Mother's Day Out

Preparing them to Learn

Shaping hearts to be like His

At Fortis your child will be entering a safe environment where they will learn to love God, His creations, and develop the academic skills that will prepare them for kindergarten.  Our MDO program is designed for children ages 3 to 5 and we offer separate classes for 3 and 4+ year olds.

MDO Meets at school: Option 1 (Monday & Wednesday**Currently full) OR Option 2 (Tuesday & Thursday**Enrolling Now)

Yearly Cost: $2300 (tuition can be broken down into monthly payments over the year.

Philosophy of our Mother’s Day Out Class:

Classical Christian:

  • Focuses on developing a sense of wonder about God’s world and for learning.
  • Teaches children to love what is good, true, and beautiful.
  • Inspires children to love God.

Language Rich:

  • Read-aloud and interaction with lots of books
  • Exposure to great classical literature
  • Develop pre-reading skills through the teaching of basic phonics
  • Explore God’s creation and develop an appreciation of nature
  • Develop number sense through experiences with math manipulatives
  • Memorizing scripture and beautiful poetry
  • Safe environment (Students and parents should all feel safe and loved!)

Engaging:

  • Children should love learning!
  • Hands on activities
  • “Is it cute or does it count?” Projects will have developmental purpose.
  • Develop fine motor and gross motor skills

Character Training:

  • Regard others as equals (Treat classmates with kindness)
  • Respect God’s authorities (Follow school rules/procedures))
  • Reverence for God and His Word (Participate in prayer; Listen attentively to Bible stories)

The goals of our MDO program include the following:

  • Building self-control and attention spans
  • Developing fine motor and gross motor skills
  • Encouraging a love of learning (and reading)
  • Social skill building through the introduction of Biblical character traits
  • Building respect for God’s Word and His authorities
  • Developing book/text sense
  • Phonetic awareness through the introduction of phonograms
  • Develop proper pencil grip and beginning handwriting skills
  • Begin pre-reading skills and introduction to short vowel words
  • Develop a good understanding of number sense

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Daily Schedule:

 8:40-9:00 Drop off & Morning Activity 

 9:00-9:30 Circle Time (Bulletin board, Songs, Story)

 9:30-10:00 Potty/AM Snack & Bible Story 

10:00-10:30 Recess

10:30-11:30 Whole Group (Letters, Numbers, Colors, Shapes)

11:30-12:15 Potty/Lunch

12:15-1:00 Rest Time 

1:00-1:45 Potty/Outdoor Free Play 

1:45-2:00 Potty/PM Snack

2:00-2:45 Centers

2:45-3:00 Pack up & Dismissal

Supply List:

1 4-Pack of Playdough

1 Set of Crayola Brand Art Paint 

1 Package of Crayola Brand Washable Markers

1 Bottle of Hand Soap- Minimum 8 oz. preferably with hand pump

1 Bottle of Hand Sanitizer – Minimum 8 oz. preferably with hand pump

1 Package of Flushable Wipes

2 ELMERS glue sticks 

1 Box of 24 count Crayola crayons

1 Foldable Kindermat or preschool size pallet for rest time

1 Pair of 5 inch blunt scissors

1 large pencil pouch or box

1-4 pack black fine tip dry erase markers

1- Paper Towel 

**Backpacks are needed each day along with a set of extra clothing, a packed lunch, two snacks, and a water bottle.

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