Who We Are

Morningside Day Out (MDO) is an independent, not for profit, parents' morning out and preschool program with a nurturing environment for children aged 6 months through Pre-K.

For more than 30 years, we have offered a half-day, play-based, educational preschool program that welcomes children and families of all ethnic, racial, religious, and cultural backgrounds. We are located at the corner of Lavista and Briarcliff, convenient to all of Atlanta's Intown neighborhoods. For information about our classes, see  Program Overview.

Interested in taking a tour? Give us a call at 404-634-5889...we'd love to get to know you!

Our Philosophy

MDO is a place where children discover and grow, where each child finds a comfortable place within both small and large groups. Our program provides the opportunity to interact with peers as well as engage in activities that promote cognitive, social, and physical development in a relaxed, nurturing, and supportive atmosphere. At our school, PLAY is the vehicle through which children learn. 

Our Mission Statement

MDO encourages and supports children as they grow to become enthusiastic, lifelong learners. We are a small, nurturing community that values learning through purposeful play. MDO inspires a spirit of discovery in a creative learning environment where children can grow physically, socially, emotionally, and cognitively as they explore the world around them.

Why Play-Based Learning?

More and more, play and imagination are disappearing from preschool and kindergarten programs. Yet research has consistently shown that children learn most effectively through hands-on play. At MDO, we are dedicated to providing not only a safe, warm environment away from parents, but also a place of education where children are prepared for kindergarten, elementary school, and beyond. For more information on play-based learning and its benefits in early childhood education, please see the following articles:

Contact Us

  • Phone: 404-634-5889

  • Email: Director@MorningsideDayOut.org
  • Location: Peachtree Baptist Church (Lower Level)
    2108 Briarcliff Road
    Atlanta, GA 30329
  • Mailing Address: Morningside Day Out
    P.O. Box 8986
    Atlanta, Georgia 31106

Hours of Operation

Monday through Friday, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm