First Discoveries


First Discoveries (Parents Day Out)

First Discoveries-Parents Day Out (PDO) is a ministry of First Baptist Church of Lawton. Our mission is to develop children to fulfill God’s purpose of worship and service. We are committed to the physical, mental, social, emotional, and spiritual growth of each child, developing their confidence and self-worth, preparing them for a successful entry into kindergarten. We strive to compliment parents’ responsibility in modeling God’s love and teaching foundational Biblical truths to each child, while maintaining a safe, sanitary, stimulating, positive environment for our students.

Our Philosophy:

Children are of great importance to us here at First Discoveries.  We are committed to investing time and energy into the future of our community and to a larger extent, our world.  These children hold great potential and will be our future leaders and world changers and we are honored to have a small part in their journey.

We believe children should experience the joy and wonder, innocence and curiosity of childhood, therefore we work hard to encourage and guide our boys and girls as they learn through scheduled tasks and free exploration.

Loving and qualified teachers are available each day to guide your children through their discoveries with kind words, and helpful instruction.  Activities like puzzles, blocks, arts & crafts, nature, home living, and music, offer children the chance to use their imagination and develop gross motor skills.  Each child is allowed to move at their own pace and gain the confidence with each step before moving forward in their journey.

Our desire is to work with you to build a strong, confident and happy child.  We know how hard it is for children and families today and want you to know we are partnering with you on this journey!

Hours of Operation:

Tuesdays and Thursdays    9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Cost of Attendance:

Infants (Birth – 1 year) $25 a day

Children 1- 5 years old $20 a day for the first child and $18 a day for each additional child in the immediate family.

There is a $35 nonrefundable registration fee, due at the time of registration.

Payment is required for the entire month on the first Tuesday/Thursday of the month. 

Enrollment Requirements:

Before enrolling your child in First Discoveries, we suggest that you and your child visit to observe our activities and become familiar with the services we are providing for you and your child.  This visit can be arranged through calling our offices and speaking with our director. All appropriate forms must be filled out, signed, and on file prior to admission.  All necessary forms will be given to you at your acquaintance visit. 

We know each child is a unique gift from God. As a child, Jesus established the example. Scripture tells us in Luke 2:52, “And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature and in Favor with God and man.” We have that goal for your child. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.

Parents Day Out office number is 580. 353.1774
You may contact the director here.