First Discoveries (formerly Mother’s Morning Out), a ministry of Oxford-University United Methodist Church, is designed to provide quality child care in a nurturing environment thus giving mothers and other caregivers a regular block of time to meet personal and family needs.
First Discoveries provides opportunities for toddlers and preschoolers to interact with a small group of children their own age on a regular basis and to enjoy happy learning experiences at church. Children of all nationalities and religions are accepted and welcome.
2018-2019 REGISTRATION OUUMC DISCOVERY DAY SCHOOL/FIRST DISCOVERIES
Please read the following information carefully as our registration process and dates have changed.
Full registration information, including enrollment forms, are available below. For a hard copy, or to schedule a tour of the school, please email Susan Phillips, Director at email@example.com or call the preschool ofice any weekday morning at 662-234-3371.
2018-2019 Registration Dates
January 30-31 – Returning DDS and FD students will register between 8:00 AM and noon to reserve placement for the 2018-19 school year.
February 5 – OUUMC members who do not have a student currently registered in DDS or FD, must register between 8:00 AM and noon for priority consideration.
February 7 – Parents who are not OUUMC members and who wish to register a new student for FD or DDS register between 8:00 AM and noon for any preschool openings still available.
First Discoveries, held on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, is open to children who will be 21 – 35 months on September 1, 2018. Discovery Day School offers the choice of three mornings/week or five mornings/week for children who will be three years old by September 1, 2018 and a five morning a week program for children four years old by September 1, 2018.
2017-2018 Discovery Day School and First Discoveries Student Calendar
May 2—Last Wonderful Wednesday
May 17—FD Last Day of School
May 23—DDS Spring Musical / Last Day of School
2018-2019 Discovery Day School and First Discoveries Student Calendar
EARLY DISMISSAL (11:30 and 11:45) before first UM home game & SEC home games
August 16 – DDS Parent Orientation Meeting (parents only) 6:00 -7:00 PM
August 23 – DDS Classroom Visit Day (by appointment)
August 24 – DDS First Regular Student Day
August 28 – FD Parent Orientation Meeting (parents only) 6:00-7:00 PM
September 3 – Labor Day Holiday
September 4 – FD Classroom Visit Day (by appointment)
September 6 – FD First Day of School
September 7 – Early dismissal for first UM home ballgame
September 14 – Early dismissal for UM SEC home ballgame
September 12 and 26 – Wonderful Wednesdays
October 5-9 — Fall Break
October 10 and 24 – Wonderful Wednesdays
October 19 – Early dismissal for UM SEC home ballgame
November 2 – Early dismissal for UM SEC home ballgame
November 7 and 28 – Wonderful Wednesdays
November 9 – Professional Development Day (No children)
November 19-23 – Thanksgiving Holidays
December 5 – Wonderful Wednesday
December 11 – FD Last Day of Fall Semester
December 12 –“Happy Birthday, Jesus!” DDS Program @ 9:30 AM
and DDS Last Day of Fall Semester
January 9 – DDS First Day of Spring Semester
January 10 – FD First Day of Spring Semester
January 21 – MLK, Jr. Holiday
January 23 – Wonderful Wednesdays
February 4, 5 – Current students & siblings registration
February 6, 20 – Wonderful Wednesdays
February 8 – DDS Young Artists’ Reception
February 11 – OU Member Registration
February 11-22 – Individual Parent Teacher Conferences for DDS
February 13 – Open registration for new families
February 18 – Presidents’ Day Holiday
March 6 and 20 – Wonderful Wednesdays
March 11 – 15 – Spring Break
April 3 and 17 – Wonderful Wednesdays
April 19-22 – Easter Holidays
May 14 – FD Last School Day
May 15 – DDS Last School Day / Spring Musical