TDLC is a family-supporting ministry of Trinity Baptist Church. TDLC is committed to the development of the whole child in an environment that is nurturing, friendly, consistent, and professional. TDLC presents Christian values and teachings. Children learn about God using Bible truths as the foundation to respect all individuals.
Our philosophy is children grow and develop at their own individual pace. Classroom activities are designed to incorporate the varying abilities of the children, while always challenging them to reach just beyond their ability, hence learning new skills. Each class paves the way for the next. Goals in a younger class will meet the ability level of the next class. The younger classes maintain a free schedule (mainly scheduling meals and naptime) and activities are primarily child-centered. As children move up through the center they transition from a free to a more structured schedule (scheduling set times for chapel, meals, nap, circle time, projects/art/music and outside time).
Christian values are the basis of our philosophy. Children in the pre-school classes (2 years and up) have prayer at snack and lunchtime. Prayer in the younger classes is a basic memorized prayer thanking God for our food, with free/individual prayers developing in the older classrooms. Children in the pre-school classes participate in chapel. The teaching staff presents Bible stories through songs, stories, and dramatic play. Simply, Bible truths are taught.
We are committed to our belief that children should be allowed to experience normal growth (the body getting larger in size) and development (the body becoming more skilled or mature) at their own pace. We encourage growth in four major areas: social/emotional, cognitive, language, and physical. Outside of inherited growth characteristics from parents, we believe an important factor for growth is a child’s environment.
We have Infant (at least 6 weeks old), Toddler, Preschool, and Pre-K programs. Children may come full- or part-time based on availability. Children in our older preschool classes may come for our Morning Preschool Program, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., full or part time.
.Our program environment provides hands-on activities including, music, art, crafts, cooking, science, small motor, large motor, dramatic play, safety, language, academic, fieldtrips, and self-help skills. American sign language, Bible truths, and basic Spanish are used throughout the classrooms.