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
with detailed descriptions of all aspects of PDO. Note:  fees are subject to change.
Parents’ Day Out Parent’s Guidebook 2021

General Information

HOURS: 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
Tuesday, and Thursday

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

REGISTRATION/SUPPLY FEE:  Fall/Winter/Spring $100.00 one child,
$125.00 two or more siblings
Summer: $40.00 one child, $50 two or more siblings
All fees are non-refundable

2 Days per week:
1 Child (13 mos. & Older) = $200
2 Children = $300
3 Children = $385

FIRST DAY: Our school year begins the Tuesday after Labor Day
and ends the last Thursday in May.
Our Summer program begins the first Monday in June.
It is only for children who are already enrolled in the PDO program.

Staff Information

Lauren Nunn – Director and Teacher for 2 Year Olds (Monkeys)
Lauren, husband Kevin, and sons, Darwin and Max, are members of First Presbyterian Church.  She has a B.S. degree in Biology from Berry College.  We welcomed Lauren to our staff in 2006. In 2008, she became Childcare Coordinator for First Presbyterian Church.

Iva Skinner – Curriculum Planner,  Teacher, 3-5 Year Olds (Bears)
Iva attended MTSU.  She taught nursery school in Pennsylvania for 10 years, and has taught Sunday school for 30 years in the pre-school 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.

Misty Harrison –  Curriculum Planner, Finances, and Teacher, 2 Year Olds (Monkeys). Misty previously worked as a teacher for Headstart.  She majored in nursing at ETSU.  She is married to Jamie and has two sons, Hunter and Jayden.  We welcomed Misty to our staff in 2006.

Christina Lipe – Teacher, 1 year olds (Otters)
Christina studied interior design at the University of Alabama.  She has worked over 5 years with infants and toddlers in church nurseries and day cares.  Christina and her husband have 2 children, Molly and Campbell.  We welcomed Christina to our staff in 2018.

Leah Franklin – Teacher, 1 year olds (Otters)
Leah graduated from the University of Tennessee with a degree in Spanish language.  She has worked with young children on the preschool level for 12 years.  Leah and her husband have 1 daughter, Ellen.  We welcomed Leah to our staff in 2019.