April 08, 2014 // Franchising.com // BOCA RATON, FL - The Learning Experience® (TLE®), the country’s fastest growing early learning academy franchise for children 6 weeks to 5 years old, is proud to announce its first public investment offering through a partnership with leading crowdfunding site, CircleUp. The first opportunity presented to the investment community through CircleUp is TLE’s® Jacksonville Mandarin Center, located at 11945 San Jose Blvd., Suite 500, in Jacksonville, Fla.
Recently distinguished as one of America’s fastest growing franchises and a top education franchise for 2014 by Franchise Business Review magazine, TLE® has experienced year-over-year franchise growth rate of over 30% for the past four consecutive years. Utilizing CircleUp’s platform to connect “accredited investors” with TLE’s® innovative early childhood education company will create a unique opportunity for investment in a high-yield product at a fraction of the traditional cost of ownership.
The Jacksonville Mandarin TLE® Center, which can be found under the name of Jacksonville-Mandarin, LLC, joins TLE’s® 207 system-wide centers nationwide, including 126 operating centers (107 franchised and 19 Company-owned) and 81 centers in various forms of development.
"TLE® is a family-owned enterprise which has been built on the pillars of the entrepreneurial spirit," said Richard Weissman, President of TLE®. "The opportunity to provide ownership and dream fulfillment to those who may never otherwise be afforded this investment opportunity is a tremendous source of pride.”
Over the past 30 years, TLE® has successfully built one of the most trusted brands in the for-profit early childhood education industry with a stellar business and educational reputation. The Company strives to provide the best educational experience for all TLE® children, with uncompromising standards in a nurturing environment. In particular, TLE® prepares children academically and socially via innovative scholastic and enrichment programs such as L.E.A.P.® curriculum, an approach to learning which has 90 percent of TLE® children graduating preschool reading at a Kindergarten or greater level. Most recently, TLE® implemented proprietary philanthropy curriculum that teaches preschoolers the value of selflessness and giving.
CircleUp is an online social marketplace that helps small consumer and retail companies raise money directly from a community of individual accredited investors. The crowdfunding startup focuses on high-growth consumer product and retail private companies and provides them with an efficient way to access a wide ranging, sophisticated investor network. In addition, CircleUp provides consumer and retail companies access to a community of value-added partnerships including General Mills, Procter & Gamble, SPINs and Presence Marketing.
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This Does Not Constitute An Offer To Sell Or A Solicitation Of An Offer To Purchase Any Securities. Any Such Offer Will Be Made Only Pursuant To Subscription Documents Made Available To Prospective Investors Through The Circle Up Website. All Investors Must Be Accredited Investors, As Defined In Regulation D Under The Securities Act Of 1933, As Amended That Provide Reasonable Evidence To Tle That Such Investor Is An Accredited Investor. Tle May Accept Or Reject Subscriptions In Its Sole Discretion. Early Stage Investments Are High Risk And Are Only Appropriate For Some Investors.
The Learning Experience® (TLE®) is the nation’s fastest growing early learning academy 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 has been 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 will be discussed and demonstrated, such as philanthropy, baby yoga, music, physical fitness, manners and etiquette, and Spanish language.
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