Kids Ministry - Reopening Plan

We Can't Wait!
We Can't Wait!

We're really excited to be able to start slowly reopening our Sunday kids programming. These last months have been really hard on families and kids with the worry, stress, and fear of 2020. A foundation of faith is needed now more than ever for kids and families. 

We're working extra hard to make Sunday mornings safe, simple and joyful. We have beautiful classrooms now equipped with MERV 13 filtration - it's what the State recommends for being safe indoors. And some wonderful teachers and aids ready to help.

Nursery/PreK: Drop off before Service Starts

Here are some of the things that have changed for Families as we've implemented New York State Guidelines:

  • We're setting up a ONE WAY flow for nursery/preK drop off. Please go downstairs through the stairs on the school side, exit up on the Youth Building Side.  (preferably one parent, instead of two downstairs at a time).
  • Kids will have their temperature taken before entering the classroom entrance. 
  • Parents can send a snack if they wish for their children only. There will be no sharing nor snacks provided by any group at this time.
  • Teachers/Aids will be wearing masks. Kids are not required to wear masks in the classroom - (but can at parents' discretion) 
  • We're asking families to: Preregister (below) and by so to agree to not send their kids to our programs if they have symptoms of any sickness. 

As complicated as it all seems, we've gotten used to some differences with programs as we start building back from this pandemic. Thank you for cooperating and we hope that our programs will help to build the faith, confidence and character of kids and families.

252 Kids Church: 

We're really excited to be starting up kids church on November 1st. 

We're basically following the NYS Child Care Guidelines (if you have kids in school, all of this will seem very familiar).

  • Just like before, students K-5th will start worship with their families. 
  • After the worship set kids will be dismissed. Parents the first time please accompany kids to the lobby where we'll have a form for you to fill out. (Standard NYS form) Kids must wear a mask while gathering to go to Youth Building.
  • In the Lobby, We'll check each child's temperature using a touch-free thermometer checking for a fever.  (if the child has a fever, we'll be finding the parent to address)
  • Teachers will then accompany child to Youth Building (more space, better ventilated than the space we used to use)
  • During 252, students will be seated at tables (2 per 8 foot table, 6+feet apart) Masks are required when not socially distanced. Teachers are always required to wear a mask. Students and teachers will be using hand sanitizer when entering Youth Building. 
  • Parents will pick up student at youth building, please stay outside and wait for teachers to send your child to you.