This month at TLC: School just went back in session and we're already thinking about Christmas trees
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August  2015

Dear Friends,

TLC is back in session for fall, welcoming new and returning infants, toddlers, and preschool students!

School is in, but there are still slots for fall program enrollment in some classrooms. Learn more about enrollment if you or someone you know is in need of infant, toddler, or preschool services. 

The leaves may still be green on the trees but TLC is already gearing up for our 34th Annual Christmas Tree Festival. We are looking for Event Committee volunteers, tree donors, and businesses to sponsor the event. Not sure what a Tree Festival is? Prepare to be wowed. The TLC Tree Festival features rooms and rooms full of decorated Christmas Trees stuffed to the pine needles with goodies, toys, gift cards, you name it! Each tree is themed and unique and generously donated by members of the community to be raffled off. Be sure to put plenty of tickets in the box for your favorite tree - competition at Tree Festival to win trees is stiff! The raffle is accompanied by dinner and music (evening event December 5th) and brunch and entertainment (morning event December 6th). We hope to see you there! Tickets go on sale November 2nd.

In these newsletters we talk a lot about our wonderful preschool, but we'd be remiss not to remind everyone of our incredible pediatric therapy program! We offer speech, physical, and occupational therapies to children from birth to 12 years old. One unique aspect of our occupational therapy is the incorporation of rhythmic movement. Lindsey Blechle, TLC Occupational Therapist, explains, "Rhythmic movement helps integrate primitive reflexes that are commonly present in kids with sensory processing disorder, Autism, birth trauma, environmental trauma or developmental delays. Primitive reflexes are designed for survival and are designed to integrate before birth, during birth or within six months following birth. When reflexes are not integrated they can effect coordination, sensory processing, behavior, attention, body awareness, balance and endurance. Many of the kids we see through occupational therapy have active primitive reflexes. Once a home program of rhythmic movements is designed and we begin to see an integration of primitive reflexes, kids improve upon the areas mentioned above." Want to learn more? Contact Shari Karmen, our Therapeutic Services Manager at (303)776-7417.

As always, we are so pleased to have you as a TLC friend and supporter. We hope you have a wonderful end of summer!

Very Sincerely,

The TLC Staff & Board

Learn More About the TLC Christmas Tree Festival
Festival On Main

TLC will be at Festival on Main this Friday, August 28th. Plan to stop by our booth to meet teachers, therapists, and administrative staff. Kids can play with sensory toys and color pictures. We hope to see you there!

What: Festival on Main
Where: Main Street, Longmont
When: August 28th, 6:00 - 10:00 PM
Christmas Tree Festival

The 34th Annual TLC Christmas Tree Festival is right around the corner, December 5th and 6th! The Event Committee is in need of volunteers to help plan, organize, set-up, and run the event. The next meeting is Monday, September 14th at 6:00 PM at TLC. Visit our website to learn more, to download tree donation forms, to download sponsorship packets, or view our current 2015 sponsors.
The Very Cranky Bear by Nick Bland, recommended by TLC Billing Specialist Breck Johnston.

Moose, Lion, Zebra, and Sheep take shelter in a cave on a cold and rainy day, only to realize that a bear is there. The bear roars loudly and says that he is trying to sleep. Not understanding why the bear is so cranky, the other animals come up with ways to cheer up the bear. Moose finds antlers for him, Lion gives him a mane, and Zebra paints on stripes. Is there anything the four well-meaning friends can do to help the bear sleep?
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TLC's preschoolers graduated on August 10th, and new and returning students returned on August 17th. Ms. Cindy's toddler class didn't waste anytime getting messy, diving into a sensory painting activity using wheels and rollers as paint brushes to explore motor skills, motion, and art.

We are looking forward to a fun and exciting year at TLC!
Learn More About Preschool at TLC
TLC Staff Anniversaries

Happy August anniversary to the following TLC staff members!

Mary Beth Boyer, Preschool Teacher, 32 years
Michelle Gallagher, Speech Therapist, 1 year
Mia Girard, Occupational Therapist, 19 years
Lupe Morales, Preschool Teacher, 10 years
Kathy Porter-Peden, 12 years
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