The 2018-2019 school year will mark the 38th anniversary of TLC. During these past 39 years, over 2000 children from our community and surrounding communities have attended the school. These children are now doctors, attorneys, teachers, artists, dentists….mommies and daddies. Many now send their OWN children to TLC!
We are proud of each one of the children and staff who have been a part of the TLC Family.
We want our children to know that they are loved and that they are special. This is their school.
With God’s love, their horizons are unlimited!
TLC is a non-profit early school ministry, an outreach of King of Glory Lutheran Church. It is our purpose to aid in the development of the total child with all of his social, emotional, mental and physical needs. An emphasis is put on God’s love and care for each of us. It is our promise to provide a high quality and successful preschool experience for each child.
Our goals at TLC are that each child will begin:
o To have a good self-image and a sense of personal worth.
o To have the courage to try and fail.
o To feel free to think and explore creatively in solving problems.
o To be able to persevere, to set a task and complete it.
o To develop self-discipline and self-reliance.
o To become able to view others as unique and equally important.
o To come to see himself as important to and loved by God.
o To have a respect and love of nature.
o To have control of physical movements and emotional expressions so that neither becomes an impediment.
That children learn best in...
An atmosphere of love, where each is encouraged to explore and discover while being treated with courteous and compassionate tenderness.
An atmosphere of patience, allowing unhurried responses to the natural inquisitiveness of each child.
An atmosphere of understanding, where children may develop a true sense of values.
An atmosphere of warm and active cooperation between parents and teachers, which affirms the child as the most important concern of home and school.
In the fall of 1979, when there were no other places for children to play or parents to meet, then the pastor’s wife of King of Glory Lutheran Church began a playgroup for local children. She and other parents wanted a place where children could experience a broad variety of activities with their peers in addition to a place to learn and play together. It was from a sense of ministry to the community and the youngest of children that King of Glory Dayschool began. Since then, the school has grown considerably. It moved to Trinity United Methodist Church for fifteen years where it was known as Trinity Learning Center, then returned to King of Glory where it continues its ministry of loving and learning. With the move, TLC then took the name of The Lord’s Children.
The purpose of the school remains the same: that from a sense of ministry to our community, our qualified staff is committed to nurturing the growth of the preschool child with a balance of social, emotional, intellectual, physical, and spiritual goals.
Debbie Smithson came on staff at the school in 1981 as a teacher for the three year olds which she continued to teach for over 15 years. She became the first director of the program in 1982 and, through the past 35 years she has seen the school grow from a playgroup with two rooms, a few puzzles and a tub of crayons, to a quality program that is viewed through the eyes of the Lutheran school system and the community as a model in early childhood education. TLC is not JUST a preschool, it is a living ministry which seeks to reach out to preschool children and their families.
The school has approximately 65 children, ages two to kindergarten and a staff of 15. Aside from the normal preschool/kindergarten morning we offer Music and Movement, Imagination Station, Rainbow Room, Enrichment Clubs, Lunch Bunch and Chapels. Children participate in Field Trips, enjoy visitors from the community and learn that they are a special part of God’s world.
Play is a child’s way of learning. In this way children explore the world around them, begin to work cooperatively with others, and relive experiences that have made an impact on them.
Play and discovery lead to academic awareness. Early childhood is the time to introduce basic concepts in science, math, reading/language arts, and social studies. Through manipulative devices, group settings, music, art activities and other varied experiences, we can give the child a first-hand experience with these basic concepts.
Let us then allow the child to be a child. This time of life is rich and meaningful within itself. As parents and teachers, we have this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to buildup each child’s self-esteem and lay foundations for a healthy emotional life. Let us work together to set each child on a path toward a satisfying life.
Our approach to working with the children is based on current research about the best ways to support children’s learning. In the words of renowned early childhood educator Lilian Katz, our curriculum is child sensitive. Our aim is to place the interests, needs and growth of the children at the center of the curriculum, while at the same time providing engaging content.
It is our intention to provide in our preschool classes, a homelike atmosphere that welcomes child and adult alike. Kindergarten is taught in a more traditional school manner with the intention of easing the transition to a more formal school setting, but with the warmth and love that we are able to provide in a Christian school setting.
805 11th Avenue N
North Myrtle Beach , SC 29582
TLC Office: 843-280-5434
Two & Three year old preschool: 9:00-11:45
Four year old preschool: 9:00-12:00
THE LORD'S CHILDREN SCHOOL, 2017