The Sunday morning nursery program is provided for infants and toddlers to allow them the opportunity to experience God’s love by making church a safe place to play and grow. Childcare is an important part of our ministry with families. We have a consistent paid staff that tends our youngest members with care and attention. A low adult to child ratio helps us implement an interactive environment where children can build relationships and begin those first steps of building trust.
Reservations are not necessary for Sunday morning worship services or Sunday School. Childcare is available during worship services for infants and children up to age 5. Children from 6 and older attend worship with their parents. For ALL other meetings, study groups, baptism counseling and other church business, childcare reservations ARE REQUIRED. To make a reservation, contact Childcare Coordinator Pam Coronado at email@example.com. If you cannot attend a function for which you have reserved childcare, please notify the office as soon as possible.
Drop Off and Pick Up Procedures
All children, infants through 5th grade, are checked in by a guardian at one of our three check in stations on the first floor before being escorted to their classroom. There are two self-check in stations for registered kids; one is at the west entrance of the childcare hallway and other one is at the west entrance of the 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade hallway (to the right of Wesley Hall). The visitor check in station is between these two hallways (under the Sanctuary), and a church staff member or volunteer will help visitors check in and find their child’s classroom. Children must be picked up from their classroom by the adult who has the badge with the code matching the child’s.
Clothing & Toilet Training
Diapers and a change of clothing are requested for all young children. Please label your diaper bag and other possessions. If your child is in the process of toilet training, let the staff know.
Parents are responsible for providing appropriate meals when children are here at mealtime. A light snack of goldfish and animal crackers is available, but we do not provide full meals.
Health policies for the church are developed from guidelines set by the State of Texas Department of Human Services and the City of Austin Health Department. We ask the cooperation of parents in maintaining excellent health standards. Should your child have any contagious disease, please notify the church so other parents can be alerted that their children may have been exposed. In Case of Illness: Parents are asked to keep their child home when the child: gives evidence of a fresh cold, has a temperature of 99 degrees or more, has sore or discharging eyes, has had an upset stomach (vomiting or diarrhea) within the last 24 hours, or has a rash not diagnosed by a doctor (chicken pox, measles, etc.). Children who develop symptoms of illness while in care will be sent home. If your children are too ill to play outside, please keep them at home; small children do not understand why they cannot play when everyone else is outside.
Separating at the Door, Director of Children and Family Ministries