Mother’s Day Out Programs What You Need to Know and Why We Love Them

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Mother’s Day Out Programs

What You Need to Know and Why We Love Them


Next time you are looking for part time childcare, consider a Mother’s Day Out or Parent’s Day Out programs. My little ones have attended Mother’s Day out programs for a number of years and we love the programs. But many parents aren’t aware of what they are. Let’s take a closer look.

Mother’s Day Out or Parents Day Out programs are located at churches and provide childcare.  MDO (Mother’s Day Out) or PDO (Parents Day Out) programs normally don’t teach doctrine of the church but provide excellent childcare services.

MDO or PDO programs are a perfect solution for a stay at home parent who need to run a few errands without the little ones, a parent who has a business and need a couple of hours to work on a project, or a parent who takes college courses. Most MDO or PDO programs hours are 9-2:00pm Tuesday and Thursdays.  Some programs offer Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays.  Few MDO or PDO programs offer a Monday thru Friday program. Keep in mind that most MDO and PDO programs are not fulltime childcare and are closed during Easter, summer, and spring break.

MDO and PDO programs cost are relatively inexpensive but is based on number of days your child attends. Cost can range from $130 to $400 per month. The Tuesday and Thursday program that my daughter attended was $135 per month.

Many MDO and PDO programs don’t provide lunch and you may have to provide lunch and snack from home. Other items that maybe needed are a nap mat, blanket, and a pillow for your little one to nap on.  Nap Mat Bags would be the perfect solutions to keep rest items clean and free from dirt and germs. Some MDO or PDO programs offer music class, gym time, and other extracurricular activities for your little one to enjoy.

MDO and PDO programs accept children from ages 6 weeks to 5 years old. If you are looking for an option that is inexpensive and provide great part time child care then give a Mother’s Day Out or Parent’s Day Out programs a try.