Summer CDO

Children’s Day Out (CDO) is a ministry of Christ Church Anglican that provides a stay-and-play time for children six months to five-years-old. Our purpose is to provide young children with a safe and loving Christian environment where they can grow spiritually, socially, emotionally, physically, and intellectually.

Our goal is to support the development of each child to his or her greatest potential through play, music, crafts, and other developmentally appropriate activities. We introduce the alphabet, numbers, colors, shapes, etc. The children also enjoy free play with a variety of toys in their classrooms and in the Parish Hall.

CDO is offered on Tuesday and Thursday from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm in the fall, and 9 am to 3  pm in the Summer.
Classes are formed with the following age guidelines:

Nursery: 6 months to 15 months or walking
Young Toddlers: 15 months to 24 months
Toddlers: 2 years
Three’s: 3 years
Pre-K: 4 years

We are very excited to be able to offer this program to you. We believe your children will be blessed while they are here and will grow in every aspect of their lives. We have a staff that will love your children and provide a Christian atmosphere where they can feel safe and secure. Our staff is certified in CPR and first-aid. We thank you for letting us be a part of your children’s lives.

May God bless you and your family,

Stephanie Barnett
CDO Director
432.978.8081 (cell)
432.683.9292 (church office)


You may download the Registration Packet here, or you may pick up a Registration Packet at the CDO office. 

Forms are available for you to download and print below for Summer 2016, Fall 2016-2017, and Registration.

Summer 2016 Information and Checklist

Fall 2016-2017 Information and Checklist

Registration Packet

Fall: September 6, 2016 – May 25, 2017
CDO will follow MISD’s decision on the closing of school due to severe weather. In the event that MISD decides to begin late, we will follow the late opening schedule for the elementary schools.

Fall Early Registration
Early Registration begins Feb. 9, 2016 and ends Feb. 11, 2016.
Open registration begins Feb. 16, 2016.
Registration requires payment for the Non-Refundable Registration ($75.00) Supply Fee ($50.00) for each child.
The first month’s tuition can be paid in advance or can be paid by the 15th of the month that your child is enrolled in CDO.

Fall Tuition
Monthly Tuition: $190.00/child
Annual Tuition (Sept. – May): $1,710/child
We now offer a 10% discount to Christ Church members.
Tuition is due on the 1st of every month and late after the 15th. The parent/guardian is responsible for paying tuition for the entire month even if your child may miss due to illness, vacations, holidays, or natural disasters resulting in school closure. Prompt payment of tuition is extremely important as it provides our teachers’ salaries as well as all supplies and activities.

Late Fees and Policies
1. There will be a $25.00 late fee for payments made after the 15th of the month.*
*After the $25 late fee has been assessed, all tuition plus late fees must be paid in full by the 1st of the following month. Failure to do so will result in your child no longer being able to attend CDO until the outstanding balance is paid in full.
2. All outstanding balances must be paid in full before the CDO can process any registration for the following school year. Any past due amounts remaining at the end of the school year must be paid in full before July 1st with the first month’s tuition paid in advance before your child/children will be allowed to begin the school year.
CDO reserves the right to refuse enrollment of any child whose family has a documented history of non-payment or late payment.
3. If your child has been absent from class for one month, and you have not contacted the Director to withdraw, and the Director has tried unsuccessfully to contact you, your place in the class will be forfeited.
4. If you plan to withdraw your child from the program, please notify the Director 30 days or more in advance. If you withdraw your child after attending a portion of the month, tuition for the remainder of that month is nonrefundable.
5. If you are paying by check, please make the check payable to CDO and write your child’s name on the memo line. You may drop off payment to the CDO deposit box (located inside the Nursery) or mail it to:

Christ Church Midland
Attn: CDO Clerk
5501 North Midkiff Road
Midland, TX 79705

Cash payments need to be put inside an envelope with your child’s name on it before placing it in the deposit box. You will find envelopes in a holder attached to the deposit box. You will receive a receipt if you pay by cash.
6. Late Pick-Up Fee: Children should be picked up promptly at 2:30 p.m. A $5.00 late fee will be assessed at 2:45 p.m. After 2:45 p.m. and for every 10 minutes thereafter, an additional $5.00 will be charged. Parents who are consistently late will have their child removed from the CDO.

