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Mom's Day Out

9 AM to 1 PM
ages 6-24 months

Parents may choose one to five days a week for their child to attend MDO. Extended Care hours are available.

Green Valley Mom’s Day Out (MDO) is a program designed to introduce young children to the pre-school experience in a loving, Christian environment. Our Weekday program has faithfully served as a safe place for babies and toddlers as they learn and grow during those early developmental years.

The ratio of children to teachers is low in order to provide a quality program experience for all children. Our Infant and Older Infant rooms have two teachers for six children. Children are cared for in a comfortable room filled with bright colors, toys, and lots of love. Schedules are flexible at this age to allow for the individual needs of our babies. Our Toddler rooms also have low ratios with two teachers to eight children. Appropriate learning experiences for this important developmental stage are provided such as simple art experiences and group time for songs and finger rhymes. Our Older Toddler Room provides the foundation for your toddler to transition to Preschool.

Click Here to print and fill out your Weekday Registration Form. Bring that to the office with your Registration Fee.

What We Teach in Mom's Day Out

More intellectual growth occurs in the first three years of life than at any other time.  Infants and toddlers absorb information every minute of the day. They do this by chewing and tasting, listening, babbling, and eventually producing words.  They rattle and drop, touch, feel, explore, and discover. The rapid growth in the first three years of life is nothing short of miraculous!

The caregivers around these precious little ones are the key to their learning and that includes our MDO teachers. We don’t take this responsibility lightly. We choose a variety of activities that stimulate learning in our toddlers through exploration and discovery. Many of the best learning activities can happen during daily routines if an effort is made for them to be fun and enjoyable. Because every moment a child is awake is a “teachable moment” we choose our activities carefully. Some activities are chosen to help develop skills in language and motor development, while others provide opportunities for fingerplays, outdoor play and smooth transitions.

While there is a fairly predictable sequence of growth and development for all children, within this framework, children grow at their own pace. In addition, each child has his or her own personality, temperament, and learning style. All children have different experiences and family backgrounds as well. As a result, children who are the same chronological age can be at vastly different developmental levels. In order to meet the needs of all the children in our care, our teachers have received training in developmental stages and activities that can best support those stages.  Here are some of the MANY types of activities our teachers use to engage and stimulate our infants and toddlers on a daily basis:

  • Infants—listening to music, looking in a mirror, tracking an object, crawling through an obstacle course, finding a hidden object, feeling different textures, playing age appropriate musical instruments, looking at board books together,
  • Toddlers—exploring colors through matching games and art, learning simple songs like a blessing or clean up song, dancing or moving to music, taking objects in and out of containers, listening to short books, discovery bottles, texture exploration, building with blocks and knocking them down

Finally we have some basic beliefs about what is appropriate in working with infants and toddlers.  We believe infants and toddlers:

  • Take in information through all of their senses (seeing, hearing, tasting, smelling, and touching).
  • Learn best in a safe and stimulating environment.
  • Require prompt responses to cries (it is their way of communicating needs and wants).
  • Need to be understood, respected and valued
  • Deserve tender and loving care

Those of us who are blessed to work with infants and toddlers have the unique opportunity of observing them learn and grow daily. We thank you for the opportunity to partner with you in the very important job of providing a strong foundation of love, security and learning for your child.

Call our Weekday Office at 205.822.6239  or fill out the form below for information on how to register your child for MDO.

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