Park Kids: FAQs
WHERE DO I GO?
If it’s your first time with us please visit the check-in desk located in the Park Kids common area to register your child(ren) and to pick up a welcome goodie bag. From there our Park Kids Host will direct you to the right classroom and answer any questions you have.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT?
At current time due to COVID, we do not offer nursery care during the service. However, parents are welcome to accompany their children in the nursery and watch the live stream (or sit in the back hallway with a noisy baby!).
2 Years Old and Up:
There are 5 separate classes that run for ages 2 years through 5th grade at the 9:00 service. Currently, we do not offer Kids classes at the 10:30.
– Beginners: ages 2 and 3
– Pre-school: ages 4 and 5
– Lower Elementary: K-1st Grades
– Middle Elementary: 2nd-3rd Grades
–The Annex: 4th and 5th Grades (in conference room)
–At present time, we have no kids classes at the 10:30 service. The Park Kids main room will be open for parents to accompany their children. The live stream will be on the television.
WHAT ABOUT SAFETY & SECURITY?
All children and students get checked into their classrooms before they enter. All children get check-in labels, and each family will receive a pick-up slip which the parent will need to pick-up at the end of the service.
All of our lead teachers, hosts, and caregivers are background checked every 5 years. All of our volunteers have completed a child protection policy.
Every classroom as at least 2 adults present at all times and in our nursery we maintain a 3:1 ratio.
Only paid caregivers, teachers, and assistants will be happy to bring your child to the bathroom if they need to go. If you prefer to do so yourself please just let us know!
Fire and/or emergency procedure:
In case of emergency, the priority is getting the children out of the building safely. All of our caregivers and volunteers are trained to bring your children out of the nearest exit and bring them to a designated area. Once you exit the building, go to the area and pick up your child. Do not go to the Park Kids or Nursery areas to pick up your children.
WHAT ABOUT SPECIAL NEEDS, ALLERGIES, ETC.?
Park Kids welcomes all children. Our hope is to work with each child and family so that parents are able to happily sit in the service, trusting that their children are in good hands. Children with special needs are integrated into the classroom with their peers to the best of our ability. We would love to partner with families to make sure each child hears the love of Jesus.
Park Kids is an allergy friendly environment. We do not allow food in our classrooms up until 4th grade. If you have an older child with allergies please let us know and our teachers will make sure that it is a safe environment for them. Please note: after the service, we serve bagels, snacks, and beverages which are not necessarily allergy friendly (though we always have an allergy friendly option).
As with everything Park Kids, if you or your child has any special need that we should be aware of, speak with the Park Kids host on Sunday or contact our Park Kids Coordinator.
HOW SHOULD I HELP?
Park Kids is primarily run by parents and could not do it without you! We have continuing registration for volunteers throughout the year, and will meet with you to help you use your gifts to serve within Park Kids – whether that’s teaching, assisting, hosting, caring for babies, checking in families, or behind the scenes help.