Welcome to Children’s Outreach Ministries! We hope you find our website helpful and informative when deciding upon a quality childcare program. COM is a licensed childcare center through the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources. We are also inspected and registered with the State Fire Marshall, Putnam County Health Department, and Department of Education, Office of Child Nutrition.
We encourage you to explore the opportunities of our programs. If you would like to tour our facility, please contact the Director to schedule an appointment. 304.562.9170.
The Children’s Outreach Ministries encompass the Early Education and School Age Programs. These programs operate as non-profit programs through Forrest Burdette Memorial United Methodist Church under the direct governance of the Children’s Outreach Ministries Board of Directors.
The Children’s Outreach Ministries programs are licensed by the State of West Virginia, meeting the health and safety standards as required by the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Services and the State Licensing Board. Our licensing capacity is for 155 children. We have liability insurance through a local agency. The Children Outreach Ministries does not provide medical coverage.
This facility is operated on a non-discriminatory basis, and the practice of this policy is demonstrated through equal treatment in regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, and age or marital status of parents. If a child with extenuating circumstances or needing special care wishes to enter the program, his/her case will be decided at the discretion of the Program Director. Depending on the particular situation, it may be referred to the Children’s Outreach Ministries Board of Directors.
COM Family Handbook 2017-18 (Updated 8/28/17)
After School Registration Letter 2017-18
After School Registration Form Master 2017-18
Early Education Registration 2017-18
Infant/Toddler Registration 2017-18
Fee List 2017-18
Shared-Custody (parental agreement)
Hold-Harmless Consent for Babysitting
Infant & Toddler Pacifier Permission Form
Forrest Burdette is proud to sponsor Boy Scout Troop 236. The troop meets Mondays at 6:30 PM in the Virginia House. Scout Master is Jason Hill.
Adult scout leaders also include Albert Anderson and Charlie Veit. To date, 42 young men from the troop have attained the rank of Eagle.
With more than 130 Merit Badges—from Archery and Art to Welding and Wilderness Survival—Scouting is the ultimate form of learning by doing. Boy Scouts explore their interests and improve their skills while working toward Scouting’s highest rank: Eagle. By first imagining, planning then doing their own service projects, Boy Scouts learn the value of hard work, and experience the thrill of seeing it pay off. Add in outdoor adventures, hiking and camping, and Scouting gives boys all the experience they need to become men.
Boy Scouting is available to boys who earned the Arrow of Light as a Cub Scout and are at least 10 years old or have completed the 5th grade and are at least 10, or who are 11, but not yet 18 years old. The scouting objectives are developing character, citizenship, and personal fitness. The troop has an active year round camping schedule.
On my honor I will do my best
To do my duty to God and my country
and to obey the Scout Law;
To help other people at all times;
To keep myself physically strong,
Mentally awake, and morally straight.
A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly,
courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty,
brave, clean, and reverent.