Learning Care Group Debuts Everbrook Academy

NOVI, Mich., July 11, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Learning Care Group, a leader in early education and child care, is introducing Everbrook Academy, a premier 21st century preschool designed to prepare today's young learners to navigate a changing world. Emphasizing hands-on learning in STEAM – science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics – Everbrook Academy connects academic skills to practical application, bringing concepts to life in ways that are meaningful for children.



"The educational foundation we provide through our STEAM-focused, tech-infused learning experience at Everbrook Academy will instill the necessary skills for our children to reach their full potential as next-generation leaders, innovators and visionaries," said Barbara Beck, CEO, Learning Care Group. "Our leading-edge new program will prepare children academically, physically and socially for future success, while introducing them to an ever changing, technology driven world."

Ready for School, Ready for Life

Everbrook Academy brings the world into every classroom, encouraging children to think about what they're learning and explore concepts in a fun and holistic way. The project-based learning approach integrates the arts and sciences, enabling a well-rounded, multi-faceted perspective through a variety of high-quality learning activities and discussion. It nurtures children's critical thinking, communication, creativity and collaboration – four essential elements that will be integral in shaping their future.

The program at Everbrook Academy combines passionate, credentialed teachers, a research-driven curriculum and personalized learning experiences. Each classroom provides a stimulating environment with STEAM-inspired technology, tools and toys. Supported by Learning Care Group's exclusive School Readiness Pathway, the proprietary curriculum is designed to address the specific needs of children based on age and individual pace of development, starting in infancy.

"At Everbrook Academy, no two classrooms and no two lesson plans are alike," said Dr. Susan Canizares, Chief Academic Officer, Learning Care Group. "We're uniquely and intentionally planning individualized learning experiences for real children, in real time, readying them for a society that is increasingly dependent on STEAM skills. Parents will have a personalized, custom experience for their children at Everbrook which they are unlikely to find anywhere else."

At the heart of Everbrook Academy is the Brook, a community activity room that provides an inviting gathering spot for children of all ages. It features cozy reading nooks with books, an interactive virtual playground with fun and educational collaborative games, a performance stage, and STEAM zones. Here, children can construct robots, design and build structures, try their hand at composing music, solve puzzles, learn about codes, and more.

Everbrook Academy schools will be available to families in select markets nationwide, with the first location opening in Woodbury, Minn., in late August and schools in Novi and Royal Oak, Mich., slated to open in 2017. Program offerings include classes for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years and include before- and after-school clubs for school-age students. For more information, please visit: www.everbrookacademy.com

About Learning Care Group, Inc.

Learning Care Group is a leader in early child education and family solutions, with nearly 50 years of experience in inspiring children to love learning. Headquartered in Novi, Mich., the company provides early education and care for children ages 6 weeks to 12 years through six unique brands: The Children's Courtyard, Childtime Learning Centers, Everbrook Academy, La Petite Academy, Montessori Unlimited, and Tutor Time Child Care/Learning Centers. It operates more than 900 schools (corporate and franchise) across 36 states, the District of Columbia and internationally, and has a capacity to serve more than 100,000 children. Learning Care Group's proprietary School Readiness Pathway supports the development of the academic and social skills needed for a smooth transition to elementary school. For more information, please visit www.learningcaregroup.com

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

Source: Learning Care Group