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Preschool
New Little Lambs-001-Slide 1The Little Lambs Preschool Ministry exists to provide quality care and instruction for young children (birth through five years) while their parents attend Worship and Bible Study classes.
 
We seek to establish a healthy and loving environment that helps your child develop a belonging to his/her church family and to feel welcome and safe.
 
Our mission is to introduce young children to the most important person they could ever know – Jesus Christ.
 
Please take a moment to read through our Quick Links so that you become familiar with the functioning of our Little Lambs Ministry. You will find us located in the Children's Center.
 
Little Lambs Director:  Michelle Halford This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 

First Time Guests

We want your first Little Lambs experience to be a great one!
 
We are delighted to have your child join our Little Lambs! We pray regularly for each child and their families.
As a first-time guest, you are encouraged to tour our facilities with the Little Lambs Director. We are happy to answer any questions you may have.
 
It is always a good idea to arrive early when checking in a child to the nurseries. This allows time for registration/sign in and gives both parent and child a few moments to adjust to the transition.
 
When your child is new to us, we require that a simple first-time registration form be filled out which remains on file in your child's class. This form provides information about allergies, etc.
 
When possible, we use cell phones to contact parents while away from their child. Please note your cell phone number on the registration and all sign-ins--then set your phone to "vibrate" during the service.
 
Please label all of your child's belongings (bottles, cups, pacifier, diapers, jackets, etc). Remember to provide adequate supplies of diapers, wipes, formula, foods and a change of clothing for infants and toddlers.
 
Your child may cry when left with us. This is a normal, healthy show of preference for parents. His/her fussing will usually stop within a few minutes and become less common with regular attendance. A hug and good-bye followed by a quick exit allows your child to adjust more rapidly. If your child cannot be consoled within a reasonable amount of time, we will send for you!
 
Remember:
  • Arrive early
  • Complete registration
  • Label all belongings
  • Sign in
  • Make a quick exit
  • Return soon for pick-up
  • Only adults may pick-up
 

Regular Check-In Procedures

Now that you've been with us before...
 
There are still a few parental responsibilities that help keep our ministry running smoothly!
 
Arrive early for sign-in. Each week, please properly fill out the clipboard sign-in with child's name, drop-off/pick-up time and any additional information (such as nap-time, feeding information, potty-training, etc.)
 
In order to avoid disruption and confusion, and to maintain a safe environment, we ask that parents refrain from entering the child care rooms. Please drop off and pick up children at the door.
 
Please do not revisit your child once they are dropped off (with the exception of nursing mothers.) One tearful good-bye is all a little one should be expected to endure! This can also place additional burden on staff to again calm your child.
 
We ask that you courteously pick up your child immediately following the Worship Service or Bible study class. Your child will be delivered to you by a Little Lambs staff member in order to maintain an orderly pick-up transition period – please wait patiently if necessary.
 
Children will be released to adult parent/guardian only. Please do not send siblings or friends.
Remember to keep sick children at home!
 

Health Standards

The health and well-being of your child is important to us. We want to provide a healthy environment in our Little Lambs Ministry. Rooms are thoroughly cleaned each week. Crib sheets are changed and washed after each use. Cribs, changing tables and toys are wiped down with antibacterial solution. All workers are trained to wear gloves during diaper changes which are discarded after each diaper change. Hands are then washed and all surfaces sprayed with antibacterial solution.
 
In order to protect the health of all the many children we serve and the adult workers who serve in this ministry, we ask you to keep your child at home if you observe any of the following:
  • Fever, diarrhea, or vomiting within the past 24 hours
  • Discharge in or around the eyes
  • Excessive coughing or sneezing
  • Any questionable rash
  • Any communicable disease
Little Lambs staff follow these same guidelines with regard to their own health as well. If your child shows signs of illness at any time while in our care, you will be contacted immediately.
 

Early Self-Discipline Training

A Plan to Follow...
A time to play, a time to pray.
A time to listen, a time to learn.
A time to sing, a time to serve.
 
According to Ecclesiastes 3:1-8, we know that God has established a season for everything. Knowing that, we believe there is a time to play with children, a time for praying to God, a time to listen and learn from His Word, a time to worship our Heavenly Father, and a time to apply what we have learned by serving others.
 
In order to provide the children with a safe and loving environment, the following self-discipline training plan will be in effect at all times to consistently teach our children appropriate behaviors for appropriate times. Please discuss these rules and consequences with your child as you prepare them to attend church.
 

Our Classroom Rules:

  • Sharing is Important: Do not forget to do good to others. Share with them what you have. (Hebrews 13:16)
  • No Running: We are allowed to do all things--yes, but not all things are good for us to do. (1 Corinthians 10:23)
  • Use Inside Voices: It is good and pleasant when God's people live together in peace. (Psalm 133:1)
  • Keep Hands and Feet to Self: Be kind to others. (Ephesians 4:32)
  • Use Listening Ears and Follow Directions: There is a time to be silent and there is a time to speak. (Ecclesiastes 3:7)
  • Do Not Leave the Room without Permission.
Consequences:
There are standard consequences when children do not follow the stated classroom rules. These consequences are as follows:
  • 1st Time: Verbal reminder of the rule(s) given.
  • 2nd Time: Age-appropriate time-out in a time-out chair given.
  • 3rd Time: Time-out chair and take away privilege.
  • 4th Time: Parents will be notified to pick up child.
It is rare that children get to the fourth infraction of the rules. Our childcare staff and teachers make every effort to re-direct children to appropriate activities and behaviors and seek to work with parents as a team. We want all of our children to be successful, regular members of their classes!
 

Ministry Team

Our Little Lambs Ministry is staffed by competent, loving servants who have trusted Christ as their Savior and desire to share the love of Jesus with your child.
 
We ask that all parents of nursery-age children volunteer to help in our Little Lambs Ministry. As a member, once you register your child in the Little Lambs nursery, we will place you on the monthly volunteer list according to your available service time.
 
A monthly ministry appointment requires you to serve only one hour a month! If you are able and willing to serve more frequently, please let us know by contacting the church office. You will be blessed!

 

 

 

12Dec
Wednesday December 12, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Christmas Fellowship Dinner
12Dec
Wednesday December 12, 7:35 PM - 8:30 PM
Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal
14Dec
Friday December 14, 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
S.A.Y. Christmas Party at the Farm
15Dec
Saturday December 15, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Ladies' Christmas Fellowship

 
 
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