Kids Ages and Stages

Early Childhood

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 believe it is important to share the love of Jesus with our children from an early age. In our infant room, children hear that Jesus loves them and created them. Beginning in our toddler rooms, they hear a Bible story each week during snack time that aligns with our preschool and elementary lesson. We believe there is great value in play. Children are given many opportunities to interact with each other and play in a loving, fun environment. We maintain teacher to child ratios to ensure a safe and productive environment for your children and our leaders.

Infants

We have an infant room, where we have caring, trained adults who take care of your little ones while you worship. We also have a quiet room available with cribs for sleeping babies as well as rocking chairs for nursing moms. Children may begin in this room as soon as parents feel comfortable leaving them. They will transition to the toddler rooms after they have turned one and are mobile.

Toddlers

Our toddler rooms are for our one and two year old children. In these developmentally appropriate rooms, kids have toys, games, and play equipment for their enjoyment, as well as a short Bible lesson and snack. the Bible lesson is the same as the elementary and preschool, but is presented in an age-appropriate way. Children will transition to our preschool group the Sunday following their 3rd birthday.

Preschool

Finally, we have a preschool program for children ages 3 up through pre-kindergarten. Children begin in their classroom, then engage in worship and a Bible lesson, and then return to their classroom for a snack, activity and play time.

Elementary

Our elementary program covers Kindergarten through 5th grade. FFC strives for children to become lifelong followers of Jesus Christ. Our program is designed to nurture a love for God and His truth in the heart of your child. We consider it a privilege to partner with families as their children hear the gospel and grow physically, spiritually and emotionally.

After you check-in your child in the children’s wing Sunday morning, please walk them to their assigned area. During our 8am service, elementary meets as a large group for worship and teaching in the Multipurpose Room in the middle of the children’s wing. At 9:30am and 11am children have large group worship and small group teaching. During the 9:30am service, children begin and end in age graded classrooms in the south hallway of the children’s wing. Then during the 11am service, children begin and end in the Multipurpose Room.

Each elementary class includes a Bible lesson, activities, and verse memorization. We designed this time to be fun and educational, and centered around God’s Word. We aim to make the Bible practical, applicable, and relevant to kids. We use The Gospel Project curriculum that speaks to kids and centers on the Gospel. During the school year, our classes have regularly scheduled teachers. We believe it is important for the children and teachers to build a relationship and consistency is one way this happens.

Question?

If you have a question about a policy or procedure, contact Children's Director Becky Doubleday below!