Parent’s Day Out

Jamie Sink, Director



Parents’ Day Out Program – 816-523-6792


Inclement Weather Policy - If both Kansas City Missouri and Shawnee Mission School Districts are closed due to inclement weather, St. John’s PDO will be closed.


Mission Statement

Our mission is to promote socialization, education, and quality care in a nurturing and loving environment for young children. In this way, we hope to support the needs of children and their families in our church and our community.



Our children are God’s most precious gifts to us. Each child is unique and special and should have every opportunity to develop physically, intellectually, emotionally, socially, and spiritually to his/her fullest potential. Each child needs to feel accepted, valued, and loved in a safe, healthy, secure environment.



St. John’s PDO was first established in 1975, primarily for children of church members. In the past years, the program has branched out to serve children and their families in the community. All children are accepted in St. John’s PDO program regardless of color, race, national origin, religion, sex, or physical handicap. These children will be given the same rights all of God’s children have.


Admission Age

Children will be placed in classes based on their age on September 1 of the current school year. This is consistent with the public school placement.

Quality, experience childcare at St. John’s is enriched by a secure, nurturing environment and child development activities.

This guideline will be followed for enrolling your child in the appropriate class rooms:

Crib Room – 12 months by September 1
Toddler Room – 2 years by December 1
Preschool Room – 3 years by February 1
Older Preschool Room - 4 years by April 1 and potty trained


Crib Room

Specific objectives include developing fine and gross motor skills, social interaction skills, and some listening skills. Helping our children feel secure, nurtured, and loved is our ongoing objective.


Toddler Room

In addition to the overall objectives provided in the Crib Room, plus the development of fine and gross motor skills, our particular objectives in this class include helping the children learn to work & play together, share, take turns, listen, and follow directions. Color and shape recognition will be included in lesson plans during the year. Each day allows for individual, small group, and whole group experiences.


Preschool Room

The core objectives mirror those for the Crib and Toddler Rooms, and additionally provide a variety of experiences with age-appropriate physical activities, art, music, and literature. Color, shape and letter recognition and other readiness concepts will be emphasized in lesson plans. Attention will also be give to development of fine motor skills such as cutting, gluing, drawing, and painting.


Older Preschool Room

The objectives and experiences for this group builds on those in the Preschool Room, with more age-appropriate activities. Color and shape recognition will continue to be emphasized, along with number and letter recognition and additional readiness skills. Fine motor skills – cutting, bluing, drawing, painting, etc. – will also continue to be emphasized.


Crib, Toddler and Preschool rooms are located on the main level; the Older Preschool Room in located on the second floor of our Education Wing.



Parents’ Day Out 2018-2019

The program tentatively begins  August 20, 2018 and runs Monday-Thursday, 9:00 am-2:30 pm, through May 23, 2019.


PDO Summer Program runs Monday-Thursday, 9:00 am-2;30 pm, from June 11, 2018 through July 19, 2018.


Enrollment Fees

Crib Room: $180 per child
All Other Rooms: $174 per child

These fees will apply to September’s tuition.


Monthly tuition for a child to come 1 day per week is $130 for the Crib Room and $124 for all other rooms. These monthly amounts are doubled or tripled if attending two or three days a week.



Any interested families may contact Nancy Bell at 816-523-6792 or