Let's cut to the chase... It's why you're visiting our website. Why should families choose TLC over a competitor?
First let us express it is TLC's sincerest hope that there are MANY excellent childcares caring for Georgia's youth. We advocate for an abundance of passionate, talented educators who can raise the collective educational bar and transform our communities. The more 'solution architects' there are out there, the better!
However, since you are persistent, here's five features that make TLC unique!
1.) Our Staff (Click Staff Bio. tab)
2.) Our Food (Click Go Green tab)
3.) Our Curriculum (See section below)
4.) Our Location- (See section below)
5.) Our Philosophy- Education drives the direction of TLC. Economic profit should be a by-product of doing the right thing. TLC educators don't choose this field for the riches and fame, nor do we pack classrooms with kid-sardines and untrained staff, while feeding babies cheap junk, and letting them fight over the same old blocks for a year. If you've ever toured a money-motivated childcare, you'll know TLC has a philosophical difference.
Basically, we're selling relationships by investing in people around us. From our child-centered approach (new monthly toys, fieldtrips), to focusing on the families (free parenting classes, family dinners), to staff events (paid trainings, team building), it's TLC's goal to grow and enhance our community. Our mission is to create a school that children LOVEand parents and teachers never want to leave. This is our daily goal, our life's work, our time-travel-to-the-future legacy.
Our program is designed to be a fun, enriching experience suited to the appropriate developmental needs of young children. We want our school to be an extension of the home (more like Grandma's house!) and craft environments to feed imaginations. The curriculum itself adopts a “hands-on” approach to learning. This means kids must touch and experiment with resources to learn through them. Life is hands-on (this isn't a dress rehearsal!), and school should be, too.
Parents like to hear we teach traditional subjects like ABC's and 123's, science, Handwriting Without Tears, Math Their Way, and music. However, teachers know it's important to teach problem solving skills, good manners, gross and fine motor skills, tools toddlers can use to handle anger or excitement, how to be a kind friend, independence, creativity, and conflict resolution. In other words, some schools expect preschoolers to be able to complete a worksheet or give flashcard answers. TLC marinates children in life-long skills that grow their brains and souls, because we know that rarely does real life (a.k.a. jobs, love interests, existential questions, etc.) give us cut-and-dried answers. Usually, life gives us more questions, and we want our kids, our future, to THINK. Sir Ken Robinson says it best in this educational video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iG9CE55wbtY
Clean and Secure Facilities
Our first priority is your child's health and safety. Our doors all require swipe cards or keys. ALL of our staff is trained in CPR-First Aid. We disinfect classroom furniture, doorknobs, bathrooms, and toy resources daily. Playground equipment is regularly inspected and we hold monthly, reassuring fire/tornado/intruder drills so kids will ritualize safety routines. We also ask local police to do a periodic "walk through" of our school and provide safety suggestions. Each class has a regularly stocked and inspected First Aid kit, which also contains children's pertinent food-allergy information. Every faucet has a water filter, and 95% of the meals we serve are organic. For more info, click our "GOrganic" tab!
A Unique Location
If your plan is for one year, plant rice.
If your plan is for ten years, plant trees.
If your plan is for one hundred years, educate children.
We also love our location, which is conveniently located in Sandy Springs historic district! It is conducive to many walking fieldtrips, a big help to the working parents who want their children to "go and do", but can't take off work to chaperone. We regularly incorporate walking fieldtrips to Heritage Park or City Hall, and visits to our neighbors including the vet, CityWalk Kroger, and PetCo. We encourage any other fieldtrips (petting zoos, librarians, firetrucks, etc.) to come to us!
To enhance communication between school and home, TLC offers...
Click to see a sample calendar of activities.
Click to see a sample newsletter.
Our students AND staff hail from countries around the globe. Our toys and and curriculum do, too! Parents are encouraged to share their home culture with our classrooms, particularly during festivals and celebrations. We love to explore our world!
Check out our global training program under the Staff Bios. tab!
Children are a"national treasure".
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6035 Sandy Springs Circle
Sandy Springs, Georgia, 30328 USA
Daily Fun and Growth for All
It is our belief childcare should return children home better than they were at drop-off. The children can't wait to come back for another day of learning and play! Usually parents' biggest challenge is getting their child to leave at the end of the day. What's TLC's secret?
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