In The Know With TPELC

October News

Happenings with Pre-K

The preschoolers are very busy learning about how magnets work, spelling their names, and uppercase and lower case letter recognition. The children are learning something new everyday. It is a joy to hear them talk about all of the things they are learning and what they are curious about. The children have a big interest in the math and science area. We were able to add a new magnetic board and microscope to our classroom! They are also really enjoying working with the new tree blocks.

Courtney Renfrow- Preschool Teacher

Toddler News

The toddlers are enjoying playing outside in the crisp weather, there are so many new things to discover in Autumn. We are continuing to work on fine motor skills in the classroom. The children are at the developmental stage where they want to be very independent. To meet this need, the children put their own work away and are held accountable for their actions. The toddler class has a beautiful hum of children concentrating and learning. We are looking forward to many fun projects celebrating the upcoming holidays.

Michelle Herron- Toddler Teacher

On the Move With Infants

The infants are enjoying their newly found movements. They are discovering how to roll over, sitting up, getting into the crawling position and even walking (With help of course!) We are continuing to work on our sensory skills in the classroom. They are at the stage where they have gained control of gripping small items, and have now moved onto experiencing what new objects feel and sound like. The classroom has a new feeling of curiosity and concentration. We are looking forward to building on newly found accomplishments.

Alissa Scott- Infant Teacher

Wishing Tree

TPELC received many amazing items from the annual dinner! We were able to purchase a new sensory table for the toddler room, a microscope for the preschool room, tiny pouring pitchers to help meet the need of independence in the toddler room. We were able to get new art supplies and sensory items. We received a magnetic board for the science areas, new tree blocks, and a balancing block. The children have many new items to further meet their needs. That's what we are all about here, meeting the needs of the children.

What's Cookin'?

What does dinner time look like at your house? Life gets busy and eating together as a family becomes a thing of the past. According to a number of reports issued by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University(CASA), children who eat at least five times a week with their family are at lower risk of developing poor eating habits, weight problems or alcohol and substance dependencies, and tend to perform better academically than their peers who frequently eat alone or away from home. Meal time isn't just about good habits and nutrition. Meal time is a great time to grow closer as a family. I will share with you two things we do at our dinner table; we pray before each meal, together as a family holding hands. When we don't do it our daughter lets us know! The second; we read a devotional before we eat. This get's us talking as a family, although our daughter is too young to join in on the conversation it's setting the example for her. So, turn off the t.v. this week, sit down and enjoy a meal together (even if it's as simple as a frozen pizza).

Kayla Perlich- Curriculum Coordination/Food Coordinator

Fire Prevention Month

Have you created a home fire escape plan for your family?


Every day at least one child dies in a home fire. In that same day, 293 children suffer from a non-fatal unintentional injury caused by a fire or burn.

Home fires account fo rnearly 90 percent of all fire-related fatalities.

77 percent of familes have not developed and practiced a home fire escape plan.

Fire can spread rapidly through a home, leaving a family as little as two minutes to escape safely once the alarm sounds.


Maintain smoke alarms

Use long life batteries

"Change your clock, change your battery"

The expiration date for smoke alarms is 10 years after the date it was manufactured


If you have any questions or concerns please call us- 260-347-9169 or Email Debbie Derby (Director of TPELC) or Kayla Perlich (Curriculum Coordinator)