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MDO & PRESCHOOL

 MOTHER'S DAY OUT & PRESCHOOL

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The Clear Lake Church of Christ Mother's Day Out and Preschool program has operated since 1984 with the purpose to provide a loving Christian atmosphere for parents to leave their children and, at the same time, give children opportunities to develop cognitively, physically, socially, and spiritually.

We operate Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00am to 2:00pm, September through May. We generally follow the CCISD calendar for school holidays and closures.

Mother’s Day Out Program (6 months - 2 years old)

What Will My Child Learn?

We believe in a play-based learning philosophy. Each age group participates in activities designed to stimulate their cognitive development, motor skills, and social learning. We write our curriculum specifically for each class and our students benefit from lesson plans that are tailored to their strengths and weaknesses.

The infant class follows the individual child’s routine. Other classes follow a daily schedule. Chapel is held weekly and children attend a daily enrichment class focusing on music, movement, art, science and cooking.

We also have special events throughout the school year. See our 2018-2019 MDO Calendar for more details.

Sample Toddler Schedule

9:00
Free Play
9:20
Tuesday-Enrichment; Thursday-Chapel
9:40
Snack and Story Time
10:00
Free Play & Diaper Changes
10:15
Outside Time or Gym Time
10:45
Classroom Activity
11:15
Lunch
11:45
Nap
1:30
Sensory Play & Diaper Changes

Sample Two-Yr-Old Schedule

9:00
Free Play
9:15

Diapers & Potty

9:30
Tuesday-Circle Time; Thursday-Chapel
9:45
Enrichment Class
10:05
Snack
10:20
Craft/Teacher Activity
10:45
Gym/Outside
11:15
Centers
11:45
Lunch/Diapers & Potty
12:15
Nap
1:45
Diapers & Potty

WHAT TO EXPECT AT MOTHER'S DAY OUT

How Many Children Are
In Each Class?

We believe it is important for students to have one-on-one attention from teachers. Therefore, we have set limits on the number of students in each class to allow more teachers per student than required for state-regulated daycare facilities. Our ratios are:

  • Infants 1:3
  • Toddlers 1:4
  • Two-Year-Olds 1:6

 

What Should My Child
Bring Each Day?

  • Diapers and wipes
  • A complete change of clothes
  • A lunch with drink (that does not need to be kept hot or cold)
  • Nap items (mini crib sheet for infants, playard sheet for toddlers, nap mat for 2’s)

What Does
It Cost?

Tuition for the 2018-2019 school year is $165 per month. A discount of $5 per child/per month will be given to families with multiple students enrolled in our program.

A $25 supply fee is due upon enrollment.

Other costs during the year are optional and include school pictures, book orders, and supplies requested by your child’s teacher for parties and special activities.

How do I register my child?

You must complete a registration form and pay the $100 non-refundable registration fee to secure a spot for your child. A school t-shirt is included in the registration fee. Come by our office or email mdo@clearlakechurch.com for a registration form.

Additional paperwork, including a copy of your child’s immunization records, is required upon enrollment.

PRESCHOOL PROGRAM (3 and 4-year-olds)

Philosophy and Curriculum

We believe in a play-based learning philosophy that supports the development of the whole child. Each day is filled with a variety of activities that cover curriculum areas including literacy, social studies, math, and science. Our teachers create learning centers that provide free play experiences in social, physical, and cognitive areas. Large muscles are developed through indoor and outdoor active play each day and fine-motor skills are practiced through sensory play and other activities. Children are guided in developing social and “school-readiness” skills, such as problem-solving, cooperation with peers, self-control, and managing transitions in the day.

Our teachers create their classroom curriculum to address their students’ interests and abilities and help them acquire new skills. Child-led times are balanced with teacher-led activities. Each class follows a dependable yet flexible schedule to give the children the security of knowing what is going to happen throughout the day.

Sample Preschool Schedule

9:00
Arrival and Table Work
9:15
Circle Time
9:30
Tuesday-Shared Reading; Thursday-Chapel
9:45
Snack
10:00
Learning Centers
10:50
Enrichment Class
11:20
Read Aloud and Activity
11:50
Outside Time
12:20
Lunch
12:50
Developmental Play Centers
1:15
Gym Time
1:45
Songs and Dismissal

Program Activities

Chapel is held weekly for approximately 20 minutes. The children sing, pray, and hear a Bible story. Our daily Enrichment class focuses on music, movement, art, cooking, and science. We also have special events throughout the school year. See our 2018-2019 Preschool Calendar for more details.

WHAT TO EXPECT AT PRESCHOOL

Preschool
Class Sizes

We strive to maintain low teacher to student ratios to facilitate one-on-one attention and close relationships. Our current ratios and max class sizes are:

3-year-olds 1:8, max 14 students per class

4-year-olds 1:10, max 16 students per class

 

What Should My Child
Bring Each Day?

  • A complete change of clothes
  • A lunch with drink (that does not need to be kept hot or cold)

(Please label all items.)

 

What Does
It Cost?

Tuition for the 2018-2019 school year is $165 per month. A discount of $5 per child/per month will be given to families with multiple students enrolled in our program.

A $25 supply fee is due upon enrollment.

Other costs during the year are optional and include school pictures, book orders, and supplies requested by your child’s teacher for parties and special activities.

How do I register my child?

You must complete a registration form and pay the $100 non-refundable registration fee to secure a spot for your child. A school t-shirt is included in the registration fee. Come by our office or email mdo@clearlakechurch.com for a registration form. Additional paperwork, including a copy of your child’s immunization records, is required upon enrollment.

CONNECT WITH US:

(281) 486-9763