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United Way Day of Caring

Another wonderful United Way Day of Caring in the books! A BIG Thank you to our Jonesboro CWL Volunteers! We appreciate your hard work today.

2020 Mum Fundraiser

It’s Mum Time! Purchase your mum by October 2nd, 2020 for $100. Proceeds of your purchase support The Learning Center’s Therapeutic Programs. Since 1959, we have provided therapeutic and supportive services for thousands of children and adults with developmental disabilities […]

New Director at The Learning Center of NEA – Dr. Lynn Cooper

Welcome to TLC! Lynn comes to The Learning Center with 27 years of experience in the world of special education and related services. She has worked as a special education teacher, section 504 coordinator, assistant principal, and special education director. […]

Accepting Bids for Bus with Lift

The Learning Center of Northeast AR, Inc. is accepting bids for a 2006 Ford Bus with lift and for a 2012 Ford Bus with lift. All bids must be clearly marked on the envelope “sealed bid”. Sealed bids will be […]

Food Chaining

Food Chaining is a child-friendly treatment approach that helps introduce new foods while building on the child’s past successful eating experiences. The main goal is to expand the diet and have children eat food, not necessarily all foods, but food […]

Water Play

We love summer days and water play!

A Visit With Abby The Therapy Dog

Our kiddos had a visit from Abby, a sweet therapy dog owned by our very own Dawn Holmes. Thank you to Dawn’s husband Bryce for bringing her to see us!

Adults Enjoying The Sunshine

TLC adults enjoyed some sunshine and games right in our own backyard!

Mrs. Paula’s Hands on Learning

The hands on learning continues in Mrs. Paula’s classes! This week they are exploring all things found in ponds. They have seen a real life turtle and tadpoles, made swamp water and yummy dirt cake filled with gummy snakes!

Homemade Ice Cream

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! We are learning about all things summer and decided to make our own ice cream!

Learning About Birds And Bugs

Mrs. Valina’s classes had a busy week learning about birds and bugs! Do feathers float? What do birds need to build a nest? How many bugs do you see? And lastly some yummy Bug Juice to finish the week.

Re-Opening

A Big Thank You to Our TLC Staff for working so hard to prepare for our Re-Opening! We can’t wait to see all our clients. Together we are TLC Strong! #tlcstrong

April is OT Month

We love our Occupational Therapists! Occupational therapy practitioners support and promote the development and engagement of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers, and their families or other caregivers, in everyday routines. These routines include play, rest and sleep, activities of daily living, […]

Jonesboro JA’s and Brandon Baxter Visit

Thank you Jonesboro JA’s and Brandon Baxter for visiting our adult clients today! It was a lot of fun!

Thank You For Another Successful Dr. Seuss Week

Another week of celebrating Dr. Seuss complete. We would like to thank our guest readers, our parents for participating in our activities all week and most importantly our classroom staff for always providing our children with excellent learning experiences. Thank […]

Green Eggs And Ham

Mrs. Shae served up some yummy Green Eggs and Ham in her classes today!

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss

Mrs. Paula’s class had a fun filled week celebrating Dr. Seuss’ Birthday!! They made hats for Cat In The Hat and made green eggs.

Reading With Our Favorite Stuffed Animals

Ms. Valina’s rooms enjoyed reading with their favorite stuffed animal and making Cat in the Hat masks yesterday!

Favorite Hat Day

Ms. Valina’s rooms enjoyed wearing their favorite hats to read The Cat in the Hat today!

More Guest Readers for Ms. Laura’s Class

Dr. Seuss week brought more guest readers to Ms. Laura’s classrooms. Thank you to Ms. Erin for reading Fox in Socks and Ms. Robin Daniel for reading The Cat in the Hat.

Reading Fox and Socks for Dr. Seuss Week

Ms. Valina’s rooms had a BIG day! Read Fox and Socks, played a Dr. Suess matching game, and celebrated a special friends birthday!

One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish

Ms. Valina’s room enjoyed reading “One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish” today!

Guest Reader For Dr. Seuss Week

It is Dr. Seuss week and the first guest reader for Ms. Laura’s class was our very own Sherry Morris. She was very popular as you can see!

Sensory Friday with Ms. Laura’s class

Ms. Laura’s classes make “floam” for Sensory Friday last week. The kids love to get messy!

Heights School of Medical Arts Service Day

A huge thank you goes out to University Heights School of Medical Arts for inviting the TLC adults over today for their service day!

