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Tender Loving Kare, Newark is an early education school which provides childcare programs for children ages infant through fourteen years. Our philosophy includes providing a nurturing environment that fosters each child’s self-identity, utilizing developmentally appropriate practices to enhance each child’s learning opportunities.

Family and community are an important component at TLK. As a small preschool, families are an integral part of the program. Parents have opportunities to see their children’s teachers daily and to participate in the program as their schedules allow.

This close relationship enhances each child’s personal growth and achievement and promotes a secure and safe environment. Communication between teacher and families adds to each child’s learning environment and offers support for continued success.


The infant/toddler program provides a loving, nurturing environment in which children can develop at their own pace. We offer opportunities for each child to explore their environment and learn through play. Singing, finger play, story time, and art are all part of daily activities for this age group.


The preschool program is a full day program that provides a curriculum that is balanced in work and play which allows for an introduction of a variety of subjects that includes group experiences, creative activities, listening and sharing stories, rest, language skills, writing skills, problem solving, independence, indoor and outdoor play, and health and safety education.


The before and after programs offer services for several of the local schools in our area. Transportation is provided to the schools by the school district and our own transportation service. This program is a structured environment where students can work on homework, socialize, and have continued learning experiences while in a safe caring environment. This program also provides services for when children are off school due to in service days or other school holidays.


This program is a continuation of our school-age program. During the summer break we provide a program for children finishing Kindergarten through Eighth Grade. The children are in separate groups, based on their grade level. All groups participate in outside field trips and in-house activities which enhance learning experiences while having fun.

Tender Loving Kare is so much more than daycare. We are proud to provide an exceptional preschool education every fun-filled day in a place as nurturing as home.

Reviews from Parents

4.6 Rating based on 87 Reviews
Jeremiah Robertson • Facebook
March 05, 2021
TLK is amazing! They provide such a personable experience helping raising my babies! As a parent we know how difficult it can be being consistent in raising a child working full time and dealing with life, but TLK makes it all seem so easy! Kayla would not touch a potty before she started potty training at TLK and now she rarely has an accident at home! They’ve taught my babies how to socialize and make friends all while being safe having fun and learning! Thank you guys for always being so wonderful to us!
Becca Ann Beaston • Facebook
February 25, 2021
I have two boys that attend this center & I have always felt like my children were in the best care. My kids NEVER cry at drop off & are eager & love to come to school each day. The administrators have always been super professional & always caring. They have always made me feel like priority and most importantly my children feel like a priority. We love and are so happy with our center!!
Jasmine H. • Google
January 25, 2021
I love this daycare. They truly set the tone of the day with their smiling faces and bubbly personalities first thing in the morning. My 3 year old loved his teachers and friends. We made the hard decision to pull our children out due to the increasing COVID rates across the nation. However, this daycare is doing their part with temperature checks, intense cleaning, and other protocols that they follow.
Cassandra Blackston • Facebook
December 29, 2020
I will start off by saying, I had no problems with my sons Teachers while he was at the center. He absolutely loves Ms.Joyce and she took very great care of him while he was in her care. The issue started after he left the center. My son was a student at Tender Loving Kare up until August of this year. (2020) While he was in attendance there, I was paying weekly because I was under the impression that my Purchase of Care had stopped. Later on down the line, one of the administrators told me that the whole time I was paying out of pocket, POC was covering my copays and that now I was owed a refund in the amount of almost 600 dollars. I asked when my refund would be issued and was told that my child had to be unenrolled in the childcare center in order to get it and that refunds typically take 30-90 days. My sons last day at the center was the 21st of August. It is now the 29th of December and I have yet to receive my refund. I keep getting the run around about the money that is owed to me and it has now been almost 4 months. I was told that there’s a list of refunds that my name should be on, however, I was never contacted about my name being on any type of list. Not only have I not received my refund, but I should have never been charged in the first place seeming as though purchase of care was covering my copayments during Covid. I have reached out to Cadence education via email and also called several times to speak with someone and inquire about my refund. I have filed a complaint with the BBB and next I will be reaching out to the media. We are in the middle of a pandemic and this company not only had the audacity to charge me when the state was paying them, but now I can’t seem to get an answer on the money that is owed to me and when I will be receiving it. This is very sad, unprofessional, inappropriate, greedy, conniving and down right disgusting.

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