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Learning Care Group

Education - Teaching - Administration
10,000 - 25,000 employees  |  

Learning Care Group, Inc. provides early education and care services to children between the ages of six weeks and 12 years under its umbrella of brands:

La Petite Academy
Childtime Learning Centers
Tutor Time Child Care / Learning Centers
The Children's Courtyard
Montessori Unlimited

Between these five brands, Learning Care Group has approximately 1,100 schools (corporate and franchise) with a system-wide capacity to serve close to 166,000 children in the U.S. and internationally.

Today, the company, headquartered in Novi, Michigan, is one of the fastest-growing, second largest for-profit child care provider in North America. In 2008 we opened 7 new schools and we are currently on target to open another 8 - 10 new schools in 2009.

Employees like you are the foundation for our continued success. We are proud that in 2008 we were named as one of the “Top Workplaces” in Southeast Michigan by the Detroit Free Press. By joining our team, you will join close to 22,000 dedicated Directors, Assistant Directors, Teachers and staff that make a difference in the lives of children everyday.

You will also make a difference in the lives of children when you join our company as we are a national sponsor of the Make a Wish foundation. Our company, our employees and our children’s families have contributed over $5.5 million to date.

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Childtime Learning Centers was originally founded in 1967 and became a division of Gerber Products Corporation in 1973. In 1990, the Gerber Children’s Centers were sold and were renamed Childtime Children’s Centers. The company officially changed the name to Childtime Learning Centers in 2002. Tutor Time Learning Centers originated in 1988 as a Florida-based privately held company. It began franchising in 1990 and became one of the largest franchisors of child care facilities in the United States. In July 2002, the assets of Tutor Time were acquired by Childtime, joining Tutor Time with the Childtime Learning Centers brand. In August of 2004, Childtime introduced a new parent company name, Learning Care Group, Inc., to better position the company for future growth. Then in January 2006, Learning Care Group shareholders voted to approve a cash merger by A.B.C. Learning Centres Limited, who is now the largest publicly traded child care service provider in the world. The company continued its growth and in September 2006 acquired Arlington, Texas-based The Children’s Courtyard. Today, The Children’s Courtyard operates schools in the Dallas/Fort Worth, Austin and Houston areas, serving children from six weeks to 13 years old. La Petite Academy, Inc. joined the Learning Care Group family shortly afterwards, in January 2007. La Petite Academy is headquartered in Chicago and operates more than 550 schools, including Montessori Unlimited schools, in 36 states and the District of Columbia. Most recently, the company was taken private with Morgan Stanley Private Equity purchasing a 60 percent stake on June 25, 2008. This joint venture allows us to continue our strategic growth plan and remain focused on providing the highest quality care across all of our brands.

There are many benefit options available to full and part-time employees.  (Part-time schedules can vary, up to 30 hours per week depending on your availability.)  We offer you a fun and challenging work environment that fosters teamwork, inspires professional excellence and encourages contributions by all team members.  

We also offer ALL employees:

  • Dental and vision insurance
  • Accident and critical illness insurance
  • Company paid basic life insurance
  • Supplemental life insurance available
  • Short disability insurance
  • Childcare discount
  • 401(k) retirement plan
  • Employee referral bonuses
  • Electronic pay options
  • Group prepaid legal assistance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Identity Theft coverage
  • Pet insurance
  • Employee discounts on travel, computers and many more national and local retailers

School staff employees also have access to:

  • CDA assistance 
  • Three day orientation prior to working in a classroom
  • Annual professional development day
  • Regular staff trainings
  • Advancement opportunities into management

Full-time positions may also be eligible for:

  • Health insurance
  • Long-term disability insurance
  • Education assistance
  • Paid time off
  • Flexible health care and dependent care spending accounts