Child Drop-Off Procedures

We want to provide you with information about our activities and our procedures so that you feel good about the decision to entrust your children to our care and supervision.  We provide childcare for various activities throughout the year. The following are our standard operating procedures you will encounter when participating in any of these services:

Arrival and Departure

We begin receiving children fifteen minutes before the start of each service. We request that you pick up your children promptly afterwards.

Registration

We ask that all parents complete a Registration Card. This information is useful to our staff as they learn how to best serve your child. As your child’s needs change, we ask that you update this information.

Sign-In

As you sign-in your child, please note any specific requests that you may have while your child is in our care. We strive to have consistent faces at the door so that children will feel safe and secure in our areas.

Safety and Security

The Registration Card lists the people who may pickup your child.  We will not release a child to anyone else. We ask that no one under the age of 18 (no siblings) pickup children under the age of 4.

When you check-in (nursery only), you will be presented with a unique number identifier for each family.  If you are needed, that number will flash on the screen located in the top left corner of the sanctuary.

Staffing

It is our policy that childcare staff be over 18 years of age. Teenagers may occasionally assist in our nursery under the direct supervision of adults. It is our policy that we have at least two adults working in the childcare area during any church function.

Personal Belongings

Since we supply toys and play materials for the children, it is not necessary to bring toys from home.

(Nursery only)Please send your child with a change of clothes and a sufficient supply of diapers or pull-ups for their stay. Diaper bags, bottles, cups, and all personal belongings should be labeled with your child’s first and last name.

Cleanliness

Toys, linens, and equipment are sanitized after each use. We are committed to keeping your children healthy.

Feeding

We will gladly give your baby his or her bottle, per your instructions. However, we cannot spoon-feed your child or administer any medications. We also provide a place for mothers to nurse their babies.
Snacks are served. Please inform the leaders at sign-in if you do not want your child to receive a snack.

Allergies

To ensure the safety of your child inform the childcare director of any food allergies your child might have. Our procedure is to eliminate the food source that might cause the allergy.

Healthcare Guidelines

We want to provide a healthy environment in the nursery and children’s area, so we ask you to keep your child home when you observe any of the following within the last 24 hours:

Fever Green or Yellow Runny Nose

Vomiting Discharge in or around the Eyes

Diarrhea

Any Communicable Diseases

Excessive Coughing

Any Unidentified Rashes

  • If your child becomes ill while in our care, you will be notified promptly.

  • If your child is treated with an antibiotic, he or she should have received treatment for at least 24 hours before coming to the nursery.

  • No medication will be given under any circumstances. Parents may return and give medication if necessary.

  • For your child’s protection, we ask our caregivers to follow these guidelines.