Fees vary and are subject to change. Our current rate is $24.00 a day with a maximum of 2 days a week. A one time registration fee of $40.00 per child is due upon enrollment. A $10.00 supply fee per family will be due twice a year on Jan 15 and again on Aug 15. Fees are due in full by the 15th of each month. Accounts not paid by the 15th will be charged a $10.00 late fee. No exceptions will be made unless the director is notified of an inability to pay prior to the 15th.

No fee allowances will be made for absences except in the case of hospitalization of child or death in the immediate family. This includes sick days and vacation days. Exceptions to the payment policies will be made at the discretion of the Director. Please contact the Director immediately if any problems arise concerning fees.

Our Four Step Approach is as follows:
  1. Verbal warning to help the child understand the need to correct their behavior. Verbal warnings are used at the teacher’s discretion.
  2. Issue of a “Time-out.”  Time-out does not face the wall or the corner and is less than 2 minutes.  Time-outs will be used at the teacher’s discretion.
  3. If the discipline issue persists, the Director will step in to talk with the child and help the child understand classroom rules.
  4. If it is necessary, the parent will be called to be made aware of the discipline issue. The child will be sent home. Re-admittance will be discussed by the MDO administration.

We require that all immunizations are up to date. A copy of your child’s Birth Certificate and current shot record will be required at registration.
Our daily curriculum consists of:
  • Bible Knowledge: Weekly Bible story, Weekly Bible Verses
  • Preschool Skills:
    • Early Literacy: Alphabet Recognition, Letter of the Week, Storytime
    • Math Concepts: Counting, Number of the Week, Shapes, Colors
  • Practical Life Skills: Listening, Following Directions, Manners, Name Recognition
  • Social Development: Sharing, Working with Others, Problem-Solving
  • Fine and Gross Motor Development: Free Art, Craft Projects, Indoor games, Outdoor Play
To ensure a secure environment for your child, our Security Policy includes the following:
  • Sign-in Sheet
    • Signature of check-in person, child’s name, phone number where you can be reached during the day, who the check-out person will be, and a 4 digit code that you create.
    • Password created by the child’s family.
    • Check-out person will be asked to initial their name on the sign-in sheet. They will be asked the 4 digit code and possbily the password.
    • A picture I.D. may be required by the Director.
  • Classroom doors will remain locked all day. The teachers wear a key bracelet.
  • Only teachers who are background checked and employed by the First Assembly Memphis are allowed in the classrooms.
  • The church doors are locked at 10:00am and unlocked at 2:00pm.
  • During the school year, a security guard that patrols the hallways.
  • During the school year, a video feed will be recording from the hallways into the school office.
  • During the school year, a school nurse is available.
  • At least 2 CPR trained staff members are on duty at all times.
  • We provide first aid kits in every room.
  • Background checks are kept current on our staff each year.
  • Teachers are regularly trained in all safety drills.

Please do not send your child to school when he or she is sick. The following are some required guidelines that should be used when deciding to send your child to MDO after he or she has been ill:
  • Child has had NO fever for 24hrs.
  • Child has NO green or yellow mucus and has been taking an antibiotic for at least 48 hrs.
  • Child complains of earache or headache.
  • Child vomits or has diarrhea or continually complains of stomach-ache.
  • Child displays any other signs of illness.
The same rules apply during hours of operation. If your child exhibits symptoms that are listed above, they will be sent home to your care. Once they are sent home, they may not return for 24hrs (e.g. If your child is sent home MDO on Thursday, they may not return on Friday because of the 24hr rule).

In case of inclement weather, we will follow First Assembly Christians School’s lead concerning school closings.

Generally, there will be no fee adjustment if a day is missed due to the weather. However, if several days are missed, fees may be adjusted at the Director’s discretion. Our teachers are well-trained in all inclement weather safety drills.

For more info contact Sherry Lichterman, Director at 901-604-0502 or email [email protected]