The Learning Center (TLC) Transitions to New Ownership as Early Life Learning, Welcoming New Families and Teachers

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The Learning Center (TLC), will transition to new ownership, rebranding as Early Life Learning.

The childcare center, The Learning Center (TLC), is excited to announce its transition to new ownership and rebranding as Early Life Learning. Under this new ownership, Early Life Learning will continue TLC’s legacy of providing exceptional childcare and early education while introducing fresh initiatives and opportunities for growth.  Long-time administrator, Cheryl Clendaniel, will remain on staff as the Center Director.

Early Life Learning is committed to maintaining the high standards of care and education that Milford families have come to expect from TLC. With a renewed focus on early childhood development and a passion for nurturing young minds, Early Life Learning will offer an enriched curriculum, updated facilities, and a warm, supportive environment for children to thrive.

“We are thrilled to carry forward the mission of TLC and build upon its strong foundation,” said Ryan Smith, a TLC graduate, current parent of the center, and the new owner of Early Life Learning. “Our goal is to create a vibrant community where children can explore, learn, and grow. We are also excited to welcome new families and talented teachers to join us in this exciting new chapter.”

Key highlights of Early Life Learning include:

  • Enhanced Curriculum: Incorporating the latest in early childhood education research and practices to support holistic development
  • Procare App/Website: Utilization for parent communications and pictures
  • Facility Upgrades: Remodeled bathrooms and classrooms, updated outside play areas and landscaping, and new learning resources designed to create a stimulating and safe environment for children
  • Experienced Educators: A team of dedicated and passionate teachers committed to providing personalized care and fostering a love for learning

Early Life Learning is now accepting new families and teachers. Parents interested in enrolling their children or educators looking to join a dynamic and supportive team are encouraged to contact the center for more information and to schedule a visit.

For enrollment inquiries or to apply for teaching positions, please contact Cheryl Clendaniel, Early Life Learning by calling 302-422-3728, email [email protected] or visit

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