Music With John Gatlin

TLC adults had a great day of music on Wednesday with John Gatlin! Videos to come!

Mardi Gras

Ms. Valina’s rooms enjoyed celebrating Mardi Gras today!

Mrs. Laura’s Classes – All Things Cold

Ms. Laura’s classes are learning about all things cold. Beginning with popsicles, then an indoor snow day.

Adult V – Day Party

TLC❤️ Adults enjoying their V-Day party!

Valentines Day Fun

We had a lot of fun on Valentines Day! Ms. Shae’s classroom had a special visit from Abby the dog. Mrs. Paula’s class made sundaes. Ms. Valina’s room had a pizza party. Ms. Laura’s class had donuts.

A Night to Shine – Jonesboro, Ar 2020

TLC❤️ family and friends enjoyed a great evening at A Night to Shine – Jonesboro, AR 2020!

Bowling With The Pros

The TLC❤️ adults had a awesome time at Bowling with the Pros 2020 Hijinx Game Night Reinvented

Project Lead The Way Visit

Mrs Stephens’s 6th grade “Project Lead the Way” students from Nettleton STEAM visited our campus today and observed how services are provided to our clients.

Santa Came For A Visit

TLC❤️ was so happy Santa stopped by to see our kids! We are also very grateful to PetSmart for choosing us to be part of their HOPE program, allowing us to give a stuffed animal to each child!

Knit Hats donated

A wonderful group led by Brandi Hodges with The Jonesboro Public Library knit all of these precious hats for some of our kiddos. All of the hats are not even pictured. We love our community!

Jazzy Christmas Program

The Adult Program presented “Jazzy Christmas” at Prospect Church. 🎄❤️ They did a wonderful job.

Fall in Ms Paula’s Class

The kids in Ms Paula’s class had a big time playing in the leaves enjoying fall!

Area 7 Special Olympic Bowling

The adult program had a wonderful time bowling at the Area 7 Special Olympic bowling.

Thank you to the University Heights Lions Club

Thank you to the University Heights Lions Club for doing FREE eye exams at our Children’s Program today. They put in a lot of work.

Thank You Howl and ASU Cheerleaders

The TLC Adult program had a great visit from ASU’s own Howl and the ASU Cheerleaders!

Arkansas State University Phi Beta Lambda

Several members of Phi Beta Lambda volunteered at The Learning Center today for our Halloween party 🎃 Thanks Brenna, Ben, Rachel, Meghan, Alexus, Melanie, Bailey, Mariah, and Tyrell for volunteering some of your time this morning! 

We’ll Miss You Dana Taylor

Happy Retirement to TLC’s own Dana Taylor! It won’t be the same without you! We will miss you!

Thank you 104.9 The Fox and Munchy’s

Thank you to Jim Frigo from 104.9 The Fox delivers FREE lunch from Munchy’s Specialty Sandwiches to the staff at The Learning Center in Jonesboro. It was delicious!

Thank You Jonesboro Fire Department Station 4

Thanks to the Jonesboro Fire Department Station 4 for helping TLC❤️celebrate Community Helpers Week!

Thank You Jonesboro Police Department

Big THANKS to Officer Josh of the Jonesboro Police Department for educating our TLC❤️ kids during Community Helpers Week!

Thank You Medic One

TLC❤️ would like to thank Medic One for visiting our kids during Community Helper Week!

Adult Program Corn Maze Trip

TLC❤️ Adult Program had a great time at Cache River Corn Maze and Harvest Days!

Visit to Cache River Pumpkin Patch

Shae’s rooms enjoyed visiting the Cache River Pumpkin Patch on 10/17/19

August Heart Award Honorees

Our August Heart Award Honorees are Lexie Davis and Kristin Patrick. Lexie helped to paint the bathroom and brought her camper for the kids to get in during the unit on camping. Kristen helped paint the bathroom, made window valences […]

Thank you Diana Davis

The TLC❤️ Adults got to learn about the News Business with a visit from Diana Davis KAIT.

Junior Auxiliary Fall Festival

Big Thanks to Junior Auxiliary of Jonesboro, AR for hosting the annual Adult Program Fall Festival!! TLC❤️ Adults “Love Their JA’s!”.

Carrot Harvest

Ms. Elizabeth’s rooms enjoying their carrots from their own garden!

