In accordance with recommendations from local and state health officials, Parents’ Day Out is offering a very limited program during the summer and fall of 2020, with reservations required and no walk-ins accepted. For the summer session, all spots are reserved. For more information about the PWUMC response to COVID-19 and the latest updates, please go to our dedicated page.
PDO tours are available with a reservation. Please call 816-741-2006 during school hours to schedule your tour.
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 51st 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.
Besides offering professional childcare in a comfortable, age-appropriate and clean environment, PDO offers something many daycares cannot: flexibility. The PDO program does not require commitments for particular periods of time: instead, your child can attend whenever it fits into your schedule. Need to run errands, volunteer at an older child’s school, or just have some “alone” time? Drop your child off that morning (no reservations required, except in the nursery) and know that while you’re accomplishing your goals, your child is well cared for and having a great time. PDO 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
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. Preregistration is required for extended care: 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.
Cost is full day — $28; 9 a.m.-noon — $19; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. — $22.
Payment is required upon arrival and check-in. We ask that you pay with exact cash or by check (made out to PDO). Late fees apply for children picked up after the close of PDO at 3 p.m. Prepayment options are also available.
2019-2020 school year: PDO will meet Monday-Friday beginning Wednesday, August 14–Thursday, May 21. PDO will be closed the following days during the school year: September 2, October 14, October 24 &25, November 27-29, December 20-January 3, January 20, February 17, March 13-20, April10.
The nursery accepts infants age 6 weeks to 12 months old. Reservations are required for this room. To make your reservation, 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.