Note: Children may enroll anytime during the school year provided an opening is available. Children who are not placed during registration will be placed on a waiting list and will be contacted as soon as there is an opening. When an opening becomes available, the child will be offered the spot. At the time of enrollment, the registration/supply fee is due along with May 2015 tuition and the 1st month tuition if the school year is in session.

CDO begins promptly at 8:30 a.m. We ask that parents do not bring their children after 9:00 a.m. If so please bring your child to the director’s office and she will escort them to their appropriate class. Being on time allows your child to get the full benefit in their day. A penalty of $5 will be charged to your account if they are dropped off before 8:20 a.m. or after 9:30 a.m.

All children MUST be signed in at the Welcome. It is absolutely necessary that parents leave a phone number for an alternative emergency contact if they will be unreachable by phone that day. Please do not leave the number for an answering machine/service.

Your child must be picked up promptly at 2:30 p.m. Please be punctual. Your tardiness will not only be an inconvenience for your child’s teacher (who may have children of her own that she needs to attend to), but very hard on your child as it is very difficult for young children to wait while watching their peers leave. If you are unavoidably running late, please call the school.
Written authorization must be given to the CDO office before somebody other than the child’s parent or guardians can pick up the child. CDO will release children only to those who are authorized to pick them up. If we do not recognize the person picking up the child, we will ask that person for identification. A child will not be released to anyone other than parents or guardians without a photo ID. The individual must also be registered on Kid Check under Guardian list.

All children MUST be signed out at the end of the day. Each class has a sign in and sign out sheet outside of each room. All outside doors will be locked from 9:15 a.m. until pick-up time at 2:15 p.m. If you need to gain access to the CDO/church before then, please use the intercom located by the entrance doors on the north side of the building and we will let you in. This policy is in place for your child’s protection.

Please call the CDO office by 8:45 a.m. if your child will be absent that day. The phone number is 432.683.9292. This helps our teachers know how to better plan for their day. Thank you!

Children that are sick must stay home and return to the center when all normal activities are back and they are able to keep up with scheduled activities.

CDO will not allow children at the center if:
• A child with a temperature of 100 degrees. The child will be sent home from the center and remain home until fever free for 24 hours before returning to the center (without any fever reducer). CDO will contact the parents immediately. A mat will be placed in the office for the child to rest on until the parent arrives. A teacher or the administrator will be with the child.
• Conjunctivitis: a child with these symptoms will be removed from the classroom and parents will be contacted immediately. The child will wait for parents’ arrival in the administrator’s office. Books, crayons and others activities will be presented for the child. The child can return to the center after having two dosages of eye ointment and all the discharge from the eye is cleared up.
• A child with 2 bouts of diarrheas in one hour (foul smell and not contained in the diaper) will be sent home from the center. The child can return to the center when normal activities are back for 24 hours.
• A child with vomiting symptoms will be excluded from the center and remain at home until normal activities return.
• A child with strep-throat must stay home and be on antibiotics for 24 hours before returning to the center.
• Ear infection: a child may attend the center with these symptoms if a note from the pediatrician is provided.
• Scarlet fever, hand, food and mouth: a child with these symptoms must stay home and return to the center with a note from the pediatrician stating that the child is not contagious and may participate in all the activities.
• Chicken pox: a child with these symptoms must stay home. The child may return to the center with a note from the pediatrician stating that the child is no longer contagious and is able to participate in all daily activities and all lesions are crusted over..
• Head lice a child must stay home and return to the center lice and nits free.
• Parents will be immediately informed by the administrator or a staff member if a child is ill. The child will be removed from his or her classroom and wait in the administrator’s office until the parents’ arrival.
• A mat will be provided for the child to rest if needed. All the child’s belongings must be taken home and washed.

CDO will notify all parents if a common illness occurs and ask the parents for their cooperation in keeping the center healthy. Teachers will increase cleaning in the classroom if a common illness is present at the center. CDO will notify parents in writing, if a communicable disease (Measles, salmonella chick-pox) was present at the center. Children with any communicable disease symptoms will be excluded from the center. In order to return a note from child’s physician is require stating that child is no longer contagious and may participate in all daily activities.

