Tamassee DAR School was founded on the premise that education provides children with opportunities to build a better life. Throughout history, education has been a primary focus for the thousands of children served through Tamassee DAR School’s services. Among other things, our programs are structured to assist students in achieving academic success at every level, to encourage them to ask questions and to continuously strive to understand. In essence, to develop a love of lifelong learning that can be encouraged even at very young ages.
In 1975, Tamassee DAR School established a campus daycare facility to serve families within the local community in need of a quality place for their children to receive professional and loving care stay while they worked. Today the Pennsylvania Children’s Center, which is located on the Tamassee DAR School Campus, has expanded its services and has recently undergone major renovations to enable a better learning environment.
Infants and toddlers arrive at the center and enjoy breakfast before beginning their daily summertime schedule. Typically, the children’s days involve exploration in art forms, which include such things clay, watercolors, 3D art, sand painting and more. They enjoy field trips to educational locations like the Duke World of Energy. “Community Helper Day” brings nurses and other individuals in career fields that serve the community to the Center to speak with the children about helping others. Fridays are special because it is “Cooking Class Day” when students help make cupcakes, frosting, brownies and much more. Part of the experience is learning to read and follow instructions, learning about measurements and how to combine ingredients to create special treats. During the regular school year, elementary children up to age 12 arrive at the center for afterschool care.
In 2015, the Pennsylvania Children’s Center was selected as one of the daycare centers in the state to become a licensed provider of the South Carolina First Steps 4K program. This will mark the second year the 4K class has been offered on the campus of Tamassee DAR School. This 4K experience is the same program offered through the South Carolina Public School system and incorporates the same curriculum being used. The program provides readiness for children preparing to enter elementary school. Classes will begin August 17, 2016 and we would love to have your child begin their path to lifelong learning in the Pennsylvania Children’s Center. For information, please contact Janis Young, Pennsylvania Children’s Center Director at 864.944.2270 or visit our website at www.tdarschool.org.
The Tamassee DAR School Thrift Store located at 9695 N. Highway 11 in Tamassee, SC has been blessed with furniture donations. Visit the store through Saturday, July 2 and take 25% off orange ticketed items. Markdowns will be taken at the register. All purchases benefit the Tamassee DAR School Children’s Fund. We hope to see you there!