Mother's Day Out Teachers and Rooms

The Baby Room

The infant room at MDO fosters love, provides security and nurtures growth and independence. The day is filled with lots of free inter-active play, along with books, music, lunch and recess. The children grow both socially and mentally while having fun together.

 “I have been substituting for many years at MDO and the last three years I have been working with Miss Lynn in the baby room.  I love seeing the babies' smiling faces, watching them grow into toddlers.  They are a joy to be around.  I have three children, one grown, one in college and one in 8th grader. My children went to MDO and I loved the program and wanted to work here.  I live in Wildwood for about 25 years.” – Mary S.

“I have worked at the Woodlawn Mom’s Day Out program for 10 years. I really enjoy working with the kids and watching them grow and change throughout the year. Their smiles and hugs warm my heart. I have lived in Wildwood for over 20 years with my husband and two children.” – Lynn N.

The Green Room

The green room is for 1-2 year olds, an extension of the Baby Room, which fosters love, provides security and nurtures growth and independence. The day is filled with lots of free inter-active play, along with books, music, lunch and recess. The children grow both socially and mentally while having fun together.

"Over the years, each of my four kids (two boys and two girls) have been at Woodlawn MDO for a year or two and I loved every teacher because I could tell that they genuinely loved kids.  My youngest child is now in middle school, my oldest in college,  and I still love the younger ages.  Being in the Green Room  is a great fit for me.  I love seeing the kids each day; they are so entertaining and I enjoy helping them learn new things and how to get along with their friends. This is my first year being a teacher but I have been a coach for volleyball and basketball teams for over 15 years. My husband and I have lived in the Ellisville/Wildwood area for over 20 years." - Ann E.

"I am happily married and have two wonderful daughters, one in high school and one in college. Before I had kids, I taught elementary school for six years. I then tutored children of all ages for the next six years to be home with my girls.  I have always worked with kids in some capacity since then such as substituting and volunteering. This is my first year teaching at MDO. I have thoroughly enjoyed being back in a classroom setting, especially in such a positive atmosphere! There is a lot of joy within each room and amongst the teachers. It is a great place to begin and I am glad to be part of it. I have really enjoyed watching the children grow socially, physically and emotionally!  Melissa R.

The Yellow Room

Our class is the young 2 year olds. We enjoy learning our alphabet, numbers, and colors. We teach them manners, how to take turns and of course our please and thank you. We have a lot of fun learning and playing in the Yellow Room.

"I have been teaching at Mom's day for 7 years. It is truly rewarding to watch the children grow emotionally and socially throughout the school year. They are able to learn in a fun and nurturing environment. I am a mother to 5 girls and have lived in Wildwood for 21 years." – Sue M.

The Blue Room

We provide a caring and supportive environment that encourages positive social interaction and introduces the children to school readiness concepts.

We believe that learning is fun and we incorporate learning through the use of themes. Within a theme, a framework of books, songs, art projects, and crafts, encourages the children to discover patterns, numbers, shapes, colors, letters and their sounds, and the seasons.

"I have been teaching at Woodlawn for 10 years. I always had a passion to work with children. At my church I worked in the Children's Ministry including summer bible camps and Wednesday nights. I feel God was grooming me all those years to become a preschool teacher. I am married and have two beautiful children, Zachary and Alyssa. I really enjoy working at Woodlawn. It is a perfect fit for my family and me." – Lisa R.

"I have loved working at Woodlawn MDO for the last 14 years! It is amazing to see the children blossom as they learn from each other! I started here when my youngest daughter, then 3 years old, had Miss Becky and Miss Lynn, for her wonderful teachers. I have 3 daughters; 1 is a pharmacist, 1 is in public relations for Oscar Meyer driving the "Weiner Mobile", and 1 is a tennis player in high school. I've been married to my wonderful husband, Tom, for 29 years." – DeeDee M.

The Red Room

We provide a caring and supportive environment that encourages positive social interaction and introduces the children to school readiness concepts, as well as the Blue Room. Learning is fun and we use all of letters of the alphabet throughout the weeks to combine with art work, writing skills, songs, activities, etc. 

“I have been teaching in various environments for 20 years. I’ve spotted some of my ex-students on High School sports teams around town – boy do I feel old! With each passing year I enjoy it more and more; I also value the relationships I’ve made with my students and their families. Along with my husband and two boys, I’m a University of Missouri grad – Go Tigers! I enjoy and value my fun and instructional time
with the children.” – Becky C.

"I have been at MDO for 3 years and a teacher in the Red Room for the past two years.  It has been such a wonderful experience getting to know the children and seeing them grow throughout the school year.  I really enjoy teaching at Woodlawn and each child holds a special place in my heart.  I am, also, the mother of two boys, Kyle and Chase, ages 22 and 18 respectively.  I am a resident of Ellisville and enjoy hiking around Bluebird Park with my dog, Molly."  Amy W.