The Learning Experience: Child Development Center, Ledgewood, NJ

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Location: 986 Route 46 Ledgewood, NJ
Phone:1-888-865.7775

Email: info@tlecorp.com
Website: thelearningexperience.com


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  1. Concerned Parent says:

    This place is in Trouble. The just can’t seem to keep a teacher. Maybe they need to pay staff a bit more or just take more time interviewing. Most of the staff just seems too unqualified unless you just want a baby sitter. They started out strong but have since gone down hill. Child’s progress sheets used to be completely filled out. now they are nothing more than sheets that have been photo copied with the days activities preset. Almost every day when I walk in I am pulling a kid off of a chair or a top of a cabinet. All in all in is a nice facility, just very poorly staffed. We are looking elsewhere.

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  2. withchild says:

    The school is beautiful and the administrative staff are very supportive. The curriculum is evident in the every day interactions with my children as they are demonstrating the new things they learn constantly. The school has gone through changes that caused some concern but that happens in a lot of childcare faciities. The teacher child ratio is a state issue not a center issue, as the state mandates the child to caregiver ratios so I understand that the teachers are challenged. The curriculum is amazing, especially for the pre Kindergarten classes!

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  3. Concerned Parent says:

    This is one of the most loving places i have visited in the area. Both management and teaching staff take a genuine interest in the well being of my child and my child is growing so much there. The only concern I have is with the 2 1/2 year old room and the teacher to child ratio (1:10) as the children in that group tend to need more eyes. Otherwise, our experience has been quite pleasing.

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  4. Anonymous says:

    this center is great the teachers really care and so does the staff. My kids love being dropped off there and have learned so much from the curriculum. They really go above and beyond to care about the children.

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  5. Mary says:

    this center is …a mess! My child has been in this school for 1.5 years and has had about 15 different teachers between 3 different classrooms. The turnover in this place is extraordinarily high.
    I have witnessed, on several occasions, teachers speaking to and treating the children very aggressively and in threatening manners. This center has gone through 6 directors in three years. They are meeting state MINIMUM requirements on everything! Only one certified teacher in entire school. The rest are assistants with little to no experience with children. There are about 6 different managers running this place, but only 2 on site. The director is supposed to be monitoring the classrooms, but she is too preoccupied with answering phones and doing head counts all day. The child/staff ratio is a huge problem and they are notorious for placing children in different classrooms during the day unbeknownst to parents. There are video cameras in each classroom, but they do not have tapes to play back, therefore defeating the purpose. There have been many incidents that were brought to the attention of management, but they just disregard it since there was no “proof”. A teacher was caught kneeing a child in the back when he did something “wrong”. That teacher is still there and they dismissed the case since there was no proof. Do not let the clean and modern facility fool you. Very few teachers are warm and caring, but it is apparent that they are over worked and not happy. Staff members constantly complain about their work and the pay. Not a place you want your child to be! There is always yelling and never any praising or nurturing that I have seen in the toddler or twaddler classrooms. Biting is a serious issue in both of these classrooms. They told me that my child was the only biter and she was biting children twice a day, everyday! I found out from other parents that they are all getting bitten and biting other children. The staff has not a clue how to deal with this issue or any behavior issue for that matter, and I believe their lack of qualification is the problem for all behavioral issues. They are not tending to the children as they should be, resulting in frustrated and attention seeking toddlers. Scissors have been found in the Twaddler room where children can reach them, the garbage can is always over flowing with children eating cookies off the floor. They do not wash the childrens hands before eating. Pink eye is rampid in this place. It is highly advised that you call the state for any allegations, issues, inspection reports etc before placing your child in any daycare. We called the state and received info about the Learning Experience in Ledgewood after the fact and were told that “when the children know the inspectors names, it’s not a good sign”. The kids in TLE know the inspectors by their first name!! Our child was taken out of there immediately.

