Mother's Morning Out (MMO)

General Information
MMO or Mother’s Morning Out is a Christian Preschool program for Children from 6 weeks to 6 years old. We operate September to May.  Classes are 9 AM to 1 PM every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Education Philosophy:
Mother’s Morning Out is an outreach program of the Fairview United Methodist Church. The curriculum content at MMO is designed to achieve long range goals for children in social, emotional, cognitive and physical development. This is done by introducing age-appropriate learning objectives through a balance of teacher and child facilitated skill building activities. The learning objectives are adapted from the Center for Applied Research in Education’s Early Childhood Curriculum.

Daily class time includes an age-appropriate monthly theme-based curriculum, a Bible story, art and crafts, music, and indoor and outdoor play opportunities.

Registration opens every year in March. Call the office to inquire about mid-year openings or to be placed on the wait-list.

MMO office phone:  (573) 445-5604
Registration and other forms
Mother’s Morning Out Forms: (download, complete and return to Mother’s Morning Out when you’ve been notified of your enrollment)

How much is tuition?

Tuition is determined by how many days your child attends. 2 days is $230 a month; 3 days is $330 a month; 4 days is $430 a month.
A non-refundable fee of $50/child is due at time of registration

Which days can my child attend?
Children 0-3 years of age can attend two days- either Tuesday/Thursday or Wednesday/Friday
Children in the Pre-K classes (4-5 Year Olds) can attend any or all days.

Is food provided for the children?
We provide a mid-morning snack. Parents provide lunch from home.

Is there Bible instruction?
Yes! We are a Christian Preschool. Each day children attend a 25-minute daily Bible time in the church sanctuary which includes a story from Scripture, songs, prayer, discussion, and movement

How is parent communication handled?
We have a parent handbook and a monthly newsletter.

What are the ages you serve?
We accept children from 6 months to 6 years.

When does registration begin?
March of each year. Contact the MMO Office to see if there are any spots open mid-year or to be put on the waiting list.

What is the inclement weather policy?
MMO closes when Columbia Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather.

What does the school calendar look like?
MMO runs from September – May. We follow the same calendar as Columbia Public Schools for Christmas and Spring breaks.