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We are now scheduling tours for Fall 2022 enrollment!

Classes begin Tuesday, Sept. 6

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Spaces still available in our youngest classes, 13 months and walking to 2.5 years

Registration, Tuition and Class information are included on tabs at the bottom of this page.

Parents Day Out: A Program for Toddlers and Pre-Schoolers

Parents Day Out (PDO) at Wellshire Presbyterian Church began over 30 years ago as an outreach program of the church to offer parents time to themselves while providing a positive, loving and interactive environment for one to five year olds.  Throughout the past 30 years PDO has always offered best practices in early childhood education.

Our developmentally appropriate practice is about making sure children have fun so they will make progress every day and learn.  While at PDO, toddlers and preschoolers enjoy a range of activities, including art, music, story time, and lots of varied free-play time.

The philosophy behind PDO

Wellshire’s Parents Day Out is a play-based program.  Through meaningful play, age-appropriate materials, and interaction with a peer group and supportive teachers the children to grow in the domains of development and learning:  physical, social, emotional, and cognitive.

Registration and Tuition

PDO follows the Denver Public Schools Calendar, please click on the PDO Calendar Tab below. Tuition is paid one month in advance on the 5th of month. September’s tuition is nonrefundable.
Individual student registration fee —$80 (non-refundable)

Monthly Tuition Costs for the Bunny, Puppy, Dolphin and Crocs Classes
1 Day = $200
2 Days = $400
3 Days= $600
4 Days =$ 800
5 Day =$1000

Monthly Tuition Cost for the Teddy Bear Class
1 Day = $240
2 Days = $440

How the Program Works

Classes are in session from September through May, Monday through Friday from 9:25 am to 1:30 pm through the school year. Your child will begin and end the year in the same classroom with the same teachers and classmates.

PDO is located on site at Wellshire Presbyterian Church, and our program is licensed by the State of Colorado, and follows the rules and regulations set by the Department of Human Services.

There is an Early Childhood Teacher in each classroom, as required by the State of Colorado. PDO has 2 teachers in each classroom. Teachers are trained in CPR, First Aid, and Medication Administration. Teachers are required by licensing to take 15 hours of continuing education each year. We have very low teacher turnover rate. Many of our teachers have been here for 5, 10, and even 15 years.

How to participate in PDO

Registration is a first come, first serve process. On the first day of registration, parents may come to Wellshire Presbyterian Church and visit the registration table. A completed registration form is required along with a check for the required fees. Specific dates and tuition amounts will be posted on this webpage as registration approaches for each program.

Wellshire PDO does not discriminate because of gender, religious beliefs, or ethnic designation. Cultural diversity is respected!

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