practices & Procedures

The FBC Children’s Ministry looks forward to expanding our childcare and Sunday School options. We are taking every precaution to maintain a safe environment for our families and our teachers. We are continuing to pray about and monitor the COVID-19 numbers in the El Paso community. Please continue to keep an eye on our website for updates.

Once our Children’s Ministry has taken the next step in FBC’s reopening, and your family is ready to utilize our classes for your children, it is vital that you accept the responsibility to follow every guideline and procedure. Some changes to our procedures have been institute

We will be accepting walkers through Kindergarteners 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.

registration

Children must be pre-registered to be admitted into the program. Registration can be done Monday through Thursday prior to the Sunday your family plans to attend, beginning October 12. 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 cancelations, 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. No registration is needed for children attending 4th and 5th grade Sunday school.

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 analyzing well the appearance of any medical condition for yourself, your child, or any member of your family 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 medical symptoms are not acceptable. Also if there has been any sickness or fever in your home during the prior week, out of caution, please choose not to attend.

check in

Stop by the Children’s Welcome center to pick up a two-part label (child name-tag & 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 and pick up child in their room assigned, 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 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 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 SS class or 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 update.

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 at mjackson@fbcep.com.