Standard Procedures and Questions:
Where are you located?
Mom’s Day Out is conveniently located just 5 minutes from the Lehi Main Street exit on I-15, on the Lehi/Highland border. For those in the East Lehi/Highland area, we are 1.5 miles north of the Lehi Costco. We are easily accessible from most of Utah County as well as south Salt Lake County. If you need the exact address, please contact me.
What ages do you take?
The age range for Mom’s Day Out kids is 2-6. I will have a maximum of two 2 year-olds in each class. Please see the next FAQ for non-potty-trained children.
Does my child need to be potty trained?
No. If your child is not potty trained, please make sure you send your child with at least 2 diapers/pull-ups, and wipes in a ziplock bag with your child’s name on it. If your child is newly potty trained or tends to have accidents, please send your child with a change of underwear and pants in a gallon ziploc bag labeled with their name. These will be kept at my house while your child is enrolled at Mom’s Day Out.
What hours do we bring our kids?
Drop-off begins at 9 am. Pick-up is promptly at 2 pm. Please ring the doorbell when you get here so I can hear you downstairs.
What if I want my child to come more than one day per week?
It is possible to send your child two days per week. I have had children do this in the past. You would simply register them for multiple days and pay the two child rate. We will, however, do the same activities each day of the week, so your child will be repeating activities. The repetition is actually great for grasping and solidifying science concepts!
Do I have to register for the entire year?
Mom’s Day Out is a month-to-month program. You are welcome to have your child come one month, but not the next. The only downside to taking a month off (aside from less free time for mom) is that I cannot guarantee there will still be space for your child should you decide to enroll again.
What is your absence policy?
Because I run Mom’s Day Out by myself, it may happen that I get sick and have to cancel Mom’s Day Out. In that case, I will notify all the parents as soon as possible. I will refund the missed day or add it as a credit to the next month’s tuition.
Similar to preschool or other prepaid activities, if your child is sick or misses a day of Mom’s Day Out, the missed day will not be refunded or credited.
Child sick policy
Please do not bring your child to MDO if they have an active cold or illness. Colds and other illness are not fun things to share. I understand that sometimes runny noses or coughs can linger in children. It is okay to bring your child back to Mom’s Day Out if the initial cold has passed.
Is Mom’s Day Out a substitute for preschool?
That really depends on what you are looking for. If you are looking for a play-based program, Mom’s Day Out might be for you. Rather than “preschool”, Mom’s Day Out is a “Preschool Enrichment Program”. I have made an effort to schedule Mom’s Day Out so that children can come one of their off-days from preschool. I will not be teaching letters, number, shapes, etc. Instead, we do enrichment activities like art, science, playtime, story time, and movement.
What does a typical Mom’s Day Out day look like?
A typical day at Mom’s Day Out involves movement activities, science experiments, story time, and craft time interspersed with lots of play time.
9 – 9:30 am — Free play
9:30 – 10 am — Kids Yoga
10 – 10:30 am — Snack
10:30 – 11 am — Outside play (weather permitting)
11 – 11:30 am — Science
11:30 – 12 pm — Lunch
12 – 12:15 pm — Guided Meditation/Relaxation
12:15 – 12:30 — Playtime
12:30 – 1 pm — Story time
1 – 1:30 pm — Story craft
1:30 – 2 pm – Table Play / Movement activity / Clean-up
How big is each class?
My maximum class sizes is 8 children.
What are the enrollment and material fees?
There is a one-time, non-refundable $30 registration fee that covers all snacks and supplies for the year.
What do I need to send with my child each week?
Your child will need to bring a lunch with them each week. If there is a child with a food allergy in your child’s class, I will notify all parents prior to the start of the school year and ask parents in that class to not send food with the allergen to MDO. I have 2 of my own children with anaphylaxis food allergies and I take food allergies seriously.
During the winter months when children will need a hat and mittens, please send your child with those items in a backpack. During the winter months, please send your child with snow boots and a coat. We try to get some good outside playtime each week even in the winter.