NEPC Mother’s Morning Out Program
The Mother’s Morning Out program at NEPC is a ministry of the church for both church members and
non-church families. Children have the opportunity to experience the following in a safe, secure environment :
Connect with their peers
Learn about God’s love for them
CINDY KUNKEL • NEPC MMO COORDINATOR
“One generation shall command your works to another, and shall declare your mighty acts.”
Frequently Asked Questions
“I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.”
Psalm 139:14 ESV
- The Mother’s Morning Out program at NEPC is a ministry of the church for both members and non-church families. Children have the opportunity to connect with their peers, play, and learn about God’s love for them in a safe and secure environment.
- The program includes age appropriate academic lessons from our curriculum, Read It Once Again, including math and literacy skills, Playtime outside, Snack Time, Center Time, Worship, Bible Lessons and Music.
Hours of Operation: Mother’s Morning Out is open 9:00AM-12:00PM, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays throughout the school year. Closings and holidays will follow the same schedule as Richland School District Two during the school year and any other closing will be posted in advance or as soon as we know due to weather. Pick–up time is 12:00 noon. Anyone returning for children after 12:05 will be charged a $6.00 late fee.
Costs: An annual $75.00 non-refundable registration deposit is required: $35.00 registration and $40.00 towards the first session fee is due with your registration form.
***There are four sessions in the year. The MMO fee for Two day a week per session is $250.00. For three days a week is $350.00 per
session. Music fee is charged separately. Music is held on Wednesdays. Music fee is $22.00 per session.
Potty Training: Children enrolled in the Threes class or the Fours class MUST be fully Potty trained. Children in the younger classes who are in the process of Potty Training must be brought in a pull-up.
Snacks: A daily snack will be provided to each child. Please inform your child’s teacher and the MMO Coordinator of any known food allergies. Please do not bring juice or milk in cups to your child’s classroom.
Sickness/Illness Policy: MMO is equipped to care for well children only. Please do not bring your child to MMO if he/she has been sick the night before. Please keep your child home for twenty-four (24) hours after a fever has broken. If your child gets sick while in the MMO care you will be called and expected to pick him/her up immediately. If you cannot pick your child, please make arrangement for someone to do so promptly. If we cannot reach either parent, emergency contacts listed on your Registration Form will be contacted. Please make sure that these people are aware that they may be called to pick up your child in case of an illness or accident. MMO staff will not, for any reason, administer over the counter or prescription medication to your child at any time while in attendance.
Injuries: If an emergency should arise, we will call 911 immediately and notify the child’s parents and/or emergency contact.
Registration: Enrollment is limited according the DSS ratio standards (Staff to children ratio) There will always be two staff per room. DSS Ratios are:
1-2 years 1-6 2-3 years 1-8 3-4 years 1-12 4-5 years 1-17
Training and Certifications: All MMO employees must have a “clear” Criminal Background check and sign our Child Protection Policy. All MMO employees must train and be certified in Infant/Child First Aid, Blood Born Pathogens, and C.P.R.
Download the NEPC MMO Information and Guidelines
- Are you ready to register your child(ren) for NEPC MMO? Simply download the 2019-2020 MMO Registration Form below and return it to Cindy Kunkel at Northeast Presbyterian Church.
When inclement weather is a question, the school will try to communicate as quickly as possible what the plan for that day will be.
If you are called to pick up your child, please do so immediately.
We follow Richland District Two for Inclement weather. If the school is on a Two Hour Delay we will not open for the day. If the school closes for the entire day, we are closed as well. BUT, if the reasons the schools are delayed is ONLY because of cold weather, we will open as normal. If there are bad or icy roads that cause the delay, then we will close. The schools have to take into consideration their bus routes. We do not. But remember I have teachers that have children in schools and I have to make sure I have coverage in the classrooms.
Other reasons to close:
Heat or AC not available
City or State agency declares a weather emergency
No policy can cover every potential emergency situation.
No adjustment will be made to session fees due to weather related closings or building issues.
When is question, please feel free to contact Cindy Kunkel at Preschool Ministries.
803-451-4613 or 803-603-6414 Cell
Download the NEPC MMO Inclement Weather Policy
“MMO has been a wonderful experience for my daughter. She’s attended the program for two years now and is already looking forward to next year. Mrs. Cindy and her staff have always been warm and welcoming to our family. My daughter has received not only a great foundation academically, but socially and spiritually, as well. We are very grateful MMO has been a part of her journey.”
“My daughter, Kendall loves Mother’s Morning out at Northeast Presbyterian. She gets so excited for Wednesday and Friday class. She is up and dressed hours before time to leave. This program has been a blessing for us. My once bashful kid has blossomed. Thank you”