At City Church Kids we are asking the Lord to help us as we work to show Jesus to the next generation. Life, faith, joy, and all the other things that make life worth living are found in the person of Jesus Christ. Knowing this we have decided to make everything about Jesus. In doing this we believe it is best to focus out efforts in four unique ways: Teach Kids, Protect Kids, Mobilize the Church, & Equip Parents.
We have Sunday school available for kids ages 4 and up every Sunday. The nursery will be available for infants and toddlers.
Infants and toddlers can join their class in the education building starting at 10:15am. Kids grades K-6th are invited to stay in the sanctuary with their families and will be dismissed to their class before the sermon. They will be brought back so that they may take communion with their families.
POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
SAFETY & SECURITY
Because we all care about protecting our children, every City Church Kids volunteer must complete an application, including reference and background checks. At least two volunteers are required to be with children at all times, and we follow additional child-to-adult ratios for providing optimal care.
Children must wear a security tag and will only be released to guardians with the matching security tag. If the Guardian Receipt has been lost, the director will compare your driver’s license to the list of approved guardians on file. Please keep your check-in account up-to-date with approved guardians, as well as with any allergies or medical conditions that we should be aware of!
HEALTH & WELLNESS
We require that a child be free of symptoms for 24 hours before entering City Church Kids. Please keep your child home if he/she experiences:
Cloudy or green runny nose
Body or head aches
Any communicable disease or infection such as cold, flu, croup, lice, pink eye, scarlet fever, measles, mumps, chicken pox, strep throat, etc.
Classrooms are thoroughly cleaned during and after service to prevent the passing of germs. Cleanliness and security are top priority in diapering and restroom breaks, as well.
In the event of any emergency, please remain calm and follow the directions given you in the service. Our trained volunteers will move your children to a safe location. Your children may not be picked up until authorities give the all-clear signal. This will allow our trained Safety & Security Team and Medical Emergency Response Team members to best keep everyone safe!
How old does my child have to be to come to the nursery?
We would love to care for your baby as soon as you and your doctor feel comfortable.
Where do I take my child?
Once you enter the Education Building, you’ll be greeted at our check-in station by a volunteer who will guide you through the check-in process. Your baby will receive a name tag and you will receive a matching security tag, then a volunteer will guide you to your child’s class and introduce you to the nursery volunteers.
What should I bring for my child?
Please bring a change of clothes, bottles or food (as appropriate for your child), and any comfort item such as a pacifier or blanket that may help to soothe them.
What instructions can I leave?
Nursery volunteers would love to have any instructions you can give related to feeding, napping, and comforting your crying child. You can also provide your phone number and any other special instructions for your child.
I prefer to nurse my child in private; is there a place to do that?
City Church has a Nursing Mother's Lounge located in the Education Building. The room includes a couch, changing table, extra diapers, and a live video feed of the worship service.
What if my child cries?
Our volunteers will attempt to soothe your child by following your instructions, rocking, and playing with your child. If unsuccessful, a volunteer will contact you via the display in the sanctuary.