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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Beginning with our June 16, 2021 summer start date, South Garland Baptist Church Mother’s Day Out will be removing previous in place Covid-19 guidelines that included the taking of adult temperatures, wearing of masks, limited parental drop-off/pick-up, and social distancing. Previous MDO Guidelines / Covid Guidelines that will remain in effect will be:

  1. Morning temperatures for our enrolled children.

  2. Hand gel will be provided and you will be asked to sanitize your hands upon entering the building.

  3. As always, we will continue using one set of gloves and one changing mat per child during diaper/pull-up changes. Gloves will continue to be used when helping children in the restroom.

  4. All diaper/pull-up changes will go into a plastic bag, tied off, and placed in the large hallway trash can to eliminate them remaining in the classroom all day.

  5. Toys will continue to be wiped down/sprayed before putting away and returning to the Resource Room.

  6. Wall Hall toys will be sprayed at the end of the day.

  7. If a student becomes ill with fever while at MDO, we will separate the child and any sibling(s) from the class to the front hallway to sit with the Director until the parent arrives to retrieve him/her. Director will place a child-sized facemask on the student(s) and will close the double doors to the hallway. Parents will be required to pick up their child(ren) within 30 minutes. If a positive Covid-19 diagnosis is reported, the child and any siblings will be required to remain at home for 7 days and be symptom-free without the use of fever-reducing medicines before returning to MDO. All parents will be notified that we have received a positive covid diagnosis within a classroom. The affected classroom will be closed for 2 days as we clean and sanitize the room before the next scheduled class day. All other classrooms will remain open. All teachers will be on alert for any further symptoms within the ministry.

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 $160 for one child. Monthly tuition for two or more children is $150 per child. Drop-Ins are available by appointment only and all enrollment paperwork must be filled out. Drop-In Fee: $35.00/day

The Annual Registration/Supply Fee is $120 and is due by August 15, 2021. This fee is non-refundable after the term begins. Tuition must be paid in full by the 15th day of each month. 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, with our school year running August-July. We accept open, year-round enrollment based on available space.

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 Calendar, SGBC MDO will be closed the following dates:

  • The Fall Semester begins on Wednesday, August 10, 2022
  • September 2--GISD Staff Development/Student Holiday
  • October 10, 11, 12, 13, 14--GISD Fall break
  • November 4--GISD Staff Development/Student Holiday
  • November 21, 22, 23, 24, 25--Thanksgiving Break
  • December 19-30--Christmas Break
  • January 4, 2023--GISD Staff Development/Student Holiday
  • March 13, 14, 15, 16, 17--Spring Break
  • May 24--Last Spring Semester Day of MDO
Summer Schedule
  • June Class Days: 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23
  • July Class Days: 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21

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, vomit and diarrhea free for 48 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.

For your child to enroll and maintain enrollment at MDO, a copy of your child's up-to-date immunization record from your child's doctor is required. The immunization record must show that your child is up-to-date on immunizations indicated by Texas Minimum State Vaccine Requirements for the current year.

To be clear, you must provide an updated immunization record from your child's doctor when your child reaches a particular age. These may include but are not limited to, the ages of 16, 19, 25, and 43 months. Without this immunization record, your child cannot attend MDO.

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.