TLC Child Care Center

Where Young Minds Learn and Grow

Now enrolling for the Pre-K Counts program this fall!

Our Mission

TLC child Care Center is a community outreach program sponsored by Trinity Lutheran Church.  We offer a unique, non-profit Child Care Center for children of the Community, age 0-12.  It is a developmentally appropriate program where we believe children learn best through play. We work with families regardless of their financial status to ensure that high quality child care and education is a reality for all in need.  Children are given the opportunity engage in structured activities that follow children’s interests and are given ample time to participate in free exploration of our learning centers.  Our teachers support learning by encouraging children to think for themselves, work on peaceful problem solving and express their feelings and ideas in a safe, nurturing environment.  Our teaching staff establishes classrooms that are structured and organized to meet the individual needs of each child.  It is our passion to offer a fun, stimulating and spiritual learning environment built on kindness, compassion and understanding.  We recognize and foster active partnerships between school, home and our community.  

 

2015-2016   PROGRAM INFORMATION            Hours of Operation: 6:30am-6:00pm                

Director: Rosi McCalley

Assistant Director: Colleen Wulterkens

 

Infants through Kindergarten

Child Care Weekly Rates

 GROUP                                    FULL-TIME      PART-TIME    Daily Rate

Infants                                        $200.00             $150.00            $50.00

Young Toddlers                            $195.00             $150.00           $50.00

Toddlers                                      $190.00             $145.00           $50.00

Pre-School                                   $175.00             $140.00            $45.00

Pre-Kindergarten                         $175.00             $135.00            $45.00

Full Day Kindergarten                  $170.00(inc. extended hrs)         $160 (9-3 only)

School Age Summer Camp             $180.00             $140.00            $45.00          

Full-time rates are for 50 hours of childcare per week. You may contract for additional hours (@ $4 per hour) with the approval of the Director.

Part-time rates are for up to 25 hours a week.

Early Arrivals/Late Pickups:  There is an additional fee of $4 per every 15 minutes (or $10 per hour) for any time used before or after contracted hours.

Non-scheduled days may be added to your schedule only if requested and then approved by the Director no later than Wednesday of the previous week.

General Policies: 

Fee payments are due Monday morning of each week of service. Please be sure to indicate payment week, trip payment, etc. on your check. Please include a $10.00 late fee when paying after Wednesday.

 DISCOUNTS:

*Full time-

            Youngest child                 Full Rate

            Second child                    10% off second child for full time                   

            Subsequent children         20% Discount

*Part time-

            Youngest Child                 Full Rate

            Second Child                    $5 Discount

            Subsequent children         $10 Discount

*Sibling discounts are not given to families paying the daily rate.

HOLIDAYS/SICK DAYS 

Fees are payable for holidays during which the Center is closed. A list of holiday closings will be posted at the start of each year. Fees cannot be refunded for sick or vacation days.

VACATION DAYS

Full or part-time families are eligible for up to 5 days of fee vacation per year. Guidelines are stated in the Parent Handbook.

SCHOOL-AGE (SUMMER CAMP)

Full time rate $ 180.00 / Part time rate $140.00

Daily rate $45.00 per day (based on availability for children already enrolled)

REGISTRATION

A $75 registration and insurance fee are required at enrollment and annually thereafter         ($75 total)

The first week’s and last week’s deposit may be due at the time of registration. (Fees/Deposits are non-refundable)

LATE CHARGES

If your child is left at the Center past 6 PM (closing time), you will be charged $1 for every one (1) minute per child or portion thereof past 6 PM which is payable immediately upon your arrival. If you know you are going to be late, and a phone is available, please notify us so we can reassure your child.

LOW INCOME

Slots may be available.  Please inquire at the office.

ABSENCES 

TLC should be called prior to 9am (215-257-6636) if your child is not attending school and/or not coming to the Center on a given day.