In 1998 the idea of a community based childcare facility in Charles City was a dream held by leaders in economic development and education. These leaders identified the need for an affordable and quality community center to support positive youth development.
A building was located that would make a suitable site for a family resource center which would include TLC, Head Start and Area Education Agency 267 Satellite Support Office. Extensive renovations were made to the building, and TLC opened the doors in May 2001.
More than 600 area children have been served at TLC since its inception.
The TLC Board of Directors is comprised of community leaders and former parents of children that attended TLC.
TLC is committed to providing children with the foundation they need to enter school ready to learn. The first five years of life are a critical window to learning. TLC's environment and programming are designed to provide stimulation for your child's emotional and intellectual development, thus helping to ensure your child's future success.
|Mission||Our goal is to offer a quality environment with learning opportunities for children 6 weeks through 5th grade that fosters the development of the whole child: intellectually, physically and socially/emotionally.|
|Description||TLC: The Learning Center is a licensed childcare center for children 6 weeks through 5th grade. Nationally recognized early childhood curriculum. Before and after school care with a 3 month summer program. Full time and part time care available.|
|Awards||Iowa Quality Rating Systems (QRS) Licensed Child Care Center - Level 4|