Our daughter has been part of the TLC program for 10 years. This program has given her the small group or individualized attention she needs. Her TLC teachers guide her to stay on task as well as make sure that she is working on her assignments. The program also provides guidance with organizational skills. As our daughter has gotten older, she has been taught to advocate for herself. - TVS Parent
As a parent with a child that has learning challenges, it is great to have liaisons at school that care for your child and makes sure that their accommodations are being met. - TVS Parent
The TLC Program at The Village School has provided the needed guidance that our daughter has required in order to finish High School and continue on to college. - TVS Parent
Recognizing that every child learns differently, we strive to support students with specific learning differences in a supportive, inclusive, and safe environment in order to build self confidence and to be successful in the classroom.
The Learning Center at The Village School is a place where students receive specialized learning support with the goal of academic independence. The mission of The Learning Center at The Village School is to address and support students with language-based learning disabilities, math skill deficits, executive functioning, and the need for organizational skills. The Learning Center is not designed to address the learning needs of all students and right fit must be determined.
Our collaboration with North Naples Therapy & Enrichment Services enables us to provide speech, language, and occupational therapy screenings, comprehensive evaluations, private consultations, and individualized treatment plans. The North Naples therapists partner with TVS teachers and parents to identify any potential issues, as early as possible, and to implement age-appropriate language and developmental skills interventions in order to maximize student success. All on campus, special services are coordinated and scheduled through TLC teachers. Additional fees for these services apply.
The Learning Center's teachers all have extensive background and training in Special Education. Our Lower School and Middle School TLC teachers have been trained in Orton-Gillingham, a specialized reading and language program beneficial for students with dyslexia and other language-based learning differences. Our Upper School TLC teacher is an experienced and dedicated learning coach who places emphasis on teaching her students organizational and executive functioning skills. All TLC teachers act as a liaison between classroom teachers, students, parents, and special service providers.
Admission criteria include evidence of average or above-average intellectual capability, a mild to moderate diagnosed learning difference, grade level achievement scores in some areas, and evidence of motivation toward academic achievement. The admissions committee will individually review each application, and decisions of the committee are final.