Care for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers is provided in our Nursery. The nursery area is split down the center with a half wall, keeping babies safe from more mobile toddlers. The infant side is set up with age-appropriate equipment, baby safe toys, and space for floor play. Nursery is for babies ages six weeks to not yet walking.
Little Tykes is for walkers through pre-school. Our Little Tykes space is equipped with age-appropriate toys and activities; class time includes a Bible lesson, coloring pages, a snack, and playtime. Our Little Tykes space also has access to our girl’s bathroom for kiddos who are potty training. We are happy to change diapers and take littles to the toilet; however, we’ll call you as needed, if you prefer to do this yourself. Bottles and sippy cups from home are welcome, but please be sure to label them. Our hope for you is a meaningful and undistracted time of worship in church. Please let us know how we can best care for your child and provide that opportunity for you. We are eager to listen and help.
Elementary class is held in the gym for all grades. We have a fun big-church feel in the gym for our older kids. They participate in games, activities, and the video part of their lesson together; then lower and upper elementary students split for a short group lesson time. Our volunteers are fun and fabulous at classroom management. We want to walk with you in your child’s discipleship journey at every stage of their development. We love equipping and encouraging parents in the spiritual development of their children.
All Dayspring Children’s volunteers are background checked and carefully trained before serving our kids. We follow a strict check-in process that includes parents checking children in at the kiosk computer upon arrival, as well as volunteers signing kids in on clipboards in the classroom. We also lock the main doors into our children’s ministry area during class time. If any threat arises, we also lock down our Nursery doors. Your child’s safety is our top priority.
When completing our registration form, please be sure to tell us of any allergies, medical needs, or behavioral needs so we can provide the best care for your child. We want both you and your kids to feel comfortable and safe when you come to church. Our classes are staffed with loving volunteers who want to help, so please don’t hesitate to talk with us. We ask that no outside food be brought into our classrooms in order to protect children who may have allergies.
Children who are experiencing fever, vomiting, or other contagious illness should be symptom and fever free (without the assistance of medication) for 24 hours before coming to any Children’s Ministry class.
We have a room for nursing mothers at the back of our Celebration Center. It allows our moms privacy and a soundproof room. The room is equipped with one-way glass, rockers, a changing table, and speakers to hear the service.