Take your seats and pay attention, class: Learning Care Group takes care of children who are between the ages of six weeks and 13 years. The for-profit company provides both full-time and part-time child care, educational and developmental programs, and workplace child care. Learning Care Group operates about 1,000 corporate and franchise schools in 36 states, the District of Columbia, and in other countries, with most in suburban areas and on or near company worksites. Brands include The Children's Courtyard, Childtime Learning Centers, La Petite Academy, Montessori Unlimited, and Tutor Time Child Care brands). The private equity arm of Morgan Stanley holds a 60% stake in Learning Care Group.
Learning Care Group has a system-wide capacity to serve 156,000 children and grows by making select acquisitions. These have included The Children's Courtyard of Texas (45 schools), LPA Holding's La Petite Academy (600 schools), and Montessori Unlimited (28 schools). The Learning Care Group intends to keep growing by purchasing regional early education providers as well as by developing new schools to increase concentration in select key markets.
A big part of the company's income is derived from its corporate clients. Learning Care Group markets itself to corporations by offering customized early education and child care programs that include full-service day care for infants (six weeks) through five years old, full day kindergarten classes, summer camps for children from six years to 13 years old, holiday care programs, and back-up child care programs.
Other services include biometric security systems, employee educational seminars, facility layout and design services, architectural and construction consulting, and furniture, fixtures, equipment, and learning supplies. – less