Do I need to register my child?
It is not necessary to pre-register your child, but we do advise that you arrive 15 minutes prior to the service time so that you have ample time to get your child checked into class the first time. You can also pre-register your kids here!
Where do I go?
The easiest way to check in your children is to park around back to southeast corner of the church (on the playground side of the green space behind the church) and come in those doors. The check-in stations will be immediately to your right as soon as you walk in!
If you come in the main front doors you can walk towards the back of the building down the hallway on the left handside, or the corridor on the right handside; both will lead you directly to check in stations!
What security measures are in place?
Secured Environment: Upon check-in each week, you will receive a Parent label which contains a 4-digit alphanumeric code which corresponds with your child’s name tag label. This number is checked as when you pick your child up from their classroom. All volunteers over the age of 18 are background checked and all volunteers wear identifying tags that permit them into the Up Kids area.
Parent Paging System: Your Parent Label number will be posted on the display screens located in the auditorium or via text message in the event your child needs you for any reason.
Strict Two-Deep Policy: While in Up Kids environments, your child will always be with two or more adults. No volunteer is ever alone with a child.
Emergency Preparation: Plans are in place and volunteers are trained to handle emergencies such as fire evacuation, severe weather, or lock down.
What do you do to provide a clean environment?
Our toys and mats in the nursery and early childhood areas are disinfected after each service. Additionally, toys that have been mouthed are removed from reach of other children throughout the service hour.
How do you know what my child needs?
For babies and toddlers, please give the staff any special instructions related to the care of your child. We give the toddlers a snack of Gerber Puffs or gluten free Cheerios during the service hour. You may provide a drink for your child. All bottles, cups, and pacifiers should be labeled with the child’s name or initials.
What if my child needs a diaper change?
Diapers are changed on an as-needed basis. A sticker is placed on the child’s diaper indicating that he or she was changed. Our diaper changing station is sanitized after every diaper change. Parents can be called to change their child if requested.