pOLICIES & Procedures

The FBC Children’s Ministry is very excited to welcome families into our building on January 17th as we move to our next stage of re-opening. We are taking every precaution to maintain a safe environment for families and our teachers.

If you are ready for your children to utilize our classes, it is vital that you accept responsibility to follow every guideline and procedure. Some changes to our procedures have already been instituted.

We will be accepting walkers through Kindergarten during the worship service. We will have Sunday School classes immediately following the worship service. At this stage of our opening, we will have some capacity limitations.

Sunday School time is 10:15am – 11:15am. We will continue to provide our Zoom SS at 10:30am for 1st through 3rd grade and 4th -5th grade.

registration

Children must be pre-registered to be admitted into the program. Registration must be done online Monday through Thursday prior to the Sunday your family plans to attend. Reservations are made on a weekly basis. Any reservations made after the capacity has been met will be placed on a waiting list. If we have any cancellations, families will be notified. (We ask that if your need for childcare changes after you have registered your children, please notify Martha Jackson at mjackson@fbcep.com at your earliest convenience, so we may invite the next family on the list).

masks

All Sunday School teachers and Children’s Ministry staff will wear a mask at all times. All children three and older will also be required to keep their mask on. We understand that children under the age of 9 may not be capable of keeping a mask on the entire time under our care. If at any point children need a mask break, the teacher will be glad to let them use the hallway for a break.

temperature checking

This will take place in Price Hall before children enter the Children’s Area. Please help our church by checking for any medical condition you, your child, or any member of your family may have before you come. A cough or runny nose could be allergies, but in this environment (and for the safety of all, regardless of the cause) any symptoms are not acceptable. If there has been any sickness or fever in your home during the prior week, you should not attend.

check in

Stop by the Children’s Welcome center to pick up a two-part label (child nametag & pick up ticket) before dropping off your child. Please enter via Price Hall.

drop off & pick up

For kinder and younger children, one parent will be permitted to drop off and pick up their child in their assigned room to reduce traffic and congestion. We ask parents to please follow directions provided when walking in and out.

For children going to the second floor of the Children’s area (1st to 5th graders), a church staff member will take them from the Welcome Center and usher them to their classroom. Only Sunday School teachers and their students will be allowed on the second floor. Parents will pick their child up after Sunday School at 11:15am in Price Hall.

snack

A small bottle of water and an individual bag of Goldfish will be provided mid-morning for Kinder and younger, and at the end of Sunday School for 1st – 5th grade.

emergency contact

Parents who leave their children in our program are expected to be in an adult Sunday School class or in worship service. A personal cell phone number is required and must be available at all times in case we need to contact a parent.

handouts

No handouts will be sent home. All communication will be sent via email, text, Facebook, Instagram and FBC website. Please continue to check our website for any updates.

Thank you for working with us to maintain the highest quality of care, as has always been the priority at the FBC Preschool and Children’s Ministry. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Martha Jackson,  Minister to Preschool and Children,  at mjackson@fbcep.com.