Mother’s Day Out (MDO)

Mother’s Day Out is looking forward to seeing you and your precious children as we reopen with our revamped safety protocols to help us be more effective in protecting your children, your family and our staff. Here are some things you need to know:

MDO Parental Protocol Agreement Form


1. Any well child free from:
A. Fever of 100 or above
B. Cough, sinus or other new respiratory issues
C. Diarrhea, vomiting or other digestive issues
D. Head Lice
E. Throat infections, body rash, eye discharge, any contagious disease

2. Children that have been properly “Home Screened” and “Campus Screened” (see questions under, “HOW DOES IT WORK?” below.)

3. Children whose parent or guardian has read and agreed to this form and the Release of Liability and Assumption of Risk Waiver.


Morning Carpool:
1. Once you have arrived at your assigned carpool line (Ministries Lobby or Chapel Lobby), bring your child (and belongings) to the curb for check-in. (You will receive further details concerning your assigned location).

2. Only one parent will be permitted to drop off their child(ren). Each parent must be wearing a mask before they exit the vehicle.

3. Each parent should “Home Screen” for himself/herself and child(ren) by asking the following questions (the same will be asked at the “Campus Screening” upon arrival at the Curbside Check-In station:
A. Have you been in contact with a confirmed case of COVID 19 in the last 14 days?
B. Are you experiencing a cough, shortness of breath or sore throat?
C. Have you had a fever in the last 48 hours?
D. Have you experienced new loss of taste or smell?
E. Have you experienced vomiting or diarrhea in the last 24 hours?

4. Anyone answering “yes” to any of these questions should not bring his/her child to MDO and will not be allowed to enter the building.

Afternoon Carpool:
1. Parent will return to the same location for pick-up but no earlier than 1:00 p.m. (School must be allowed to finish carpool before ours begins.)

2. Each class will have a designated spot away from traffic but on the walkway. You will look for the sign that has your child’s class name. Our staff will be there to instruct you.

3. Each parent will need to exit the vehicle while wearing a mask to pick up their child.

4. Each child will be sitting with their two class teachers.


As we reopen, we are asking each parent to be mindful of the number of items needed to care for their child(ren). Please bring only what is necessary while also complying with the below protocols:
1. Pacifiers for younger children, if needed

2. A full sippy cup for each child

3. You will be provided an approved container in order to prepare your child’s entire lunch. Every item in the container should be ready to eat without the teacher’s assistance.

4. Masks are allowed for those children who are able to wear them responsibly without repeated instruction.

5. No outside toys, blankets, etc., will be allowed


1. Parents will not be allowed to enter through the security doors of our Mother’s Day Out hallway for the protection and safety of our staff and children.

2. Our staff and teachers will be cleaning and sanitizing regularly throughout the day. Each room will be sanitized properly at the end of each day as well.

3. We have reduced class sizes to help our teachers be more effective in following the guidelines for social distancing.

4. At this time, we are not able to provide early care or aftercare for our families. It is our hope to re-evaluate this in the future.

The Mother’s Day Out ministry has been loving children since 1988. Praise the Lord for His touch on this program! The Lord has blessed our ministry is so many ways. We have a staff of 25 wonderful teachers and assistants who are looking forward to loving the children who will join us for the coming school year. For more information please contact Debbie Johnson, Betsy Cooper or Ann Potter at 776-5206 or by email at Briarwood’s Mother’s Day Out program is for 1, 2, and 3-year-old children. Our classes meet Monday through Friday. We would love to have your child in our program.  Please give us a call and we will work out a schedule that best meets your needs.

Hear what an MDO Mom has to say about Briarwood’s Mother’s Day Out program:

To be eligible your child should be 1, 2, or 3 by September 2. A non-refundable registration fee of $80.00 per child is required with enrollment.
• Enrollment is open for next Fall’s classes. Upon acceptance, print the form and send in with the $80 registration fee.
• Our teachers are CPR trained.
• Follow us on Facebook: Briarwood Presbyterian Mother’s Day Out   facebook_icon_s

liamHours of operation:
9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. (A sack lunch is sent and we provide a mid-morning snack each day.)hazie
If you need after care, some of our MDO staff stay until 2:00 for the children in the 2 and 3-year-old classes. An afternoon snack is provided, along with fun activities. There is a small fee for this service.




After confirming with us your child has been accepted into our program, please print the appropriate form(s), fill them out and return to us at:

Briarwood MDO
2200 Briarwood Way
Birmingham, AL 35243

If you need early care, the nursery opens at 8:00 a.m. and our teachers will pick up your child at 9:00. There is a small fee for this service. YOU MUST SIGN UP FOR EARLY NURSERY CARE SEPARATE FROM MDO. CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS AND TO SIGN UP.

If you need after care, some of our MDO staff stay until 2:00 for the children in the 2 and 3-year-old classes. An afternoon snack is provided, along with fun activities. There is a small fee for this service.