Our caregivers provide a caring and nurturing environment for your child. Our goal is to always develop a trusting relationship between caregiver and child. We strive to lay a positive foundation for your infant and toddler’s overall development. Our caregivers offer every child eye to eye contact and continuous verbal interaction. Each caregiver understands the importance of holding children and creating bonds, talking to, singing with, and reading to all children.
INTENTIONAL HOME-LIKE CARE
We provide a home away from home for your little one. We are located in what once was the church parsonage. Converted to meet our needs it acts as a smooth transition from home to childcare.
Our number one passion is sharing Jesus with the children we care for. Each day the children are exposed to Jesus and His love, Bible stories, a variety of Christian songs, and are invited to praise Him through dance. As well as praying at meal times, we model prayer of thanksgiving and praise and we model prayer through conflicts. Children in childcare and preschool attend chapel once a week in the church with the Pastors. We work tirelessly to share the Gospel with each child and through the Holy Spirit, work to build their faith. Children are encouraged to cultivate the fruit of the Spirit (Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, Self-Control).
6 WEEKS TO ONE YEAR
The Infant Room is designed to have a flexible schedule supporting personal and developmental milestones for each child. In the classroom you can find age appropriate toys as well as body development supports like jumpers and exersaucers. We have created a cozy environment with ample space for safe play. High chairs are available for introducing foods as well as bottle warmers and rocking chairs. Children will nap in a separate room to allow for individual sleep schedules. You can find everything needed support a baby’s health and development in our infant classroom.
We work adamantly to remain consistent with an infant’s home schedule and encourage all families to provide us with notes of their child’s current daily schedule. Communication with our parents is vital in ensuring that we are providing the care for their child that they are expecting.
ONE YEAR TO TWO YEARS
The Wiggle Room is designed to foster development in growing toddlers. We have created a space that includes an open floor plan to support plenty of movement and includes toys for both fine and gross motor advancement. During our lunch and snack times, children will learn eating skills at our kid-sized tables and chairs. While we fully support individual nap schedules, there will be one group rest taken together in the the Wiggle Nap Room. Pack and plays are available for rest times, with the goal of transitioning to a cot by the age of two. The Wiggle Room is a great transition space from the Infant Room to the Toddler Room.
TWO YEARS – UNTIL MEETS REQUIREMENTS TO ENTER 3K
The Toddler Room introduces a more structured environment with a flexible schedule, age appropriate toys, and the start of good bathroom habits. In this room, Toddlers eat, play, explore, imagine, create, and do most activities as a class including gym time, chapel, special assemblies, and other school related functions. Independence is a primary goal in the Toddler Room and includes handwashing, cleaning up, resting on cots, getting themselves ready for an activity, and much more.
7:15-9:00 Free Play
9:45 *Chapel at the “Big School” on Thursdays
9:00-9:10 Clean-up and Wash Hands
9:10-9:30 AM Snack
9:30-9:45 Diaper Changes/Toilet
9:45-9:55 Put Shoes and Coats On
9:55-11:00 Outside Play or Gym Time
11:00-11:10 Take Shoes/Coats Off/Wash Hands
11:35-11:45 Diaper Changes/Toilet/Put cots out
11:45-2:00 Nap Time/Quiet Time
2:00- Diaper Changes/Toilet
2:50-3:00 Wash Hands
3:00-3:20 PM Snack
3:20- Pick-up Free Play
** JESUS TIME is done throughout the day. **
THREE YEARS TO FIVE YEARS
In the Explorer Room we focus on child-led play and learning. It’s all about letting children “go” to do what they are intrinsically motivated to do: explore, learn and grow. Through their play the children will become aware of and learn how to manage conflict resolution, self-regulation, gain confidence, work on problem solving skills, and learn social skills and empathy. Independence and self-sufficiency are promoted in everything we do. We believe that children learn best through authentic applications using loose parts, provocations and open-ended materials.
Children in the Explorer Room must meet the age requirements, 3 or 4 by September 1st (of the school year in which the child intends to enroll). They are encouraged to enroll in Trinity’s preschool program. Children may choose full-time or part-time preschool for both 3K and 4K and attend childcare when not in school. Wrap around care tuition is available. Please speak with the school office or the childcare director for further information.
PROVIDES CARE TO CHILDREN 5 YEARS OF AGE THROUGH 14 YEARS OF AGE (5K – 8TH GRADE)
We provide a safe and fun place to go before and after-school hours. Our program provides school-age children with many opportunities for creative, recreational and restful activities as appropriate to meet the needs of each child. Children are given help with homework and have access to a variety of indoor and outdoor activities.
Our goal for this age group is to have the children interact with each other, to make friends and to work in small groups together. Our program promotes individual choice, independence, socialization, problem solving and conflict resolution, decision making and the overall self confidence and self-esteem that is needed for every child.
We have an intentional effort to build and encourage stronger relationships with God and with others through our daily group devotions and through the awareness of the fruits of the spirit in our daily lives.
Our caregivers are dedicated to making sure that the school-age child have fun and that coming to ESC is not a duplicate of their day at school. Most importantly, the program provides parents with the comfort of knowing their child is safe and has their social, academic and spiritual needs met.
After-school children are offered a snack.
We offer care on days that school is not in session as well as early release days, holidays and summer. (We staff according to children’s schedules. TLECC reserves the right to close if there are not a sufficient number of children registered).
Children who attend elementary schools, other than Trinity, are welcome to attend during the summer as defined by Trinity’s summer calendar. Care during the school year is not available to non-Trinity students. Summer is defined by the day after the last day of Trinity’s school year and the day before the first day of Trinity’s new school year.
AFTER SCHOOL SCHEDULE
3:05 pm (Th 2:35 pm) Check-In; Devotion
3:15 pm Prayer, Snack offered, Designated homework time (1st grade and up), Reading
3:45 pm Outside, Gym, Crafts, Game time
4:30 pm Combine with children in the Explorer Room
We have an open door policy. Parents are welcome to visit or call the center at any time. This is especially important to parents of infants. You are welcome to call as often as you like and check on your infant. We want you to feel completely at ease and comfortable with your decision to leave your little one in our care.