Executive Team


Joe & Bridget McGuire: Owners

Joe & Bridget McGuire live in West Fargo with their two children. They founded The Learning Circle in 2016. Joe is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and Bridget has a Bachelor's degree in business management. Their passion for finding quality childcare for their own family led them to open their first childcare center in Jamestown. 


Ashley Lahaise: Executive Director

Ashley is from Wahpeton ND and moved to Fargo to attend college, graduating from NDSU with a BS - University Studies with an emphasis in human development & family science, psychology & business. When not focused on TLC, she loves to spend time with her two daughters, Kabria & Kayliah and her miniature Australian shepherd, Athena! 

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Shannon Pranke: Executive Director

Shannon has been in childcare since 2002. She has a double AAS in business management and early childhood education. Prior to joining the TLC family, Shannon had her own childcare for nearly 6 years. She enjoys spending time with her wonderful husband, Dane, and their two amazing daughters. Her free time is spent reading, at the lake and most importantly with family and friends. 

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