What curriculum do you use?
For children birth through grade 5 we are currently using resources from Grow Curriculum.
Where can I purchase the music that you use in Kids’ Life
A large portion of the music that we use is available for purchase and download at Orange Music.
Parents want to teach kids about faith and character. Sometimes though we’re at a loss as to where to start or what the best approach is. Orange seeks to find a solution to this by synchronizing the efforts of the church and the home.
You guys are the Jesus experts, right? What’s so bad about letting you do your job?
While that approach is great for things like piano lessons and ballet, we believe when it comes to discipling our kids (teaching faith and character) the responsibility belongs first to the parents. Check out what Deuteronomy 6:6-7.
And if you want to think about it in terms of hours spent with your children, the church on average will spend 40 hours with your kids this year. You, on the other hand, will spend approximately 3000 hours of non-sleeping, non-school time with your kids. Hmm…seems like we (the church) need to be doing our best to help YOU be the best at pointing your kids towards Jesus.
SAFETY AND SECURITY
Do you have a “well-child” requirement?
Yes, we ask that children do not attend our environments if they exhibit any of the following symptoms within the past 36 hours: Fever / vomiting, discharge in or around the eyes, green or yellow runny nose, excessive coughing, diarrhea, questionable rash, or any communicable disease.
If a child is being treated with antibiotic, he or she should have received treatment for at least 24 hours before coming to Kids’ Life. All Kids’ Life team members are expected to abide by these same guidelines.
How will I be contacted during the service if my child is in need of attention?
When you sign-in your child you'll be able to let us know which phone you'd like us to text if your child needs you during the service.
What else do you do to ensure my child’s safety?
We regularly evaluate the fitness and preparedness of our facilities for use with children.
We have comprehensive emergency and evacuation procedures in place.
All of our Kids’ Life team, including staff, have completed a rigorous screening process to assure their fitness for work with children.
What precautions do you take regarding food allergies?
We currently don't serve a snack regularly in elementary. Small group in the elementary area are allowed to occasionally bring in a special snack and we rely on children in K-5th grade understanding their allergy and being able to verbalize any restrictions to us. But we will always check your child’s allergy listing before serving a snack.
In preschool we do serve snack and post the snack we'll be serving at the classroom door. Please notify a Kids' Life team member at drop off if your child has an allergy to what we're serving that morning.
Because of the variety of allergies present within Kids’ Life we are unable to allow any food to be brought in from home other than bottles for infants.
How do sign in my child?
You will only need to register once, after which our secure program allows us to quickly access your child’s information with just the last 4 digits of the phone number you provided at registration. You can use our self check station or sign in with our friendly host team at the welcome desk.
What’s the big deal about a parent tag?
When you sign in your child you'll receive a parent tag that has a matching security code to the one printed on your child's name tag. Our host team and all other Kids’ Life team members have been instructed NOT to release any child to a parent who does not have the parent tag. If you misplace your parent tag you may be required to show valid photo identification.
How early may I sign-in my child?
The sign-in stations open at 9:45 a.m. each Sunday.
Who has access to the Kids’ Life environments?
Beginning at 9:30 a.m. and continuing until the last child is signed out, Kids’ Life can only be accessed by children or by current Kids’ Life team members. If your child has a hard time adjusting, you may enter Kids’ Life with your child, but please see a host team member first to obtain a guest name tag for yourself.
I was unable to sign in my child. What’s that all about?
Adult to child ratios play a significant role in maximizing our effectiveness as well as protecting our teams and your children. Our goal is that every child can be checked in. However, we experience seasons when the number of children attending outpaces our team recruiting efforts.
Age Group: Children per Adult
Infants & Toddlers (newborn- age 2): 2 children
Ages 2 - 6: 6 children
K-5th grade: no limit
Unfortunately, when the ratio is met, we cannot check in additional children. Solutions to keep in mind:
Arrive early! Sign in begins at 9:30.
Join the team! And encourage others you know to do the same. We have a variety of positions available.
If it should happen that the environment your child usually attends is closed, a host team member will let you know if we anticipate additional volunteers to arrive and, if so, when to check back.
Will I have to serve in Kids’ Life just because I have a child?
Well...long answer. We realize that just because you are a parent doesn’t necessarily mean your gifts and abilities lie in working with kids. When you are ready to serve in one way or another it is more important to us to find where you fit best as an individual. At the same time you should know that it currently takes approximately 12 people each week to make Kids’ Life happen, so we’re always eager to talk to people about being a part of the team.
I’d like to serve in Kids’ Life. Where can I get more information
We’re excited that you’re thinking about being a part of the Kids' Life team at Life Community Church. We are thorough with our new team member application and interview process and we work diligently to establish guidelines to ensure a safe, secure and loving environment for the children of Life Community Church.
Please click here to learn more.