My daughter has been at TLE for the last year and we absolutely love it there. We love the director, Jessica, and have been thrilled with the teachers. When we were touring daycares before/just after she was born I didn’t pay any attention to the curriculum because she was an infant(!!) but it’s been a surprise and a joy to see how much she learns at daycare. For example, “Eeeshy” (fishy) was a very early word for her – funnily enough the curriculum theme that month was “Under the Sea”. We also didn’t set out thinking our child would learn infant sign language, but it definitely came in handy before she could speak. And she LOVES music class. The staff are warm and loving and the halls are filled with proud displays of the children’s art projects. I also like that the center has its own small private outdoor play area – a luxury in Manhattan. On a practical level stroller parking is much easier than some of the other daycares we toured – a small thing but nice nonetheless. In short, we love TLE. Choosing childcare is a personal thing, but we are thrilled with TLE and I would encourage anyone considering daycare to stop by and tour.
201 Varick St # 609New York, NY 10014
I highly recommend TLE to any parent. Our daughter has been at TLE since 6 months old. We experienced a few other daycare centers because both my wife and I had daycare benefits through our employers. From the first day TLE has felt like home for our daughter. TLE feels like we are leaving our daughter with family rather than a daycare. We became very close to the teachers in her first classroom Miss Dominique and Miss Jeanie. There is no question that our daughter is loved by her teachers at TLE. TLE's curriculum has enriched our daughter in many ways. She loves music class (often sings songs from school at home) and has become a sponge for new words! We are constantly amazed by what she has learned at school. The administration and director of the school have been great, we're kept informed of her day and are able to keep in touch through phone, email, or text. We often receive candid photos of her day; which brightens our day.
We've had our child in The Learning Experience for about 3 months now and have nothing but great things to stay about the teachers and the other parents. Everyone is really nice and invested in the development of the children. I'm confident that our child is breezing through each one of their milestones due to the teachers' commitment. I'll never forget our first tour of the facilities where we saw a classroom filled with children quietly eating *broccoli* together to infants in another room all sleeping at the same time. We knew it was the place for us, and haven't looked back since.