Thank you for your interest in our wonderful Parent's Day Out program (PDO). Each child is a unique and cherished gift from the Lord. It is a blessing and our privilege to teach them and guide them as they grow in God's love.
Tuesdays and Thursdays from September through May are filled with laughter and learning from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at First Baptist Plano Parent's Day Out. Christian teachers are trained and CPR/First Aid Certified. The WEE Learn curriculum, a Christ-centered curriculum published by Lifeway, is utilized along with developed lesson plans that promote academic and social growth within a developmentally appropriate Christian framework.
Our curriculum is enhanced with our "E3" activities (Early Education Enrichment), which focus on kindergarten readiness skills, sensory activities, and exposure to Spanish. Our fantastic Music and Movement curriculum further promotes learning, coordination and social skills. First Baptist Plano's two-day-a-week program is for Infants through PreKindergarten.
For more information and to schedule a personalized tour of our program, please contact the PDO Office at 972-424-8551, x-124, or email . We look forward to meeting you and having you join all of the wonderful families that have enrolled their amazing children in our Parent's Day Out program!
Parent’s Day Out Office
Laurinda Burks, Director
Tuesday & Thursday
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
1300 East 15th Street
Plano, Texas 75074
Main Church Office 972-424-8551
$75 per child non-refundable registration fee.
This non-refundable fee secures your child a spot in our program. Class sizes are limited to help insure low teacher to child classroom ratios so that we may provide your child with a positive learning environment. A Registration Form, All About Me Form, signed Parent Handbook Contract and an up to date copy of your child's immunization record are also required for enrollment. Forms are available in the PDO office or can be downloaded.
$275 - Infants and Toddlers
$240 - Two Year Olds
$230 - Three Year Olds - Pre-Kindergarten
Our tuition rates are competitive and affordable. We are a non-profit ministry of First Baptist Plano. All fees and tuition go right back in to our PDO program to provide your child with the best teachers, curriculum, supplies and resources.
$75 per child supply fee
This fee is due with January's tuition to restock important resources and supplies for the Spring semester.
*Cash or check only please
The "WEE" Learn Curriculum (Weekday Early Education), published by LIfeway, seeks to develop the whole child according to Luke 2:52: "and Jesus increased in wisdom (mental), and stature (physical), and in favor with God (spiritual) and man (social and emotional)." Teachers implement the curriculum with the understanding of how and when a child develops. With this curriculum your child's teacher ensures a positive learning experience with age-appropriate activities in each learning center that relate to a specific unit of study.
"WEE" Learn provides each child with an opportunity to develop mentally, physically, spiritually, socially and emotionally at his/her own pace. The resources also provide each child the opportunity to learn concepts related to God, Jesus, Bible, Church, Family, Nature, Self, and Others and to have age-appropriate experiences in pre-writing, pre-reading, art, science and math. Learning concepts are introduced by the teacher and then interwoven into the activities and experiences throughout the day.
"E3" - Early Education Enrichment
In addition to our foundational "WEE" Learn curriculum, we further promote kindergarten readiness skills with our "E3" activities. Your child will engage in stimulating activities focusing on:
- early literacy skills (such as vocabulary, print motivation, print awareness, narrative skills, letter knowledge and phonological awareness)
- pre-math skills (such as matching, comparing, patterning and sequencing, measuring, sorting, etc.)
- pre-writing and writing skills (such as hand strengthening exercises, directional movement patterns, effective hand position, which will then facilitate making lines, letters and shapes.)
The use of educational manipulatives (blocks, counting cubes, threading, etc.) will sharpen fine motor skills, while large motor skills and following directions are strengthened through the use of engaging instructional games and songs. All of our fun and effective "E3" activities help to further promote a life-long love of learning and better prepare your child for their exciting kindergarten road that lies ahead.
Three Year Olds - Pre-Kindergarteners will enjoy exposure to Spanish vocabulary through interactive classroom lessons and songs.
Music and Movement
Children will attend a Music and Movement class each week. During this time, they will learn age-appropriate songs, and play rhythm and other instruments. Songs learned in Music are designed to enhance the learning of the classroom units. Movement activities help develop large and small motor groups important for every child's muscular development and to further promote coordination and socialization skills.
Chapel time is held every Tuesday for the Three and Four-year-olds and PreKindergarteners. It lasts for approximately 15 minutes. During Chapel, children hear age-appropriate Bible stories found in the "WEE" Learn Curriculum. Children are encouraged to sing and to learn Bible thoughts and stories, such as "God loves me". The Bible truths are age-appropriate and parallel a child's concrete thinking capabilities. All classes use these Bible truths in their daily teachings.
Our talented teaching staff is comprised of loving Christians that are dedicated to paving the way for preschoolers by guiding them to take their first steps towards faith. Our PDO program provides opportunities for foundational Bible teaching. These steps lead to a later decision for Christian salvation. Our entire staff is committed to helping parents in building this foundation for faith. PDO teachers have extensive experience in working with preschool age children. Teachers have a degree/certificate or equivalent life work experience. Teachers construct their weekly lesson plans by implementing the WEE Learn Curriculum, E3 Activities (Early Education Enrichment), Discovery and Sensory activities and Music and Movement. Each member of our PDO staff must have at least 3-5 years of teaching experience and a firm knowledge of child development. PDO teachers receive at least 7.5 hours of training each year. All teachers are CPR and First Aid Certified.