Families with children of all ages are welcome to attend gathered worship together as a family unit.



Pre-check-in for our Sunday Morning nursery or kids area:


PRE-CHECK

NURSERY & KIDS MINISTRY SCHEDULE


We know that parents have the primary spiritual influence in a child's life; so as we build our children’s ministry, we want to focus on our homes - where children see our faith on real-time display every day. Our desire is to partner with parents to raise children who grow up to love and trust Jesus. We provide several environments where your child can be taught to love and trust Jesus at Crawford Avenue. We use The Gospel Project and New City Catechism Curriculum.


Because we believe children benefit greatly from seeing adults engage with God in corporate worship, we invite children to join us in the gathering area.  Sermon notes for children are available. Crawford Avenue is a family of families. Therefore, we invite children of all ages to attend gathered worship as a family unit.




BEFORE YOU ARRIVE

  1. Change your child’s diaper immediately before dropping them off in the nursery. Bring diapers and wipes as well as an extra change of clothes for all infants and toddlers. 

  2. Alert teachers if your child is in the process of potty training. Take any children that are potty-training to the restroom immediately before dropping them off. Children who are potty training should also wear a pull-up just in case an accident occurs. 

  3. Label diaper bags and all items with the child’s first and last name. 

  4. Notify coordinators and teachers of any allergy or special circumstances. A brightly colored band should be placed on your child’s wrist at check-in as a reminder to volunteers. 



CHECK-IN/CHECK-OUT


Pre-check-in for our Sunday Morning nursery or kids area:


PRE-CHECK


Please be mindful that  space is limited and will be capped when we reach capacity each week. When you arrive a volunteer will greet you at the check-in desk to assist you in completing the check-in process. You will be given a name tag for your child to wear and a corresponding check-out tag. Please retain the secure check-out tag. When you arrive to pick up your child, a volunteer will ask to see your check-out tag. He/She will match the child’s tag with the parent tag and your child will be released. In the event that you do misplace your check-out tag, you may also show your drivers license. Children will not be released to siblings. 




CHILD WELLNESS


Children must be symptom free from the following illnesses without medication for 24 hours before entering the classroom: 


  • Fever of 100 or higher

  • Vomiting or Diarrhea

  • Excessive/colored nasal drainage

  • Any infection of the eye/nose/throat

  • Rash (unless diagnosed as non-contagious)

  • Persistent Coughing/Sore Throat

  • Open sores

  • Lice


If a child develops any of these symptoms while in class, you will be contacted via text message to pick up your child. In addition, a volunteer will text you in the event that: 

  1. your child is completely inconsolable (after at least 15 minutes of care),  
  2. your child is ill or injured



FOOD POLICIES


Feeding young children is a serious responsibility. We care for children with different dietary needs. Children should be fed before coming to church. Time and circumstances do not allow for feeding. If a child needs to be fed while in the nursery, parents are asked to return to the child’s room, relocate to the Nursing/Mother’s room and feed the child there. 




NURSING ROOM/CHANGING TABLE


A nursing room is available in the Nursery for parents of children who have been checked in. A nursing room is available in the women’s restroom foyer for Mothers attending the Worship Gathering with their baby. A changing table is available in the family restroom.