Infection Control:
All staff and children shall wash their hands with liquid soap and running water at the following times:
• Before eating or handling food
• After changing a diaper or toileting
• After coming in contact with bodily fluids
• Staff members are required to use disposable gloves if handling bodily fluids.
• All tables, high chairs and changing surfaces will be disinfected after each used. The disinfectant will be a self-made bleach solution 1:10 stored in a spray bottle and kept out of reach of the children. Disposable gloves must be used at all the times in case of handling bodily fluid. The infected area will be disinfected immediately with a bleach solution. In case body fluids are spilled on carpets the area will be immediately disinfected with bleach and water.
• Used gloves will be thrown in a lined, covered container and all staff members shall wash their hands with soap and water after handling bodily fluids or blood.
• All clothing must be sealed in plastic containers, labeled with the child’s name and returned to the parent at the end of the day.



At the beginning of the year, each child needs to bring:
Container of Clorox wipes and Box of Kleenex
Refrigeration is only provided for bottles unless a freezer pack is included in their lunchbox.
Note: Parents are asked to sign up to bring age-appropriate snacks on a rotating basis throughout the year, depending on the decision of your child’s teacher.

Diapers (minimum of 3 per day)
Container of wipes
Bottles, liners, nipples
Formula, milk
Water for formula (if desired)
Baby food
Blanket, lovie, or other comfort item for naptime (The Nursery has cribs, swings, and bouncer seats are available for your child for naps.)
Change of clothes
Schedule of your baby’s day
You are welcome to bring and keep any items here in your child’s cubby.

Young Toddler
Container of wipes
Bottle/Sippy Cup/Water Bottle
Lunch (Please cut everything into bite size before sending it to CDO)
Blanket, lovie, or other comfort item for naptime (Young Toddlers take naps each day on cots provided by CDO.)
Change of clothes (Potty trainers need to bring several changes of clothing as well as plastic bags for wet clothes)

Two’s Class
Container of wipes
Bottle/Sippy Cup/Water Bottle
Lunch (Please cut everything into bite size before sending it to CDO)
Blanket, lovie, or other comfort item for naptime. Please provide a mat or sleeping bag for your child to nap on. These need to be taken home each month to wash.
Change of clothes (Potty trainers need to bring several changes of clothing as well as plastic bags for wet clothes)

Three’s Class
Water Bottle
Change of clothes
Blanket, lovie, or other comfort item for naptime (The three’s class rests and naps each day please provide something for your child to sleep on each day. (These need to be taken home each month to wash)

Four’s Class
Water Bottle
Change of clothes
Blanket, lovie, or other comfort item for naptime (The four’s class rests and naps each day please provide something for your child to sleep on each day. (These need to be taken home each month to wash)

The CDO program is committed to good nutrition as an integral part of the preschool experience. Not only do the children benefit physically, they are also learn the principles of good nutrition. We would appreciate your cooperation in sending nutritious foods such as sandwiches, cheese, fruit cut up, vegetables, etc. in your child’s lunch box. Your child will not be given their sweet item until they have eaten their healthy food.

All children will have “quiet time” every day. It will be helpful if you explain to your child that he/she is expected to be quiet and still during this time. Even the non-nappers often fall asleep after a busy morning. If you prefer that your child not participate in this quiet time or prefer that they take a nap at home, please pick them up before their scheduled naptime.
Note: Please take blankets and other washable items home monthly so they can be washed and brought back the following time your child attends CDO.

We provide appropriate and interesting toys for the children’s play. Please encourage your child to leave her/his personal toys at home except for Show and Tell.

The children are to wear play clothes suitable for art projects, physical activities for indoor and outdoor play. Comfort and safety are the main concerns. Please dress your child in shoes that are comfortable, don’t fall off, and that your child can walk in comfortably. Close-toed shoes are preferred. Please print names on all of your child’s belongings.

Your child’s birthday is important to him/her and to us! Please discuss details with your child’s teacher before his/her birthday so that she can make it a special day for the child. No gifts are to be exchanged. The birthday child may furnish a special treat for snack such as cupcakes or cookies. Love and consideration for others is one of the basic teachings at CDO. Therefore, birthday party invitations may not be distributed at school unless the whole class is invited. It may be impossible to invite all the classmates to a birthday party, in which case we ask that the party invitations not be distributed at CDO.

CDO provides an environment that encourages and promotes cooperative interaction, respect for others, and non-aggressive problem solving between the children. In this environment, biting cannot be tolerated. If a child bites another person (child or staff member) while attending a class at CDO, the parents of both children will be notified with a written form the day of the incident. If the child bites 3 or more times in 1 day, that child will be sent home for the remainder of the day. Please contact the director if you have any questions.

