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. 


Jennifer Taylor: Executive Director

Jennifer lives in West Fargo and has been in the childcare field for 22 years! She has a bachelor's degree in early childhood special ed and has held many positions in the childcare field. She owned and operated her own daycare for many years before teaching in the WFPS system. Jen spends her days traveling and overseeing our Fargo and Hillsboro locations. 


Samantha Grover: Executive Director

Samantha lives in Moorhead and has been working with children for over 10 years! She has a bachelor's degree in social work and an associate's degree in child development. Samantha is currently the primary director at TLC - Sports Bubble and also oversees our Fargo locations focusing on our Toddler - School Age groups. 

Center Directors

Marissa Gahner: Jamestown


Marissa is the director at our Jamestown location. She has an associate's degree in business management. Marissa has been with TLC since the beginning and helped pioneer the very first TLC location!

Shannon Pranke: Here We Grow


Shannon is the director at Here We Grow. She has an associate's degree in business management and early childhood education. Shannon has been in the childcare field for over 15 years. She found her passion for childcare at an early age and followed that passion by operating a childcare in her home before joining TLC.