Somerset community invited to free instructional and philanthropic event as part of the National Academy of Early Education’s “Project Togetherness” initiative

SOMERSET, NJ – The Learning Experience®, one of the nation’s fastest-growing Academies of Early Education for children six weeks to six years old, in Somerset invites the community to attend its free Trike-A-Thon event from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 7, 2017, at 12 Cedar Grove Lane in Somerset, NJ, to raise awareness and support for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  

The event is an extension of the nation’s first philanthropic curriculum which teaches preschoolers the important life lessons of selflessness, generosity, and giving, and The Learning Experience’s “Project Togetherness” initiative aimed at bringing children, parents, and community members at large together for a day of unity. At the family-friendly Trike-A-Thon, parents can get insight into child bicycle safety while children ride their tricycles, scooters, and bicycles in a secured lot and participate in a cycling obstacle course. There will also be safety checkpoints where volunteers will ensure that the proper amount of air is in each tire and that helmets are adjusted properly.

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“In all that we do, we look to find unique ways to give back to our community," said Heather McCuen, Center Director of The Learning Experience in Somerset. "Our Trike-A-Thon will serve as both an educational opportunity to reinforce the importance of safety as well as an opportunity to live out our philanthropic curriculum through giving back to St. Jude.”

Somerset’s littlest citizens will also be able to interact with the people who build, protect and serve the community through a hands-on opportunity to explore a working fire truck. The event will also feature numerous pop-ups from local businesses with items and services available for purchase as well as complimentary refreshments. All are welcome to attend the event, and all donations will be given to St. Jude.

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and cures childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Fundraising efforts help ensure that families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food — because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.

With over 300 locations operating or under development, The Learning Experience’s footprint for impactful discourse to highlight and celebrate acts of kindness, selflessness, and the forging of unity throughout communities across the U.S. is significant.

For more information on The Learning Experience in Somerset, visit, or visit the center’s Facebook page, or call 732-253-4344.

About The Learning Experience®

The Learning Experience® is one of the nation’s fastest-growing Academies of Early Education for children ages six weeks to six years old. With a greater national emphasis on educational development during the most crucial years of a child's growth, The Learning Experience places a prominent focus on programs that advance scholastic preparation. The Learning Experience prepares children academically and socially via innovative scholastic and enrichment programs such as the L.E.A.P.® curriculum, a cutting-edge proprietary approach to learning which has 9 out of 10 of its children entering Kindergarten already reading. To complement the academic curriculum, The Learning Experience utilizes various enrichment programs crucial to advancing learning and overall balance, such as philanthropy, Yippee 4 Yoga™, Music 4 Me®, Movin’ N Groovin’®, manners and etiquette, and foreign language.

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