Being a mother of small children in the home is not easy.
One of the pleasures those of us who leave the house to work or go to school have is the daily interaction with other adults. We probably even take it for granted. In the meantime, moms who remain at home with younger children miss that interaction as they work to raise the kids.
As a friend of several moms who stay at home with kids, I often wondered what moms did when they wanted a break or needed to take care of things.
A program that kept coming up in conversation was Mother’s Day Out.
If you don’t know, Mother’s Day Out programs are designed to:
- Prepare for children’s first year of school
- Help develop social skills
- Help mom free up time to run errands, unwind, etc.
Most Mothers Day Out programs are structured similar to what you find in daycares or learning centers. In fact, these programs are housed in daycares and oftentimes churches. Kids typically participate in arts and crafts, singing songs and other fun activities while interacting with other kids.
If this sounds appealing to you or someone you know, here’s a few Mother’s Day programs in Arlington.
First Baptist Church of Arlington
First Baptist Church of Arlington’s Mother’s Day Out program is available on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. First Baptist Church accepts children two months through five years old.
- Cost per week is $50 per child; or
- $700 for entire semester (15 weeks)
A family discount is applied for additional children. Paying in advance for the semester will reserve a place for your child each week.
301 South Center St.; (817) 277-6353
Tate Springs Baptist Church operates Tate Tots Mother’s Day Out from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday – Friday. It accepts children from 12 months to four years old. Below is information on registration fees and program costs.
Annual Registration Fees
- Attending 2 days/week: $160
- Attending 3 days/week: $220
- Attending 4 days/week: $260
12 & 18 Month Old Classes Monthly Tuition
- 2 days (M/W): $225
- 2 days (T/TH): $250
- 4 days (M-TH): $430
2 Year Old Classes Monthly Tuition
- 2 days (M/W): $210
- 2 days (T/TH): $230
- 4 days (M-TH): $390
3 and 4 Year Old Classes Monthly Tuition
- 2 days (M/W): $200
- 2 days (T/TH): $220
- 3 days (M/W/F): $280
- 4 days (M-TH): $370
4201 Little Road; (817) 478-4003
Sublett Road Baptist Church
Sublett Road Baptist Church Mother’s Day Out is available for children 12 months – Pre-K. The program is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Registration Fee: $40
- Supply Fee: $40 in September & $40 in January
- Pre-K Class: $145.00
- Nursery Class: (12-18 Months) $145.00
- Toddler Class (18-24 Months) $145.00
- 2 Day/week Program: $145.00
- 1 Day/week Program: $95.00
Note: A $10.00 per child discount will be given monthly to each family with two or more children in the program.
4211 W Sublett Road; (817) 483-0318
Crossroads of Arlington Church
Crossroads of Arlington Church’s Mother’s Day Out is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Children ages 2-5 are accepted.
- Registration: $50
- Supply fee: September $35, January $35
- 2 days: $135
- 1 day: $75
- 2 days: $130
- 1 day: $70
3221 W Pioneer Parkway; (817) 460-0962
Crestview Missionary Baptist Church
Crestview Missionary Baptist Church’s Mother’s Day Out program is available Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Children from 22 months old (as of September 1) through Pre-K are accepted into the program.
- Registration Fee: $30
- Supply Fee: $70 (for 1 day per week) or $90 (for 2 days per week)
2 and 3 year olds classes (Tuesday and/or Thursday):
- $80 (for 1 day/week)
- $145 (for 2 days/week)
Pre-K Classes (Tuesday and Thursday):
- $150 (for 2 days/week)
825 Southeast Parkway; (817) 467-1579
Have you used any Mother’s Day Out programs while raising your children? Let us know your experiences in the comment section.
photo credit: James Jordan