About

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A New Program

Mind Lab Center is an exciting new program for toddlers located in Dezerland Park! Mind Lab Center offers a play-based, mindful approach to learning where children will explore and discover, not only through fun & play, but through our hands-on curriculum, rich in activities designed to educate and stimulate your child’s natural abilities and strengths.

Mind Lab Center Mind Lab Center is a brand new facility inspired entirely by young children, selecting toys, equipment, and all materials so that your child has the most satisfying experience while under our care. We provide a safe, clean, and stimulating environment where children can grow and learn, explore and create, all while having fun and discovering the amazing individuals that they are.

We have created a unique space that features both a large play area for group play and shared learning, along with interactive Discovery Rooms each focusing on different broad subjects and learning styles.

Media Center: Photography, Audiovisuals, & Literature
Creative Center: Art & Science
Design Center: Building Blocks & Math
Expression Center: Music & Pretend Play

Each room is as unique as they are, with ample opportunities for exploring different mediums, textures, colors, challenges, and more – making their days both stimulating and fun!

Our staff are completely certified in (add certifications). Please review the Parent Handbook for more information and do not hesitate to reach out with any questions or comments you may have about the program.

We look forward to Mind Lab Center being an important part of this magical time in your children’s lives!

Michelle Leon

Director of Mind Lab Center

Hello, my name is Michelle Leon, and I am the Director of Mind Lab Center. It is my pleasure to share with you my background and how I became an educator. I was born in New York, NY and raised in Venezuela. From an early age, I took on a nurturing and service- oriented demeanor.

After graduating from high school, I returned to the United States to further my education. I studied Hospitality Management at NOVA University and soon began my first career in retail management.

Fifteen years later, everything changed. I became a mom and knew right then and there that my retail days were numbered. I resigned from my position at Brooks Brothers and went back to school to study Early Childhood Education. At the same time, I was working on my business plan to open and operate my own early childhood enrichment center. Two years later, I founded Jumping Jelly Beans, a licensed preschool, where I taught for eleven wonderful years. My experience over this time has led me to where I am now.

Mind Lab Center is the continuation of over 15 years of hands-on learning, research, and interactions with children and their families. It has become my passion and life’s mission to help families enable their children’s healthy growth and development by providing the necessary tools to succeed. At Mind Lab Center, we strive to keep children centered and grounded with strong values and sensitivity for themselves and the world around them.

It is my honor to welcome your family to our program.