The St. Mark’s Parents' Day Out Program was organized more than thirty years ago as a community service of the church.  
We are fully licensed by the State of Kansas (license # 0000584-006).

The goal of our program is to provide a friendly, loving and supportive environment for children while parents have a chance to run errands, shop, or just “get away for a while”.

Parents Day Out Enrollment and Fee Information:

Care is provided for children twelve months of age (and walking) through five years of age. Classes meet Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm.

Tuition is charged monthly and is non-refundable.  Payment is due on the first Monday, Tuesday or Thursday of each month. There is a $40.00 non-refundable annual enrollment fee.

Tuition is as follows:

One child for one day per week - $100.00 monthly
One child for two days per week - $200.00 monthly
One child for three days per week - $300.00 monthly
One child for one extended day (following morning preschool) per week - $50.00 monthly

Half days are only available for children attending morning preschool classes

Admission policies are nondiscriminatory regardless of race, creed, religion, sex, color or national origin.

All staff members are experienced in the field of early childhood education and receive at least ten hours of in-service training annually.

State regulations require that current immunization and health records be kept on file for each child. No child will be accepted for care without an emergency medical treatment form. This must be signed by a notary public.

Regular tornado and fire drills are conducted in compliance with Kansas State law.

Class Sessions:

Classes begin the first Tuesday after Labor Day. Thereafter, the program will be open on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:00 am to 2:30 pm, through May. The Shawnee Mission School District calendar is observed at winter break, spring break, and in case of “snow days”.  We will be in session on all the days that SMSD is out for in-service days and school improvement days.

Summer Session PDO - Tuesdays and Thursdays in June and July from 9:00am to 2:30pm.  

No sessions during August.


A variety of age appropriate music, art, literature, and play activities are offered daily. The children may participate in individual and group projects; quiet times and active play. The fenced playground provides opportunities for gross motor development and imaginative play. An indoor playroom is available in case of inclement weather.


  • Each child will bring his or her own lunch including a drink in a standard size lunch box. 
  • Children in the nursery will also need a fitted crib sheet, disposable diapers, and a change of clothing. 
  • Older children will also need a flat, twin- size sheet and a change of clothing, including socks.
  • Please label all items with child’s name. This includes cup, thermos, bottles, diaper bag, and sheet.
  • Blankets and stuffed animals they like to sleep with are also welcome!