LEGO® Education Collaborates with Learning Care Group on DUPLO® Preschool Learning Solutions

  • LEGO® Education and Learning Care Group, the second-largest for-profit educational child care provider in the United States, will pilot LEGO Education Preschool Solutions in schools in Florida and Utah.
  • LEGO Education Preschool Solutions, when implemented at a young age, spark an interest in learning by helping children develop fine motor skills, an understanding of the world around them, social and emotional understanding, and age-appropriate literacy and math skills.
  • The schools will have access to Web-based teacher training that is customized to their environment.

NEWS RELEASE – November 27, 2012 – LEGO Education announced today that it is teaming up with early education provider Learning Care Group – the parent company of Childtime, The Children’s Courtyard, La Petite Academy, Montessori Unlimited, and Tutor Time – to implement a program in 90 schools in Utah and Florida. Each participating location received identical sets of LEGO DUPLO® products to implement across their block, math, art, pretend play, language, book, and nature centers. These early-learning-focused products give young children a springboard into hands-on learning to spark their creativity and imagination.

During the week of December 3, 2012, the schools will host a LEGO DUPLO Family Night, offering current and prospective families the opportunity to engage children ages 3-4 and their family members in activities involving imagination, problem solving, and up to eight learning-filled activities using LEGO DUPLO sets.

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“Being LEGO smart in preschool is having the ability to explore, express, and share ideas and make sense of the world through hands-on learning.” said Stephan Turnipseed, president, LEGO Education North America. “Our collaboration with the Learning Care Group provides the opportunity for LEGO Education to enhance preschool learning through engaging, age-appropriate tools based on the power of the brick.”

Early education begins with capturing a child’s interest,” said Susan Canizares, Ph.D., Chief Academic Officer, Learning Care Group. “Throughout our portfolio of brands, we encourage opportunities for exploration, hands-on active learning, and self-expression. Partnering with LEGO Education provides us with an engaging way to begin developing our children’s problem-solving and critical-thinking skills.”

Additional Resources:

Products: LEGO Smart Preschool Learning Products

Activities: Preschool Early Learning Activities

Informational Video: Creating a LEGO Smart Preschool Student

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About LEGO Education

Since 1980, LEGO Education (LEGOeducation.us) has delivered hands-on, curriculum-based resources for teachers and students worldwide. LEGO Education believes a hands-on, minds-on approach helps students actively take ownership of the learning process and develop 21st-century skills such as creative thinking and problem solving through real-life, engaging experiences.

About Learning Care Group, Inc.

Headquartered in Novi, MI, Learning Care Group provides early education and child care services to children ages 6 weeks to 13 years under its umbrella of brands: The Children’s Courtyard, Childtime Learning Centers, La Petite Academy, Montessori Unlimited, and Tutor Time Child Care/Learning Centers. Learning Care Group operates more than 900 schools (corporate and franchise) across 36 states, the District of Columbia, and internationally, and has a system-wide capacity to serve more than 100,000 children. For more information, please visit www.learningcaregroup.com.

For additional information, please visit:

www.childtime.com

www.childrenscourtyard.com

www.lapetite.com

www.montessori.com

www.tutortime.com

LEGO, the LEGO logo, and DUPLO are trademarks of the LEGO Group. ©2012 The LEGO Group.

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About LEGO Education A/S Since 1980, LEGO Education (www.legoeducation.us) has delivered hands-on curriculum-based resources for teachers and students worldwide. LEGO Education believes a hands-on, minds-on approach helps students actively take ownership of the learning process and develop 21st-century skills such as creative thinking and problem solving through real-life, engaging experiences. LEGO, the LEGO logo, DUPLO, WeDo, MINDSTORMS, and the MINDSTORMS logo are trademarks of the LEGO Group. ©2012 The LEGO Group.

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