Down Syndrome Awareness

October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month. During the month we will share facts about down syndrome. #downsyndrome #downsyndromeawareness#downsyndromemonth #tlcnea

United Way Day of Caring

Annual United Way Day of Caring today! A big shout to our Frito Lay Volunteers for helping us clean our facility! Your hard work is much appreciated.

Thank You Emerson Ambulance

Thank you Emerson Ambulance for allowing Mrs. Paula’s class to explore and learn today. They had so much fun!

Therapeutic Listening

Therapeutic Listening is a specific sound-based intervention that is embedded in a developmental and sensory integration perspective. Our staff has specialized training in Therapeutic Listening.

Birthday Celebration in Ms. Valina’s Room

Ms. Valina’s room enjoyed a birthday celebration last week!

Learning About The 5 Senses

Mrs. Paula’s class spent the week learning about their 5 senses. Taste testing was their favorite experiment…apples or lemons… Which do you prefer?

Now Hiring – Full-time Preschool Technician

TLC is now hiring a Full-time Preschool Technician needed to work Monday-Friday.  Must have high school diploma or equivalent and experience with children with developmental disabilities preferred. If interested apply here.

TLC To Host Advanced NDT Handling Course

The Learning Center is hosting an Advanced NDT Handling Course on October 18-20. You must have completed the certification course. Teresa Gutierrez will be teaching the course. The cost is $450. If you are interested, please email cvanhorn@tlcnea.com or call […]

HEARTS Award winners for July 2019

HEARTS ( Honorable Effort Above Routine Treatment or Services) Award winners for July were Shae Tate and Rachel Hamner. Shae and Rachel went above and beyond for our students.

Vegetables AND Cupcakes

Ms. Elizabeth’s rooms enjoying vegetables from their own garden and cupcakes!

Mum Fundraiser

Purchase your mum by October 2nd , 2019 for $100. Proceeds of your purchase support The Learning Center’s therapeutic programs. To order contact Aaron Hannah at ahannah@tlcnea.com or 870.932.4245 ext.21 Your mum will be delivered to your home or office […]

Thank You Ag For Autism

Ag for Autism Treasurer presented Aaron Hannah with The Learning Center with a grant to further their ABA teaching techniques. Congratulations!

A State Sorority Rush Visit

TLC❤️ is grateful for the Arkansas State Sorority Rush volunteers who spent some time at both our programs yesterday! Wolves up! 🐺

2019 – 2020 Academic Calendar

Download the 2019 – 2020 Academic Calendar http://ow.ly/QfIY50vkPTu

Outpatient Programs

TLC’s ❤ EIDT and our Outpatient programs specialize in therapies in many areas.  

Early Intervention Day Treatment

TLC’s 💙 Early Intervention Day Treatment Program treats children ages birth to 5 years old.

Outpatient Therapy

TLC 💚 offers outpatient therapy for children through elementary school.  

Cool Treats

Ms. Elizabeth’s rooms enjoying some cool treats on a hot day!

Trip to RPM Athletics

Ms. Valina’s rooms won our TLC 5K Challenge back in May and chose to turn that into a field trip to RPM Athletics today. The kids (and staff) had a great time!

Ms. Elizabeth’s cucumbers

Ms. Elizabeth’s rooms enjoying the cucumbers they grew in their own garden!

Adults

💚 We provide a safe, caring place for adults with disabilities to learn.

Swim Safety

Remember: Air-Filled or Foam Toys are not safety devices. Don’t use air-filled or foam toys, such as “water wings”, “noodles”, or inner-tubes, instead of life jackets. These toys are not life jackets and are not designed to keep swimmers safe.

Camping with Ms. Valina

Ms. Valina’s rooms learning about tents, pop up campers, camping and s’mores ❤️

Trying The Tomatoes

Ms. Elizabeth’s rooms trying the tomatoes from their own garden they planted this year.

Playground Safety

Take steps to keep kids safe by: Checking that playgrounds have soft material under them such as wood chips, sand, or mulch. Reading playground signs and using playground equipment that is right for your child’s age. Making sure there are […]

Supporting Families

At TLC 💛, we support families while helping children reach their potential.

Garden Planting with Ms. Valina

Ms. Valina’s room planting their garden and hanging their hummingbird/bird feeders. TLC❤️ kids are enjoying more outdoor learning experiences!

