We pride ourselves in that we are NOT a child care service...we ARE an extension of the ministry @HOME, even in our Early Childhood environments. We are here to complement the work that you are doing as disciplers of your own family @HOME and to supplement you with training and resources to be the effective, missional disciplers that God desires for you @HOME.
Here are some ways that you can maximize these efforts:
1. We believe you should pray over your children before you check them in and pray for them throughout the Sunday Morning Worship Experience...a personal encounter with the Creator of the Universe is about to take place.
2. Please, check your children in on time so that they can have the full experience of what our teachers have prepared for the day and so that the other children are not distracted by the interruptions of catching late-comers up.
Crossroads Environments are "Well-Child Classrooms"
Please help keep our environments safe and healthy for all students. If your child is experiencing any of the following symptoms, please keep them with you.
- Persistent Cough
If your child begins to show any of these symptoms while in our care, we will bring them to you.
Birth to 23 months on Sundays @ 9:30am and 10:30am
Our Early Childhood staff provides young children, birth through 23 months, a loving and warm environment to allow parents to know their little ones are safe and nurtured while they attend classes and worship. Babies are not too young to learn about God's love for them and we nurture their faith by showing our faith. We do this by having a trusting, safe, and loving environment that the smallest kiddos can begin to love, and be loved on, by the volunteers who serve in our nursery.
Available from 9:15 am to the end of Worship.
2's and 3's on Sundays @ 9:30am and 10:30am
Our Early Childhood staff provides young children 2-3 years old a fun, playful, safe, and loving environment to allow parents to know their little ones are safe and nurtured while they attend classes and worship. We use a multi-sensory experience to help your little ones be introduced to and build their faith by presenting Bible stories while they move around, play, and explore.
Available from 9:15 am to the end of Worship.
4's and 5's on Sundays @ 10:30am
Within this environment, a well-chosen curriculum allows your child to have playful Sunday school experiences that are rooted in church life. These experiences extend to the home for parents to help their children live out the lesson during the week.
Preschoolers combine with the Toddlers during The Ekklesia 9:30 am. They participate in a portion of the Kidz Worship Makers in The Underground and are moved from the Toddler space and back again with staff. Following the 9:30 session, staff help them move safely to the Upper room where they are picked up immediately following Worship.
Click here to find the resources used last week in 4's and 5's.
Available from 9:15 am to the end of Worship
Kidz Worship Makers on Sundays @ 9:30am
Kidz Worship Makers is a unique and fun experience we offer during Crossroads University at 9:30am on Sunday Mornings. This class teaches Worship through the use of music, both vocally and instrumentally. Several times throughout the year, the children who participate in this class perform for the church during The Worship Experience. This class meets in The Underground and is for students 6-10 years old.
Parents may drop off at the stairs starting at 9:15. The kiddos will stay in the Underground for Quest Elementary. Pickup immediately following Worship. Click here to register your kiddos for Kidz Worship Makers at 9:30am.
6 to 10's on Sundays @ 10:30am
Our elementary environment is unique in that a shared space allows them to come together for large group activities to make connections and allow older children to be mentors to the younger ones. Children 6-10 years old are given the opportunity to learn from a curriculum that is adapted to meet the needs of all ages and gives them opportunities to have a playful Sunday school experience that is rooted in church life. These experiences also extend to the home for parents to help their children live out the lesson during the week.
Parents may drop off at the stairs starting at 10:15 and will pick up immediately following Worship.
Click here to find the resources used last week in Quest Elementary.
Kidz4Christ on Wednesdays @ 6:30pm
For those parents attending MidWeek on Wednesday evenings, your children are welcome and encouraged to attend. We will not just provide child care...we desire to supplement your discipleship @Home and engage your kiddos in their journey toward Jesus through Kidz4Christ, using AWANA resources for Bible memory and discipleship. NOTE: this is not a full blown AWANA program and is not currently open to the public at large - just for those families who are engaged in MidWeek together. Click here to learn more about MidWeek.
What if I want to bring my child into the Worship Experience with me?
Our classrooms are all safe and loving environments, but we understand that some parents feel more comfortable having their young ones with them and we welcome them to join you for service. We've reserved our last row for guests or parents with children just in case you have to step out with a fussy one or for a bathroom break.
How is my child kept safe?
We provide secure Check-In for your child's safety and your peace of mind. Someone from our Guest Relations team will help you get set up with tags for you and your children. Hang on to your tag, you'll need it to pick up your children. Once checked-in to the appropriate venue, your children will stay in a safe and secure environment until you check them out, after the Worship Service.