What is MOPPETS?
MOPPETS is the parallel ministry of MOPS where your children are lovingly cared for while you enjoy yourself and relax in our group MOPS meeting. The MOPPETS program closely resembles a Vacation Bible School in that it has play time, craft time and snack time.  

How do I enroll my child in MOPPETS?
When you register for MOPS, you will also be asked to fill out a MOPPETS child registration form. One form will need to be filled out for each child you bring to MOPS. You will also be asked to sign the Sandhills MOPS Group Liability Waiver the first time you drop your child off in the MOPPETS program. There are a set number of MOPPETS slots for each age category and slots are filled on a first come, first serve basis.
To request a registration form, please email Sandhills MOPS on the main page or click "Join us!" to download the forms now!

What are the MOPPETS child care policies?

We love your children and want this to be a place where mothers and children can come for love, support, affirmation and understanding. However, the MOPS meeting is a sacred time set aside for just moms to be together, without the distraction of children. For this reason, children are NOT allowed in the MOPS session with mom. There is an exception for babies under 6 months of age and nursing babies.
It is important you read and understand ALL child care policies for the MOPPETS program. They are as follows:

  • A registration card MUST be filled out for each child before they can be dropped off in his/her MOPPETS class.
  • Please do NOT send your children with snacks as they will have a snack provided for them.
  • Children will be released only to their mothers unless prior arrangements have been made.
  • Children must be picked up immediately after the session ends at 11:15am.
  • Children who show signs of illness such as a fever over 100 degrees, runny nose of yellow or green color, vomiting in the last 24 hours, diarrhea, pink eye, etc. are NOT allowed to attend MOPPETS. The MOPPETS Coordinator will notify the mother to pick up her child immediately if the child becomes sick while in class.
  • No medications of any kind, including Tylenol, will be administered by any worker. If a child must have medication, the mother must administer it.
  • All bottles, sippy cups, blankets, pacifiers and coats should be clearly labeled with the child's name.
  • Bottles brought by mom will be given according to her instructions. Only babies under 6 months of age or nursing are allowed in the MOPS sessions.
  • Bring a sufficient number of diapers in a marked diaper bag; at least one diaper per hour. If a child is in training pants, please bring a complete change of clothing and a gallon size ziploc bag.
  • Mothers should be in the building at all times. The only exception is if we have a planned off-site event.
  • Moms, please refrain from checking on your child during MOPS. It upsets the children to see moms coming and going. Rest assured you will be notified immediately if your child needs you. If you would like your child checked on, please notify the MOPPETS Logistical Supervisor.

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