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Founded in 1977, The Learning Center (TLC) provides an intimate and nurturing environment for children. Our program is child-centered and play-based in nature with the goal of fostering emotional, social, cognitive and physical growth.
As you walk through our gate, we hope you feel a sense of joy and excitement as playfulness and laughter surround you. This is the essence of TLC, a place, where children and childhood are treasured.
The Learning Center’s mission is to nurture the growth of children and families. We work to inspire a lifetime love of learning through thoughtful play and exploration in a respectful and compassionate environment.
The vision of The Learning Center is to create a quality educational environment where children and their families are valued and respected and which fosters exploration, growth, and a love of learning.
We believe that early care and education must support children’s social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development. As educators, we seek to be present, consistent and responsive to children.
We believe that caring relationships are essential for growth and wellbeing and that children must feel secure and have their basic needs met before they can be curious, explore, and be creative. We support children in developing trust, building relationships and feeling competent and confident. We believe it is important to provide a safe environment that allows children to take reasonable risks and test their abilities.
The Learning Center values diversity and welcomes and affirms all children and adults without regard to race, color, nationality, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, or religious affiliation.