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Classrooms

The TLC program is made up of two separate and unique programs working together to provide for the needs of children between the ages of 1 to 5 years old.  One of the unique aspects of our programs for the Seattle area is we get the children outdoors everyday rain or shine.  We spend more than two hours a day outside.  We feel it helps children stay healthier during the fall and winter months.  They also get to strengthen their large motor muscles while getting to breath fresh air.

We also feel we are unique because we are a program that is in between a center and an in-home child care.  We are able to provide a family environment combined with a learning setting.  We have low child to teacher ratios (6 children to 1 adult).  Children learn to trust that we will be there for them when they need us.

When the children move from the preschool program to the pre-kindergarten program we try to make the move a good experience for all the children.  One way is by moving the children in groups of friends.  They also have the opportunity to be involved with the other program’s teachers so when they move up they are already acquainted and comfortable with the teachers.

We really enjoy our jobs and love working with children.  We find it a very rewarding and fulfilling career.

We offer two classroom programs.  Learn more about each by visiting their page.


The following is a poem that we feel best describes both our programs.

Just Playing

When I’m building in the block room,
Please don’t say I’m “Just Playing.”
For, you see, I’m learning as I play,
About balance, I may be an architect someday.

When I’m getting all dressed up,
Setting the table, caring for babies,
Don’t get the idea I’m “Just Playing.”
I may be a mother or a father someday.

When you see me up to my elbows in paint,
Or standing at an easel, or molding and shaping clay,
Please don’t let me hear you say, “He is Just Playing.”
For, you see, I’m learning as I play.
I just might be a teacher someday.

When you see me engrossed in a puzzle or some
“playing” at my school. Please don’t feel the time is
wasted in “play.”  For you see, I’m learning as I play.
I’m learning to solve problems and concentrate.
I may be in business someday.

When you see me cooking or tasting foods,
Please don’t think that because I enjoy it, it is “Just Play.”
I’m learning to follow directions and see the differences.
I may be a cook someday.

When you see me learning to skip, hop, run, and move
my body, Please don’t say I’m “Just Playing.”
For, you see, I’m learning as I play.  I’m learning how my
body works.  I may be a doctor, nurse, or athlete someday.

When you ask me what I’ve done at school today,
And I say, “I just played.”  Please don’t misunderstand me.
For, you see, I’m learning as I play.
I’m learning to enjoy and be successful in my work.
I’m preparing for tomorrow.
Today, I am a child and my work is play.

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