Parent's Day Out

I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;

your works are wonderful, I know that full well.

Psalm 139:14



(For Children 6-Weeks to Pre-K)

August - May

Tuesday / Thursday  |  9:00 am to 1:30 pm


MISSIONWelcoming families and helping children grow!

Our purpose is to provide your child with a nurturing, safe, and loving Christian environment that will further their emotional, social, mental, spiritual, and physical development. We strive to offer more than just a “day out.” Our goal is to instill a love of learning, work on building relationships, and to foster independence in every child. Our program is a church related program ministry and we strive through actions and teachings to give our children basic Christian concepts. We want the children to feel and experience God’s love.



HUMC PDO offers part time care (9:00am to 1:30pmon Tuesday and Thursday for infants (6-weeks) to five years old. We offer small class sizes and small teacher to student ratios.  We have 5 classrooms: Infants (ratio 1:2), Toddlers (ratio 2:8), Twos (ratio 2:10), Threes (ratio 2:12), and Pre-K (ratio 2:12). 





Our programs uses the High Scope, multi-age and multi-topic curriculum that develops essential readiness skills through play and investigation while meeting a child's individual needs. It combines standards-based learning experiences, teaching support materials and family connection components. This curriculum is used for our Toddlers, Twos, Threes and Pre-K classes.

We also focus on Bible truths each month while attending Chapel each week and learning a monthly Bible verse.  The children also participate in 30 minutes of music class, gym time and outdoor play. Our program will also participate in three in school field trips (Read Mobile, Kids on the Block and The Chattanooga Zoo).





Our staff is chosen for their warmth, understanding and love for children, experience and teaching skills. Our staff is trained in CPR and First Aid and continues to grow professionally through training in the child development field. All of our staff members have gone through a thorough background check.  At HUMC PDO we work to serve as a child’s natural step from home to school, recognizing the value of play and developmentally appropriate practices. Our staff provides opportunities for learners to self select in all interest areas: creative art projects, music, story time, dramatic play, outdoor play, gymnasium play, conversation, and teacher guided group activities.






Our mission projects include: Fuel for School and Compassion International.  We provide food for the Fuel for School program. HUMC volunteers pack and deliver packages of nutritious, shelf-stable food items to 5 area Elementary & Middle Schools, reaching over 60 children. These packages provide weekend meals for hungry students.  School volunteers discretely place these packages in the backpacks of needy students.  We have also adopted a child, Luis, from Compassion International.  This allows our children to have hands-on experience with our mission and service projects around the world.  We also support local Food Banks and Operation Christmas Child.





In order to enroll, an enrollment form must be completed along with a $35 non-refundable registration fee. The tuition is $120 per month, per child. Siblings receive a $5.00 discount on tuition. Active members of Hixson UMC will have first option to enroll their children in our program and will receive a $5.00 discount on tuition as well. Please call Misty at (423) 877-1246  or email for more information. 




"PDO has exceeded our expectations."

"Our child has loved every one of his teachers at PDO (and so have we). All the teachers are wonderful."

"We have been amazed by our child's development because of this program."

"The teachers have always provided us with detailed feedback concerning our child."

"When my family moved to town we were leaving behind a PDO program that we really liked and trusted at our previous home church.  We were concerned about finding a new PDO in the middle of the school year that would meet our expectations.  The Hixson UMC PDO program more than met our expectations.  After just a few minutes on the phone with the director, I knew that my child would be in great hands.  It was clear that caring for children was not her job, it was her passion and her calling.  At school my daughter started making friends quickly and learning new things every single week.  The program was well designed and thorough in the different developmental skills that were taught.  I have decided to keep my daughter in the PDO program next year instead of sending her to a traditional preschool program because I know that the leadership will be certain that my child is ready to excel when she reaches Kindergarten.  And the best part is that I know she is in a strong Christian environment where the teachers are believers who are helping to develop and raise up more believers!"

"The parents day out progam is wonderful. I starting bringing my son after he turned one and it was a great experience. The teachers did a excellent job and he loves going to school there. We look forward to another excellent year."