These have been developed with consultation from my son’s doctor who is also the Division Chief of Allergy and Immunology at Primary Children’s Hospital.
Class Size: The Wednesday class has 9 kids in it and I won’t be adding any more children. The other classes will cap at 8.
Outside play: While the weather is good we will try to spend as much time outside as the kids can handle.
Toys: I will be separating the toys so that different classes are not playing with the same toys on the same week, that will give any germs on surfaces a chance to die off before I rotate them to a different class next week.
Cleaning of surfaces: I already sanitize all surfaces before and after your children use them. Children will have their own crayons, scissors, and glue and will not share with other kids.
Hand washing: We already do a lot of hand washing, but I will be adding in hand washing/hand sanitizer at the beginning of the day when they arrive and then hand sanitizer as soon as toy cleanup is done (other, normal, wash times are: after yoga before we go outside to play, after outside play before we eat lunch, and before we go home).
Temperature checks: I will be doing temperature checks upon arrival. If temperature is over 100° for ages 3-5 or over 100.4° for the 2 year olds, you will be asked to take your child back home.
Sick child policy: This year it is very important that you not bring children when they are sick/have a cold. In past years I have allowed children to attend when they had a cold as long as they didn’t have a cough. This year it is important that you not bring your children at all when they have a cold. Also, if anyone in the household has tested positive or had symptoms of COVID-19 in the last 14 days OR if they have spent any time with anyone who has tested positive in the last 7 days, please do not bring your child to Mom’s Day Out during that time.
Because the sick child policy is so much more strict this year, if your child has to be out longer than 2 weeks due to illness or family illness, I will provide a tuition credit for any weeks missed beyond the first two.
Face masks: When we are inside for long periods of time (i.e. downstairs playing, storytime, craft time, etc.) the children and I will wear face masks. I will provide the face masks, keep them at my house, and wash them after each use. Each child will have their own face mask that may not be shared with anyone else. Here is a link to the face masks I plan on using.If you have a different face mask you would prefer for your child, you may send that in, but it will need to stay at Mom’s Day Out for the year.
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. Beginning March 2019 I will accept non-potty-trained children. If your child is not potty trained, please make sure you send your child with at least 2 diapers/pull-ups, and wipes. 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.
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 – 12:30 pm — Free Play and song time
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 10 children.
What are the enrollment and material fees?
There are none! Yay! All materials, including 1 snack each session, are included in your monthly cost.
What do I need to send with my child each week?
Your child will need to bring a lunch with them each week. Please, keep in mind as you pack your child’s lunch that we are a peanut/tree-nut free home. Do not send your child with food that contains nuts or peanuts. 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, mittens, and a coat. We try to get some good outside playtime each week even in the winter.