Little Blessings is our Mother’s Day Out program for children ages 6 weeks – 4 years that offers three-day and four-day programs. The three-day program meets on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursdays from 8:30 am until 12:30 pm. The four-day program meets on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 8:30 am until 12:30 pm. Early care is offered beginning at 7:45 am each day and extended care is offered until 2:30 pm each day. The cost for each program offered is listed below:
Each day is centered around a biblical theme with related learning activities, snacks, and art work. The children play outside, weather permitting. The children will attend a music class weekly and their very own special chapel for a time of worship. Our Mother’s Day Out program uses WEE (Weekday Early Education) Learn curriculum, which is used in ministries and programs across the country. It is recognized as meeting the standard for early Christian education.
Our summer session will be 3 days a week this year: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm from June 1st – July 29th for Babies thru 3rd Grade. Registration opened February 17th for current Little Blessings students and will open to the public February 24th. Spots are 1st come, 1st serve!!!
Our Mother’s Day Out Program will observe the same holidays that the Enterprise School system observes.
In the event of bad weather, Hillcrest MDO will observe the same weather days that the Enterprise School system observes. These days are usually announced on our local radio stations.
A child is actively enrolled in the program when the registration fee and enrollment forms are received by the program director. No child shall be discriminated based on race, color, religious belief, or gender.
We accept ages 6 weeks to preschoolers who have yet to complete Kindergarten.
We seek to provide an environment that emphasizes Christian values and the principles of faith as the foundation for spiritual growth. We have therefore chosen curriculum published by Lifeway Resources. This program provides opportunities for the children to learn about God, Jesus, the Bible, the church, family, self, and the world around them.
Preschool Chapel is offered to the one-year-old to four-year-old classes once a week. The emphasis is on God’s plan for a good and loving world. Appropriate stories from the Bible are shared with the children. Praise, thanksgiving, and prayer are part of their Chapel experience. We seek to tell the good news of God’s love and to enable the children to respond in ways appropriate for their age.
What to Bring:
Complete change of clothing (labeled with the child’s name) the change of clothes should be placed in a gallon-size Ziploc bag and clearly labeled. Disposable diapers (if your child is in diapers) Lunch (see below) Sippy cups (if your child needs one with their name on it)
Please provide plastic bottles, spoons, bibs, and feeding instructions. Please remember to label all items!!
Please send lunch with your child each day. In their lunch please include, finger foods (such as sandwiches, meat sticks, cheese, and drinks). Please do not send food that needs to be heated or any carbonated drinks. Remember to label everything!!
Little Blessings will supply a peanut free snack for children. The cost for this is covered in the Snack/Supply fee. For the 2-year old classes, please send a sippy-cup with your child’s name on it for their drinks (juice, milk, etc.). Special arrangements can be made if you would like to bring something for a birthday celebration.
Birthdays are a special time for the children. If your child is having a birthday, feel free to send cupcakes or cookies to share with his/her class. Please make sure your child’s teacher is notified that you will be bringing in a special snack so they can make those arrangements.
We would love for each parent to be as involved as much as possible. If you are not sure what you can do….just ask!!
Each time a field trip is made, parents will be informed and asked to sign a permission form allowing the child to go on the trip. Parents are invited to help with filed trips.
Each week, we offer relevant Bible studies as well as many other fun and educational events and programs for kids and their families. Please explore our Children’s Ministry pages to learn more!
But Jesus called the children to him and said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Luke 18:16
For more information contact the Children’s Ministry office at 334-347-2516.