Early Childhood

Check-In
Check-in for your all children between the ages of birth-5 years is located on the 2nd floor of the C.E. Building. Parents will check in their child(ren) using our fingerprint recognition program. After check-in you will then take your child(ren) to their designated classroom.
Check-Out
Parents will check out their children utilizing the fingerprint recognition program, and will then claim their children from their designated classrooms.
What If We Need You
Parents should refrain from checking on their child during children’s programs. It may upset your children to see people come and go from their classrooms. Parents will be notified immediately (by cell phone or Joy Wertz) if they are needed. Whenever possible, children should remain in their assigned rooms throughout service and Sunday school class times. This will minimize disruptions and distractions during the children’s class time.

Discipline Policy
At Village Church our caregivers support the Love and Logic Parenting Format. We treat children with respect and teach them to do likewise to others. We share control and set limits by giving choices. We allow for mistakes in order for the child to learn and become an independent thinker. When a child makes a wrong choice (being disrespectful), the following may occur:

  • Empathy with consequences (ex. chill-out chair)

  • Positive reinforcement for improved behavior

  • Parent may be contacted by the director if necessary

We encourage parents to take the Love and Logic Course in order to reinforce the policies of Village Church Children’s Ministry and make parenting easier and more fun. For more information contact Cheryl Mikels.

Medications

No medication of any kind – not even Tylenol – will be administered by any caregiver. Any medications a child requires should be administered prior to checking the child in.

Sick Policy
For the protection of all our children, please adhere to these guidelines when determining if you should bring your child to any children’s programs. Your child will not be able to attend any children’s programs if they have any of the following symptoms:

  • Fever 99.6 currently or in the last 24 hours

  • Vomiting or diarrhea currently or in the last 24 hours

  • Runny nose (only clear runny noses are okay)

  • Discharge in or around the eyes

  • Excessive cough

  • Questionable rashes

  • Skin infections (impetigo, boils, ringworm, etc.)

  • Eye infections

  • Any communicable diseases

  • Treatment with antibiotics started less than 24 hours ago

  • Childhood diseases (chicken pox, mumps, etc.)


Special Notices:
If your child develops any of the above symptoms while in our care, we will have you remove your child from children’s programs immediately.

Please make us aware of
ANY allergies. We do not give snacks that have any peanuts or peanut oils in the ingredients in case of peanut allergies.

Please pick up your children promptly at the end of service. Sometimes even the most well adjusted child will become fearful or anxious if he/she is left after other children have gone.

Tips To Remember
  • Mark your child(ren)’s belongings with their name

  • Inform the caregiver of any special needs

  • Refrain from bringing sick children

  • Leave all personal toys at home

  • Dress your kids in “play clothes” as they will be participating in arts/crafts

  • Bring a sufficient amount of diapers for your child(ren)

  • If a child is in training pants a complete change of clothes is helpful