Our School Age Program services children 5 years-12 years (Kindergarten- 7th Grade). The ratio for this age group is 1:12. Throughout the school year, we provide care both before and after school as well as school closing days. We are a bus stop for Hutchinson Elementary and have a charter bus for Hempfield Area Schools. TLC provides an afternoon snack, homework time, and fun activities each day after school. On days when school is closed, we provide a day full of fun activities for children. Summer Camp is a great experience for the children as well. The children will be taking field trips around the community each week and doing fun projects within the classroom. A lesson plan using the PA Learning Standards will be posted each week.
As a working mother who also commutes, I am thankful for Today’s Learning Childcare every single day as their wonderful teachers have helped me to raise a wonderful, kind, and bright daughter. As the saying goes, “It takes a village to raise a child,” and TLC has helped to show me how true that is. I put my daughter in the TLC daycare at six weeks old, and now that she is two and a half, the teachers at TLC have become part of our family. One of the greatest comforts that I have had over the past two and a half years is that there has not been a single day that I have worried over leaving Stella at TLC. I know that while there, her teachers love and care for her and have helped her achieve all of her milestones. At two, she speaks in complex sentences, counts over ten, and sings a number of songs—all skills that TLC has reinforced and helped her to develop. Her teachers also come up with great activities for the children to do throughout the year: from cookie decorating to ice cream parties to weekly painting. And, my daughter has been bringing crafts home almost every day since she was one. I cannot begin to describe how grateful I am to know that my daughter is in a comfortable, loving, and educational environment and with teachers that I consider her second moms. I honestly don’t know what I would do without TLC. Thank you all for everything you do for my little girl!~ Erin (Parent of Older Toddler Room)