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 firstname.lastname@example.org