Children’s Ministries Policies
Sick children belong at home to recuperate and to prevent the spread of germs. We ask that you not bring a child to church who has been running a fever in the past 24 hours or who has a mucus discharge, diarrhea, vomiting or other contagious symptoms. Children exhibiting any of these symptoms will be taken to their parents.
Our Reducing the Risk program is in place to provide a safe sanctuary for the children of our church. All volunteers working directly with children have applied for the position and have been screened and trained in Reducing the Risk policies and procedures.
We have two adults in all activities for children in nursery through second grade. In third grade and up we make every effort to have two teachers per classroom however, when only one adult is available the door to the classroom is left open.
Parents (or a designated adult) must pick up and sign out their children second grade and younger from all classes and activities. Parents may sign a waiver for children third grade and up allowing them to leave class on their own to meet parents at a designated spot.
With few exceptions, our family events and extra activities for children are family activities, with one or both parents or guardian required to attend with the child. Childcare is provided for certain activities and parents are expected to be in activities in the building while children are being cared for. We have attendance sheets for signing your child in and out of Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, TGIW and other activities so we know where we can find you quickly in an emergency. We have a nursery pager system available to parents for any activity. Please ask the childcare attendant if you wish to use this service.
We have a fire safety plan in place and our teachers know how to get the children out of the building in case of fire. Children will be released to parents at the far East side of the church parking lot should this situation arise.