SPARC Mom's Time Out

What is SPARC Mom's Time Out (MTO)?

SPARC MTO is designed to stimulate social interaction and to allow free time to parents of young children. Staff members are devoted to the SPARC mission while delivering fun, hands on experiences for the youth community. 

What is offered during SPARC MTO?

MTO will be offered one day a week (Tuesdays) from the hours of 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. at the Gulf Shores Cultural Center. This program will start January 8th and end May 21st. MTO follows the Baldwin County School schedules, when the schools are closed MTO will be closed. 

MTO will provide a positive recreational and learning experience for each child. Our goal is to not only give parents a "time-out" but to build social skills for young children. All children will be exposed to age appropriate crafts, power play time (age appropriate fitness classes), story time with Mrs. Amy from the Gulf Shores Library and more! 


SPARC MTO is open to children from the ages of 1 and walking to 4 years (3-4 years must be potty-trained at time of registration).

MTO registration may be made at the Cultural Center or Online starting December 1st. The front desk staff at the Cultural Center will be able to assist you Monday-Friday from the hours of 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. If you have any questions you call the Cultural Center front desk at 251-968-9813.

To register online, please follow these simple steps.


  1. Select Alabama
  2. Select City of Gulf Shores
  3. On the top menu select Register and click on Programs or Activities
  4. On the top menu click on Programs
  5. Select SPARC MTO
  6. Sign Up 

Please note, if a child has an allergy that requires the use of an epinephrine injection, the child's doctor is required to fill out and sign an Epinephrine Authorization Form. This form must be turned in to the SPARC front desk on or before the first day your child attends MTO. 

Dates and Fees

SPARC MTO takes place on Tuesdays beginning January 8th from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. ending May 21st. MTO follows the Baldwin County School calendar. Therefore, MTO will be closed during Holiday and Summer Breaks. 

Pre-registrations must be made by 3 p.m. the Friday before the date needed in order to get the pre-registration rate of $20. Walk-ins are welcome depending availability at $30 a day. Class size 6 (1-2 years) and 6 (3-4 years).

This is a trial program and will be evaluated at the end of May to determine continuation. 

For more information please contact the Cultural Center program line at 251-968-9818 or the front desk at 251-968-9813.