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Children's Day Out (CDO)


Welcome to St. Mark's CDO!  Please read the following information and rules thoroughly.



We believe that all children are a gift from God to be cherished.

We believe that a solid Christian foundation is the only way to ensure responsible, caring adults.

We believe that the needs of all children go beyond physical and mental development to encompass emotional, social, moral, and spiritual development.

                                     “Growing Christ like children…from the ground up”  - 1 Corinthians 3:1


Fall and Spring School year: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.   Summer: Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.  To allow our teachers time to set up their rooms, children will not be accepted until 9:30.  You are always welcome to pick up your child as early as you need to.  A late fee of $5.00 per child after 5 minutes late must be paid directly to teacher.


Please use the west entrance for dropping off and picking up your children.  This door will be locked at 10:00 a.m. and re-opened at 2:00 pm.  If you arrive during the time it is locked, please ring the doorbell to the right of the door and a teacher will let you in.


Each session there will be a supply fee to cover the material costs for snacks, arts & crafts, cleaning, hygiene, and administrative supplies.  The Fall session will start with a $ 30.00 per child fee.  The Spring session will be determined upon the demand and supply at such time.  The Summer session will be $ 20.00 per child.


Monthly tuition is to be paid on the morning of the first class period of each month for the entire month.  Please be prompt with your payment as this covers our teacher payroll.  A late fee of $10.00 will be assessed if the tuition is not received by the 15th of the month.  If necessary, tuition may be broken into two payments per month but both checks must be turned in on the morning of the first class period of the month.  TUITION IS NON REFUNDABLE AND CREDITS FOR MISSED DAYS WILL NOT BE ISSUED.  Make checks payable to St. Mark's CDO.

Tuition:  All Classes $17.00 per day per child


Our staff is truly concerned about your children.   Please let us know if your child is sick or is going to be absent.  Once enrolled your child is enrolled a spot is reserved for your child and credits are not given for absences.


Drop-in charge is $20.00 per day per child.  To allow us to control our class size, you must call the Director in advance for space availability.  The drop- in fee must be paid at the time of arrival.  If your child is enrolled for one day a week and you wish to drop-in on the other day, you must pay the $ 20.00 drop-in fee.


It is essential that your child wear play clothes and shoes suitable for walking, jumping, painting, etc.  Two piece outfits are recommended.  This eases restroom visits and helps during diaper changes.  Always bring a change of clothes.  Accidents and spills happen in all age groups.


Please do not ask our teachers to accept a sick child.  Children who show signs of temperature over 98.6, colored mucus, constant cough, earache, red or runny eyes, rash, sore throat, vomiting or diarrhea WILL NOT be accepted.  Your child should be free of symptoms for 24 hours before returning to CDO.

Please notify the Director if our classes have been exposed to a contagious disease of any kind. We cannot give medication of any kind.  You are welcome to visit during the day to administer medication if necessary.



Please do not allow your children to bring toys from home.



Your child should bring a sack lunch.  Please clearly label lunch boxes/bags with child’s name.  If sending juice or Kool Aid, please send only light colored flavors to avoid stains on our carpets or tables.  Please do not send glass containers or carbonated drinks. 

Send only food your child can safely handle by him/herself.  Please do not send food that requires special preparation such as refrigeration, heating or mixing.  Baby food and cereal for infants is OK.


Each class has a designated rest time.  Children are encouraged to rest, to help nourish a strong & healthy developmental growth.  Please bring a mat, sleeping bag, or pillow & blanket for each of your children.  Also, bring anything special to them that they might require to rest, such as a special pillow or stuffed toy (to be used only at rest time.)  Each room has the space to store these mats so you may leave them in the child’s room.



It is very important to sign your child in before you leave.  Each class has a sign-in sheet for you to leave an emergency number.  We also have a place on the registration form for you to include persons authorized to pick up your child in an emergency.  The sign in sheet information will be used first.  When someone else will be picking up your child, be sure to give the teacher a description and name of that person.  Inform this person that they must show ID before they are allowed to leave with your child.  Also, when signing in and someone else is picking up, please put the person’s name, not Grandma, etc.


Please notify your teacher before bringing treats for a birthday.  Some of the other children may have medical conditions prohibiting them from certain foods.  We will have special parties throughout the year and may ask parents to help with the treats.


If Putnam City Schools are closed we will use this as a guideline, but NOT a determining factor.  If you see Putnam City Schools closed then check the CHURCH listings.  We will only post if we are CLOSED, it will look like the following:

            ST. MARK’S UMC-BETHANY

            Day classes closed


We try to follow Putnam City Schools, however it is not exact.  We provide a monthly calendar for days off and events occurring within each month. 

SPRING SESSION:    January   –   May 

SUMMER SESSION:  June  - July  Tuesday and Thursdays  

FALL/WINTER SESSION:   September  -  December


Our teachers discipline with love.  Discipline shall be constructive & educational in nature as well as, appropriate to the child’s age & circumstances. We use “time out” periods only as necessary.  Parents will be notified of continuing problems with discipline.


After reading all the above information, please complete the registration form.  By signing the registration form, you agree to the above mentioned rules.  Please let me know if you have any questions or suggestions


Thank you for choosing our CDO.

Sharon Hunt

Early Childhood Ministries Director

Church:  789-9033

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