HILLSBOROUGH – The Learning Experience, one of the nation’s fastest growing Academies of Early Education for children six weeks to five years old, is inviting all children and families in the community to its free “Passport to Fun” event on Saturday, Jan. 9, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at 345 Auten Road.

Part of the academy’s new year initiative to inspire children to “Explore More in 2016 at The Learning Experience,” the Passport to Fun celebration is an extension of the January curriculum theme, “A Ticket to Travel.”

Children and parents are encouraged to embark on an imaginary journey to learn about new cultures and modes of transportation by “traveling” to places including Africa, Asia, South America, and others.

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Kids and their parents will be introduced to an all-new proprietary edutainment web-based platform that includes videos, games, music, phonics lessons, e-books, interactive apps and more for early learners. Students enrolled at The Learning Experience will have free, 24/7 access to the resource which reinforces lessons children learn at the center at home or on-the-go.

“Through technological advancements, our world has seemingly become much smaller than it once appeared and is more accessible today than ever before,” said Donna Vattelana, business manager of The Learning Experience in Hillsborough. “The Passport to Fun event is designed to connect local children and their families to a world full of vivid countries and cultures in an educational, interactive and fun way – much like our proprietary curriculum, enrichment programs and teaching tools – and we are excited to share with our community a new web-based platform that will allow children to learn similarly outside of the four-walls of our center as well.”

The Learning Experience’s well-rounded approach to early learning has proven to dramatically impact the lives of young children, producing the following results:


·      -  Early literacy programs at The Learning Experience have more than 95 percent of its preschoolers entering Kindergarten already reading.

·       - Sign language programs for infants and toddlers that have 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 The Learning Experience that cover topics such as manners and etiquette (Manners Matter®) allow students to practice positive decision making and build self-confidence.

·       A proprietary philanthropy-focused curriculum at The Learning Experience teaches the core tenets 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. The Learning Experience’s unique philanthropy curriculum is believed to be the only nationwide curriculum of its kind.

With 90 percent of a child’s brain developing within the first 5 years of life, The Learning Experience places a prominent focus on programs that advance scholastic and social preparation, including its one-of-a-kind L.E.A.P.® (Learning Experience Academic Program) curriculum and enrichment programs, which have been developed from more than 30 years of experience in the early education industry.

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 five 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 more than 95 percent of its children graduating preschool reading at a Kindergarten level or higher. 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.