Owned/operated by former Principal
Monday-Friday: 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
The Learning Center
Laying the foundation for your child's success
Our goal at The Learning Center is to prepare children for the next stages of their lives through the development of motor abilities, thinking skills and healthy interactions with their peers.
We provide our little ones with the tools they need for future happiness and academic success. Our unique programs incorporate a variety of educational theories such as sign language, foreign language (Spanish), STEM and STEAM, while always keeping your child’s best interest in mind and allowing for hands-on, experiential learning.
As a member of the Childcare Association of Louisiana we’re proud to provide a caring and safe environment for your child.
The educational programs at The Learning Center were created with your child’s needs in mind: to mature and develop in a safe yet stimulating environment. Learn more about each program below.
Ages 6 weeks to 1 year old: We have three separate rooms to assist in this developmental stage of your child. The Caterpillars Room is reserved for ages 6 weeks to 6 months; the Bees Room is for 6 to 9 months, where little ones can sit up and are beginning to crawl; and the Owls Room is for 9 months to 1 year old, when they are beginning to experiment with table food and nearly walking. At every stage we stimulate your child with music, toys, story time with teachers and various floor mats with colorful shapes and animals.
It's important to note that we advance children to their prospective room based on development, not age. We also are a Safe Sleep center.
Ages 1 to 3 years old: We assist your little one with asserting beginning stages of their independence. In addition to spoken words, they learn to communicate via sign language. We also tap into their exploratory stage by teaching colors, numbers, letters, shapes, painting and expose them to musical activities. Your child also will get potty training and learn to use utensils during meals.
Ages 3 to 5 years old: We prepare your child for "big school" with myriad learning opportunities: STEM, STEAM (STEM with arts), foreign language (Spanish), hands-on experiments, handwriting techniques and sight words, among others.
The Learning Center is owned and operated by Lynn M. Carmouche. Ms. Lynn, as she's affectionately called by students and staff, has 25-plus years of experience in education, serving in multiple roles including Principal, Assistant Principal, Central Office Coordinator, Dean of Students and Mentor Teacher. She earned a Bachelor of Science from LSU, Master's in Educational Leadership from Capella University and Educational Specialist Degree from Walden University. Her husband and co-owner of TLC, Marcus Carmouche (whom children call Mr. Marcus or "Uncle Marcus"), is also an LSU graduate. A former Tigers football player and award-winning journalist, Mr. Marcus is the facility's Business Operations Manager. Ownership is onsite daily.
Our two managers have 50 years of combined experience in the childcare industry. The Learning Center's Director, Ms. Charlotte McKnight, has been in this field for 20 years, while Assistant Director Ms. Martha Gilmore has 30 years of experience.
We seek the very best teachers for your child. Potential job candidates must have experience and/or training in the early childhood education field. New hires are required to go through orientation and a week of training. The staff also must have fingerprint and background checks, CPR and first-aid training, and 12 clock hours of continuing education annually.
The menu also plays an integral role in our program and features fresh beef, chicken and turkey. We do not serve pork products or processed meals such as chicken nuggets, frozen pizzas, fish sticks, corn dogs and hot dogs. We prepare healthy meals from scratch daily and serve two afternoon snacks that include fresh fruits and vegetables and whole grains. We also cater to children with allergies and make meals specific to their needs.
The Learning Center, a licensed Type III facility, is an approved respite care center for first responders and essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. We participate in the state's Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP). The Learning Center is also a proud member of the Childcare Association of Louisiana and the National Association for the Education of Young Children.
Unique and Valuable
At The Learning Center, our mission consists of providing a warm and nurturing environment where children feel safe. Our unique childcare center offers various activities that are specifically designed to encourage each child’s growth. Through cooperative play and creative activities, our little ones reach their social, emotional and physical milestones naturally and with ease. Our goal is for your little ones to be advanced beyond their years once they reach kindergarten.
10689 Perkins Road, Suite A, Baton Rouge, LA 70810