Parent’s Day Out
Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

“Behold, children are a gift from the Lord.” Psalm 127:3

OBJECTIVES 

Safety To provide a protected environment, proper supervision, sturdy equipment and adequate facilities.

Health A balanced program that permits rest periods, furnishes exercise, and gives special attention to a clean environment where good hygiene is practiced.

Self-Confidence The staff demonstrates and teaches love, acceptance, security, self-respect, and trust to help the child gain a feeling of self worth and individual recognition of who he is becoming.

Creative Experience A wide variety of material and activities will encourage discoveries of the child’s world and permit expression of feelings and ideas. He will also be able to think and make choices for himself.

Moral & Spiritual Development A foundation will be laid for a lifelong pilgrimage of experiencing God in all of life and knowing His meaning and purpose in life. The child will experience God’s love through loving relationships with other children and with adults. He will also enjoy happy times at church.

PURPOSE 

Our Parent’s Day Out program provides a unique ministry to parents who stay at home with their preschoolers. Our program provides parents a few hours away from their children for shopping, doctor appointments, volunteer work, part-time jobs, recreation or involvement in church activities. In today’s society, grandparents and other relatives often live in distant communities and cannot assist young families with child-care responsibilities, so, our program will also provide a support system by insuring quality child care. Our program will not only ensure quality care, but also provide a good teaching program in which teachers plan activities to meet the special physical, mental, social and spiritual needs of each child.


THINGS TO BRING

Babies: change of clothes, bottles, diapers, wipes, and lunch Toddlers: change of clothes, diapers, wipes lunch & a rest mat 2-5 year olds: change of clothes (diapers, pull-ups, wipes as needed) lunch & rest mat * Please label your child’s name on each item. **Please make sure your child comes dressed in comfortable clothes that they can paint, play in shaving cream or get wet from exploring their world.

REGISTRATION PROCESS

Registration is held in February for the next school year.

Listed below is the order of Registration:

Those children who are currently enrolled will register first. After that siblings of children who were in the program but did not participate in the current year may register. We then do church membership and then we are open to the public. Once all rooms are full, we begin a waiting list. Please note that our waiting list is purged every year and we begin a new one in the spring for our Fall Semester. Just contact our PDO office at the end of February to find out dates of registration for each year. (We do try to go by our waiting list as much as possible, but there are occasions when the Director must make decisions that may affect the order on the list.)

CURRICULUM

Our curriculum provides a specific topic for each unit. The sequence of topics is developmental in emphasis as teachers build foundations and plan seasonal activities. Teachers often share songs, stories, teaching pictures, Bible thoughts, and conversation as they provide activities in the areas of art, blocks, books, puzzles, nature, music and home living. Some topics may include making friends, safety, feelings, and caring for pets.

HOURS

Each Tuesday and Thursday during the school year from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. After 2:00 p.m. : Late fee of $5.00 per 15 minutes to be paid directly to the PDO Director at time of pickup. We will follow AISD school closings due to bad weather. Arrival and Departure The classroom will be open at 9:00 a.m. **Prior to this time teachers will be meeting for a time of prayer with other teachers and staff, gathering teaching materials, and preparing their rooms.** Please pick your child up by 2:00 p.m. If you have more than one child enrolled, please arrive early enough to have all children picked up by 2:00 p.m. Holidays Our p

FEES

Westminster’s Parent’s Day Out is non-profit. Tuition is based on budget requirements, including salaries, supplies, refreshments, repair and replacement of equipment.

Registration Fee $25.00 in September $25.00 in January (NON-REFUNDABLE)
Supply Fee A-G—Juice H-Z—Snack (See Handbook)
Tuition Monthly tuition is due by the 6th of each month. $140.00 per month (1st child) $100.00 per month (each additional child in the family) $100.00 one day a week per month, per child

We are unable to refund tuition fees due to sickness, absences, cancellations, or bad weather. Canceling Enrollment: We require 30 days written notification and full payment of final month’s tuition regardless of number of days attended. Late Fee After the 6th of each month, a late tuition fee of $5.00 will be added if tuition has not been paid. Returned Check Fee This fee is $20.00

We accept only well children. We are depending on parents to help us maintain this policy. Symptoms that are cause for keeping your child home are: **Fever (a child must be free from fever for 24 hours without the aid of medication before returning to the program) **Vomiting or diarrhea **Any symptoms of any infectious, contagious disease: chicken pox, mumps, persistent cough, etc. **Sore throat **Croup **Any unexplained rash **Any skin infection: boils, ringworm, impetigo **Pink eye or other eye infections A parent will be asked to come and get a child should any symptoms or illness occur during the day. We cannot give your child any medication, however, you are welcome to come and administer it yourself.