Our church provides nursery during Sunday School and the worship service each Sunday. We have an infant nursery room and a room for our toddlers up to age 3.
We follow a fun schedule that includes singing, snack, craft, free play, Bible lesson, prayer time, and more. We use the Awana® Puggles Big Truths for Kids to Know teaching plan.
Puggles® is a foundational curriculum for young children that communicates biblical truth in a fun and age-appropriate way.
The teaching for the Awana® Puggles program is built around four Big Truths found in Scripture. Each of the 32 lessons contain elements you can combine to best meet the needs of the group. The lesson elements include: activities, songs, crafts, puppet shows, lesson time, and discipleship for parents to do at home.
Our Nursery’s Purpose
The goal of our Cross Creek Nursery is to minister to children and their parents through providing a nursery where children are cared for in a comfortable, loving, secure environment. We desire to show the love of Christ through our dedicated and qualified staff and volunteers. Our nursery is available for parents to bring their infants through 3-year-olds during our Worship times.
Our prayer is that your child will have positive feelings about coming to church and therefore facilitate active participation of parents for Worship. Our nursery also provides a place where children are introduced to the gospel in an age-appropriate way. We do this through music, play, crafts, lessons, and tender love. All of these experiences help build relationships within our church family and we all work together to point children to our Heavenly Father.
Our Nursery uses a combination of paid staff and church volunteers. Our paid staff and volunteers have each undergone extensive background checks and have been approved by our Pastoral Staff.
Tips for Parents
When you bring your child to the nursery, you can help our workers by:
♥ Providing extra disposable diapers and any bottles/cups your child will need.
♥ Writing your child’s name on ALL diapers, cups, or other personal items.
♥ Filling out a care card at the registration table.
♥ Sharing any special needs or concerns with the nursery staff.
♥ Notifying the nursery staff of any allergies your child may have. Allergy alert stickers are available at the registration table.
General Policies in our Nursery:
♥ The nursery opens 15 minutes prior to Sunday School or 15 minutes prior to the Worship Service if no Sunday School is scheduled.
♥ All children entering the nursery must receive a security bracelet from our children’s registration desk. The parent or guardian will keep a card with a matching number to that on the child’s security bracelet that must be presented in order to pick up the child.
♥ Snacks such as Goldfish or animal crackers will be provided to toddlers. If your child is allergic to anything please notify the nursery staff upon registering as well as the nursery workers.
♥ Children are expected to follow the directions of the nursery workers. Any correction will be done in a positive manner. However, if a serious behavior problem such as biting or hitting occurs, parents will be notified.
♥ Our nursery should only be used by well babies. This policy is to provide a safe, healthy environment for all our nursery children.
We ask that you keep your child at home anytime he or she exhibits the following symptoms:
- Fever within the last 24 hours
- Vomiting and/or diarrhea within the last 24 hours
- Significant, persistent nasal drainage which is yellow or green in color
- Common Cold
- Sore throat
- Any unexplained rash
- Blisters on the hands, feet, and/or mouth
- Pink eye or other eye infections