General Guidelines
Encourage good behavior
1. Children should have good behavior recognized and encouraged.
2. Children should be taught by example through the use of fair and consistent rules.
3. The atmosphere should be relaxed.
4. Children should be given clear directions and guidance on the child’s level of understanding.
5. Children should be redirected by stating alternatives when their behavior is unacceptable.
6. Children should be helped to understand why their conduct is unacceptable and what is acceptable in a given situation.

Disruptive behavior
Caregiver Requirements
A caregiver may only use positive methods of discipline and guidance that encourage self-esteem, self-control, and self-direction, and which include at least the following:
1. Using praise and encouragement of good behavior instead of focusing only upon unacceptable behavior
2. Reminding a child of behavior expectations daily by using clear, positive statements
3. Redirecting behavior using positive statements
4. Using brief, supervised time-out from the group, when appropriate for the child’s age and development, which is limited to no more than one minute per year of age.

Unacceptable Behavior
There will be no harsh, cruel, or unusual treatment of any child. The following types of discipline and guidance are prohibited.
1. Corporal punishment or threats of corporal punishment
2. Punishment associated with food, naps, or toilet training
3. Pinching, shaking, or biting a child
4. Hitting a child with a hand or instrument
5. Putting anything in or on a child’s mouth
6. Humiliating, ridiculing, rejecting, or yelling at a child
7. Subjecting a child to harsh, abusive or profane language
8. Placing a child in a locked or dark room, bathroom, or closet with door closed
9. Requiring a child to remain silent or inactive for inappropriately long periods

Severe Behavior Problems
CDO provides an environment that encourages and promotes cooperative interaction, respect for others, and non-aggressive problem solving between the children. Each child is also expected to participate cooperatively in class activities. If a child is having trouble adapting socially to CDO, the Director will call a parent-teacher-director conference to address the child’s behavior and possible ways to deal with the situation. In extreme cases, the Director may permanently remove from CDO a child who, after the parent-teacher-director conference, is unable to adapt socially to the program.

Parent Behavior
If a parent or guardian uses inappropriate language or displays aggressive behavior toward a staff member, the parent or guardian will be contacted by the Director of the CDO to remove their child from the program. CDO reserves the right to remove a child from the program if a parent, guardian, or caregiver cannot adhere to the rules of the school. In this event, the balance of the monthly tuition will be non-refundable.

Parent involvement is strongly encouraged. The following list offers some possible suggestions for parent involvement opportunities. However, we also encourage parents to develop their own ideas for supporting and participating in CDO:
-Volunteering in the classroom/Room parent
-Assisting with special family programs and activities
-Sharing knowledge, experiences, and careers with the children when parents have expertise related to the weekly curriculum topics
-Sharing any other interests or talents with the children, such as playing a musical instrument, putting on a puppet show, or doing a special crafts project
-Communicating regularly with teachers about their child’s progress

In order for parents to identify their child’s teacher by name as soon as possible, it is requested that teachers wear name tags throughout the month of September.

Any complaints that arise from any parent or staff member must be taken up with the director. If a satisfactory solution cannot be reached, a conference will be held between the director, the complaining parent, the staff member and anyone else relevant.
All complaints must be written down signed and given to the director.
Decisions made about a grievance will also be documented, signed by the director and the concerned party then placed in the appropriate personnel file.

In the event the complaint is a reportable offense you may submit your complaint to the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services/Child care licensing division at (432) 368-2693, the child abuse hotline at 1-800-252-5400 or

What does a room volunteer do? Glad you asked. If you want to help out in your child’s classroom – YOU CAN! Volunteers are ALWAYS welcome in a number of capacities. By filling out the room volunteer paper you are signing yourself up to help in a classroom. You can find the way that best suits your schedule to take an active role in your child’s school experience.
Talk to the teachers of the class you are interested in:
• Helping with class parties
• Gathering snacks
• Assisting the teacher by making copies or supervising centers
• Helping when one of the teachers is out
• or any of the room specific things that need to get done
Talk to Stephanie or Jane if you are interested in:
• Helping with our Thanksgiving Feast
• Working with the children and parents for the Christmas pageant
• Organizing special events or treats for the teachers
• Helping with donuts for dads or muffins for moms

Stephanie Barnett, CDO Director
Christ Church Anglican

5501 N. Midkiff
Midland, TX 79705

432.683.9292 (church)
432.683.9295 (fax)
432.978.8081 (cell)

CDO is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 am – 2:30 pm
Church offices are open Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

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