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Registration for Fall 2023
Current Families
January 16-31, 2023
Alumni and Church Families
February 6-10
Families new to PDO February 10 until classes are full.

Email PDO for more information.
lvankooten@wpcdenver.org

Interested in Fall 2023 Enrollment?
Schedule a tour by clicking link below. You will have an opportunity to see the school and hear about our program.

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)

Fall 2023 Registration Fee – Current PDO Families $85, Families New in 2023 $125
Both fees are non-refundable. Waitlist does not carry over from the previous school year.

Tuition for Fall 2023 will be updated in December 2022

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 = $220
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. Classes are licensed according to specific age groups.

Parents provide snack and lunch for their child. Children go home for naps.

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. Short Waitlists are kept for each class and only apply to the current school year. Children are admitted through the month of September and then in Janurary. Registration for the following school year happens at the end of January. 

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

How to Register

Registration begins in January to enroll for the upcoming Fall.  Parents will receive an online link to register at pay nonrefundable registration fee, request days needed and fill out child and family information.  September’s nonrefundable tuition will be due when you receive your child’s confirmation letter.    Enrollment Paperwork will be due by August 15th before school starts.  Withdrawing from the PDO program will require 30 days notice.

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