Mother's Day Out


Are you looking for a loving, caring, and nurturing environment that will teach your child that Jesus loves them, the ABC's, manners, and courtesy? You have come to right place! At MDO of South Garland Baptist Church, we want to assure you that your child is a priority and promise from God. Contact MDO Director, Laurie Wallace, for more information about our program and how we can minister to you and your family.

We are always happy to enroll new children, so please don't hesitate to call or email.

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The goal of MDO is to provide activities to meet the physical, mental, social, emotional and spiritual needs of children ages 9 months to 4 years old. We want the children to experience God's love through happy and loving relationships in a Christian environment.

Monthly tuition is $150 for one child. Monthly tuition for two or more children is $140 per child.

The Registration/Supply Fee is $50 each semester. This fee is non-refundable after the term begins. Tuition must be paid in full by the last day of MDO each month. The Registration/Supply Fee is due by the end of each semester (December 20 for Fall semester and May 24 for Spring semester). A monthly calendar with tuition reminders and special activities will be sent home.

Enrollees are responsible for their Monthly tuition fee, whether or not each day is attended. You are paying for your child's reserved space, not your child's attendance.

Please notify the Director in writing or email two weeks prior to withdrawal from MDO. There will not be a reimbursement given for partial months attended.

MDO is open on Wednesdays and Fridays 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM during the school year. Children must be picked up promptly at 2:00 pm. A late fee of $1.00 per minute may be assessed if your child is not picked up on time.

Please note that we follow the Garland ISD calendar for holidays and bad weather closings. In accordance with the GISD, SGBC MDO will be closed the following dates:

  • November 27 & 29 for Thanksgiving
  • December 20, 25, 27 and January 1 & 3 for Christmas/Winter Break
  • March 11 & 13 for Spring Break
  • April 10 for Good Friday
  • May 15 is the last day of the Spring Semester

The entrance to the Family Ministry Center will be unlocked at 9:00am. For safety precautions, the doors will be locked from 9:15am until 1:45. If you arrive during this time, please ring the door bell to the left of the FMC doors.

A teacher will meet your child at the classroom door. For the welfare of all the children, please wait at the classroom door. Please do not linger at the door. If your child is upset, let the teacher take your child from you. It is easier for your child and the rest of the class to walk away. We know this may be difficult to do, but when you stay, it prolongs the separation anxiety and may upset the other children in the process. Please know that we understand how difficult this is! You are welcome to call the church for an update on your child!

A sign-in sheet is located outside each classroom. Always sign-in your child and note how you or an alternate adult may be reached in case of an emergency.

If your child is to be picked up by someone other than yourself, you must complete a pink “Pick Up Slip” provided at the front desk. The person will be asked to show his/her driver’s license before your child will be permitted to leave the building.

If an emergency arises where you are unable to complete a “Pick Up Slip”, we must receive a telephone call from you or your spouse.

If these steps are not taken we will not release your child. We understand that this procedure may cause some inconvenience but we must put the safety of your child first.

Custody papers MUST be provided to the MDO Director.

Each child must bring their own finger food and cup for lunch. Please note, we do not refrigerate or heat lunches. Placing a freezer pack in the lunch box will keep cold items fresh. MDO provides a mid-morning snack. Sugar Babies, Gummie Bears, and Tart n' Tiny lunch foods should be cut up into bite sizes. Label all lunch boxes and cups! Alert the MDO Director and Teachers with any food allergies!

Some Suggestions for Lunch:

  • Sliced fruit- strawberries, oranges, blueberries, applesauce or fruit pouches. Grapes should be quartered.
  • Sliced veggies- carrots, cucumbers, bell peppers
  • Lunch Meat rolls like turkey or ham
  • Sliced cheese or cheese sticks
  • Crackers, pretzels, or granola bars
  • Fruit snacks

Please do not send messy items like Pizza Lunchables, shredded cheese or rice. These items generally end up on the floor!

Your child may bring a small snack (donut holes or mini cupcakes) to celebrate his or her birthday. Please check with the teacher or Director for any food allergies. If your child would like to send home invitations to a party, please include one for every child in the class. The teacher will distribute them.

Sick children are most comfortable at home. Please do not expose other children unnecessarily. Children MUST be fever free for 24 hours without the aid of medication (Tylenol, Ibuprofen or other fever-reducing medications) before returning to Mothers' Day Out. Children with contagious diseases require a Doctor's release before being allowed to return to MDO. Children that appear ill will not be accepted. Teachers are not allowed to dispense medication.

Children in the Gummie Bear, Tart n' Tiny, and Starburst classes must provide their own rest-time mat, blanket, lovey or any item that helps them rest.

Please apply sunscreen during the spring and summer months before arriving at MDO so our little ones will not get sunburned.

Please encourage your child not to bring their personal toys to MDO.

Clearly label all personal belongings (i.e. lunch boxes, coats, blankets, diaper bags, bottles, cups, extra clothes)

MDO is a place for children to play and learn. Depending on their age, they will be working with glue, glitter, paint, play dough, etc., as well as playing inside and out. They should be dressed in play clothes, such as shorts, jeans, etc. Closed toed shoes should be worn.

Hair bows, clips, and accessories probably shouldn't be worn since they are easily lost.