First United Methodist Church Slidell, Louisiana
Thursday, April 02, 2015

MDO & Preschool

 "Train up a child in the way they should go, and they shall not depart from it."  Proverbs 22:6


Our purpose is to nurture the learning experiences of young children by providing developmentally appropriate activities in a Christian atmosphere under the direction of qualified teachers.  Our preschool uses curriculum guides written specifically for three and four year old children.  We also use 'Letter People' reading readiness program for pre-kindergarten classes.

The Director and teachers are members of the National Association for the Education of Young Children and participate in yearly educational opportunities.  The Preschool program begins the day after Labor Day and runs until the latter part of May.  Holidays are observed in conjunction with the St. Tammany Parish School System.  

Classes are held 9:00am - noon
Three year old classes 2, 3 or 5 mornings per week  Four year old class is 5 mornings a week

After care is available every afternoon (except Fridays) until 2:30pm for an additional fee.

 The Preschool program is accepting registration
Contact the Preschool Director for more information
Call 985-643-6437 or email

 Mother's Day Out
Mother's Day Out is a ministry, support and service to families in our church and our Slidell community.  MDO strives to lovingly care for young children in a Christian environment.  Children learn to form bonds with other adults and children while providing some free time for parents, grandparents, or other care givers while family members run errands, work, go to school or attend appointments.
Children participate in a variety of social activities appropriate for their age and level of development.  This may include indoor and outdoor play, art, music, stories, chapel time, and holiday parties.  Classes follow a general routine each day to ensure each child knows what to expect next during the day.  Our regular staff members and substitutes are Christian parents with diverse backgrounds; who come together to care for, nurture and love the children and families of MDO. 
 Classes are held 8:50am - 2:30pm Monday through Thursday
 Two or Four day programs are offered for ages 6 months through 4 years old
The Mother's Day Out program is accepting registration
Contact the Mother's Day Out Director for more information 
Call 985-643-3454 or email