T.L.C. Learning Center is a full-day early care and education program committed to providing excellence to the Chicagoland communities. Utilizing the Montessori approach, we focus on creating a warm, secure and loving environment for children ages 6 weeks to 12 years old.
T.L.C. is dedicated to nurturing your child and treating him or her with respect and dignity.We’re here to help your child become an independent, self-confident, inquisitive learner. Your child will be encouraged to develop to their fullest potential socially, emotionally, physically and academically.
Since 1981, T.L.C has been providing exceptional early childhood education within a welcoming and richly diverse community. We believe in providing communities with the best resources in childcare and education. Executive Director, Patricia Forkan, opened T.L.C after not being able to find quality childcare for her own children. Striving to create the best educational facility for her own family, T.L.C has grown into two state-of-the-art facilities in both Blue Island, IL and Crest Hill, IL to serve families looking for the same educational experience for their own children. Children, parents, and teachers are mutually respected and trusted. Our professional and dedicated teachers encourage each child to be confident of his or her abilities and sensitive to the needs of others. We provide a well-balanced and developmentally appropriate curriculum which encourages social growth. We value open communication with parents which helps reinforce what is learned at home and in school. Since opening, T.L.C has reached highest honor of becoming NAEYC-accredited school which only 8% of all childcare centers have accomplished. We also participate in the Quality Counts Quality Rating System and are ranked at the GOLD Level. We provide transportation to and from all area elementary schools as well as serve three snacks, breakfast, and lunch.