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From the Director
I want to welcome you and your family to the Hearts of Moore Parent’s Day Out. It is a blessing to be able to provide you with a quality Christian-based program. I am reminded daily of the awesome responsibility and privilege we have when we welcome your child into a classroom each morning. We will make every effort for each child to feel welcomed and loved. Hearts of Moore is designed for children three months of age through four years old. Our goal is to give your child a firm foundation mentally, emotionally, socially, physically, and spiritually. This portion of the website is designed so that you may know the policies and better understand the program as we work together to help your child through a successful year. As parents, you are cordially invited to visit us, ask questions, and make suggestions. We will be available to you to discuss any concerns you have. The best assurance for the success of your child’s experience is the close cooperation and understanding of parents and staff. If you are not presently involved in a local church, we want to invite you to visit Moore 1st UMC. We have wonderful childcare and children’s activities in our church. If at any time you have any prayer requests for your family or others, please feel free to bring them to the attention of our staff. We want to lift your needs to God in prayer, as it is to God’s glory that we dedicate this program!
Amy Graves, Director of Christian Education
Philosophy, Pricing, Curriculum, and Policies
Our mission is to provide a quality Christian education and enhance your child’s educational, physical, social, emotional, and spiritual development. It is our desire for your child to have a fun day that provides opportunities for learning. If we are able to give your children a solid foundation in all areas, they will be better equipped to succeed in the future. It is important to enable every child to grow in understanding and love for God, themselves, their families, and others in their world.
HOURS OF OPERATION
With few exceptions, Hearts of Moore PDO will follow the Moore Public Schools calendar. Hearts of Moore PDO is open from 9:00AM until 2:00PM every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, September – May. A yearly calendar will be provided each August.
SCHOOL CLOSINGS FOR BAD WEATHER
Hearts of Moore PDO will be closed when Moore Public Schools are closed for bad weather. Please check local news stations on bad weather days to see if Moore Public Schools are closed. Hearts of Moore PDO will not be listed separately. There will be no refunds issued for days that are missed. For days that Moore Public Schools are not cancelled, the staff at Hearts of Moore PDO will do our absolute best to care for the children and move them to safer rooms, which includes reinforced bathrooms during tornado season. If it would make you feel better having your child at home, you can come into the facility any time of the day and check him/her out of the classroom.
DROP OFF/PICK UP PROCEDURES
The staff of Hearts of Moore PDO will arrive before children to prepare for the day. This is necessary planning time. The person who brings your child must stay until the child has been checked into the class. Please do not drop your child off before 9:00 am. It is also essential that your child be picked up on time. At 2:10 pm each day, we will begin charging $1.00 per minute per child for children who are picked up late. On the third offense, your child may be removed from the program. If someone other than an authorized person from your child’s enrollment form is picking up your child, please notify the Director before pick up time. No child will be released to a person unknown to us without parental consent. If your family has specific custody arrangements, please notify the Director. We will utilize the double glass doors on the north side of the building.
For the children’s protection, our facility is locked from the outside during regular hours. The double glass doors on the north side of the building will be unlocked on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:00 am until 9:20 am and from 1:50 pm until 2:10 pm.
FEES AND PAYMENT PROCEDURES
Our monthly rate is 3 days/week at $270 & 2 days/week at $180 per schild. Families with more than one child will receive a $20/month discount for second and subsequent children. You will pay the same tuition amount in a 5-week month as you would in a 3 or 4-week month. Payments are due on the 5th of the month. Payments can be made in cash or check. Checks can be made payable to Moore 1st UMC. Payment must be received by the 10th or your child may lose his/her spot in the program.
LUNCHES AND SNACKS
Please provide a lunch each day that contains foods that can be easily eaten without a lot of help from their teachers. Hearts of Moore PDO does not provide refrigeration or heating of lunches. Please put an ice pack in your child’s lunch if it needs to stay cold. Snacks will be provided for your child each day. It is a parent’s responsibility to alert us of any food allergies. [/tab]
Our primary purpose at Hearts of Moore PDO is to provide the highest quality of care for your children at a reasonable price. We strive to provide an environment in which children can grow mentally, physically, socially, spiritually, and emotionally. Finally, we will encourage learning by offering both Christian education and a variety of experiences, which target motor skills, sensory exploration, group activities, and individual free choice activities. Infants will have individualized schedules. All classes will have nap/rest time after lunch.
CHAPEL / CHRISTIAN EDUCATION
Your child will be exposed to Christian teachings throughout the year. On Wednesdays, the two older classes will attend chapel in the morning.
You are welcome to call the church office, 405-794-6671 to check on your child or if you have any questions or concerns. Please be advised that the Director is not always immediately available to answer the phone, but you may leave a message. These messages will be returned as soon as possible. You may also email the Director at heartsofmoorePDO@yahoo.com.
Our Classes and Leaders
Our Kangaroos will spend much of their time in our nursery room and will be loved and cared for. When Kangaroos are walking independently, we will bring your Kangaroo to the Honey Bees Classroom!
Honey Bees will be loved and cared for in the Toddlers & Twos room by Class Leader Mrs. Christie Rogers. When our two year-old Honey Bees celebrate their third birthday, we will bring your Honey Bee to the Guppies Classroom!
Our Guppies will start the day in our 3 and 4 Activities Classroom. Mrs. Jerri Walker and Mrs. Ursula Despanie are the Class Leaders for our Guppies. Guppies attend Children’s Chapel on Wednesdays with our Honey Bees, and are treated to fun music, engaging activities, and creative words of encouragement and empowerment by Pastor Adam, Amy Graves and the staff of Moore 1st UMC.