Kids

We love and value each child God brings to us at North Springs! We see it as a privilege to partner with parents to help kids know who God is and to experience His love for them.

Infants and Toddlers

WebIn our infant and toddler nurseries, our littlest ones are cared for in a safe and loving environment. Our hope is twofold: first, that parents can be free to thoroughly engage in their own worship or class experience; and second, that the children’s first experiences at church are positive, warm and happy.

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Preschool & Kindergarten

Kids age 3 and 1/2 through Kindergarten enjoy a loving, fun environment where they feel secure. They are introduced to foundational truths from God’s word, play together, and create projects as they develop their understanding of who God is, and how much He loves them. They are taught by Godly teachers who show them God’s love.

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Elementary

WebKids in grades 1 – 5 first enjoy an engaging community experience together, and then split to grade-level classes with adult leaders who are committed to investing in their lives. Our program includes fun musical worship, dynamic teaching, a chance to connect and create projects together, and time for individual response to God.

FAQs

Kids FAQs

Where do I find the nursery and toddler rooms?

Our Infant Nursery (birth through 12 months) is located on the main level in room 201, across from the sanctuary. Check-in is at the infant nursery door.  The Walker Nursery (12-24 months) is located on the lower level in room 140. The Toddler Nursery (2-3 years) is located on the lower level in room 141.  Check-in for the walker and toddler nurseries is at the manned check-in station on the lower level.

Where do I find the children’s ministry?

All children’s ministry classrooms are located on the lower level.  Our check-in station is manned throughout the morning and our check-in person would be happy to direct you and your children to the appropriate classroom(s).

How do I check my child in?

On your first visit, fill out a children’s ministry registration form at the infant nursery or at the children’s ministry check-in station on the lower level.  Each Sunday sign your infant in at the infant nursery entrance and check in your children age 12 months through 5th grade at the manned electronic check-in station on the lower level.  Each week, you will be given a tag with a number on it, which will correspond to a numbered nametag that will be attached to your child, as well as one attached to a diaper bag (if applicable). You will need your tag to pick up your child.

Who is supervising my child?

Our nurseries and children’s ministry areas are staffed with loving adult volunteers from our congregation.  All adults have been screened and trained.  They are often assisted by caring team helpers.

How do you reach me if my child needs me?

We ask all of our parents to bring their cell phone, turned to vibrate, and put in a location where they will be aware if it goes off. We will call or text you to notify you if you are needed.

Is there a place for nursing mothers to feed their children?

Yes. We have an area screened off in the infant nursery for nursing mothers. The service audio can be heard in the nursery.

Are parents required to put their children in the nurseries/children’s ministry?

Your children are always welcome in our services.  There is no designated place for families with babies/young children to sit in the service, but most prefer to sit toward the back in case they need to excuse themselves.

Do I need to pick up my child between services?

If you are planning to have your children in the nursery or children’s ministry for both services it is usually easier on the children to leave them in the nursery/class.  We are happy to have them the entire time you are here.  If you do check them out make sure to check them in again if they return.

How long will you let my baby/child cry?

Parents can indicate how long they are comfortable with letting their children cry before they are contacted.

What activities will my child participate in?

In the nurseries, the children play, are held, read to, and fed if needed. We do everything we can to help them feel loved and secure at church. In the Toddler Nursery, the children will also have a short story and snack time each week.

Our pre-school/kindergarten class learns foundations of God’s word through story time, a remember verse, games, singing and craft projects.  There is a small snack served each service.

Our elementary kids meet as both a large group community and in grade level small groups.  They learn the Big God Story chronologically through creative story telling, singing, remember verse, activities/projects and individual response time to God.

If I have a question, who do I contact?

For more information on nursery ministry, contact Amy Jo Boal, Nursery Coordinator.  For more information on children’s ministry, contact Dawn Wilkinson, Discipleship Director for Children & Students.

I love kids! How can I volunteer to serve?

In order to volunteer in the nursery, please contact Amy Jo Boal, Nursery Coordinator.  To volunteer in children’s ministry, contact Dawn Wilkinson, Discipleship Director for Children & Students

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