NEPC Mother’s Morning Out Preschool
The Mother’s Morning Out program at Northeast Presbyterian Church 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 as well as begin to prepare for the start of their formal school years in a safe and secure environment. This program is for children ages 1-4 years old. The birthday cut-off is September 1st for each age group. There are four age groups:
Toddlers: ages- 1-2yrs Twos: ages 2-3yrs Threes: ages 3-4yrs. Fours: ages 3-4 yrs.
The program includes age-appropriate academic lessons (including math, literacy skills, science, and social studies taught through the use of the Read It Once Again curriculum), playtime outside, snack time, center time, weekly chapel/worship, Bible lessons, music class and much more.
Hours of Operation: Mother’s Morning Out is open 9 am-12:00 pm, 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 or incidents requiring closure. Pick–up time is 12:00 noon. Anyone returning for children after 12:05 pm will be charged $6 and move to extended care that lasts until 1:00 pm. We also provide an early drop-off option from 8 am-9 am for $6 per child.
Costs: An annual $100.00 non-refundable deposit is required.
Toddler, Twos, Threes, and Fours Three-day program: $450.00 per session.
Toddler Two-day program: $400.00 per session. ONLY offered for the Toddler Class
*There are four 9-week sessions in the year. Families pay by the session or by monthly (8) payments of $225.00 or $200.00 respectively.
*Session fees include supply and music fee.
*All fees are subject to change annually.
Registration: Enrollment is limited according to 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
Curriculum: “Read It Once Again”
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 or after any throw-up or diarrhea. Your child must be fever-free without the aid of medication. Please keep your child home if they have a persistent cough with a thick mucus draining nose. We care about your child’s health and well-being and there is nothing worse than a child who does not feel well and needs the love and attention of their mom or dad.
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 up your child, please make arrangements 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.
Toilet Training: Children enrolled in the Three’s class or the Four’s class MUST be fully toilet-trained. In the event that a child has an accident (which we understand can happen at times), an incident report will be completed by the teacher (a copy will be provided to parent/guardian). If a child has three accidents within a week’s period, we will ask that the child remain home for three days to reassess whether they are fully trained and ready to return. If this continues with an individual child, a request by the director/coordinator may be made for the child to be withdrawn from the program until the child is fully toilet trained (this includes being able to tell an adult when you need to go, and completing all steps in the process of using the bathroom including handwashing). We kindly request that you refrain from sending your child to school in a belt or bottoms they struggle to unbutton. Most children’s accidents at this age can be simply from not being able to undo his/her bottoms in a timely manner.
Children in the younger classes (one’s and two’s) who are in the process of Toilet Training must be brought in a pull-up with the Velcro type side openings.
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.
Contact April Lashley, MMO, and Focus Coordinator, at (803)451-4618 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.