Parents’ Day Out

The Parents’ Day Out (PDO) program is a ministry of the First Presbyterian Church.

Our Mission Statement is as follows:The Parents’ Day Out program at First Presbyterian Church in Knoxville, Tennessee,provides a loving and trusting place where children are nurtured socially and spiritually,
through age-appropriate activities. The teachers create experiences for success in a family atmosphere filled with love and respect.

We believe that we serve as a very important link in the long chain of a child’s education. We continually seek to improve and keep our link strong. Click here to read the Parent Guidebook with detailed descriptions of all aspects of PDO. Note:  fees are subject to change.

General Information

HOURS: 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday
Due to state requirements, children are allowed to attend no more than two days per week.

ENROLLMENT: Enrollment is confirmed upon receipt of the registration fee.

REGISTRATION/SUPPLY FEE:  $60.00 one child, $75.00 two siblings
Summer: $35.00 one child, $45 two or more siblings
All fees are non-refundable

2 Days per week:
1 Child (13 mos. & Older) = $155
1 Infant = $190
2 Children = $245
1 Child & 1 Infant = $295
3 Children = $395

1 Day per week:
1 Child (13 mos. & Older) = $105
1 Infant = $125
2 Children = $180
1 Child & 1 Infant = $230
3 Children $345

FIRST DAY: Our school year begins the Tuesday after Labor Day.
Our Summer program begins the Monday after Memorial Day.

Staff Information

Kathy Nolan – Director, Teacher, 4 and 5-year-olds
Kathy is a member of First Presbyterian Church.  She majored in social work and worked for five years for Specialty Restaurant Group in the human resource department.  She and her husband, Dewayne, have two children, Sam and Allie.  She started in Miss Iva’s class in 2007.

Marcia Doyle – Curriculum Planner, Teacher, infant & toddler
Marcia has a degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education. She has 29 years experience working in child care, including 22 years at First Presbyterian, and has worked at Parents’ Day Out for 17 years. She and her husband, David, have one daughter, Erin.

Iva Skinner – Teacher, 4 and 5-year-olds
Iva was a nursery school teacher for 10 years and has taught Sunday school for over 30 years in the preschool area. She and husband, Bill, are members of First Presbyterian Church. They have four grown children and four grandchildren. We welcomed Iva to our staff in 2002.

Lauren Nunn – Teacher, older twos and three-year-olds
Records and Bookkeeper Lauren, husband Kevin, and sons, Darwin and Max, are members of First Presbyterian. She has a degree in Biology and has taught nature to preschool and elementary students. We welcomed Lauren to our staff in 2006.

Misty Harrison – Teacher, older twos and three-year-olds
Misty previously worked as an assistant teacher for Headstart as a nursery worker. She attended ETSU. She is married to Jamie and has two sons, Hunter and Jayden. We welcomed Misty to our staff in 2006.

Terri Ramsay – Teacher, infant and toddler
Terri is a member of First Presbyterian Church.  She has a B.A. in Biological Sciences and worked at Knoxville Zoo for over ten years.  She and her husband, Ed have two children, Zachary and Gwythian. Terri joined our staff in 2009.