In accordance with recommendations from local and state health officials, Parents’ Day Out is offering a limited program during the spring of 2021, with reservations required. For more information about the PWUMC response to COVID-19 and the latest updates, please go to our dedicated page.


A completed health form must be on file by your child’s first day of PDO attendance. We do not accept parental or religious exemptions for state-required vaccinations.


The Platte Woods United Methodist Church PDO program is in its 52nd year of providing quality childcare to children ages 6 weeks to pre-K. The PDO program fits the needs of children of various ages. From our nursery care through pre-K, you can be assured that your child will receive care in a professional, clean environment. As your child grows, the educational opportunities at PDO increase. During the mornings, teachers share in crafts, reading and other fun learning exercises with their students. Afternoons are spent in free play, allowing children to have fun and develop their social skills.


PDO offers professional childcare in a comfortable, age-appropriate and clean environment, and is a state-inspected facility. All children ages 3 and up must be potty-trained within one month of their third birthday. For more information about PDO, please email or call Miranda Wingett (816-741-2006).

Schedule & Fees

The first day for summer Parents’ Day Out registration is Thursday, April 15. A drive-through registration event will be held that day from 10-11 a.m. in the lower north parking lot (watch for signs). At that time, you can pick up paperwork to enroll your child in the program, which will be held Tuesdays-Thursdays starting June 8. Please email Sue Arensberg, director, or call 816-741-2006 for more information.

During the school year, PDO is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. each day, with full- and partial-day schedules available. An extended care program before and after regular PDO hours is also available. Please contact Miranda Wingett or Sue Arensberg for more information. Parents can sign up for extended care at the beginning of each semester depending on available space.


Late fees apply for children picked up after the close of PDO at 3 p.m. Prepayment options are also available.


2020-2021 school year: PDO will meet Monday-Friday beginning Monday, August 24. PDO will be closed the following days during the school year: September 7, October 23, November 5 & 6, November 25-27, December 23-January 1, January 15 & 18, February 15, March 25-April 2.


The nursery accepts infants age 6 weeks to 12 months old. Reservations are required. Please call 816-285-0820 during business hours.


Children in the 2-year-old room and younger take naps at 1 p.m. All napping children will be provided with nap cots, but will need to bring a crib or twin sheet and blanket each day.

Other Children’s Ministry Programs

For more information about additional Children’s Ministry programs at PWUMC, please go to our Children’s Ministry page.

7310 NW Prairie View Road  ♦  Platte Woods, MO 64151  ♦  816.741.2972
Serving the Kansas City Northland/Parkville community.


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In-Person Sundays at 9:00 and 11:00 a.m.

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