Early Childhood Center Spotlight

First United Methodist Church

Mother’s Day Out Plus

MDO

Our Mother’s Day Out Plus is a faith-based center composed of a Mother’s Day Out, Mother’s Day Out Plus, and a four-year-old Pre-K classroom. Our program offers a flexible schedule beneficial to many families. We are located at the First United Methodist Church in downtown Rogers. As part of our program, children participate in a balance of social, physical, cognitive, and artistic activities, both structured and unstructured. Our program consists of a day of learning and instruction time, outside time, lunch, and rest time with the option of an extended day. Chapel is available for children beginning at two and half years old, once a week with one of our church ministry staff.

Our Mother’s Day Out program serves children ages three months to pre-kindergarten and provides parents with the opportunity to work knowing that their children are well cared for in a creative, nurturing, safe, enriching environment. We also offer a summer elementary camp, Construction Zone, for children who have completed Kindergarten to children entering sixth grade.

We operate year round but also follow the Rogers Public School schedules for holidays and closings. Our hours are 7:15 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. MDO maintains some of the lowest child-to-teacher ratios in the area, providing individual attention in order for children to learn at their own rate.  We strive to be a safe, comforting place where children can make their first social interactions away from parents and where parents can feel completely at ease leaving their children.

We provide a qualified, nurturing, and professional staff, dedicated to the development of young children.  The entire MDO staff receives and maintains a background check, complete ongoing training yearly in CPR, behavior guidance, classroom management, and other trainings related to the age they teach.

Amy McCann

“I have the privilege of directing this wonderful Mother’s Day Out and Preschool Program. I hold a Bachelor’s in Human and Environmental Sciences with a Child Development emphasis and have worked with children for 10 years. I have a National Director’s Credential through National Louis University, am a member of NAEYC, and I am certified TAPP trainer.

Many of our trainings are provided by the Early Childhood Initiatives Center. The ECIC is essential in providing trainings benefiting all of our staff ranging from support staff to administration. Without the ECIC, trainings would be very difficult to accomplish. The resource center at the ECIC is very well stocked and a great place to get additional resources for your center.”

Amy McCann, Director