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

  • Play

  • Learn about God’s love for them

APRIL LASHLEY • NEPC MMO COORDINATOR

“One generation shall command your works to another, and shall declare your mighty acts.”

Psalm 145:4 ESV

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.
The mission of NEPC’s Mother’s Morning Out program is to provide affordable, stimulating, age appropriate, and high quality care in a God Centered, safe and secure environment for children preschool age and under.  Our mission is to meet the needs of children and families of Northeast Presbyterian Church and the surrounding communities.
  • Below you may download the 2020-2021 Northeast Presbyterian Mother’s Morning Out calendar. We follow Richland School District 2 holidays and days off.

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.  This program is for children ages 1-4 years old.  Birthday cut-off is September 1st for each age group. There are three age groups:

Toddlers: ages- 1-2yrs        Twos: ages 2-3yrs        Threes: ages 3-4yrs.       Fours: ages 4-5 yrs.

The program includes age appropriate academic lessons, 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 9am-12:00, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays throughout the 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 and move to extended care.

Costs:  An annual $80.00 non-refundable deposit is required

Two day program: $285.00 per session.

Three day program: $385.00 per session.

*There are four 9 week sessions in the year.  Families pay by the session.

*The four year old class is a three day program only.  

 

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

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.

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.

Contact April Lashley, MMO and Focus Coordinator, at (803)451-4618 or by email at alashley@nepres.com

2021-2022 NEPC MMO is Full and we have a waitlist. For information, please contact April Lashley at alashley@nepres.com

2021-2022 Online Session Payments

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:
No electricity
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 in question, please feel free to contact April Lashleyat Preschool Ministries.
803-451-4618
alashley@nepres.com

“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.”  

Arleigh, Parent

“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”

Melanie, Parent

If you have any other questions, please contact us

Contact Us
April LashleyNEPC MMO Coordinator
803-451-4618

Address

601 Polo Road
Columbia,South Carolina 29223

Worship Services

In-Person Worship 9:30 AM

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9:30 AM LIVESTREAM

Phone

803-788-5298

 Office Hours

Monday-Thursday: 8:30am – 4:00pm
Fridays 8:30am -12:00pm

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