 educational activities for teachers to choose from to meet children's developmental needs and enrich their learning experience.

It focuses on reaching and mastering emerging milestones in:

•Cognitive development
•Language development and communication
•Physical development and health
•Social and emotional development
•Approaches to learning

Individual and group experiences allow children to interact with others, as well as with their environment.

For more information, please visit: www.childtime.com, www.childrenscourtyard.com, www.lapetite.com, www.montessori.com, and www.tutortime.com.

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About Learning Care Group, Inc.

Headquartered in Novi, Mich., Learning Care Group provides early education and child care services to children ages 6 weeks to 12 years within its portfolio of brands: The Children's Courtyard, Childtime Learning Centers, La Petite Academy, Montessori Unlimited and Tutor Time Child Care/Learning Centers. Learning Care Group operates more than 900 schools (corporate and franchise) across 36 states, the District of Columbia and internationally, and has a system-wide capacity to serve more than 100,000 children. For more information, please visit www.learningcaregroup.com



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CONTACT: Lydia Cisaruk Director of Corporate Communications Learning Care Group (248) 697-9140 lcisaruk@learningcaregroup.com

Source: Learning Care Group