Preparing young children for success in school is the mission of The Learning Collaborative in Charlotte, North Carolina. That success, in turn, helps them build the foundation for a productive and rewarding life. Our students come from fragile economic circumstances and unstable communities.  Because of this, we embrace the entire family in a holistic and empowering way, working together with teachers and community partners toward a shared goal; success in life through education.
Our Mission: The Learning Collaborative (TLC) provides a tuition free, high quality preschool education to at-risk families through a unique partnership with our children, families, parents, staff and community.

Our Vision: Our vision is that children and parents working together can overcome at-risk beginnings through an early educational intervention, paving the way for success in kindergarten and beyond, inspiring a love of learning, confidence in themselves and hope for their futures.