15+ Years Of Family-Owned Service To Your Community
They Say It Takes A Village. Welcome To The Learning Village!

Childcare Center Serving Saxonburg & Mars, PA

Welcome to The Learning Village, where a passion for education and a commitment to nurturing young minds come together to create a warm, engaging, and inclusive environment for children. Founded in 2007 in the heart of Saxonburg, Pennsylvania, our center quickly became a trusted name in childcare. Building on our success and the community’s trust, we proudly opened our second location in 2020, expanding our reach to serve even more families with exceptional childcare services.

Our journey began with a dream and a determination to provide high-quality childcare that parents could trust. Owner Melanie Merten brings a unique blend of education and professional experience to The Learning Village. With a degree in education, she embarked on a career path that led her to unexpected places, including a decade-long tenure at an engineering firm. However, her true calling emerged when she became a parent herself.

Melanie explains, “In 2003, when my first child was born, I faced the challenge of finding suitable childcare while pursuing my career. Fortunately, my employer recognized the need for working parents and allowed me to bring my daughter to an in-house childcare facility. It was during this time that the seed of opening my own childcare center was planted. Collaborating with a dedicated caregiver looking after my daughter, we created a nurturing space where children could learn, play, and grow.”

A Creative, Nurturing Environment Where They Can Truly Thrive

We believe that every child is unique, with their own talents, interests, and potential. Our approach to childcare is grounded in the belief that early childhood experiences lay the foundation for lifelong learning. We are committed to providing a safe, stimulating, and inclusive environment where children can explore, discover, and develop essential skills.
A Creative, Nurturing Environment Where They Can Truly Thrive
15+ Years Of Service You Can Always Trust

15+ Years Of Service You Can Always Trust

Having established our first center in 2007, we earned the trust of the Saxonburg community through our unwavering dedication to childcare excellence. This trust played a pivotal role when we opened our second location in 2020. Families in the area, familiar with our reputation for quality care, had no hesitation in entrusting us with the well-being and development of their children.


“To Provide Quality Childcare For Young, Bright Minds & A Positive Work Environment For Teachers”
Join The TLV Family Today & Watch Your Little One Excel From The Beginning!

How Old Is Your Child?


6 Wks - 12 Mos

Ones/Young Toddlers

1 - 2 Years

Twos/Older Toddlers

2 - 3 Years


3 - 4 Years​


4 - 5 Years​

School Age

5 - 12 Years