Learning Care Group Celebrates Nationwide ‘Teacher of the Year’ Dana Megaughey

ELLICOTT CITY, MD., May 10, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Learning Care Group is proud to honor Dana Megaughey from its La Petite Academy location in Ellicott City, MD., as this year’s recipient of the company’s prestigious Teacher of the Year award. Megaughey has been selected in recognition of her remarkable work in bringing lessons to life in creative and engaging ways to help prepare children for future academic success.  She was chosen from more than 18,000 early education teachers nationwide from the Learning Care Group portfolio of schools – Childtime, Creative Kids Learning Centers, The Children’s Courtyard, Everbrook Academy, La Petite Academy, Montessori Unlimited and Tutor Time.

Megaughey, a Master Teacher, is being honored for her excellence as an educator and for the inspiration she provides to students and staff alike.

“Dana sets the standard  for how to interact with co-workers, children and families,” said Anne Manousos, Senior Division Vice President for Learning Care Group. “Her imaginative approach to hands-on learning helps motivate and encourage students as they develop a deeper understanding of new concepts. She goes above and beyond in her own classroom. She has turned it into the ocean, a race track, and now a castle! The children love all of the creativity and play a huge part in the transformation of the room. We’re honored to have Dana represent us as our Teacher of the Year.”  

Megaughey is also being recognized for her outstanding work in partnering with parents to ensure children’s continued growth. “Dana listens to and observes the children, then she revolves her lesson plan around what the children want and need to be successful,” Manousos said.

Innovation Starts Early

At La Petite Academy, children experience all the joys of childhood while forming strong social and educational foundations. Children learn to respect one another and to work together as they have fun. Here, they discover the joy of learning. Collaborative, nurturing classrooms offer programs that range from infant care to school-age clubs. STEM-focused educational programs, for infants to school-aged students, are built on the company’s proprietary School Readiness Pathway. This sequence of milestones and steps provides educational options and choices for every age, developmental stage, and style of learning, all of which ensure success in elementary school and beyond.  For more information, visit www.lapetite.com

About Learning Care Group

Learning Care Group is a leader in early childhood education, with more than 50 years of experience in inspiring children to love learning. Headquartered in Novi, Mich., the company provides early education and care for children ages 6 weeks to 12 years through seven unique brands:  The Children’s Courtyard, Childtime Learning Centers, Creative Kids Learning Centers, Everbrook Academy, La Petite Academy, Montessori Unlimited, and Tutor Time Child Care/Learning Centers. It operates more than 900 schools (corporate and franchise) across 36 states, the District of Columbia and internationally, and has a capacity to serve more than 130,000 children. Learning Care Group’s proprietary School Readiness Pathway supports the development of the academic and social skills needed for a smooth transition to elementary school. For more information, please visit www.learningcaregroup.com


Learning Care Group 'Teacher of the Year' Dana Megaughey, pictured with children from La Petite Academy in Ellicott City, MD.