TLC Learning Center celebrated 60 years of serving Longmont and the Boulder County community in 2016 with a huge birthday party Friday, October 7th. Thank you so much to all past and present alumni, friends, family, staff, and board members who helped us celebrate and who have contributed to TLC’s legacy of providing high quality early childhood education for children of all abilities.
See photos from the event on our 60th Anniversary Facebook photo album.
What Does TLC Mean to You?
"As mother of triplets who were born much too early, I worried about some of the physical and developmental delays they had as they entered preschool. I found out about the Tiny Tim Center (as it was called then) from our pediatrician and we went to visit the school. The staff was warm and welcoming, answered all of our questions, and developed a learning plan for each child. We decided to enroll the kids in the fall of 1996.
I was apprehensive that first day of school as our family entered Tiny Tim (now TLC Learning Center); I expected the kids to be hesitant at being left alone and was braced for crying and clinging as my husband and I got ready to leave. However, that was not the case! Our children’s teacher had made a home visit the week before and took the time to introduce herself to the three of them, staying awhile to answer our questions and to get acquainted with everyone. That first day at Tiny Tim was wonderful! As soon as we arrived, the kids ran over to their teacher, waving goodbye to me and my husband as if to say, 'it’s okay Mom and Dad, you can leave now, we’re fine.' They loved going to Tiny Tim each day and telling us about all of the wonderful things they did.
By the time the triplets entered kindergarten, they had caught up to their peers developmentally thanks to the individualized learning program that Tiny Tim provided. Their kindergarten teacher was amazed at their progress and all three were at or ahead of the normal curve at that stage. They continued to excel in school from then on and all three graduated from Colorado State University in 2014. Because of the policy at Tiny Tim/TLC Learning Center to include children of all developmental abilities, they helped my children to grow into compassionate and caring individuals. My daughter (one of the triplets) received a degree in social work and is now a para-educator assisting high school students with special needs. I am so proud of what these three have accomplished and I know that Tiny Tim/TLC Learning Center was a big part of it.
Tiny Tim/TLC Learning Center provided a nurturing atmosphere that gave my children the learning, social and emotional skills and a great support system to ensure a successful future. We are so grateful for Tiny Tim being there when we needed them and congratulate the school on turning 60! I know they will continue to help children of all abilities for many years to come."
- TLC Alumni Parent
Thank you to our Party Sponsors!