Parent’s Day Out

At Fellowship United Methodist Church (FUMC) we have a nursery school program called Parent’s Day Out (PDO). We serve children ages 1-5 (pre-K). Each class has a Teacher and an Aide and our child/staff ratios exceed Department of Human Service’s standards. Our staff works hard to provide a safe and loving environment where children can learn and develop social skills and much more. In every class we use a Christian curriculum (Abeka) and for our 4’s class we incorporated Handwrite Without Tears for writing.

Classes meet two days per week (either Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday) from 9am-2:15pm (pick up is 2:15-2:30). There is an annual non-refundable registration fee of $60 which, once paid, guarantees your child’s slot for the fall. Tuition is $1,100.00 per year. You may pay the entire year up front or pay $110.00 monthly. We offer a 10% discount for the second child. Tuition is due every first of the month even though classes may be short due to Christmas, Spring Break, or Fall Break. We are a non-profit nursery school so your tuition payment goes towards staff payroll, insurance premiums, supply and snack purchases, utility costs, and much more.

About our classes:

Ones: Our one year old class holds 8 children. A Teacher and an Aide work hands on with your little ones to help them learn how to play and share with others. Arts and crafts activities focus on hand/eye coordination as well as color and shape recognition. Teachers also help with the proper articulation of words and sounds. One year olds have a snack, a home packed lunch, and nap time (pacifiers, dolls and blankets are welcome during nap time), as well as many other activities.

Twos: Our two year old class holds 12 children. A Teacher and an Aide work with the two year olds on many age-appropriate activities and skills such as colors/shapes, music time, arts and crafts, etc. Two year olds have a snack, a home packed lunch and nap time. The two year old class is more structured than the one year old class as children will begin learning how to sit at a table and follow group instructions such as walking in line. It is not necessary for two year olds to be potty trained.

Threes: Our three year class holds 18 children with a Teacher and an Aide. Letter/number recognition, cutting with scissors, etc. are the type of skills that will be taught in this class. Twice a year, the teacher administers an assessment appropriate for this age with a combined parents’ conference. Three year olds will have a snack, a home packed lunch and some quiet time (no nap).

Fours: Our four year old class holds 18 children with a Teacher and an Aide. The four year olds will be learning kindergarten readiness skills so they will be ready when it is time for that major milestone in their lives. Towards the end of the year, four year old children will be administered an assessment to determine which skills they have mastered and which skills they may still need to practice. Twice a year, the teacher administers an assessment appropriate for this age with a combined parents’ conference. Four year olds will have a snack and a home packed lunch.

We place your child’s safety as our number one priority and welcome you to call or visit any time. If you would like more information, please contact Sonia Nieves, PDO Director by calling 931-920-0127, Monday-Thursday from 9:30am-2pm.

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