Mother's Day Out

...an outreach ministry to families here in the Houston community.

Bethel's Mother's Day Out is a weekday program with the primary objectives of providing parents with Christ-centered child-care for their preschool-aged children. Classes are held on Thursdays and Fridays from 9:30 am - 2:30 pm. 

Goals & Objectives

The goals of Mother's Day Out are:

  • To provide a safe, loving environment for children
  • To teach children about God and His Son, Jesus Christ
  • To offer stimulating opportunities for creative play
  • To develop social skills through adult and peer interaction


Bethel's Mother's Day Out has wonderful toddler and preschool facilities provided by the church. Each classroom is bright and cheery, inviting children to have fun. Bethel offers two age-appropriate playgrounds where motor skills can be developed.


The teaching staff is highly qualified. In order to provide loving care, individual attention and instruction, each class has a lead teacher and a helper. In the case of the toddler classes - a lead teacher and two helpers. Every teacher and helper attends an educational training workshop annually and is CPR certified.


Each class follows an age-appropriate Bible curriculum. We believe that very young children can learn the principles of the gospel when taught at their level. Monthly themes and enrichment activities are also included (see "Class Description" for more details). Our daily program includes: Bible stories and related crafts, playtime (in and outside), music and rhymes, quiet table activities, lunch and rest time.

Summer Program

Bethel offers a 4-week summer program for ages 9 months to 5 years. In addition to the program activities listed above, the summer also includes activities like splash days, sandcastle building, cooking, and more.

Meet Our Director

Alaina Maldonadoalaina.maldonado

Alaina has been in the preschool industry for 15 years.  She has an A.A. in Early Childhood Education and a passion for early childhood development.  For Alaina,  "Watching children develop emotionally, mentally, socially and physically in his or her own way is such a testament to just how amazing God is. 

Alaina's background includes:

  • Preschool Management for 7 years including Assistant Director, Curriculum Coordinator and Director of a 4-Star "Texas School Ready" (TSR) and Nationally Accredited private preschool with 200+ children in care
  • 8 years teaching children ages Birth-School
  • Working with children overseas in VBS and sports camp environments
  • Summer camp counselor for school aged children 
  • Leader for High School Beach Retreat
  • VBS volunteer 

Alaina has a desire to help guide families and teachers to work collaboratively in the education and development of children while showing Christ’s love for each of them.

She has been married for 10 years and has 5 children. Alaina says, "Life is so much fun in our household as we strive to raise our precious children in the way of the Lord."

“Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from him.” Psalm 127:3

If you wish to contact her, you can reach her at the information below:
 p. 713.782.8948 x221
 e. paulad@bethelofhouston.com

Packing for MDO 101

We are glad to have you with us this year. We are off to a great start with a wonderful staff. They are ladies who love the Lord and love children. We are excited to be apart of Bethel's Mother's Day Out program and look forward to a great year with all of you!

Thank you for your attention to the following details:

  1. Please do not bring your child before 9:30 am. We are preparing for the day. When the children arrive at 9:30, we want to be prepared and ready for them.
  2. When you sign your child in, please leave an EMERGENCY NUMBER WHERE SOMEONE CAN BE REACHED. If you can't be reached, leave the number for your husband's office, a grandparent, or a friend.
  3. If you will NOT be picking up your child, please let your teacher know, in writing, who will be picking up your child.
  4. Anyone not listed on your emergency form will not be allowed to pick up your child. Please feel free to list more than 3 people if you need to. The teachers will be checking the list and asking for identification if someone other than you is picking up your child.
  5. Please note that our day ends at 2:30 pm. There is a $1.00 per minute late fee after that time. This fee is paid directly to the teacher. If you have several children to pick up, please arrive early enough so that all your children are checked out by 2:30 pm.
  6. Moms, PLEASE, do not enter the room as you drop off/pickup your child. Mothers who enter the room cause much confusion for the children. The teachers request that you hug and kiss outside the classroom door and then send your child into the room.
  7. Be sure your child's name is on EVERYTHING. Of course, blankets and stuffed animals are allowed (and sometimes necessary ;-), but ask that you DO NOT send other toys as they can easily be lost or broken.

Contact Information

Address: 825 Bering Drive, Houston, TX 77057 [map]
 Tel: 713.782.8948
 Email: info@bethelofhouston.com

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