Bethany Children’s Ministry
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About Tuesday Club
Tuesday Club runs for 5 weeks in the fall and 5 weeks in the spring. Each Tuesday, kids in kindergarten – 5th grade will actively engage their faith together as well as participate in either a creative or active track where they will learn and enjoy a skill, sport or hobby.
Children, pre-school – 5th grade, are invited to join us for a light breakfast each week followed by The Gospel Project. They will be a part of an exciting and interactive “Christ-centered, chronological journey through Scripture”.
Children, infants – 4 years old, are welcome to join us in a safe, secure and Christ-centered environment where they will be cared for by our qualified staff & volunteers.
You can register your child using the link below.
What is the appropriate age for me to start bringing my child to Bethany's nursery?
We welcome children at any age, but recommend that they are about 3 months old and have begun to develop a stronger immune system. We have noticed that children who are dropped off prior to 8 months old are much less likely to experience separation anxiety.
When should I not leave my child in the nursery?
- Fever of 100 or higher
- Vomiting or diarrhea
- Conjunctivitis (pink eye or other eye infection)
- Nasal drainage that is green or yellow
- Sore throat
- Open sores
- Excessive coughing
How does nursery drop-off and pick-up work?
- Every parent is required to create a profile for their family on our computer system. This system generates our name tags.
- Every parent must print off a name tag for their child and its corresponding security tag prior to leaving their child in the nursery. This is a security measure to prevent unauthorized people from accessing children.
- Once the name tag is printed, affix it to the child’s back. Parents should retain the security tag portion as it is required for in order to pick up your child(ren). This security number may also be used to page parents in the sanctuary if their child is in need of extra attention in the nursery.
- As mentioned above, each child receives a name tag and security tag prior to Nursery/Pre-School Sunday School. Parents must retain the security tag portion. No adult can pick up a child without the corresponding security tag without direct consent and supervision of the nursery staff.
What items should I bring to the nursery?
- Label all of your child’s belongings, including diaper bags, cups, bottles, pacifiers, etc.
- Please leave all toys and dolls at home as they can get lost or cause other children to be upset.
- All bottles must be pre-mixed. Nursery workers are not allowed to mix formula for health and sanitation reasons.
- We do provide a snack for children who are able to eat solid foods. We do our best to provide an allergy-friendly snack. However, if your child has allergies, please check with the nursery staff prior to leaving your child.
Who will care for my child?
What if my child has separation anxiety?
- Quick drop off at the classroom gate, no lingering,
- Tell your child that you will return in “10” minutes, and return as promised each week.
- Upon your return, stay in the classroom with your child for the remainder of the class time.
- The following weeks you will follow the same routine, increasing the time away by 5-10 minutes each week.
- Ensure that your child is well rested, healthy, and fed prior to the church service.
- Stay calm and assured during the separation. Since children naturally absorb insecurities, remain confident in your child and in the nursery workers’ care.
- Leave in a timely manner. Belaboring the process accentuates emotions.
- Develop a special goodbye routine. It could be a silly tickle, a high five, a hug, kisses in the hand to keep, kisses thrown in the air to catch, or a favorite phrase such as “See you later Alligator.” Say goodbye in this way on a regular basis.
- Realize that this is a natural developmental phase.
- Pray for your child before the separation and during the church service.
- Celebrate small victories and encourage your child in love.
Where can I breast feed my child?
How does the nursery handle allergies and other chronic health conditions?
What is the adult-to-child ratio in the nursery?
What happens to my child if the fire alarm goes off?
Does the nursery have a security policy?
How do I enroll my child in the nursery?
My child has special needs. May I still bring him/her to the nursery?
Who do I contact if I have questions or concerns about Bethany's nursery?
For more information about our classes, programming or other concerns, please contact the Nursery Coordinator, Mackenzie Bancroft (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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