More Than A Classroom

TLC 💙 helps children express their wants and needs by teaching them communication. #tlcnea#morethanaclassroom

Thank You Ag for Autisim

TLC ❤️ would like to thank Ag for Autism for their generous grant to support our programs this year!

Sunscreen Tips

When To Apply Sunscreen Apply sunscreen approximately 30 minutes before being in the sun (for best results) so that it can be absorbed by the skin and less likely to wash off when you perspire. Remember to reapply sunscreen after […]

Water Play Day

Some of the fun our school-aged program has been having this week

Keep Those Kids Hydrated

Sometimes our kids don’t know how to communicate they are hot and thirsty. Remind them to drink plenty of water when playing outside this summer!

Fun Fun

Some of the fun our school-aged program has been having this week

Therapy Dog Murphy

Thank you to Carly Nichols and her therapy dog Murphy for visiting during pet week! He is such a good dog and we loved him

Animal Week

TLC❤️ would like to thank Abby Holmes 🐶, Cosmo Kramer Deckard 🐰, and Kurt Russell Deckard for visiting Ms. Valina’s classroom for animal week! The kids and staff had a blast

Local Culture

Our school aged summer program had a GREAT time today at Local Culture! Very thankful for them accommodating us!

Ms. Valina’s Room

Ms. Valina’s room enjoying Muffins for Mom and Donuts for Dad!

Annual Water Fight and Cookout Day

Our Adult Program had their annual water fight and cookout today. They picked teams but we decided everyone was a winner! ❤️

SouthWest Church Junior High Youth Group

TLC❤️ is thankful for the SouthWest Church Junior High Youth Group! This group spent 2 days with us last week cleaning and interacting with our kids. They did great!!

ASU Museum

Our TLC❤️ Adults had a great time at the ASU Museum today!

Nature Center Visit

The adult campus had a great time visiting the nature center.

TLC class of 2019

Congratulations to our TLC Class of 2019! Thank you parents for allowing us to serve your children and love them like our own. Best of luck to all!

A Visit From Howl

Thank you, Howl for visiting our adult campus.

Josiah making a difference in the Jonesboro Community

Our very own Josiah making a difference in the Jonesboro Community. He is a strong, happy little man. Your TLC family is so excited for you. Today, Mayor Perrin signed a proclamation with Keithan, Amanda, and Josiah Mosley, declaring May […]

Exchange Club Picnic

Our adult campus had a blast at the Exchange Club picnic.

Ms. Laura Bell’s Classes goes to RPM Athletics

Ms. Laura Bell’s classes had a fun trip to RPM Athletics!  

Ms. Shae’s Classes Easter Egg Hunt

Ms. Shae’s kids got in on the egg hunt fun! They loved it!🐰🐥🥚  

Ms. Laura’s Classes Easter Egg Hunt

Ms. Laura’s classes had an early egg hunt. Look at these beautiful faces! Happy Easter to all!

Part-time Bus/Van Assistant

Duties include transport children and adults with developmental disabilities. This is a split shift position. Requirements: Drivers must have CDL License with “P” endorsement or willing to obtain and clear driving record and must become DOT certified. Experience transporting passengers […]

Dirt and Worms in Ms. Shae’s Rooms

Oh my! It looks like Ms. Shae’s rooms had dirt and worms for snacks today!

Sport Day, Worms, & Painting for the HotCake Hustle

Arkansas Children’s Week activities continue: Sports Day, Worms, Painting for the HotCake Hustle, and eating “dirt” deserts!

Arkansas Children’s Week at The Learning Center

Arkansas Children’s Week: Career Day, Worms and Dirt, and Painting with mud!  

Nerd Day at The Learning Center

TLC staff and kids celebrating Arkansas Children’s Week- today was Nerd Day!

Parakeets brought to The Learning Center

Today Ms. Valina’s rooms learned about birds. As a special treat Ms. Charmisha brought in her three parakeets and the kids loved seeing them!

The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Snack Time at TLC

When you read The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle, you must also eat fruit right? Thank you Ms. Laura Bell for this fun activity!

TLC Student Gets Make-A-Wish Granted

TLC❤️ had the honor of hosting a wish granting for our very own Antarius! He was given his wish for a trip to Disney World! Thank you to AID Temporary Services for sponsoring the wish, and Andy’s Frozen Custard, KAIT, KJNB, […]

Super Hero and Princess Day at TLC

Here are our photos from Super Hero and Princess Day!