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Frequently Asked Questions

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How do I register to "save a spot" for my child?

Fill out the TLC Adventure Preschool Registration Form and submit the form along with the $75.00 (non-refundable) registration fee to: TLC Adventure Preschool, 1400 W. Stadium Blvd., Ann Arbor, MI  48103.

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Are teachers at TLC Adventure Preschool Certified?

Yes. The TLC Adventure Preschool teachers all have college degrees with teaching certifications. They are also certified annually in CPR and first aid training. Teachers also receive a minimum of twelve additional educational hours yearly. TLC Adventure Preschool is fully licensed by the State of Michigan.

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Is TLC Adventure Preschool a daycare program?

 TLC Adventure Preschool is not a daycare program.  We offer a preschool day which is longer than the traditional preschool schedule: students attend our program each Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:00 AM -1:30 PM.  Our program is educationally based and the curriculum is specialized to prepare children for their Kindergarten success.

 

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Do you have to be a Lutheran or a member of Trinity Lutheran Church to attend the preschool?

No. TLC Adventure Preschool welcomes children of all faiths and backgrounds. Our curriculum includes a daily children's bible story and a monthly chapel visit.  We offer a nurturing, safe environment where children can explore and learn.

 

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How old does my child need to be to attend?

TLC Adventure Preschool is licensed to enroll students from 2 years, 6 months (30 months), to 6 years of age.

 

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What is the ratio of students per staff?

TLC Adventure Preschool maintains a 7 to 1 student to staff ratio. Staff and parent volunteers have obtained a criminal history/background clearance through the State of Michigan Central Registry.

 

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Can parents help out at TLC Adventure Preschool?

We offer several scheduled events each school year where parents have the opportunity to volunteer. Such events include holiday celebrations, Thanksgiving feast, school carnival and guest speakers.  Parents are also encouraged to attend our annual Christmas Pageant & Family Potluck and our Annual School Picnic.

 

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Does TLC Adventure Preschool offer field trips?

Yes.  TLC Adventure Preschool offers 2 off campus adventures per school year. In the Fall we take a trip to an area pumpkin patch or orchard and in the spring we visit a working farm.  Our field trips offer educational adventures with opportunities to interact with nature, animals and our environment.

 

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Can two siblings attend TLC Adventure Preschool at the same time?

Yes.  We have a sibling discount for the second child attending.

 

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My child has allergies, can TLC Adventure Preschool handle this?

Yes, we are able to accommodate children with most allergies within our school environment.

The teaching staff is qualified and experienced to work with parents and students who enroll with “medical action plans”.

 

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Do children eat lunch at TLC Adventure Preschool?

Yes. Children bring their lunches from home and we eat together in a multi-age setting. TLC Adventure Preschool provides a mid -morning snack focusing on at least two different food groups for each healthy snack!

 

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Is outdoor play included in the preschool day?

Yes. Weather permitting children play outside each school day for 30-45 minutes. If there is inclement weather TLC Adventure Preschool has a large room available where climbers, slides, tunnels and other such “playground” equipment is set up indoors for play and recreation.

 

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What is the difference between TLC Adventure Preschool and daycares which advertise preschool programs?

TLC Adventure Preschool offers a carefully planned, themed curriculum taught by experienced, certified teachers. Our school offers a structured educational day with many opportunities for exploration and discovery.  We offer both directed and non-directed learning opportunities in group settings as well as smaller classroom settings.  Students have the opportunity to work together in a mixed-age group setting and also to join their age-related peers during the classroom portion of our day. Children experience educational adventures in number concepts, language arts, music and movement, geo-cultural discovery, play and art exploration. We focus on helping the child master kindergarten readiness milestones, in a preschool setting. TLC Adventure Preschool has children attending that are transported by their daycare providers to our preschool program. These parents value the difference a preschool setting gives to their child in preparing them for kindergarten.

 

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Why would I choose TLC Adventure Preschool over other preschools?

-Experienced, Caring, Certified teachers
-Small class size
-Excellent student to staff ratio
-Staff longevity
-Mixed age and age peer activities in large group and small classroom settings.
-TLC Adventure Preschool focuses on educating the whole child. We offer cognitive, social-emotional and developmentally appropriate educational experiences that encourage growth in values, ethics and character by helping to foster positive interactions between the children's peers and adults.