Nursery and Preschool Programs
The youngest children in Children’s Ministry include children from newborn through 4 years of age. For the purposes of this program, “a child’s placement” will be determined by the age they are on September 1st of the current school year.
- Building 2, Pod C, is the location of our Nursery on Sunday mornings.
- Building 2, Pods A & B is the location of programming for children ages 2 – 4 years.
You will find the nursery in Building 2, Pod C, Rooms 1-3. This building is the bright red one on the Campus Map. The nursery is open 15 minutes prior to the beginning of each service (8:30 am, 9:40 am, & 11:00 am) and remains open until 15 minutes after the end of the service. Our nursery is divided into three rooms: Infants, Young Toddlers, and Older Toddlers & 2 year olds (not yet 2 years old by September 1st of the current school year). Our staff is there each Sunday to greet and assist you in finding the appropriate room for your child. All children will need a Children’s Ministry Registration 2017-18 All Levels on file.
Staff and Volunteers: Each nursery/childcare rooms is staffed with two members of our paid childcare team.
We do not use pagers in the nursery; therefore, we ask that parents leave their cell phone numbers and location in case we need to locate you. If you are going to be in worship, please silence your phone, but keep it in sight so you are available if we are trying to call or text you.
Two year olds (by September 1st of current school year) attend a program called Two by Two. Parents take their child to Building 2, Suite B, Room 3 or 4 prior to the worship service. These two rooms are each staffed with one of our childcare staff as well as one or two parent volunteers who serve as the teachers. A Bible story, activity, and snack are part of the one-hour schedule. Two by Two class is offered at 8:30, 9:40 and 11:00.
Bible Buddies is a program designed for children ages 3 & 4 (by September 1st of the current school year). At the 8:30 and 11:00 worship services, children participating in Bible Buddies begin the service in the sanctuary with their parent. At a designated time, the children leave with the Bible Buddies teacher and go to Building 2 for the remainder of the worship service. At Bible Buddies, the children hear a Bible story and do a craft, activity or play games that relate to the Bible story. Parents pick up the children in Pod B following the 8:30 service. Following the 11:00 service pick children up in Pod A. For the safety of all participants, parents must sign in children prior to the service and fill out a Children’s Ministry Registration 2017-18 All Levels each fall. Nametags are required each week.
During the 9:40 hour, Sunday School is offered to children age 3- fifth grade. (by Sept. 1 of the current school year). Our preschool curriculum follows the Old Testament stories in the fall and the New Testament stories January through the summer. The 3 year olds meet in Building 2, Pod B. 4 year olds meet in Building 2, Pod A, Rooms 1 & 4. Preschool children will all need a Children’s Ministry Registration 2017-18 All Levels on file. Preschool Sunday School is taught by volunteers. You may contact the Preschool Coordinator for more information by calling 255-3336, ext. 139 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Preschool Promotion will be on Sunday, August 20th! Children will move up to a new room (and maybe a new pod!) based on their age as of September 1, 2017. New kindergarten students will meet in Pod A, rooms 2 and 3!
Sunday School for grades first through fifth meet in upstairs in the Adkins’ Education Building (5) for Walk of Faith.