Preschool &
Mother's Day Out

Fall 2022 Enrollment

Enrollment Form
Medical Release Form
Parent Handbook
Fall 2022
Fees & Tuition 
2022-2023 Calendar
.The school office is currently closed until Aug. 29th. If you are needing information please email at

Fall Openings:
Twos Class: Monday/Wednesday  or Tuesday/Thursday
Threes Class: Monday/Wednesday

Registration Information & Forms
You must have the Enrollment form, medical release form, most current immunization records, and a payment of $200 to sign your child up.
Please have those ready on the day you sign up. You may email me the forms and will send an online invoice that must be paid in 24 hours or you may come by the school office to sign up.

If you would like to come by the school, you must make an appointment. Thank you!

Our Philosophy

The Preschool and Mother's Day Out Program of the First United Methodist Church is an extension of the total ministry of the church, serving not only families of the church, but the entire community.  It is a learning center concerned with the whole child, where in an age appropriate, fun environment, children are encouraged to explore, discover, create, and communicate, while developing a positive self concept which will foster a never ending desire to learn.
For more information, please contact the M.D.O. office at 254-773-1947 or email Tara Sutherland.

About Our Program

For 40 years, we have provided excellent part-time care for young children in Bell County.  We are a unique program in that we offer consistent, quality care for infants and toddlers, along with a stimulating and educational environment for preschool children.  Many of our children stay with our program from nursery through Pre-K.  The program is structured to benefit stay at home Moms and Dads, parents who work part time, college students, and other caregivers such as nannies and Grandparents.  We do not offer full-time daycare.  Our goal is to provide the best care and a great education for your child while Mom and Dad are away.

Cirriculum & Classroom Activites

Our teachers plan their daily activities based on a curriculum outline that list goals and objectives for each age level.  The goals and objectives build on each other from the nursery through the Pre-K classes.  Our goal is to provide developmentally appropriate environments and activities for all children.  We believe that preschool children learn through play with a purpose.  We also believe that it is our job as a school to provide the atmosphere, the materials, and the support for each child to play, learn, grow and develop.  All of our curriculum is based on the belief that children learn best through play and a wide variety of meaningful, hands-on experiences.  We are proud to announce upgraded security, indoor play area, Musikgarden, and science (for our older kids) will all be offered for the 2018-2019 school year.

Class Placement

Children are registered for classes according to the child’s age on September 1st.  Classes remain constant throughout the year, we do not promote students to the next age group as they have birthdays.  The children learn, grow, and develop together.  Occasionally, classes are combined or divided according to registration.

Infants & Toddlers

  • Nursery 6-11 months
  • Older Infants 12-17 months*
  • Toddlers 18-23 months*

In our Nursery class we provide excellent care from experienced, loving teachers.  Teachers work closely with the parents to provide individualized care for each infant.  Teachers document major aspects of each child’s day, take a daily walk in the bye-bye buggy, and offer many opportunities to explore the world around them with stimulating toys, music and books.
 Our Older Infants and Toddlers enjoy adding more activities to their routine. In addition to meeting their daily needs, teachers incorporate a short circle time each morning where they share favorite songs and finger plays.  Classroom activities include a variety of opportunities to develop fine and gross motor skills through puzzles, table toys, large blocks, climbing, and riding toys.

* child must be age by September 1st


In our preschool classes, teachers provide learning centers and a wide variety of interactive materials.  The children are exposed to pre-phonics and pre-math concepts and have many opportunities to practice their early reading, writing and math skills.  Children are encouraged to participate in a more involved circle time, as well as develop social skills such as the importance of respecting the classroom and personal belongings.  Our classes have experienced and/or certified teachers.  Our preschool program includes ages 2-5.*

Additional information:
Our Pre-k and Three classes are assessed at the beginning and end of the year. If you feel that you would like to have a conference with your child's teacher please let them know.

* must be age by September 1st 

Our Director

Ms. Tara

Our Teachers

Ms. Carissa - Nursery Teacher
Ms. Lindsay- Nursery Aide (MW)
Ms. Maria - Older Infant Teacher
Ms. Briana- Older Infant Aide
Ms. Suzy- Toddler Teacher
Ms. Kim- Toddler Aide
Ms. Kim - Twos Teacher
Ms. Missy- Twos Aide
Ms. Beverlee- Twos Teacher
Ms. Hillary - Threes Teacher
Ms,. Janet- Threes Teacher
Ms. Amanda- Pre-K Teacher
Ms. Jamie- Pre-k Aide

Our Aides

Ms. Patsy- Floating Aide
Ms. Julie-Floating Aide
Ms. Tracy-Floating Aide
Ms. Cara- Music/Art
Ms. Colleen- gymnastics teacher

Program Days

  • Four Days: Monday- Thursday
  • Three Days: Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday
  • Two Days: Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday

Half Day9:00-12:00
Full Day9:00-2:30

Holidays/Days Off:
We will follow our school calendar. A calendar will be given at the beginning of the year. We start the Tuesday after Labor Day.  We have off all Federal Holiday, except for Veteran's Day. Our Thanksgiving and Spring Break will follow either BISD/TISD. Our Christmas Break will be based off BISD and TISD as well, but could differ. 

Early Bird

This class is available for parents who need an earlier start. Children can arrive as early as 7:45 a.m. This is non-structured play time with a mixed age group. Children are taken to their regular classes at 8:55 a.m. Children must be at least 18 months of age to attend Early Bird. Registration is required to attend Early Bird. If you will be using the class on an occasional basis, you must call the school to reserve.

Early Bird Fees:
2 days per week              
3 days per week              
4 days per week                

* only offered if we have enough students sign up