The Learning Experience Early Education Center was established in the state of California in 1984 by Pauline McCall, owner and director. In 1987 she opened her second location in the city of San Juan Capistrano. In 1990 The Learning Experience was consolidated to one site in the city of Mission Viejo, in the Gateway Center. The Learning Experience served the community for 14 years before moving to its current location. The Learning Experience has now served the Saddleback community for over 25 years. Pauline McCall remains the owner and director.