Welcome to TDC Learning Centers Inc.!
Welcome to TDC Learning Centers Inc.!
TDC Learning Centers, Inc. provides early care and education for children at four locations across Greater Topeka. Our teachers and providers facilitate development to its fullest potential.
We are recognized as an innovative organization that provides high quality and unique services to a diverse population.
We believe that the well-being of the child is paramount to all that we do.
Our decisions and actions will be ethical and compassionate.
We will endeavor to foster a love of learning while advocating teamwork, transparency and integrity.
The TDC curriculum is based on the belief that children are continually learning, both in school and out.
Activities will provide learning in all areas of development: physical, cognitive, language, social, emotional and creative.
Parents are a critical part of this process, so a collaborative path of communication is extremely important.
TDC is the proud recipient of a Child Care Aware of Kansas grant. The Hero Relief Program provides child care subsidies to eligible health care workers, first responders,and other essential workers.
We sincerely appreciate this generous contribution that can be used for:
*Sustainability stipends for all KDHE-Licensed child care and relative providers to help pay for ongoing expenses like food, supplies, labor and rent/mortgage.
*Revenue replacement subsidies for DCF enrolled child care providers
*Supply grants to assist with pandemic related expenses like gloves, disinfectants, soap and other necessary items.
*Emergency worker support bonuses – a one-time bonus to providers who care for children of health care workers and first responders
TDC Learning Centers was awarded the Impact & Capacity Grant in April, 2020.
Of the 477 statewide funding proposals, TDC was one of the 91 recipients focused on COVID-19 response and recovery. A portion of money goes toward supplies for cleaning and disinfecting while another portion goes toward child care sustainability.
The Kansas Health Foundation is a philanthropy dedicated to improving the health of all Kansans. For more information about the Kansas Health Foundation, visit www.kansashealth.org
Our agency is proud to accept the awarded in a Shawnee County Coronavirus response grant.
These funds are awarded so TDC can offset tuition costs by offering a free week to first responder families during the first two months of the 2020 pandemic.
Organizations, like TDC Learning Centers, are accountable for making sure United Way dollars are used to make an impact in the areas of Early Childhood, Youth Development, Financial Stability plus Health and Wellness.
Our programs seek to keep teen parents in school, and keep all parents involved. We do this by hosting a variety of volunteer opportunities, parent-teacher conferences, as well sending home educational materials on a regular basis. For many of our younger mothers, the child’s teacher and center manager provide them with the only classes on parenting and child development that they have ever received. This is a valuable gift we can always provide to our families.
Another unique feature of our programs is that because we receive community support, like that from the United Way of Greater Topeka, we do not have to limit the number of SRS child care subsidy families. We can also provide sliding scale scholarships to those who don’t qualify but otherwise might not be able to afford quality care. In addition, we assist struggling families by directing them toward various available resources.
The funding provided allows organizations like ours to reach goals that make a real difference. United Way of Greater Topeka has the strength and resources to create positive, sustainable change in our community and we are extremely grateful for the ongoing support from this vital partner.
The Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce, GO Topeka, Visit Topeka and Downtown Topeka, Inc. have similar goals, and the names are often used interchangeably.
Boards of those four organizations have signed off on establishing the new Greater Topeka Partnership beginning January 1.
TDC Learning Centers, Inc. got approval from it's Board to join Greater Topeka Partnership as a nonprofit member on January 20, 2018.