TLC Child Care Programs
The Learning Connection, "TLC" is a positive alternative for working parents in need of quality child care. TLC offers more than extended child care. It offers children, Transitional Kindergarten through 6th grade, a positive and meaningful before and after school experience, 7:00 am to 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday. TLC centers are located at each elementary school campus in the Saddleback Valley Unified School District. We are honored to serve the families in our care.
Every Child, every day
Supporting Families by providing excellent care in a safe and fun environment.
- Provide a safe and positive experience for children.
- Foster growth and development by instilling self-worth, confidence, and respect.
- Teach skills of living and working with others.
- Promote creativity, health and wellness.
- Completed registration must be submitted to the Child Care Office by the Wednesday prior to the requested start date.
- The Child Care Office is open to receive registration Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. We are located at La Tierra Campus, 24150 Lindley Street , Mission Viejo.
- Please note that some locations do currently have a wait list.
TLC Transitional Kindergarten Registration for 2019/2020
- TK Round-Up
- March 11-15, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
- For families admitted to the District's TK program at select locations.
- After March 15th registration is ongoing as space permits.
TLC K-6th Registration for 2019/2020 New Enrollees
- Beginning June 3rd, Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.:
- Foothill Ranch, Gates & La Madera - Please call the Child Care Office beginning June 3rd to be added to the 19/20 Priority Registration List. Those on this list will be given a separate registration date.
- Walk-In Registration opens for all other elementary sites at the Child Care Office and is ongoing.
- The Learning Connection 2018/2019 Calendar
- Kindergarten Enrichment
- Parent Handbook-available upon request
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL & TLC - MONDAY, AUGUST 27, 2018
LAST DAY OF SCHOOL & TLC - THURSDAY, JUNE 13, 2019
Holidays & Non-school Days - TLC SITES ARE CLOSED
August 20 - 24, 2018: Summer TLC Recess
September 3, 2018: Labor Day
November 12, 2018: Veteran's Day
November 22 & 23, 2018: Thanksgiving Recess
Dec. 24, 2018 - Jan. 1, 2019: Winter Recess
January 21, 2019: Martin Luther King Jr. Day
February 15 & 18, 2019: February Recess Days
April 19, 2019: Spring Recess Day
May 27, 2019: Memorial Day
June 14 - 18, 2019: Summer Preparation Days
MINIMUM SCHOOL DAYS
Included in monthly fee. These extra hours of Modified Teacher Days are available to TLC children who are registered for after school care.
September 12, 2018: Elementary Back to School Night
Nov. 26 - 30 & Dec. 3, 2018: Parent Conference Week
March 1 & 4 - 8, 2019: Parent Conference Week
April 24, 2019: Elementary Open House
June 13, 2019: Last Day of School
NON-SCHOOL RECESS DAYS
TLC is available from 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Payment/reservation for non-school days must be made at least a week in advance. TLC may be held at team site pending enrollment. NO refunds.
September 19, 2018: Fall Recess Day (Fee included in monthly tuition)
October 29, 2018: Staff Development Day (Fee included in monthly tuition)
November 19 - 21, 2018: Thanksgiving Recess ($25 Recess Fee)
January 2 - 4, 2019: Winter Recess ($25 Recess Fee)
January 28, 2019: Staff Development Day (Fee included in monthly tuition)
April 15 - 18, 2019: Spring Recess ($75 Recess Fee)
June 19 - August 16, 2019
Please note, in order to transition to the summer season, the first week of summer is Wednesday, June 19 - Friday, June 21, 2019.
Calendar Subject to Change
Each TLC center will provide a quiet homework time in which children will have the opportunity to do their work. Basic homework supplies & Chromebooks are made available to support student learning. Although staff cannot provide extensive tutoring, they will encourage children to do their homework and they are available to answer questions and provide guidance before and after school.