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  6. Holly P. says:

    My child had gone through about 17 teachers in less than 2 years. There have been serious issues that were brought to the attention of “management” that were ignored. I then tried to take it to a higher level by contacting corporate. My concerns there also went unnoticed. This place is a kid factory with no quality childcare professionals. If Social/Emotional development is important to you, then you are in the wrong place!!!! There is acknowledgement of childrens feelings or behaviour modifications. Biting and hitting is HUGE issue here, which is caused by the lack of proessional staffing. There is just a bunch of young girls looking for a job and have no genuine concern for the children. The management will try to convince you that their cirriculum is a great o ne, but its not. They just go through the motions and meeting childrens basic needs is severly lacking! I am so disappointed that I enrolled my child here, but she is now doing so wonderful in a different, owner operated facility.

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  7. Anonymous says:

    The Learning Experience is a great facility. The teachers at the location have been working there for 5 plus years and the admin team is wonderful. My child cant wait to get to school in the morning and I cant get him to leave at night.. center is …

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  8. Suzanne J says:

    this center is …Great! My daughter has been enrolled in TLE Ledgewood since she was 10 weeks old and loves it! The staff is excellent with the children, very loving. I am not sure what the other people that posted are talking about, I have never experienced any of what theu are saying. My child has never had a change in her teacher unless she is transitioning in to the next room. I have never regretted sending my daughter there. We love it!

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  9. Sue J says:

    this center is …Excellent! I am shocked by some of the others that have posted. My child is in the Twaddler room and I have NEVER in the almost 2 1/2 years she has been here heard anything other than positive, nurturing comments. I have never heard yelling either! The staff is great and the director is phenomenal. My child has never bitten nor has she been bitten. This is a great school!

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  10. Lauren P says:

    My daughter, Jayda, has been going to the TLE Ledgewood location since she was 4 months old. We now have an incredibly bright and happy 2 1/2 year old and I know that the involvement, care, and structure she has been involved in at TLE has been a huge factor! She has progressed through multiple classrooms and teachers, and everyone has been so kind, caring,and attentive! The director especially takes a real interest in each child, so many children run in there every day for hugs and kisses from their Miss Dee-Ann! I interviewed many daycares before choosing TLE- I know I made the right choice for the best start for my child!

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  11. Denise T. says:

    My son has attended this center since Sept. 2011 at 6.5 months old. I have nothing but good experiences with the teachers and staff. Everyone is super friendly and the classroom he is in the teachers definitely take good care of him. He is now 11 months old and I know he is in good hands while I am at work. You will find the teachers singing to the kids, holding them, and overall loving them. The center itself is bright and cheery. The director is sweet and very friendly. The kids just love her!

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  12. Emily C says:

    this center is … a great place to send your children when you can’t stay home with them! Our son Andrew started attending TLE in Ledgewood when he was 16 weeks old. He is now just over 2 years old and he LOVES it. If he is home sick or for a holiday he spends all day asking about his friends and when you ask him who he is going to see at school he starts listing them by name. The teachers are great and have taught him so much in his 2 years there. We looked at so many day care centers before making a decision and we couldn’t be happier. We look forward to Andrew’s brother/sister joining him at TLE over the summer.

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  13. anon says:

    this center is … a NIGHTMARE with a capital FRIGHT. The staff is very loving towards the children. However, what makes the Fredericksburg VA Tidewater Trail center so unbearable is the manager. Swooping in like the dreaded horse of the apocalypse, she is an unrelenting wicked,mean-spirited bully with a cigarette in one hand and a red bull in the other reminding us that she is the boss and can do it all. But only half-a**ed according to her boss who quit HER job because she could no long deal with this abomination. Beware of high price, they will tell you anything you want to hear to get your money then badger you if a payment is second late. Very bad drug laden neighborhood behind center. The staff is on pins and needles over this demon incarnate lurking in the corner like black mold. You can see it, it looks harmless, but before you know it, slowly drains you of your health and energy. Run away as fast as you can.

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