Parent’s Day Out


Parent’s Day Out for 2-year-olds

PDO002Seneca Academy has been providing a safe, nurturing environment for children since 1983.  We recently expanded our program offerings to include Parent’s Day Out for 2-year-olds.  This program follows our school’s long tradition of developmentally appropriate and engaging experiences for young children.

The Parent’s Day Out program has two primary goals.  First, the program provides parents an opportunity to leave their children for a few hours in a safe and nurturing setting on a consistent schedule every week.  Our second goal is to help young children gain independence skills as they practice separating from their parents and interacting in a group setting.

During their time in Parent’s Day Out, children will experience many activities including music and movement, outdoor play, story time, and arts & crafts.  The schedule of the day is designed to be responsive to the needs of children as they transition from 2 year old toddler to 3 year old preschooler.  All children are encouraged to explore at their own pace and comfort level.  There is a plan for each day that includes both active and quiet times, and provides the children opportunities to socialize with peers and adults.  The children also enjoy snack provided by Seneca Academy* and a lunch brought from home.

To ensure that each child receives the attention that he or she requires, our Parent’s Day Out groups typically include 12 children with 2 leaders.  Parent’s Day Out leaders have training in early childhood education, as well as certification in CPR and First Aid.  Most importantly, our leaders are proficient in guiding children through their first experiences in a structured group setting.

*See the Seneca Academy Food Allergy Policy for exceptions.

Join our 2017-2018 Full Year Program!

  • One day per week
  • Monday or Wednesday: 9:15a.m. – 1:00p.m.
  • 29 Sessions starting with a Meet and Greet in late September and running through late May/early June.
  • $1,000 yearly tuition plus $20 Registration fee* (Payment plans available)

Admissions Procedures for New Students

Pick up or download a Parent’s Day Out Application and class selection form. Complete and mail in these two forms on or after April 17th.

Applications postmarked on April 17 receive priority.

Fill out one PDO Application and class selection form for each child that you are registering. Be sure to indicate your first and second choice of classes on the Class Selection Form.

Placement calls will begin on Monday, May 1st.

*Please do not send any payment at this time.

Admissions Procedures for Current Families

Pick up or download a Parent’s Day Out Application and class selection form. Complete and mail in these two forms or bring to the office on or after April 3rd. Current families will receive priority enrollment starting on Monday, April 3rd and running through April 7th.

Placement calls will be made home on Thursday, April 18th.

*Please do not send any payment at this time.

Download Parent’s Day Out Application Forms

Pick up or download the Parent’s Day Out Application and the Class Selection Form:

PDO-Application

PDO Class Selection Form 2017

For additional information, please call (301) 869-3728.