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TLC Academy

21512 NE 16th
Sammamish, WA 98074

(425) 868-1943


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"TLC Academy 's philosophy is to develop the whole child. Our program offers a variety of daily activities to promote growth in the areas of academic, physical, social and emotional development. Maria Montessori discovered children have critical learning periods called "sensitive periods" for each new level of learning. During these "sensitive periods" children absorb lessons easier and faster than they ever will again. It is imperative for the child to be encouraged, not discouraged or distracted during one of these important periods.

The materials and environment in a Montessori classroom are designed to promote and nourish the periods of sensitivity. These periods are what create in the child an excitement for learning and a self-confidence that is so essential to healthy development. To ensure these objectives are met continual observation and screening of each child's development is an ongoing process.

Learning the Montessori way
is full of activities.
Maria Montessori developed the Montessori method of educating children. Your child will learn through actively manipulating interrelated materials. Through repetition of movement incorporating the hand and the brain, the lesson then becomes a part of the mind. Therefore, the detailed process of the Montessori classroom is successful because of the skillfully developed activities and materials and a precise method for teaching them.

Children learn from the activities set before them. From birth to 9 years are the most formative years. These developmental years are the most significant in your child's life. Everything set before them is what is absorbed. TLC Academy is dedicated to create an environment that teaches children the excitement of learning. Our goal is to provide a sequence of developmental activities that build a foundation for higher levels of learning.

Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"7:00 am Open
7:00 am - 9:00 am Miei Amici
8:45 am - 9:00 am Circular Drop-Off
9:00 am School Begins
11:30 am - 12:45 pm Lunch/Recess
11:30 am School Dismissed
1:00 pm School Dismissed
3:00 pm School Dismissed Primary:
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm Miei Amici
6:00 pm Close"
Excerpted from the preschool's website