What is your Covid-19 safety plan?
We have missed each of the kids in our ministry area and are excited to welcome them back. Our team has been focused on preparing a safe environment for your kids. Thank you for trusting us. Below are the new practices we will implement for a safe and welcoming environment.
- Temperatures checked with a touchless thermometer for children and all Up Kids team members.
- All Up Kids team members will wear a mask. Children may wear a mask if they would like to do so.
- To limit traffic in Up Kids areas, parents will only be allowed as far as the Kidpoint Check-In stations. Children will be escorted to their classroom by an Up Kids team member. This change will limit the amount of people in the Up Kids areas.
- Children will wash their hands when they arrive in their classroom.
- In class seating and activities will be spread out to help with distancing.
- Children will remain in the same class area for the entire morning.
- Material and supply kits (pencils, markers, crayons, glue) will be assigned to each child in classes to avoid cross-contamination.
- Only individually wrapped snacks will be offered.
- During services, if a class gets too large, the class will be divided to ensure we still allow for social distancing.
- When the service is over, parents will be greeted at the Kidpoint stations by volunteers and children will be checked out at the Kidpoint stations.
We know that it will take some time for all of us to adjust to these safety procedures. Please be patient as we are all in this together. We can't wait to see each of your kids again!
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.