KIDSPARK

What You Can Expect

Upon arrival, you will find a KidsPark Greeter at the check-in desk.  Parents are given a sticker with a number that corresponds to the numbered sticker each of your children will also receive.  Children join parents in the sanctuary during worship, and are then released to classrooms upstairs – always accompanied by a KidsPark volunteer to help guide the way. 

As part of our COVID safety protocols,

  • Wellness checks are conducted for all kids at check-in.

  • All kids will wash their hands (or use hand sanitized with the supervision of leaders) before KidsPark lessons begin.

  • Surfaces are disinfected prior to and following KidsPark.

Class Basics

Classes are structured by age/grade:

  • Preschool - age 3 to Pre-K meets in the Green Room

  • Elementary - Kindergarten to 5th Grade meets in the Blue Room

In each classroom you will find a lead teacher and teacher’s assistant.  Through worship songs, crafts, Bible teaching, and related activities, KidsPark teachers are committed to sharing the life-changing love of Jesus.  Here, children have an opportunity to develop their faith, share God’s love with one another, and build lasting friendships!

Our Approach

Preschool

Because children in this age group are constantly exploring and learning, our goal is to offer plenty of activities like crafts, songs, and games.  Every Sunday our preschool children learn about Jesus through fun and engaging activities that present the Bible story while they move around, explore, and play!  The curriculum each Sunday includes Bible story time, with related songs, hands-on crafts, and activities that reinforce the story shared.  Lessons are led by a lead teacher and a teacher’s assistant.

 

Elementary

Our goal is to create a classroom experience where your children can grow closer to Jesus and come to know Him.  The curriculum each Sunday will focus on scripture memorization, engaging Bible stories, and life-application activities.  And, just like our preschool class, our elementary classroom will have a lead teacher and a teacher’s assistant to lead the way.  

During our reopening process, all of our elementary kids will be staying together in one classroom.  We look forward to reopening our early elementary (K-2nd) and upper elementary (3rd-5th grade) classrooms in the fall of 2021.

Our Commitment

Jesus loves and values our children, and wants to show them His love!  We are committed to creating an atmosphere where your children feel safe, comfortable, and cared for always.  In addition to criminal background checks, every KidsPark volunteer is required to attend an annual training which covers safety in the classroom, best practices, and Child and Youth Abuse Prevention.  We would be happy to connect with you to answer any questions or concerns you have about our volunteer screenings and training process.

Contact:
Abby Burg,

Family Ministry Pastor
abby@waiteparkchurch.org