Extended day partnership

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Partnership graphicWe are excited to share a new partnership where the Charles City Community Schools is combining our Extended Day Program with TLC: The Learning Center for the 2019-2020 school year. This exciting partnership will benefit our students and families with expanded child care coverage. 


With this partnership, we can offer more hours to accommodate your busy schedule. We are also able to once again provide full-day child care on Mondays. In short, this partnership provides your family child care options from 6 a.m. - 6 p.m. every day, Monday - Friday with the community’s highest quality preschool education. 


Families will have three options to choose from:

Before AND After School care  (6 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. AND 3:15 p.m. to 6 p.m.)
Before OR After School    (6 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. OR 3:15 p.m. to 6 p.m.)
Before AND After School, Monday, Non-School Days/Snow Days
TLC is a Charles City Community Schools bus stop and drop-off


The Extended Day Program will be held at the TLC building before and after school. A school bus will pick up students and take them to Washington Elementary in the morning, and a bus will deliver students to TLC in the afternoon.  


Families needing child care before 8:00 a.m. or needing child care after 3:15 p.m. will drop off and pick at TLC. Washington Elementary School opens at 8 a.m. for breakfast for all students. Extended day preschool students will receive breakfast at TLC if they choose that option. 


Families that wish to participate in the Extended Day Program will need to enroll their child at TLC. Parents can pick up or call for a registration packet at 404 North Jackson (ph: 641-228-4525).  Packets will also be available on August 6 at Charles City Community Schools registration located at the middle school at 1200 1st Avenue. Families that initially enrolled in the Extended Day Program will be automatically enrolled but will need to fill out the registration packet from TLC.  Each family will need to provide TLC with a copy of their child’s physical and immunization records.


TLC Extended Day Program Hours and Fees: 

Before AND After School                                                                          $150/month

6 -8:15 am AND 3:15-6 pm                                   *Breakfast $1.75/day  +$28/month

After School snack included

Before OR After School                                                                              $75/month

After School snack included                                  *Breakfast $1.75/day  +$28/month


Before AND After School, Mondays, No School Days/Snow Days        $250/month

                   (Includes Breakfast, Lunch and Snack)

Washington Preschool begins Tuesday, September 3. Please call anytime this summer with questions.


Kara Shannon, Principal
Washington Elementary School
1406 N. Grand Avenue
Charles City IA 50616

Ph: 641-257-6570
Mobile: 319-415-1262


Pam Ost, Director
The Learning Center
404 N. Jackson St. 
Charles City, IA 50616

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