The Ideal Environment for Your Child: The Learning Experience

When you walk into The Learning Experience Academy of Early Education in Mandarin, you instantly get a sense of being amongst family. The entire facility is immaculately kept and a friendly face is there to greet you as you walk in the door. It instantly becomes obvious that the people that built this center put a lot of thought into creating a facility that caters to a young child’s every need.

By catering to a child’s every need, The Learning Experience has established itself as much more than a normal, everyday child care center. The center is part of a larger franchise system that has been built on more than three decades of experience in providing children with the tools and environment necessary to achieve the highest potential in their stages of early learning.


The Learning Experience® is able to accomplish this by giving children the support they need to develop socially, physically and emotionally in a safe and secure environment.   Programs like their cutting edge, proprietary L.E.A.P. (Learning Experience Academic Program) curriculum and Fun with Phonics have nearly 90% of participating children reading by the time they enter kindergarten. Other programs that are part of the everyday curriculum include sign language, technology (computers are provided in all classrooms for 2.5 years of age and above), a foreign language program, physical fitness and Manners Matter® have children exercising not only their minds, but their bodies as well.  This well-rounded approach to early education of both the body and mind has made The Learning Experience the leading innovators in the child care industry.

Further evidence of their commitment to caring for children is the staff at The Learning Experience.  Each staff member is a loving and nurturing individual with exceptional credentials. Teachers and assistants must follow strict guidelines, meet all state certification requirements and are encouraged to participate in sponsored continuing education programs. Mandatory First Aid training and CPR courses are provided annually. Consistent evaluations by superiors and parents help maintain the center’s high standard of excellence for its staff.

If you’re not already thoroughly impressed by the learning and the growing that takes place at The Learning Experience, you should see how they play! The Learning Experience’s unique play area, called Make Believe Boulevard® is a scaled down version of Main Street, U.S.A. that includes a fire station, diner, general store, post office and garage. Within this area, children can engage in socio-dramatic activities that encourages playfulness and role-playing.


Whether your child is an infant or preschooler, The Learning Experience offers the very best in age-appropriate care and academic and enrichment programming.

JMB Contributor Mary Lauren has had a chance to tour the facility and this is what she had to say:

The Learning Experience has a lot to offer families in Mandarin. The Center Director, Sheryl, and Business Manager, Maribel, are just as bright and cheery as the new facility itself. TLE welcomes children and parents into an engaging environment where learning can be nothing but fun. The facility has everything a child could want from a splash zone for those warm Florida days to Make Believe Boulevard, a realistic town perfect for imaginary play. The curriculum is solid, thorough and organized in such a way that every child will love to learn. TLE has a lot of offer

Join The Learning Experience in Mandarin for their Curriculum Day Open House on March 29, 2014 where they will be conducting VIP tours of the facility from 10am-2pm. If you can’t make it to the open house, you can find more information or their website, or to schedule a tour of their facility, please call The Learning Experience in Mandarin at (904) 880-1695 or visit them at 11945 San Jose Blvd, Suite 500 Jacksonville, FL 32223.

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8411 Southside Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL, United States
As the first The Learning Experience in Florida, we are proud to offer high quality child care to children ages six weeks to five years in a dynamic and fun environment that is committed to quality care. Our parents have confidence each day that their child is being taken care…
Megan Kilis
Born in Jacksonville and raised in New Orleans and Houston, Megan attended college in Knoxville, then worked in Nashville. From her nomadic lifestyle grew a love for the beach, as well as a fondness for Cajun food and jazz, Texas BBQ, Tennessee football, and everything Music City. She is a work-from-home mompreneur with a passion for business, fashion, fitness, community, and all things mom. Having fallen in love with her parents’ hot plumber Mike in 2007, she married him two years later in her parents’ backyard. After their spunky curly-haired charmer Kingsley was born in February 2010, Megan decided not to return to her job. While spending time as a stay-at-home mom, however, she realized that Jacksonville was lacking some important resources for moms–so in August 2012, she asked her friend Vicky to join her in starting Jacksonville Moms Blog, now Jacksonville Mom. Megan loves learning more about her city; connecting with other moms, as well as connecting moms with one another; and discovering new local businesses. As the blog has grown, so has her family: in May 2014, she and Mike welcomed a spirited baby boy named Britton. When she’s not working on Jacksonville Mom, you can find Megan sweating it out with other moms, shooting skeet with Mike, or running around on the beach with her energetic duo!


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