Monday Morning Panthers

Fun Christian childcare for Knoxville's late-start Mondays!

Monday Morning Panthers

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Monday Morning Panthers (MMP) is a program for Kindergarten – 5th grade students in the Knoxville School District to enjoy fun, Christian based childcare on Knoxville’s late start Mondays. Doors open at 7:30am, Breakfast is from 7:45-8:10am, and the remainder of the time is filled with crafts, games, movies, yoga, and more. A typical day begins with sharing of prayer requests, breakfast, story time, then a mix of crafts, games, free play, yoga, or movie time. The students are then walked to a nearby bus stop to catch the bus to West Elementary and Northstar Elementary. If you are interested in learning more, contact the church office.

MMP Leader: Lori Pearson

MMP Testimonials

“There was a time when I just don’t know what our family would have done without MMP! We are thankful for the program, the positive adult role models and are thankful for the long lasting, caring relationships our kids have made with adults from our church as a result of the program! Thank you!”

“We’re so thankful to have been a part of the MMP family since Kindergarten. We will miss you all next year! Great program, I encourage anyone to take advantage of being a part of the MMP family!!”

“Monday Morning Panthers is the perfect start to the week. All the effort that is put into the activities and crafts and morning lessons does not go unnoticed. I am extremely grateful for this group of adults that shows up for our children every Monday. Thank you all!!”

MMP Testimonials

“Both of my kids are MMP graduates. What a great program available in our community, filling time before school with meaningful activities led by amazing volunteers. Thank you for serving the families in Knoxville. The time volunteers give on Mondays and in planning is so appreciated. Such important work you’re doing. Keep up the good work.”

“It has been a blessing knowing the boys had a great place to be on Monday mornings and a great group of people to learn with and from!”

“We were so thankful for Monday Morning Panthers when the school started having late starts on Mondays. It was a blessing to know that our boys had a safe place to go with wonderful people and great activities!”