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Mother's Day Out

First Baptist Church of Altus Mother's Day Out is a weekday program with the primary objectives of providing parents with Christ-centered child care for their babies- preschool-aged children. Classes are held on Mondays and Thursdays from 9:00 am - 2:30 pm.


For more information, contact the Preschool/Children's Office at (580) 482-1777.

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Our Goal

Our goal in Mother’s Day Out is to offer opportunities for each child to grow and learn by providing a balance of age-appropriate preschool activities, biblical concepts and play that will enhance social skills, creativity, and learning.

Our Facilities

Our classrooms are designed to meet the needs of the growing, exploring preschooler. Childcare workers develop learning activities that promote physical, social, emotional and spiritual development. Each classroom is designed with learning centers such as: “Art”, “Blocks”, “Books”, “Home-Living”, “Music”, “Nature”, “Puzzles”, and “Group-Time”.

Our Staff

Teachers are the key to the success of First Baptist. Teachers strive to give the very best of themselves to the children on a daily basis. The concepts taught are the building blocks of the preschooler's entire life. Children are what they see, experience and feel. In order to provide loving care, individual attention and instruction, each class has two teachers in the room at all times. Every teacher is CPR certified.

Our Curriculum

Each class follows an age-appropriate WEE Learn curriculum. We believe that very young children can learn the principles of the gospel when taught at their level. Monthly themes and enrichment activities are also included. Our daily program includes: Age appropriate preschool activities, Bible stories and related crafts, playtime (in and outside), music and movement, rotation centers, lunch and rest time.

Summer Program - Currently we do not have a summer program.

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2020-2021 Fall Enrollment

We are so excited about the new school year and want to welcome you to our fall program. Spots are filled for this school year, but you can join the waitlist by contacting Joyce Russell.

Mother's Day Out will operate from August 17th through May 17th and will observe the same holidays and bad weather days as the Altus Public School system. Our days of operation are Mondays and Thursdays, from 9:00am-2:30pm.

2020-2021 enrollment fees are:

  • $40.00 per child, for the school year.

2020-2021 monthly fees are:

  • One child $125.00
  • Two children $250.00
  • Three children $300.00

All enrollments are done on a first come basis. Class sizes are set and as soon as each class fills up we will begin to put children on a waiting list. This year’s registration fees MUST be turned in at the time of registration in order for your child to be placed in a class. There will be NO exceptions and all registration fees are non-refundable.

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Changes Due to COVID-19

As always, we are striving to keep your children healthy and safe while in our care at First Baptist Church. Thank you in advance for your understanding since there could be times of waiting. We know that these guidelines and precautions are tedious, however they are not optional.

 

You should NOT come into the building if…

1. You have a fever of 100 degrees or higher. 

2. You have any respiratory infections, or have had a cough, sneezing regularly, had shortness of breath, vomiting or diarrhea within the last 24 hours.

3. In the previous 14 days, you have had any contact with someone with a confirmed diagnosis of Covid-19; is under the investigation for Covid-19 or is ill experiencing a respiratory illness.

 

Upon Arrival

All staff, adults and children will have their temperatures taken upon arrival (touchless thermometer) and will be screened with the four statements above. If your child has a temperature of 100 or higher upon arrival, your child will not be allowed to stay.  If a fever develops during their time in the classroom, the child will be removed from other children and parents will be called for pickup.  

 

Drop off and Pickup Procedures

  • Only one parent/ guardian will be allowed in the preschool area for drop-off & pick-up (No siblings). Masks are required to enter the building. (If you have siblings left in the car, please use drive up drop off/pick up.
  • A limited number of people will be allowed into the preschool area at one time (Thank you for waiting patiently to enter).
  • Only teachers and staff are allowed to enter the classrooms.
  • Enter the preschool hallway and exit at the sliding glass door on the next hall over (one way).
  • Everyone’s temperature will be taken upon entering the preschool area.                                                                                                                         
  • Please drop off and pick up your children immediately. Any special instructions that the teachers might need for the day can be passed off in a written note or through text to me, or to your child’s teachers. 

Preschool Area Procedures

• Hand sanitizer will be located at the entrances for our employees and everyone’s protection. 

• Staff and children will be required to wash their hands upon arriving in a classroom. Teachers will prompt children to wash their hands regularly while in the classroom. 

• Classroom teachers will not wear masks. (This is optional right now but may change).These are already practiced procedures.

• Teachers use gloves when diapering and following good hand washing hygiene. Changing tables will be cleaned and sanitized after each use. 

• Toys that have been put in a child’s mouth will be removed and sanitized before another child uses it.  

• Playroom surfaces will be cleaned and sanitized between classes. After classes finish, the classrooms will be disinfected.

• New for this year: There will be no shared supplies. Each child will need to bring the following school supplies for projects & activities. 

 

Toddler 1 (11-19 months as of August 2020) (Younger ages may be added) 

  • 1 Case (= 800 wipes) of Parent’s Choice Fragrance Free Baby Wipes
  • 1 (3) Pack of Kleenex tissues
  • 1 bottle of hand sanitizer (if you can find it)
  • 1 package of (8) Crayola triangular or jumbo crayons
  • 1 package of (2) Elmer’s large glue sticks

 

Toddler 2 (20-29 Months as of August 2020)

  • 1 Case (= 800 wipes) of Parent’s Choice Fragrance Free Baby Wipes
  • 1 (3) Pack of Kleenex tissues
  • 1 bottle of hand sanitizer (if you can find it)
  • 1 package of (8) Crayola triangular or large crayons
  • 1 package of (2) Elmer’s large glue sticks
  • 1 bottle of Elmer’s washable school glue
  • 1 Sterilite, pencil box
  • 1 Crayola washable (8 colors) water color set
  • 1 box of (8) Crayola washable markers

 

2’s & Young 3’s (30-40 months as of August 2020)

  • 1 Case (= 500 wipes) of Parent’s Choice Fragrance Free Baby Wipes
  • 1 (3) Pack of Kleenex tissues
  • 1 bottle of hand sanitizer (if you can find it)
  • 1 package of (8) Crayola crayons
  • 1 package of (2) large Crayola glue sticks
  • 1 bottle of Elmer’s washable school glue
  • 1 Sterilite, pencil box
  • 1 Crayola washable (8 colors) water color set
  • 1 box of (8) Crayola washable markers

 

Older 3’s & 4’s (41 months and up as of August 2020)

  • 1 Case (= 240 wipes) of Parent’s Choice Fragrance Free Baby Wipes
  • 1 (3) Pack of Kleenex tissues
  • 1 bottle of hand sanitizer (if you can find it)
  • 1 package of (8) Crayola crayons
  • 1 package of (2) large glue sticks
  • 1 bottle of Elmer’s washable school glue
  • 1 Sterilite, pencil box
  • 1 Crayola washable (8 colors) water color set
  • 1 box of (8) Crayola washable markers
  • 1 pair of children’s scissors

If you have more than one child in the program, you do not need to bring wipes and Kleenex for each class.