About Us

Mission

TDC Learning Centers provide early care and education for children 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.

Vision

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. 

Philosophy

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.

COMMUNITY PARTNER

Major Funding Agency

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.

COMMUNITY PARTNER

Westar Energy Foundation

TDC is the proud recipient of a Westar Energy Foundation grant in the amount of $2,500. This charitable donation supports our programs that invest in the education of tomorrow's workforce.


Westar Energy recognizes TDC Learning Centers as an "integral part to improving the quality of life enjoyed by all citizens." 


We sincerely appreciate this generous contribution from a valued community partner.

David George, TDC Executive Director and Cynthia McCarvel, Westar Energy Foundation President

David George, TDC Executive Director and Cynthia McCarvel, Westar Energy Foundation President

Community Partner

Cox Communications

TDC Learning Centers was awarded a $3,000 grant in August, 2018.


Our internet and phone services have been through Cox for a number of years. Now, we have a chance to partner as we put technology in each classroom to offer the Procare KidReports App to every TDC family by early 2019.

Chamber Member

Proud To Be A Community 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.