We look forward to seeing you in Kid’s Place. Please know that you are a welcome guest, and we hope that you and your children have a wonderful first experience. Our staff and volunteers work hard to create a safe and meaningful class experience. Here are a few things that will help you have a successful morning.
When to Arrive: We recommend you arrive 30 minutes before service starts.
Where to Park: On the East side of the building next to True Value or the North side of the building in front of the Worship Center’s main doors.
Registration: When you first arrive, please come to the Children’s Ministry Check-in counter located in the Kid’s Place Commons. Our hosts will have you fill out a short form about your child (or children) so that your children can recive a nametag and be allowed into a classroom. You are welcome to print the Registration Form and complete it in advance. Just bring it with you to the check-in counter on Sunday. A member of our check-in team will show you your child’s classroom
When Are People Allowed In: Doors to the building will open 30 minutes before each service. Teachers will be prepared to check your children into their classrooms 15 minutes before the start of the service. Be sure to inform the teachers of any allergies or health concerns.
What Makes Church GREAT for your kids?
Attending the same service every weekend gives your child the chance to build life-long relationships with kids who live in the same area as they participate in the SAME small group each week
Asking your child “Hey, what was the main point this week?” and helping them remember it throughout the week by completing the activities in the parent flyer reinforces what was learned and builds character in your child.
There is nothing greater that you can invest your time in than the local church to build a healthy, strong, Christ-centered child. There are 52 weekend opportunities each year – are you taking advantage of them all?
For children in 3rd grade and younger, a security check-in/check-out procedure will be followed. The child will be checked in by a parent or guardian at a kiosk, and will receive a name tag and a “pick-up tag” for the child, similar to a claim check. The parent or guardian must present the pick-up tag in order to sign out the child from our care. In the event that a parent or guardian is unable to present the pick-up tag, he or she should be directed to the Children’s Ministry kiosk to discuss the surrounding circumstances with a ministry leader. The parent or guardian may be asked to present photo identification before the ministry leader releases the child into his/her care.
North County Christ the King Church (NCCTK) seeks to provide a safe and secure environment for the children who participate in our programs and activities. By implementing the below practices, our goal is to protect the children of NCCTK from incidents of misconduct or inappropriate behavior while also protecting our staff and volunteers from false accusations.
Criminal Background Check: A national background check is required for all volunteers who work with or around minors at NCCTK. Before a background check is run, prospective workers will be asked to sign an authorization form, called Release to do Reference Checks and Criminal Records Check, authorizing NCCTK to run the check using an outside source. If an individual declines to sign the authorization form, he or she will be unable to work with minors. No background check will be run without the applicant’s required signature authorizing it. Applicants also fill out a comprehensive application with references and have a personal interview before starting.
Child and Worker Supervision: It is our policy that a minimum of two unrelated workers will be in attendance at all times when children are being supervised during our programs and activities. Age Specific Practices:
- Infants through 2 years old may need to be patted, held, hugged and rocked. Only females are allowed to change diapers. Sometimes children need help buttoning up pants and belts or pulling up tights, but that is not done behind a closed door.
- Three year olds through Kindergarten also need to be hugged and held occasionally. Only females may escort children to the bathroom. Sometimes children need help buttoning up pants and belts or pulling up tights, but that is not done behind a closed door.
- Elementary ages through 5th grade have not grown too old for a caring, affirming touch from an adult. Touching should be limited to handshakes, a pat on the arm or shoulder, or a quick “side-to-side” hug or embrace. Only females may escort child to the bathroom.
SAFETY: Medical Emergencies/Accidents/Injuries: You will be contacted through the security tag system if there is any type of emergency concerning your child. Please keep an eye on the overhead screens in the Worship Center and throughout the building. Our Staff and Safety Response Team member are certified in CPR and First Aid.
Evacuation Plan: Every child will be evacuated any time the alarms are sounded and meet at the designated areas. Staff will make sure the building is clear and every child is accounted for. Parents may meet and walk with their children, but children may only be released after arriving at the designated location and attendance has been taken. Children will be released to their parents who have security tags after a member of the NCCTK staff have given the OK.
