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NATURE'S CLASSROOM

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Baby and Me Developmental Infant Playgroup

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PARENT INVOLVEMENT

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Welcome to The Learning Center

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At The Learning Center, parents and caregivers are viewed as the most significant adults in a child’s life. We would consider it a privilege to be a partner in the early education and care of your child.

Research has proven that there is a critical link between a child's early experiences and later successes in life. Studies in early child development emphasize the importance of early experiences on children's personalities, character, value systems, social competence and academic success. The Learning Center's educators consider the whole child when planning learning experiences and activities. Teachers inspire children by providing opportunities for exploration, experimentation and discovery. When teachers partner with parents and caregivers to provide high-quality early childhood experiences, they work together to influence life-long patterns of learning.

Throughout the year, your child will grow through many stages of development. They will make new friends, socialize and discover self-expression and self-control. Weekly lesson plans will be posted in classrooms, describing themes and activities. We will communicate verbally, as well as, through written communication reports, memos and newsletters.

We would like to extend an invitation to visit our center. Tour our classrooms and meet our staff. Together we can plant the seeds for a cooperative partnership that will play an integral part in the educational and social development of your child.

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Upcoming Events

30
Jul
Closed for Transition Week
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
06
Aug
First Day of School!
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Program Hours

Preschool Program   Monday-Friday 8:00am-1:00pm
Extended Day   Monday-Friday 1:00pm-5:00pm
We observe the following holidays:
Martin Luther King Day; Good Friday; Memorial Day; Fourth of July; Labor Day; Thanksgiving Day; Thanksgiving Friday; Christmas Eve; Christmas Day; New Year’s Eve; New Year’s Day.

Additional Closings  
One week for winter break; one week for spring break; and one week for summer break.
The Learning Center is also closed for scheduled program preparation days, professional development training days and on a Friday quarterly at 1:00 pm for mandatory staff meetings.

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The Learning Center In the News

ELCHC on WFLA's Today with Gayle Guyardo & Gene Ramirez features The Learning Center and Sandy Spreadbury discussing affordable childcare!

TLC featured on PBS Show QUEST!

Program Director, Sandy Spreadbury, and The Learning Center is featured in the PBS Show, QUEST, "How Children Learn Best," narrated by Dr. Mary Harper and produced by the Helios Foundation. The entire video featured to the right is very informative; however, TLC is featured about 19 minutes into the segment.

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Job Openings

For consideration please send a resume and cover letter to info@tlctampa.org
Click on the employment link under The Learning Center tab