Frequently Asked Questions

What are the hours of the TEDCenter?

The TEDCenter will be offering care: Monday - Friday, 7 am - 6 pm (55 hours/week) 

How do we apply and get our child enrolled?

Our waitlist is now open! You can sign-up at https://tedcenterlansing.com/waitlist/ 

What is the cost, or tuition, for my child? Are there discounts if we have more than one child?
  • Cost: To learn more about the tuition costs, please join our waitlist at https://tedcenterlansing.com/waitlist/  
  • We do offer multi-child discounts as well as a Co-op Option: 
    • Full price for Child 1.  
    • 5% discount for Child 2 
    • 10% discount for Child 3 
    • Co-op discount (10-20% on 1 child’s tuition). See more information below on Co-op details. 
      How will families be billed for their tuition payments?

      Tuition payments will automatically be billed weekly through our early learning center software.  

          If it’s a learning center, what will children be learning? At what age will they begin learning?

          Our learning environments are structured to create community, to develop God-given abilities, to build character, and enrich creativity in each child. We will see this through careful attention given to each child, allowing children to explore and learn along with direct instruction, modeling desired behavior, positive reinforcement, and developmental growth. In addition to our foundation of faith, beginning with toddlers, this will include a focus on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math)-based learning. We will follow best practices for early learning. 

          • There are daily opportunities to explore different areas through hands-on learning centers, discovery, play with a purpose, and play as you go, throughout the day for toddlers and preschoolers.  Infants will receive continuity of care through their caregivers and individually coached in their personal development. 
          • Specific instruction, practice, and performance in the arts for our preschoolers.  
            • Preschool dance instruction. Children three and four years old will receive weekly dance instruction from a technique-trained and experienced dance instructor, along with built-in practice throughout the week with their leaders.  
            • Preschool group piano lessons. Children four years old will receive weekly group piano lessons through the Diaz School of Piano (DSoP). This will include ongoing updates as well as performances for their parents. Three year olds will begin by being introduced to piano music, moving to piano music and learning the hand motions and fine motor skills – the ability to control finger movements – in these early stages of development at this age, in preparation for learning to play the piano.  
            How will faith be taught to children?

            TEDCenter is a faith-based learning environment, which is based on creating community, to help children develop God-given abilities, to build character, and enrich creativity in each individual. We will see this through careful attention given to each child, allowing children to explore and learn along with direct instruction, modeling desired behavior, positive reinforcement, and developmental growth. In addition to our foundation of faith, beginning with toddlers, this will include a focus on STEAM-based learning. We will follow best practices for early learning. 

            How can I know what’s going on with my children during the day?

            Great question! We know you as parents want to be involved in your child’s development. In order to keep you connected, we will send daily updates (including photos/videos) of your child’s activities throughout the day.  

            Will all volunteers be background checked?

            Yes! In accordance with State guidelines, all volunteers and employees will go through an in-depth background check process.  

            Are there days and holidays that the center will not be open?

            The TEDCenter will be open Monday-Friday, 7am-6pm.  

            TEDCenter will close for the following holidays or in lieu of:  

            • Good Friday 
            • Memorial Day 
            • 4th of July 
            • The last week of July 
            • Labor Day 
            • Thanksgiving Day & Black Friday.  
            • The center will be closed Christmas Eve & Christmas Day through New Year’s Day.  
            Are there days and holidays that the center will not be open?

            The TEDCenter will be open Monday-Friday, 7am-6pm.  

            TEDCenter will close for the following holidays or in lieu of:  

            • Good Friday 
            • Memorial Day 
            • 4th of July 
            • The last week of July 
            • Labor Day 
            • Thanksgiving Day & Black Friday.  
            • The center will be closed Christmas Eve & Christmas Day through New Year’s Day.  
            Why should I volunteer at the TEDCenter?

            You have an opportunity to be involved in the growth and development of children, participate in and build community with other staff and volunteers, and also receive a discount if desired.  

            I hear people say this is a good place to work? Why would I want a job here?

            The TEDCenter is committed to providing a fair wage for all employees, exceeding the state and national average for ECE employees. With the addition of volunteers, both parent-provided and Trinity volunteers, we want an environment of peace and caring support for all children and all staff, and we think this happens in many ways, including exceeding the state standards for child-worker ratio. We also seek to see our employees continue to grow and learn in their areas of specialty and will work to support that life-long learning for them. 

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