Food Allergies: Food allergies are noted on the child portion of the check-in tag. PLEASE inform the Check-in workers of any allergies we need to be aware of. Peanut and peanut oil products are not served during Sunday services. Only children ages 1-5 receive snacks during the Sunday services, and these snacks are either animal crackers or pretzels. Parents may bring an alternate snack for their 1,2, or 3 year olds. Infants are only fed what the parents include in their diaper bags. On special occasions children ages 1 through 5th grade may have a special snack but signs will be posted giving warning to those who have allergies and parents will be informed as well upon entering the room.
Room Safety: To ensure your child’s safety, all classroom doors are locked at 15 minutes past the hour (9:15am & 11:15am) and we will continue to do so. And now, out of respect for the teaching and kids learning time, check-in for all Children’s Ministry classrooms will also be closed at that time as well. If you arrive after check-in is closed, we welcome your kids to either sit with you in service or join you in the Family Room where there are toys and room to play. We want all of our kids to have a stress free, loving, learning environment while they are in our care. Thanks for helping us do that!
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CAN I COME TO CLASS WITH MY CHILD?
You are welcome to peek in the window and check how your child is doing, but in order to be in a classroom, we require our volunteers to have a background check and interview with us. The safety of your child is of the utmost importance to us. We are careful to only allow approved volunteers with the children. If you’d like to serve in a class, we would love to have you as volunteer!
WHAT WILL MY CHILD DO?
Your child will have a blast! Every classroom is equipped with activities and toys designed for your child’s age. They will experience praise and worship, a creatively communicated Bible lesson, crafts, games, and more! We have fun serving God and being in church and it’s contagious – your child will catch the enthusiasm and have an awesome time!
WHAT CLASS DOES MY CHILD GO TO?
Children’s Ministry is broken up into four main categories: Blessing Place (newborn – 3 years), Lil’ Kid’s Place (potty trained 3 years – K), Kid’s Place (K – 3rd grade), and the EDGE (4th – 5th grade).
WHAT IF MY CHILD ISN’T FEELING WELL R DOESNT WANT TO GO TO CLASS?
We have the Family Room for you! The Family Room is open during the 9am and 11am service with a live video feed from the Worship Center It’s a great alternative if you like a slightly more relaxed and quiet worship experience, or if you have little ones who “are not quite ready for prime time”. The Family Room is located off the right side of the Worship Center.
WHAT KIND OF SECURITY IS IN PLACE FOR MY CHILD?
We have a two-part security tag system. One part of the tag has the child’s name, room number and security code that matches the parent part of the tag. Parent must present the matching security tag to pick up child. Children are supervised by an adult at all times. If the security tag is lost then the parent must go to the check-in counter and ask for a yellow slip which tells the teachers that they have been approved to pick that child up.
WHAT KIND OF SECURITY CHECK IS USED FOR VOLUNTEERS?
Screening for volunteers includes a comprehensive application with references and national background checks, as well as personal interviews.
WHAT IS THE CAPACITY OF THE CHILDREN’S MINISTRY?
Ratios of children to adult volunteers have been established to maintain a fun, yet safe learning environment appropriate for children. For infants, our policy is to have two children per adult; toddler’s and two’s have four children per adult; and 3 years – 5th grade have 10 children per adult. If we reach our capacity, we will temporarily close down a room to late arrivers.
IS THERE A PRIVATE AREA AVAILABLE FOR NURSING MOTHERS?
Yes. Just behind the Blessing Place check-in counter, you will find a quiet area designed specifically for nursing mothers. Inside you will find a couch, chair, bathroom, small kitchenette, a changing table and a live video feed of the main worship service. You can access the room through the nursery or the woman’s bathroom. If you have any other needs, please feel free to see one of the Blessing Place Nursery volunteers or staff.
The health and well-being of your child is important to us. We want to provide a healthy environment in all our children’s ministry areas. Rooms are thoroughly cleaned and toys sanitized each week. In order to protect the health of all the many children we serve and the adult workers who serve in our ministries, we ask you to keep your child at home if you observe any of the following:
- Fever, diarrhea, or vomiting within the past 24 hours
- Discharge in or around the eyes
- Excessive coughing or sneezing
- Any questionable rash
- Any communicable disease
Our staff and volunteers follow these same guidelines with regard to their own health as well. If your child shows signs of illness at any time while in our care, you will be contacted immediately.