Parent's Day Out


Hixson United Methodist Church

Parent's Day Out Program

(For Children 6-Weeks to Pre-K)

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


I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;

your works are wonderful, I know that full well.

Psalm 139:14




MISSIONWelcoming families and helping children grow!
Our purpose is to provide your child with a nurturing, safe and loving Christian environment where ideas are enhanced, independence encouraged, and individuality respected. Our goal is to help children to love learning.  We strive to offer more than just a "day out."  We want to provide quality care and instruction.  We have small class sizes and student/teacher ratios. We use High Scope, a multi-age and multi-topic curriculum.


Our program days are Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Our hours are 9:00 am to 1:30 pm.  Early drop off and late pick up is available for an extra fee.

We will be using High Scope Multi-Age 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's. We also focus on bible truths each month.  The children learn a new bible verse every month.  The children also particpate in 30 minutes of music class and 30 minutes of chapel each week. 



We offer small class sizes and small teacher/student ratios.  We have 5 classrooms: infants (ratio 1:2), toddlers (ratio 2:8), twos (ratio 2:10), threes (ratio 2:10), and pre-k (2:12).




Our staff is chosen for their warmth, understanding and love of children, experience and teaching skills.  Our teachers are trained in Infant and child CPR/first aid.  They also complete required training each month.



We utilize five classrooms, Children's Ministry media center, gym and outdoor playground.  Our threes and pre-k rooms are furnished with a computer and age appropriate games. 



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 also have adopted a child from Compassion International.  This allows our children to have hands-on experience with our mission and service.  We also support Operation Christmas Child. 




In order to enroll, an enrollment form must be completed and $35 registration fee paid. The tuition is $120 per month per child. Active members of Hixson United Methodist Church will have first option to enroll their children and receive a $5.00 discount on tuition. Please call (423) 596-5591  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."


For additional information, contact
Misty Hawkins (Director) at  423-877-1246, 423.596.5591

or email at