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Schedule a Tour

Tours are typically given on Thursdays and Fridays at 10:00 am or by appointment by calling 713-723-0191.

Contact Us

Would you like to know more about Westbury Methodist Day School and Mother's Day Out? Please contact Susan Edge at 713-723-0191 or susan1@westburyumc.org.

Forms

Day School
 (Fall/Spring 2017-18)
Mother's Day Out (Summer 2017)
Mother's Day Out (Fall/Spring 2017–18)

Program Details

Children and teachers play with parachute in gymOur Teachers

Quality and continuity of staff are important parts of our early childhood programs. Our teachers—whose average tenure is 9.7 years—are dedicated, caring professionals who enjoy working with young children. We maintain appropriate teacher-to-student ratios, which encourages personal attention between the care provider and child. All classes are staffed with one lead teacher and one support teacher. Our teachers are highly qualified, many have college degrees, Child Development Associates certification and/or advanced experience in early childhood education.

Enrichment Activities

Music

Every student in the school experiences a full Music & Movement class everyday. Our Music teachers are trained in the Richards Institute's ETM Program (Education Through Music), which uses song, movement, and play to promote emotional, social, and musical development.  Learn more about the ETM program  

Spanish

Children in 3-year-old and 4-year-old classes attend Spanish class twice a week. The curriculum includes learning the Spanish words for colors, shapes, animals and family names They also sing songs and hear stories in Spanish.

Chapel

Children attend chapel twice a month in the Sanctuary. Parents are always welcome to join us!

Field Trips

Children in the 2s, 3s and 4s classrooms have carefully selected in-house programs which involve community agencies and services. These include firefighters, police officers, veterinarians, dentists, public librarians, former NASA astronauts, members of the Houston Symphony, Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Trail riders, the Singing Cowboy, and “Mother Goose.”

Children in ballet classDance & Gymnastics

Westbury Methodist Day School & MDO partners with quality dance and gymnastics instructors to provide after-school classes for an additional fee. Danse Des Enfants is a year-round ballet/creative movement class and Brown's Gymnastics conducts gymnastics classes in the fall and spring. For more information, contact the office at 713-723-0191.

DCT (formerly Danse des Enfants) teaches ballet/creative movement classes after school for an additional fee. Classes are offered to children 2.5 through 4 years of age. Dance classes are held in the Day School building on Wednesdays from 1:00 pm–1:45 pm.

Brown’s Gymnastics teaches gymnastics after school for an additional fee. Classes are offered to older 3s and 4-year-olds and are held in the Humphrey Hall Gymnasium on Thursdays from 1:00 pm–1:45 pm. Steve Brown and his staff have taught gymnastics at Westbury Methodist for 15 years!

Our Facilities

Children on the playgroundPlaygrounds

Outdoor play on two beautiful playgrounds is part of each child’s day. One playground is designed for toddlers and 2-year-olds, and the other offers more advanced slides, a garden box, a bike path for riding tricycles, and climbing structures for older children. Most teachers use the playground as an extension of their classrooms, and you will almost always find children playing outdoors during the school day.

Humphrey Hall

Children enjoy playing in our indoor gym on inclement weather days. It is equipped with children’s indoor play equipment.

Two-year-olds listen to a story

Registration & Fees

To meet your family's needs, we offer a variety of Day School and Mother's Day Out classes. We recommend a tour of our school to visit classes and gather information so you can determine whether our program will be a good fit for your child. School tours are offered Thursdays and Fridays at 10:00 am or by appointment by calling 713-723-0191.

Enrollment Requirements

Students are enrolled in order of registration, subject to age-group limits. To apply to the Day School, a child must be 2 years old by Sept. 1 and be toilet trained before starting the 3-year-old class. Mother's Day Out applicants must be at least 12 months of age and walking. A waiting list is kept for each age group.

At the Westbury Methodist Day School (est. 1967) and Mother's Day Out (est. 1963), enrollment is open to all children, regardless of race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin. We celebrate the diversity of our students and their families.

Extended Care

Before and after school care is available for children enrolled in the Day School or Mother's Day Out programs who are 2-5 years of age. Care is offered from 7:30 am-6:00 pm each school day and during many of the holidays when our school is closed. For families with children in both Day School and MDO, there is care available from 9:00-9:30 am and 1:00-2:00 pm on Mondays and Fridays. Extended Care is available September–May only. There is no Extended Care during our summer MDO program. The same accredited and experienced teachers stay with your children after school.