Enrollment | 2021-22 School Year & Summer Program

2021-2022 School Year Enrollment--online

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2021 Summer Program Enrollment--online

February 17--Church Members & Current Families   click here to enroll circlerightarrow

February 22--Past Families & Alumni  click here to enroll circlerightarrow

February 24--New Families  click here to enroll circlerightarrow

2021 Enrollment Information circlerightarrow

2020-21 School Year--current semester

We are now accepting names on to our wait-list for the Ladybug (young toddler, 12 mo+) room.  We have limited availability in our Firefly (older toddler),  Roly Poly (2's), Bumblebee (3's) and Dragonfly (4's) rooms.


Tuition for all classrooms for the 2020-21 School Year will be:

$150/month for one day a week

$300/month for two days a week

$450/month for three days a week

$600/month for four days a week

***Due to Covid-19, we are unable to offer extended care this year***

Before Care $32/month for each day a week enrolled

After Care $32/month for each day a week enrolled

Drop In Extended Care (if available) $12 per session attended

$100 non-refundable Registration Fee

$35 annual supply fee

2021 Summer Program

June 14 through July 22 (closed July 5th)


2021-22 School Year

Mid-August 2021 through May 2022

Ladybug room (young toddlers, 12 months by August 31,2021)

Firefly room (older toddlers)

Roly Poly room (2's)

Bumblebee room (potty trained 3's)

Dragonfly room (4 & 5's)

tuition rates will be posted soon

Parent's Day Out & Preschool

St. John’s United Methodist Church PDO and Preschool is an early childhood program dedicated to providing quality care and learning experiences to children up to age 5 (pre-kindergarten).  Located in an unique area of Kansas City, we are able to serve several different communities across both Kansas and Missouri.



Jill Gardner, Director  



About Us

Our Philosophy

We believe that every child is gift.  We believe that 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.  We also hope to support the needs of your entire family, not just the children in our care.  All children are accepted in St. John’s PDO and Preschool program regardless of color, race, national origin, religion, sex, or physical handicap.


Our History

St. John’s was first established in 1975, primarily for the children of church members.  Since then, the program has branched out to serve children and their families in the community.  We are a license-exempt center that is guided by the Missouri Department of Health and the Bureau of Child Care Sanitation.  In addition to the leadership of the Program Director, the PDO/PS Board meets at a minimum of two times a year and all church staff meet weekly.


Our Goals and Objectives

We provide play based learning that encourages your child to explore, experiment and develop a new security in a world outside of the home.  Children will use their social, emotional, cognitive, spiritual and physical skills to develop independence, become courageous, curious, self-disciplined, unique, and hungry for knowledge while at St. John’s and hopefully throughout their life. 


Our Discipline Policy

Praise, respect, and acceptance for a child's positive self-concept is our goal.  We encourage children to express their feelings, discuss differences and learn to work out problems that may occur.  We will most often use redirection to guide children and natural consequences when appropriate .  We will never use discipline or punishment that is humiliating, frightening, or physically harmful to a child.


Our Operation

We currently serve up to 44 students per day and over 70 students across the week.  We are open Monday through Thursday from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm.  We offer extended care in the mornings from 8:00-9:00 am, and 2:30-3:30 pm for an additional fee.  We operate during the traditional school year (mid-August to May) and offer an optional 6 week summer program.


Our Management System

We use a child care software management system called Kangarootime.  With this system, parents have an online account through “the cloud” that allows you to view daily reports and pictures about your child’s day, view calendars and documents, pay your tuition, and more!