The Learning Experience® Ranks 3957 in the 2014 Inc. 5000 with Three-Year Sales Growth of 76%

National Early Learning Academy Franchise Is Recognized on Prestigious List of Fastest Growing Companies in U.S.

September 04, 2014 // Franchising.com // Boca Raton, FL – Inc. magazine ranked The Learning Experience® (TLE®), the nation's fastest growing early learning academy franchise, 3957 on its 33rd annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. TLE® has 208 system-wide academies including 133 operating and 75 in various forms of development.

"It is an honor for The Learning Experience® to be recognized and included in the Inc. 500|5000 ranking for the second consecutive year," said Richard Weissman, TLE® President. "The key to our growth is to continue evolving and reinvesting in technology, infrastructure and human capital. With continued focus on the importance of early education – especially from the White House – and the ever increasing population of preschool-aged children, the future looks incredibly bright for The Learning Experience®."

A family-run business, TLE® founders have more than 30 years of experience in the early education industry. This experience has led to an exceptional ability to overcome business-related challenges and excel beyond them, a keen understanding of how to operate a successful business in all economies, and a focus on the continued development of TLE's proprietary L.E.A.P. (Learning Experience Academic Program) curriculum and enrichment programs. Part of a well-rounded approach to early learning, TLE®'s programs include early literacy, sign language, manners and etiquette, physical fitness, foreign languages, philanthropy, and many more which have proven to dramatically impact the lives of young children.

  • Early literacy programs at TLE® has nearly 90 percent of its preschoolers entering Kindergarten already reading
  • Sign language programs for infants and toddlers that has proven to increase a child's IQ 10 to 12 points higher than a child who didn't learn to sign at an early age
  • Social programs at TLE® that cover topics such as manners and etiquette (Matters Manner®) that allow students to practice positive decision making and builds self-confidence
  • A proprietary philanthropy-focused curriculum at TLE® teaches the core tenants of selflessness, generosity and giving at a young age and encourages children to apply such values in the classroom, at home and in the community. TLE®'s unique philanthropy curriculum is believed to be the only nationwide curriculum of its kind

The Inc. 500|5000 list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America's independent entrepreneurs. Companies such as Yelp, Pandora, Timberland, Dell, Domino's Pizza, LinkedIn, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained early exposure as members of the Inc. 500|5000.

Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at www.inc.com/inc5000.

For more information about TLE® centers and programs, please visit www.thelearningexperience.com.

About The Learning Experience®

The Learning Experience® (TLE®) is a leading provider of child care and early education services and the nation's fastest growing early learning academy for children ages six weeks to five years old. TLE® offers full and part-time services for children and supplemental after-school services for school-age children.

In line with the national emphasis placed on early childhood education during the most crucial years of development (6 weeks to age 8), TLE® incorporates programs that advance cognitive, social and physical activity in its preschoolers. TLE®'s innovative curriculum programs, such as L.E.A.P®, a cutting-edge proprietary approach to learning which has nearly 90 percent of TLE® children graduating preschool reading at a Kindergarten or greater level, are complemented by enrichment programs crucial to advancing learning and overall balance such as philanthropy, baby yoga, music, soccer, and more.

As of February 2014, TLE® has 207 system-wide centers including 126 operating centers (107 franchised and 19 Company-owned) and 81 centers in various forms of development. TLE® is one of the few childcare operators (either Company owned or through a franchise model) that demonstrated positive same-store comparable growth in 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.

For more information, please visit www.thelearningexperience.com.

More about Inc. and the Inc. 500|5000

Methodology

The 2014 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2010 to 2013. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2010. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent - not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies - as of December 31, 2013. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2010 is $100,000; the minimum for 2013 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.'s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at http://www.inc.com/5000.

About Inc. and the Inc. 5000

Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today's innovative company builders. Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 6,000,000 today. For more information, visit http://www.inc.com/.

The Inc. 500|5000 is a list of the fastest-growing private companies in the nation. Started in 1982, this prestigious list of the nation's most successful private companies has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success. The Inc. 5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony is an annual event that celebrates their remarkable achievements. The event also offers informative workshops, celebrated keynote speakers, and evening functions.

For more information on Inc. and the Inc. 5000 Conference, visit http://www.inc.com/.

SOURCE The Learning Experience®

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