Registration for Fall 2023
Email email@example.com for the registration link and more information about PDO.
As of May 15, PDO has openings in the Bunny & Puppy Classes for Fall 2023. Email Liz, firstname.lastname@example.org, for updates on our other classes.
Interested in Fall 2023 Enrollment?
Schedule a tour by clicking the link below. You will have an opportunity to see the school and hear about our program.
Parents Day Out
Enriching the lives of young children with play-based education
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.
Class is determined based on a child’s age on September 1, 2023
- Teddy Bear Class
13 months & Walking -18 months
7 Children with 2 Teachers
- Bunny Class
19 months – 24 months
8 Children with 2 Teachers
- Puppy Class
25 months -2.6 years
11 Children with 2 Teachers
- Dolphin Class
2.6 years – 3.5 years
12 Children with 2 Teachers
- Croc Class
3.5 years – 5 years
14 Children with 2 Teachers
PDO is in session from September through May. We operate Monday through Friday from 9:25 am to 1:30 pm. Your child will begin and end the year in the same classroom, and with the same teachers and classmates. Classes follow a daily schedule that includes free play, music, stories, big room, and playground. Classes move through their daily schedule with their teachers, click on “Class Schedule” tab below. Our daily activities are based on PDO’s monthly themes. Click on “Themes for Learning” below.
Parents provide snack and lunch for their child. Children go home for naps or rest.
PDO is located in Wellshire Presbyterian Church on the west side of the building. Our School is licensed by the State of Colorado, and follows the rules and regulations set by the Department of Early Childhood. PDO classes are licensed for specific age groups, ratios and capacities. Qualified teachers are in each classroom. Teachers are trained in CPR, First Aid, and Medication Administration. Teachers have background checks and fingerprint checks prior to working at PDO. PDO has a low teacher turnover rate. Many of our teachers have been here for 5, 10, and even 15 years.
PDO’s Registration and Enrollment
Registration is a first come, first serve process. Waitlists are only maintained for the current school year. Tours are highly recommended – see tab above “Tours”. Registration for Fall 2023 is in process now.
Teddy Bears must be walking well by September. If your child is not walking yet, parents may pay October tuition to hold your child’s place until walking.
Immunizations: children must be current on their immunization or on a physician’s delayed schedule for immunizations. Flu and Covid-19 vaccines are not required.
The Registration Fee is Nonrefundable $125. Each child in a family must be registered separately. Waitlist Fee is $15 and will be applied to the registration fee, if a child is admitted. Waitlists are only for the current school year.
- Registration Link – email Liz VanKooten, Director of PDO LVankooten@wpcdenver.org.
September’s Non-refundable Tuition Payment September’s nonrefundable tuition payment will be due within 2 weeks of registration. Registration remains open until classes are full. Registration during the school year will continue in September, October and January depending upon class availability. This is when the Waitlist is utilized to fill open spaces.
Enrollment Forms will be due by August 15, 2023 before school starts. The Enrollment Forms are required by the State of Colorado and are needed for your child’s file.
Wellshire PDO does not discriminate because of gender, religious beliefs, or ethnic designation. Cultural diversity is respected
Availability of Days and Tuition
Teddy Bear, Bunny and Puppy Classes will be operating within cohorts for the coming year. We have found this beneficial to the younger children because their adjustment period to PDO and understanding of their class daily schedule seems easier. It also helps with mitigating the spread germs.
Availability of Days for Each Class
1 Day Attendance will generally be on Mondays or Tuesdays.
- Teddy Bear Class may attend 1 or 2 days per week within the Monday/Tuesday or Wednesday/Thursday cohorts.
- Bunny Class may attend 1, 2 or 3 days within the Monday/Tuesday or Wednesday/Thursday/Friday cohorts.
- Puppy Class may attend 1, 2 or 3 days within the Monday/Tuesday or Wednesday/Thursday/Friday cohorts.
- Dolphin Class – Current PDO children may attend 1, 2, 3 or 4 days per week. Children new to PDO may attend 1.2 or 3 days.
- Crocs Class – Current PDO children may attend 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 days per week. Children new to PDO may attend 1, 2 or 3 days.
Monthly Tuition Costs for the Bunny, Puppy, Dolphin and Crocs Classes
1 Day T-F
Monthly Tuition Cost for the Teddy Bear Class
Withdrawal from the PDO: At any time within a school year a family needs to withdrawal a 60-day notice is required. PDO will not prorate for mid-month departures. Parents, if you are hoping to take an opening in the full time program during the PDO school year, please let the Director know at the time of enrollment or asap. Please register thoughtfully, spaces are limited. Tours are encouraged to be sure this school is a good match for your family.
PDO Teachers look forward to being a part of your child’s positive early learning experiences.