SUNDAY

Bible Fellowship – 9:00am – Bible Fellowship is an exciting way for children to learn who God is. Your child begins to build a strong biblical foundation through hands-on experiences including energetic music, creative crafts and stimulating Bible lessons.

  • Infants & 1 yr olds should be dropped off in their respective classrooms for lots of TLC.
  • Preschoolers ages 2 thru 4 may be dropped off in room P–12, at 8:45, allowing time for parents to make it to their Bible Fellowship Class.

Extended Session – 10:30am – Extended Session is available for children infants thru 4 years old during the worship service. While parents attend the morning worship service, our preschoolers will enjoy structured activities such as games, crafts and songs that reinforce the Bible Fellowship lesson. They will also engage in supervised play time with their friends.

Awana – 5:30-7:15pm, September-May – This program exists as a Bible-centered organization that helps reach children with the gospel of Jesus Christ and trains them to serve Him.

Your child will be involved in:

  • Scripture memorization
  • Fun and games
  • Awards and recognition
  • Weekly club meetings
  • Special events
  • Age-Level Groups:
    • Puggles (2yrs by 9/30 or 3yrs after 9/30)*
      *Puggles parents are asked to stay on campus during Awana. You are invited to attend our evening worship service, or serve as a volunteer in Awana.
    • Cubbies (3yrs by 9/30) – Pre-K (4-5yrs)

For more information about our Awana program, including registration information & costs, click on the Awana tab on the menu to the right.

TUESDAY

Tuesday Morning Women’s Bible Study – Childcare is provided for infants-preschool age children for mothers attending one of our Women’s Bible Studies.

WEDNESDAY

Jr. Son Seekers – 6:00pm – Our Wednesday night program is for children ages 3 thru 5 years old whose parents are attending the Wednesday night Bible Studies.

  • At Jr. Son Seekers, children will have an age appropriate Bible Story, lively music, active games, and enriching crafts.
  • Our Infants thru 2 year olds are also welcome. They will be loved and cared for as the play!

Childcare is also provided for parents in choir and orchestra practice, ending at 9pm.

THURSDAY

Mothers of Preschoolers

Find support and encouragement with other moms! Discussions, crafts, and guest speakers create a fun, helpful environment. 2nd and 4th Thursdays at 9:15 a.m. at church from Sep-May. For more information, and to contact our MOPS coordinator, check out our MOPS page (by clicking here). If you have further questions, please contact Tamitha Schroeder at 757-506-2594.

Policies and Procedures

NURSERY (Infant) PROCEDURES
  • Please wait at the door until an attendant is able to take your baby from you.
  • Please give your baby and diaper bag with name tag to the Nursery attendants along with any information they may need to know in order to properly care for your child.
  • A nursing area is provided for mothers.
  • If an emergency arises, you will be notified immediately.
  • Upon pick up, you will receive a label with a report of your child’s stay and care given.
GENERAL POLICIES
  • Preschool facilities & check-in opens 15 minutes prior to activities. Please place your child’s nametag on their back and keep the parent tag with you for pick-up.
  • Preschoolers must be brought to their class by an adult and will be released to the adult with the parent security tag.
  • A parent should pick-up their child immediately following the service or function.
  • Parents, other family members, and friends are asked not to visit and “look in” on the children, as this can upset the child, especially if separation anxiety is an issue.
  • All children are promoted annually, with the exception of babies. They are promoted when they can walk well.
  • Parents are asked to label all items belonging to their child, i.e. diaper bags, bottles, pacifiers, jackets, etc. BBC diaper bag tags are available for your convenience.
  • Children should leave personal toys or other possessions at home.
HEALTH POLICIES
  • For the protection of your child and the other children, parents are requested not to bring a child who appears to be ill. Upon recommendation of the Committee on Control of Infectious Diseases of the American Academy of Pediatrics, a child should not be taken from home when any of the following exists:
    • Fever within last 24 hours
    • Vomiting or diarrhea in the last 24hrs
    • Any symptom of a childhood disease such as scarlet fever, German measles, mumps, chicken pox, or whooping cough
    • Common cold-from onset through one week
    • Sore throat
    • Croup
    • Any unexplained rash
    • Any skin infection-boils, ringworm, impetigo
    • Pink eye or other eye infection
  • If a child develops a fever or other symptoms of illness, isolation will occur and parents will be contacted. Should your child develop an infectious disease following a session in the preschool area, please contact the preschool office immediately.
  • Parents should note any allergies on the child’s nametag. For the children with severe allergies, an “Allergy Alert Tag” should be completed. These forms are available at the Check-In Desk.
  • All toys used by younger preschoolers are washed and sanitized after each session.
FOOD POLICIES
  • Infants will be bottle-fed milk or juice, as provided. If age appropriate, they can be sent with a sippy cup and/or snack. Workers will not spoon-feed babies.
  • Parents should label bottles with the child’s name, contents, and time to be given. (Example: John Smith-Apple juice-10:00 am)
  • Preschoolers age one and older are served a snack. Sippy cups, labeled with name, may be sent for one year olds. Disposable cups are used for older children.
  • Please notify workers of any food or drink allergies.
WORKER GUIDELINES
  • All nursery and preschool workers have passed a background check.
  • Only women, above the age of 18, are allowed to change diapers and take children to the restroom.
  • Couples may only work together if a non-relative third party is with them.
  • A worker trained in CPR & First Aid is present on the Preschool wing at all times.
  • Our Preschool staff is trained to keep your child safe. In the event of an emergency such as an evacuation or lockdown, please do not attempt to enter the Preschool wing. We will meet you when the authorities tell us it is safe.