Our Early Childhood programs are defined as infant through preschool ages. We have developmentally appropriate classrooms for all ages so you can worship and enjoy our services while confident your children are well taken care of. We perform full background checks on anyone working with minors, offer trainings and resources, and maintain teacher to student ratios in our classes to ensure a productive learning environment for your children. We believe it is important to share the love of Jesus with our children from an early age. Beginning in our Walker room, they will hear the gospel presented each week with a Bible story that aligns with the elementary lesson. We also believe there is great value in play. Children are given many opportunities to interact with each other and play in a loving, fun environment.
Our Early Childhood Education department is divided into three areas; Infants, Toddlers, and Preschool.
We have one infant room, where we have caring, trained adults who take care of your little ones while you worship. Pagers are available if you are concerned about crying, napping, or feeding. Our staff can simply call your pager, which will discreetly buzz you while you attend our services. We also have a quiet room available with cribs for sleeping babies as well as rocking chairs for nursing moms.
Once kids begin walking well, we move them up to our toddler programs, which is comprised of three rooms; Walkers, Toddlers, and 2’s and 3’s. In these developmentally appropriate rooms, kids have toys, games, and play equipment for their enjoyment, as well as a short Bible lesson, craft, and snack. The Bible lesson is the same as the elementary and preschool, but is presented in an age-appropriate way.
Finally, our Early Childhood program also includes our Preschool group. We have three Preschool classes during each of our Sunday morning services. Children begin in their classroom, come together for worship and a Bible lesson, and then return to their classroom for a craft, snack and play time
After checking in at our Welcome Center, parents can drop their children off at their assigned classrooms before the start of the service. Our check-in system uses state-of-the-art software and registration processes in order to ensure that we always have an up-to-date list of kids in classrooms, ratios in classes, and parents receive a unique code in order to pick their children up. Following the service, we ask that you make your way to the classroom to pick your child up before enjoying fellowship with other families. Please have your pick-up tag ready to show the classroom teacher at pick-up.
If you have any questions about our early childhood ministries, please contact Becky Doubleday, our Children’s Director.