Leander UMC Mother’s Day Out Preschool
Tuesdays and Thursdays
9:00 am – 2:00 pm
About Our Program
Mother’s Day Out Preschool at Leander United Methodist Church is a place where children and families can learn and grow in a loving environment where God is at the center of everything we do. We pray together, grow together, and learn together.
We provide a great educational experience for preschool children and work to prepare them for Kindergarten with a play-based approach. We also provide support opportunities for the families we serve. We understand the important and difficult role you play at this stage in your child’s life and we work hard to provide you with the support you need to be the best parent possible for your child.
To learn more about our Mother’s Day Out Preschool program or to schedule a tour, call our MDO office: (512) 259-0544
Meet the Director
Maria Harrington has 23 years experience in education and a Associate Degree of Applied Science in child development. Maria and her husband have a combination of 6 amazing children. As an educator, she has a desire to provide an amazing preschool experience where children will gain experience in self-confidence, self-reliance, and learn through hands on experiences. Maria is looking forward to meeting the needs of local families and their children here at Leander United Methodist Mothers Day Out Preschool.
WHAT WE INCORPORATE IN OUR PROGRAM:
SONGS, STORIES and MOVEMENT
Twice a week we have music, movement and story time. We sing songs together, dance, move along with songs, listen to and act out stories. Not only do we have lots of fun, but we further enhance our monthly focus and develop our literacy skills!
Each Tuesday we learn sign language through stories and songs.
Each Thursday morning we head over to the sanctuary for chapel time where we sing songs about Jesus and hear exciting Bible stories. Pastor Ray’s stories are very engaging and often include fun props and special music which children of all ages find especially delightful.
ARTS and CRAFTS
We incorporate fine motor skills into a daily craft project or other learning opportunity that relates to the theme of the month. Our projects may be gifts, mementos, or crafts to help supplement our learning experiences.
We provide opportunities for gross motor play daily. Weather permitting, we play outside, but also have opportunities for gross motor play indoors if we are unable to play outside.
Our scope and sequence is aligned with Leander ISD’s education model. Each month we feature a Bible verse, special activity, learning focus, family event and many exploration opportunities to accompany each theme.
18 months-2 year olds: All About Me & We Share at School
3 year olds: We Share at School & All About Apples
Pre-K: Our Caring Class, Apples, School Rules & My Community
18 months-2 year olds: Pumpkins & Community Helpers
3 year olds: Pumpkins & Fire Safety
Pre-K: Pumpkins, Autumn, Firefighters, Spiders
18 months-2 year olds: Turkeys & Food
3 year olds: Thanksgiving & Turkeys
Pre-K: Thanksgiving & Veterans Day
18 months-2 year olds: Happy Birthday Jesus & Christmas
3 year olds: Christmas, Holiday Time & Hibernation
Pre-K: Christmas, Trees & Winter
18 months-2 year olds: Winter Weather
3 year olds: Season for Sneezing & Penguins
Pre-K: MLK Jr., Polar Animals, Freezing & Melting, Animals & Winter
18 months-2 year olds: Valentine’s Day, Love & Friends
3 year olds: Valentine’s Day & Dental Health
Pre-K: President’s Day, Valentine’s Day, Groundhogs & Dental Health
18 months-2 year olds: Bugs & Easter
3 year olds: Wind, Spring is Coming & Easter
Pre-K: Spring Time in the Soil, Author Study, Egg Animals, What Can Wind Do? & Easter
18 months-2 year olds: Spring & Farm Animals
3 year olds: Plants & Seeds, Life Cycles
Pre-K: When a Seed Sprouts, Earth Day, Animal Defenses & Butterflies
18 months-2 year olds: Water & Ocean Animals
3 year olds: Insects & Summer Fun
Pre-K: Hot Days, Cool Animals, Busy Choral Reef, Summer Bugs & Super Summer Sun
Leander UMC Mother’s Day Out Preschool – Where kids grow! Come and check us out! Schedule your tour today: (512) 259-0544