Our Mission Statement
We are excited about the opportunity to serve you and your child through our preschool ministry. We strive to provide a program with quality learning for each child.
In the pre-kindergarten class we strive to prepare your child for a positive kindergarten experience, by teaching basic educational and social concepts in a nurturing Christian environment.
Admission and Enrollment
TLC Preschool admits students of any race, color, nationality, religion, and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, nationality, religion and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, and other school administered programs.
Enrollment for Preschool begins in February. There is an annual non-refundable registration fee of $50 per child. Enrollment first is open to those in attendance at TLC. Then, others outside will have the opportunity to enroll.
All required enrollment forms must be on file at the TLC office. The records, forms and information on the child will also be regarded as confidential unless released by written parental permission.
Health, medical exam and immunization forms must be filled out for each child and signed by a physician or registered nurse, and be on file within 30 days of admission. These forms will be kept on file in the TLC office and regarded as confidential unless released by written parental permission. If you have any questions about the preschool you may email us, just click on the link below.
Classes and Tuition
|Days and Ages||Class Times||Tuition|
|Monday, Wednesday, Friday — 4 & 5 year olds. Must be 4 by July 31 of year enrolled||9:00 AM to 12:00 PM||$125 per month|
|Tuesday and Thursday — 3 & 4 year olds. Must be 3 by July 31 of year enrolled.||9:00 AM to 12:00 PM||$90 per month|
SuppliesMonday Wednesday and Friday classes: Backpack DAILY with an extra set of clothing inside. One box of Kleenex.
Tuesday and Thursday classes: Backpack DAILY with an extra set of clothing inside. One box of baby wipes.
Arrival and DismissalChildren are not to arrive before 8:50 AM and need to be picked up promptly at 12:00 PM. For safety purposes, all parents are asked to escort their child to and from the classroom. No child will be allowed to leave the premises with anyone other than their parents without prior written parental permission. There will be a sign in and out book in the cubby room. Please always sign in and sign out your child.
Late FeesAs stated, our hours are from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. We do not like to have to collect late fees from parents who do not pick up their children on time. However, if this becomes a problem, a fee of $5 for every 5 minutes will be charged. If payment for tuition is not received by the 10th of the month you will be charged a late fee of $20.
Dress CodePlease dress your child in comfortable play clothes. Send jackets or coats for cooler weather.
SnacksA snack schedule will be sent out monthly. when it is your chil's turnto bring snack, they may also bring a show and tell. Snacks may be homemade or store bought. Drinks are not required, as we do provide water.
Newsletter and CalendarOur newsletter and calendar will be sent home each month to inform you of upcoming events. We also have a Communication Board in the cubby room. Please be sure to check it daily for news.
What NOT To Bring To SchoolWe request that you leave your child’s toys at home or in your car. We cannot be responsible for personal items left at school.
Snow Day/School ClosingTLC Preschool follows the same schedule as the Kearney public schools for snow days. We will not attend during inclement weather when school attendance has been suspended. Other school closings, holidays, etc. will be listed in the school calendar.
ChapelThe Monday, Wednesday, Friday classes attend chapel with Pastor Newman on Wednesday. The Tuesday, Thursday classes attend on Thursday. Chapel meets at 11:40 AM. Parents are welcome to join us.
Field TripsWe will take one field trip a year with the pre-kindergarten classes. The details will be sent home prior to the day of the trip. Permission to attend field trips is authorized on the child information form. Children will be transported by school bus; all parents who want may attend.
School PicturesSchool pictures will be taken for all preschool children in the Fall. Opportunity to purchase these pictures is solely based on the packages offered through the photography studio, and as desired by families.
Parent/Teacher ConferencesParent/Teacher conferences are scheduled on an "as needed" basis.
Room ParentsYou will have the opportunity to sign up as a room parent at open house. Room parents will plan our Fall Harvest party and Valentines party.
CurriculumBasic education and skill concepts, social and emotional development and motor skills are taught through the use of Christian and secular materials and curriculum. A variety of experiences and activities are provided.
Illness and AccidentsChildren who show signs of illness, such as temperature, heavy nasal discharge, diarrhea, vomiting, pinkeye, rashes/infected skin areas or contagious diseases within the previous 24 hour period cannot be accepted at preschool. Head lice checks will be conducted if concerns are noted. If lice are found, children will need to be taken home and treated. Children may come back to preschool after all nits have been removed and they have had the proper treatment.
We reserve the right to call the parent or emergency contact to come get a child if any symptoms of illness are present or develop during the day. The ill child shall be kept separated from other children until parents or an authorized person arrives.
Any accident your child may have at TLC Preschool will be documented. Parents will be asked to sign an “Accident Report” for all accidents or injuries.
Discipline PolicyAt TLC Preschool, discipline is intended to mean the teaching of self-control rather than punishment. To the best of their ability, the teachers deal with children in accord with the teaching of Christ (Matthew 18). The children are taught throughout the year to: (1) respect the rights and feelings of each other, (2) share materials, (3) learn and follow everyday routines, (4) use words to express one’s feelings instead of hitting, (5) to make choices and decisions. In keeping with this, it is our desire that a child becomes increasingly responsible, has the ability to communicate, make decisions, and to accept the natural consequences of their decisions and desires.
If, when helping a child to learn self-control, the teacher is unable to obtain acceptable results with the child, the teacher will contact the parents so that together they may work to help the child. If mutual efforts fail to bring about the necessary change of behavior, the director may terminate the child’s enrollment. Termination will be final, if after working with the parents and the child, the director feels continued enrollment would interfere with the education of the child, and is destroying the educational classroom environment for others. Lack of cooperation of the child and/or parent will be evidence that a satisfactory improvement in behavior cannot be reached. The termination of enrollment of a child is not an indication that we no longer love or have concern for the child, but it may be in the best interest of the child and parents to find a more suitable preschool for the child.
A Child’s Rights
- I have a right to be happy and to be treated with love in this room. This means that no one will laugh at me or hurt my feelings.
- I have the right to be myself in this room. This means that no one will treat me unfairly because I am black or white, large or small, boy or girl.
- I have the right to be safe in this room. This means that on one will hit me, kick me, push me, or hurt me in any way.
- I have the right to hear and be heard in this room. This means that no one will yell, scream, shout, or make loud unnecessary noises.
- I have the right to be forgiven! In Christ even as the Scriptures promise.
- In accordance with state law we must report any suspected case of child abuse and/or neglect.