Everyone and every child deserves an equal chance regardless of their background; a seat at the table together with their peers, to learn, develop and grow together through a great support system. However, there exists an invisible distinction, a barrier that separates the haves and have not’s, one which extends down to innocent children who barely have a say and are fully dependent on adults. Our vision at TLA has been to provide opportunities to children that live in economically challenged areas where big brand childcare facilities ignore, leaving families with childcare needs at a disadvantage. In these communities we find facilities providing subpar care and failing to prepare the children for their entry into preschool.
Over the last 24 months our founders leased a 7,500 sq. foot former US Bank branch facility. Then over $270,000 investment was injected into the facility under this lease. This investment allowed us to renovate our facility. Architects helped to design a purpose-built state certified childcare facility by designing for contractors to add emergency exits, classrooms and infant care sections, child and disabled accessible restrooms, 15 tons of redundant heating and air, state certified meal preparation kitchen, and child safety design.
As child care facilities make the business decision to no longer accept state vouchers from low income families, we continue to assist these families. However, in order to fill this gap, we have identified areas to lower our overhead cost. The larger operational cost lies within our building lease payment. This is where we are asking for those interested in donating to a cause that will surely have an impact in the lives of our community children. Our current lease agreement allows for a purchase price of $370k. Our goal is to raise $250k which will place TLA in a operationally favorable place financing the low balance of 120K.
~Learn, Play, Grow~
At the Learning Adventure (TLA), we seek to change the narrative with our investment and introduction of the Academy of Early Education Center, an all-inclusive space that allows the less fortunate children to grow and thrive freely without judgment or compromising on a quality education. A great alternative to daycare centers, TLA does more than just look after your child. We take it upon ourselves to help prep your child with the necessary skills for him or her to advance wholesomely in all aspects including socially, emotionally, physically and intellectually, even as they learn to relate well with others and adapt to various situations.
Here’s the thing; we know that as a parent, you desire to place your child into early childhood programs that have certain priorities, looking after the play and learning stages in totality. Well, we believe that young children learn best when encouraged to interact with their environment. Which is why we have made playing, exploring and creating essential to our plan-do-review curriculum, emphasizing on a direct, hands-on approach that helps build a great rapport between the children and the educators in a delicate balance that results in impartation of knowledge and skills. What’s more, our school facilities typically consist of 7000-10000 square feet of commercial building space designed to meet our strict performance standards and ensure a safe and happy learning atmosphere conducive for all ages.
The TLA Advantage
At TLA, we offer a wide variety of amenities which set us apart from other childcare providers. We embrace a quality and diverse programming by taking on a holistic approach that covers the physical, the cognitive and the social via enrichment programs, equipment suitable for various age groups as well as healthy meals. Our educators also keep current by pursuing regular professional development programs, staying at the peak of their potentials to add value to each child’s educational experience.
At the Learning Adventure, we also embrace technology to ensure that each parent never misses out on the precious moments of their child’s life no matter where they are. With real-time updates, photos, and videos, you will be kept connected each step of the way and are able to share these milestones safely and securely with your loved ones.
The platform also allows you to make payments, reach out to the management, and follow up on the current developments of the institution remotely at your convenience.
As The Learning Adventure, we are not only a center for excellence but also a collective of parents who wish to see the future of tomorrow brought up the right way; with love, support and encouragement as they develop their individual characters and personalities in a positive environment.