A Ministry of Zion Lutheran Church

Tender Loving Care and The Learning Garden

About our Day Cares

With the new Young Star rating program in the State of Wisconsin, both centers underwent major improvements including staff development and physical repairs to get ready for the visits required to rate the centers. Young Star is used to rate centers in multiple areas such as Teacher/Director qualifications, learning environment, business practices and health and wellness. It is with great pleasure and pride to announce that both TLG and TLC were awarded with a 3 star level.

Our child care programs have been in operation since 1977, and were originally located inside Zion Lutheran Church before expanding to the current Tender Loving Care location on Josslyn Street. We put lots of love into quality care and are licensed to provide care for children from ages 6 weeks through to 12 years old. Our services include full and part time care, preschool, kindergarten, before and after school program, and a summer school-age program. We also provide a van service for transporting school children to and from school. We emphasize the creative, social, intellectual, cognitive and physical growth of each child. Opportunities are provided in the teacher's written lesson plans to meet each of these needs daily using developmentally appropriate programming practices. We strive toward the full development of the child in attaining positive self-image, accepting the differences of others, as well as helping children establish and attain these goals. In providing a non-threatening environment for children to be guided through learning experiences, we foster a sense of security, acceptance, encouragement, and challenge for each individual. This is accomplished through varied and planned activities such as art time, group time, and field trips. We also offer a Preschool Program from 8:30am to 11am, Monday through Thursday. This program is for children ages 2.5 through 4 years old, and we offer you the flexibility to choose from 2-4 days. Our program is State Licensed and includes an individualized curriculum, nutritious meal and professional, licensed instructors. 

Locations:

Tender Loving Care Child Care Center
250 Josslyn St, Oshkosh, WI 54902
920-237-1941

The Learning Garden Child Care Center
753 N. Main St, Oshkosh, WI 54901
920-231-5915 


Here’s What We Offer

We provide lots of love into quality care and are licensed to provide care for children from ages 6 weeks through to 12 years old.


Learning Approach

Developmental, Play Based, Structured Learning/Play.

Hours Of Operation

Mon - Fri : 6 AM - 5:30 PM, Half Day Available,Before/After School Care.

Child Adult Ratio

Infants - 4:1
 2-3 Years   - 6:1
3-4 Years   - 10:1
 School Age   - 17:1

Safety & Security Features

Background Checks / Screenings, The center completes a background check on all staff and volunteers. We have a front door locked security entrance.

Ages Served

0-12 months, 12-23 months, 2-5 years, 6 yrs and above Transportation provided to and from school for school age children.

Months Of Operation

Year Round

Religious Affiliation

Faith-based. Non denominational, child appropriate faith-based education is included in teacher lessons.

Bussing

We also provide bussing to and from OshKosh Area Schools.

Meals Provided

We provide breakfast, lunch and snack every day. Since we are a licensed center, we provide milk for breakfast and lunch. For breakfast, we also serve a grain and fruit/vegetable along with the milk. For lunch, the school district caters in our food, and we receive the same meals as are provided for the elementary schools in Oshkosh. On days when there is no school, we make our own lunches. In our infant room, formula, baby food, diapers and wipes are all supplied at the center. The parents are only responsible for bringing the child's own bottles, an extra set of clothing, and a blanket for nap time. The formulas we supply are: Good Start Regular, Good Start Soy, Isomil, Similac. If the child has any allergies, parents can provide a substitute for the formula, and as they get older, we will supply something else for the children to eat.