Our School

WELCOME

Welcome to the Learning Center of South Park (TLC). We are a preschool focusing in early childhood education, with services that include full and part time child care. We cater to families that want the best for their child.

 Our best publicity comes from our parents’ referrals. View the comments from the many parents who have allowed us to partner in their child’s care and education. Read about our programs and curriculum. Compare our programs, rates, and quality and then make the right choice for your child.

 If you are ready to speak with our school staff about scheduling a tour or enrolling your child, click on contact information.

Our School

The Learning Center of South Park uses the High Scope curriculum for teaching and the Reggio Emilia Approach to teaching. Perhaps the most difficult lesson any parent or teacher must learn is this: to allow a child to live comfortably in their youthful world and to encourage them to discover and follow their self-chosen paths to knowledge and maturity.

FOUNDER

My name is Anne-Marie and I acquired The Learning Center of Dr. Phillips (TLC-DP) over 10 years ago and built The Learning Center of South Park (TLC-SP) in 2008. My husband, Dave, and I are excited to operate both schools. I left France over 40 years ago and I enjoy being a citizen of the United States that I call my home. I was a business manager for over 25 years in N.Y. and then FL. before I acquired my preschools. I hold a Master in Executive Business Management from UCF and have earned my director credentials studying Child Development in 2009. I truly enjoy working with children and find meaning in contributing to their education.

Our Role

Our role is to accompany children on their journey, clearing the path to obstacles and offering encouragement and guidance, not surging to the forefront to lead the way.

The fundamental premise of the High Scope Curriculum is that children are active learners- learning best from activities they plan and carry out themselves.

SOUTH PARK:

Our hours of operations are from 6:30AM to 6:30 PM, Mondays through Fridays.

TLC of South Park is located at 7350 Futures Drive, off John Young Parkway, Between the Hampton Inn and The Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts.

Please call us at 407-363-9325 for a tour of our center and an understanding of our programs.

 

PROGRAMS

Infants (6 weeks to 12 months)

PRE-K1 (12 to 24 months)

PRE-K2 (24 to 36 months)

PRE-K3 (36 months to 4 years old)

VPK (4 to 5 years old)

Before and after School (5 to 8 years old)

 

Summer Program - June to August

Our summer program brings different perspectives to the learning process that continues to take place while adding a lot of fun and field trips. Inspired by Reggio Emilia Approach to teaching, TLC promotes the understanding of our community by our preschool children. So the children learn about the community in which the school operates. So At South Park, we will learn about John Young, the astronaut, his life and his legacy. At the Dr. Phillips TLC, the children will find out who Dr. Phillips was, his life and his legacy. The next summer TLC will research Orlando, The City Beautiful, its government, its parks and recreations, its lakes, etc. The following summer, the children will explore Florida, The Sunshine State, its government, tourism, wild life, weather, etc. A lot of learning! A lot of fun!

 

FLORIDA VOLUNTARY PRE-KINDERGARTEN program (VPK)

 

The State of Florida will pay for 540 hrs. of instruction to preschoolers who have turned 4 years old by September 1 of the current year. TLC is offering a 3 hrs. a day VPK program from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM for the school year from August until May, completely free of charge. Graduation is usually held before the end of May.

 

TLC offers a choice to parent to enroll their child for more than the 3 hrs. of VPK.  The part time program is offered to allow the child to remain at TLC until 2:00 PM for a small fee. The full time program allows the child to be brought into school at opening time until closing time. There is a reasonable charge for the extra time the child will stay at TLC, before and after VPK.

To get more information and register please call our center.

 

ADMISSION   (South Park ENROLLMENT PACKET & Registration form)