American educational software company, currently owned by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. It produced a grade-based system of learning software and tools to improve productivity. The company is also known for publishing licensed educational titles featuring characters such as Steck vaughn spelling pdf, Scooby-Doo, Zoboomafoo, and Caillou. They saw the Apple II as an opportunity to teach young children concepts of math, reading, science, problem-solving, and thinking skills.
Part of the original funding for the company came from a National Science Foundation grant. TLC produced launch titles for the PCjr, announced in late 1983. From 1980 through 1984, it created a line of 15 widely acclaimed children’s educational software products, which were sold through the U. Company consultant with a 15-year track record turning around and building high quality consumer product lines.