The Mother’s Day Out ministry was started in 1988 by Melanie Staudt and Pastor Larry Guin. Jenkins MDO ( now called Jenkins Day School) serves community families with children ages 6 months to 5 years of age. This ministry has grown from a program of eight students and two teachers to more than one hundred fifty students and a staff of twenty. We provide a loosely structured program for all children, seeking to help them feel comfortable and secure away from home and family. Our program is a church ministry through which we hope to encourage emotional, social, physical, mental and spiritual growth in each child. We strive to provide children with the foundations needed to grow as Jesus did – “in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man” (Luke 2:52).
We firmly believe that children learn through play! Through play, they learn about themselves, their environment, people and the world around them. As they play, children learn to solve problems and to get along with others. Play in early childhood is the best foundation for success in school. While your children are “learning” we will be interacting, observing and following their lead. Teachers will provide creative and age appropriate games, manipulatives, toys, etc. to help them in their “job.”
A Word From Our Pastor
Thanks you for your interest in Jenkins Church Mother's Day Out program. It is a ministry to the community that is now two generations old and it thrills us to provide it each year.
As pastor, it is beautiful to see our leadership and teachers care for the children as they do. To hear them love the children, teach them, and guide them in the way of faith and education soothes my soul and I can't thank them enough!
Thank you, also, to the parents who entrust their children to our care. We know that it is a privilege and responsibility, and we won't ever take it lightly.
If you are interested in our program, Tracy Boucher (the greatest MDO leader ever!) will gladly show you around, and if I can ever been of any help, please let me know.
Rev. Jason Mikel