Mother's Day Out Preschool

Where Kids Grow

Tuesdays & Thursdays

9 am-2 pm

(512) 259-0544

MDO 3

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 out Mother's Day Out Preschool program or to schedule a tour, call our MDO [email protected] 512-259-0544

Maria Harrington Circle

Meet the Director

Maria Harrington has 25 years experience in education and an Associate’s of Applied Science degree 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 into our program:

Mothers Day Out Leander Read

Songs, Stories & 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!

Mothers Day Out Leander Sign Language

Sign Language

Each Tuesday we practice sign language through stories and songs.

Mothers Day Out Leander Chapel

Chapel Time

On Thursday mornings we head over to the Sanctuary for chapel time where we sing songs about Jesus and hear exciting Bible stories. Pastor Jon’s stories are very engaging and often include fun props and special music which children of all ages find especially delightful.

Mothers Day Out Leander Art

Arts & 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.

Mothers Day Out Leander Play

Outdoor Play

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.

2018-2019 CURRICULUM

TOPICS

EARLY LEARNING SPOTLIGHT

BIBLE VERSE

September

  • Welcome to School: Friendship
  • Apples: Parts of a Plant
  • The Big Idea: We Can Share
  • Think Big: Recognizing Letters

“I am fearfully and wonderfully made.”  Psalm 139:14

October

  • Pumpkins: Five Senses
  • Fire Safety: Personal Safety
  • The Big Word: Science Vocabulary
  • Move and Learn: Gross Motor

“My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.” Psalm 121:2

November

  • Turkeys: Characteristics of Animals
  • Harvest: Community Workers
  • Sing-Along: Listening for Rhymes
  • The Big Word: Vocabulary

“Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good…”    Psalm 107:1

December

  • Holiday Cheer: Giving
  • Hibernation: Animals in Winter
  • The Big Idea: We Can Give
  • Think Big: Recognizing Numbers

“For a child has been born for us.” Isaiah 9:6            

January

  • Snow and Ice: Freezing and Melting
  • Polar Animals: Habitats
  • Think Big: Categorizing
  • The Big Word: Science Vocabulary

“For everything there is a season.”  Ecclesiastes 3:1 

February

  • Dental Health: Healthy Habits
  • Friendships: Peer Relationships
  • The Big Idea: Healthy Choices
  • Think Big: Patterning

“A friend loves at all times.” Proverbs 17:17  

March

  • Life Cycle: Change and Growth
  • Weather: Wind Moves Things
  • The Big Word: Descriptive Words
  • Sing-Along: Phonological Awareness

“He is not here; He has risen, just as he said.” Matthew 28:6          

April

  • Rabbits: Characteristics of Animals
  • Plants: Needs of Plants
  • Move and Learn: Fingerplay
  • Think Big: Plant Diagram

“Do not hurt the land; it is full of God’s Love.” Isaiah 11:9 

May

  • Insects: Metamorphosis
  • Summer Safety: Personal Safety
  • The Big Word: Science Vocabulary
  • The Big Idea: Safe Choices

“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”  Genesis 1:1

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