April 14, 2015

Central Kids

What does a visit to Central Kids look like?

When you arrive on Sunday morning, park in the east lot and enter in the main doors. Straight ahead, you’ll see the check-in stations. Here, our electronic check-in system will print out a name tag for your child and a matching security tag for you. The security tags serve two purposes:

  1. If your child needs you during the service, the number will be displayed on the screen at the front of the worship center.
  2. By matching the number on the name tag to the number on the security tag at the end of class, we can be sure to release a child only to an approved adult.

(Security tags are just one of the ways we work to create a safe environment for the your children as entrusted to our care. It’s also important to us to make sure our workers are knowledgable, prepared and trustworthy, so we provide training and run background checks on everyone who works with children.)

Our check-in staff will direct you to the appropriate classroom in each hallway.

8:15 a.m.
Childcare as needed—South Hallway

9:30 and 11:00 a.m.

Early childhood programming (Infants through 2nd Grade)—South Hallway

Preteen programming (3rd through 5th Grade)—West Hallway

Infants and toddlers spend their mornings learning that church is a safe, happy, and loving place. There are two nursery areas: one for pre-walkers and one for walkers. Little ones play, snuggle, and hear words about God’s great love for them. The walker group also receives a snack.

Two-year-olds through Pre-K kids engage in active learning with friends and adult helpers. We fill our preschool programming with age-appropriate stories, crafts, songs, imaginative play, and snacks. Your child is welcome to attend for just one hour or stay for both.

Elementary students gather with other kids their age to explore how the Bible relates to their lives. Every week is a new adventure, but in Central Kids, it’s not unusual to see children down the elementary hallway playing games, singing loud and lively songs, listening to stories, watching engaging teaching videos, or making projects. Children may stay for one or two hours; those who stay for both services switch to new rooms after the first hour.

Want to extend your trip?

Central Kids isn’t just for Sundays! Here’s where to hop on board for even more amazing adventures:

Rock River Christian Camp offers Christian camping in a wooded setting near Polo, Illinois. Camp gives kids a chance to unplug from their normal world and learn about God with friends new and old. RRCC provides a wide variety of camping experiences open to families and campers of all age groups.

All year long, we offer a variety of special events and programs for kids, parents, and the whole family. See the current happenings in the online edition of The Torch.

Questions? Contact Interim Children’s Minister Darlene Lamb.