August 22, 2013 // Franchising.com // Boca Raton, FL – The Learning Experience® (TLE®), one of the country’s fastest growing early learning academy franchise for children six weeks to six years old, today announced that it been recognized on the 32nd annual Inc. 5000 list of the fastest growing private companies in America. The company’s first year applying, TLE® is ranked as #3916 joining the elite group of well-known Inc. 5000 companies including Microsoft, Timberland, Jamba Juice, and Zappos.com.
While the majority of companies remained stagnant during the downturn of the economy, and in particular franchises, TLE® took the opportunity to reinvest in infrastructure, technology, and human capital to fuel success. This approach for the young franchise, just nearing ten years in operation, yielded TLE® 410% growth since the 2008 downturn in the economy, with over $130 million in system-wide revenue projected in 2013.
“We are honored to be listed on the prestigious Inc. 5000 list based on our company growth in spite of uncertain economic times,” said Mr. Richard Weissman, TLE® President. “Our dedicated team members throughout the entire TLE® enterprise played an exceptional role to drive innovation and maintain a company culture that was necessary to grow the brand. As a result, we have stood out as a top early learning academy and privately-held companies.”
The Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2009 to 2013. To qualify, companies must be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent – not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies – as of December 31, 2012.
With 198 locations nationwide, including 120 fully operational centers in 17 states and the remaining 78 under various stages of development, TLE® is the fastest growing preschool in the nation. A family-run business, TLE® founders have more than 30 years of experience in preschool. The keen understanding of how to run a business in all economies produced exceptional vision to drive, real estate, and proprietary education, setting TLE® apart.
For more information about TLE®, TLE® programs or opportunities, please visit www.thelearningexperience.com.
The Learning Experience® (TLE®) is the nation’s fastest growing early learning academy franchise for children ages six months to six years old. With a greater national emphasis on educational development during the most crucial years of a child's growth, a prominent focus is placed in programs that advance the scholastic preparation. TLE® prepares children academically and socially via innovative scholastic and enrichment programs such as L.E.A.P® curriculum, a cutting-edge proprietary approach to learning which has 90 percent of TLE® children graduating preschool reading at a Kindergarten or greater level. To complement the academic portion, various enrichment programs crucial to advancing learning and overall balance are discussed and demonstrated, such as philanthropy, baby yoga, music, physical fitness, manners and etiquette, and Spanish language.
SOURCE The Learning Experience®