Mothers Day Out

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“As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you” ~ John 15:9



Registration for Summer and/or Fall and Spring will be on the following dates. 

Registration packets will be available to pick up starting February 1st in the Preschool/MDO Office.

March 6th (8:30am-2:30pm) In House Registration for Fall/Spring Preschool

March 20th (10:00am-3:00pm)  Open Registration for Fall/Spring Preschool

March 8th (8:30-2:30pm) In House Registration for Fall/Spring MDO and Summer Registration

March 28th (10:00am-3:00pm) Open Registration for Fall/Spring MDO and Summer Registration

Mother’s Day Out is licensed childcare for children 18 months to 3 years old.  Classes are Tuesdays and Thursdays 8:30am-2:30pm.  The Saint Stephen Mother’s Day Out Program was organized in 1972 and continues to provide quality Christian care today.


The mission of Saint Stephen Mother’s Day Out is to:

  • Provide outstanding childcare.
  • Generate an atmosphere of Christian concern for each family leaving a child in our care.
  • Provide an environment in which good learning experiences can be accomplished.

Daily Structure

Each class is cared for by two teachers.   Lessons, circle time, developmental activities, learning stations  and crafts correlate with monthly Bible themes.  Lessons and activities are developmentally and age appropriate using a hands-on approach to learning.

Daily Activities Typically Incorporate:

  • Free Choice – Time-toys and materials are provided for the children to explore and play with according to their own interests
  • Circle Time – stories, games, finger plays & other activities are shared together in short times throughout the day
  • Large Motor – Development- children are encouraged to run, jump, climb, play with balls, and ride on tricycles  each day on the playground or in the gym
  • Craft Time – children will work on age appropriate art projects that support a monthly Biblical theme or other concepts they are learning 
  • Rest Time – children nap or rest quietly on a nap mat
  • Music – a teacher degreed in music leads the children in fun and Christian songs incorporating movement, rhythm, dance, and instruments
  • Snack and Lunch – self-help skills are worked on with a snack provided daily and lunch brought from home


Tuesday & Thursday – 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

For safety purposes, the doors will be locked during the hours of 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m. If you need to enter the building during this time, please buzz the intercom located inside the front doors of the Children’s Ministry Building .


Fees are based on a monthly tuition.  A $150.00 registration fee* will be collected during scheduled registration dates for the Fall/Spring sessions.

A tuition fee of $350.00 is required for our six weeks summer program.  Summer session will run Tuesday & Thursday – 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.  from July 10- August 16. 

*Fall/Spring registration fees are non-refundable

*Summer tuition fee must be paid at the time of registration and is non-refundable.


MDO Payment Procedures

Payment is due on the 1st class of each month.  Prepayment is accepted.  A payment box will be available at the office.  A late fee of $10.00 will be assessed if payment is received after the 10th of the month without prior payment arrangements. 


MDO Monthly Tuition (Fall/Spring)
     Tues. & Thurs.
One Child       $185.00
Two Children       $270.00
Three Children         $350.00


What to Bring

Label everything!  Make sure bottles, pacifiers, diapers, cups, bags, etc. have your child’s name on them.

  • Pacifiers and/or comfort items such as blankets or stuffed animals
  • Diapers 3-4
  • Nap mat for 1 year olds and older
  • Change of clothes
  • Cup
  • Lunch

For more information contact : 

Stefani Cook

Director of Preschool and MDO.

Stefani Cook
Director of MDO/Preschool
Phone: 806-355-7273