149 Honness Lane Ithaca, NY 14850
(607) 273-9017

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

What does my child need to enroll?
All children need to be toilet trained.  The documents required are a School Entrance Health Form, School Registration Form and non-refundable registration fee.

Do you have to be a Lutheran or a member of Trinity Lutheran Church to attend the preschool?
No.  TLC Preschool welcomes children of all faiths and backgrounds.  Our curriculum includes a daily children’s Bible story, taught by our Christian staff, and monthly chapel times with Pastor Foote.  

What is the ratio of students per staff?
TLC Preschool maintains a 7 to 1 student to staff ratio for three year olds and an 8 to 1 ratio of students to teachers for 4 and 5 year olds. 

How is the TLC Preschool funded?
We have three sources of income: tuition, fundraising and church/public donations.

Are there any late fees? 
We reserve the right to charge a fee of $5.00 for drop-off prior to 8:50 am or for pickup after 12:10 pm. Please notify the staff in advance or as soon as possible if your child is unable to attend any session.

Are snacks provided for my child?
Parents are asked to provide a snack and drink for their own child each day.  We encourage nutritious snacks such as fruit, raw vegetables, crackers and cheese.

My child has allergies, can TLC Preschool handle this?
Yes, we try to accommodate most allergies within our school environment.  We are a “nut free classroom” (including any labels that say “may contain nuts”)

Does TLC Preschool offer field trips?
Yes.  In the Fall, we take a trip to an area orchard or pumpkin patch and, in the Spring, we visit a community building or an animal farm.  Field Trips are for all our preschool children regardless of the days they regularly attend, unless otherwise noted.  Most places allow siblings, however parents are responsible for their own entrance fees.

Is outdoor play included in the preschool day?
Yes.  Weather permitting children play outside each school day. We have a fenced-in play yard behind the building.