Children

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If you be joining us for the first time, we encourage you to preregister so your child will be in our system. This will make your check in process as seamless as possible. 

Introducing Family Worship!

Starting August 22, 2021
At Deer Creek Church, we are excited to welcome and involve children in our time of praise and worship on Sunday Mornings. In order to encourage active Family Discipleship, we invite our families to check-in for Children’s Small Group, print off name tags, and greet their teachers in the lobby prior to heading into the main sanctuary for a time of family worship. Following the initial time of singing, children will be invited to meet their teachers in the lobby to go downstairs for age-appropriate teaching and small group discussions.
 
As we value child safety, we ask parents of children ages 0-2 to walk their own children downstairs. Therefore, the Infant/Toddler room will be open from the beginning of service for families who wish to drop their youngest children off earlier. Our 3-4 year olds will walk downstairs to their preschool classroom with their teachers. All children age 5 - 4th / 5th grade will start out in the Kids’ Ministry Large Group room before dismissing to small group rooms. Parents will pick their children up from their small group rooms following the end of worship service.

Updated Health Policies During Covid

Masks: Currently the county is recommending but not requiring wearing masks indoors. We leave the decision to the discretion of the parents, and will support all family decisions in our kid's ministry.
Health/Wellness policies and procedures: We follow the requirements of the Jefferson County Health Department. These restrictions change regularly so refer back to this page for up to date information. 
Updated Wellness Policies

We ask that your child please not attend if:
·      They have had a fever (100.4) in the last 48 hours.
·      They are exhibiting any symptoms of illness, including:
o  Any flu-like symptoms
o  Cough
o  Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
o  Fatigue
o  Muscle or body aches
o  Headache
o  New loss of taste or smell
o  Sore throat
o  Congestion or runny nose
o  Nausea or vomiting
o  Diarrhea
·      They have been exposed to someone with a positive Covid-19 diagnosis within the past 14 days.


Learn About Deer Creek Kids

At Deer Creek Kids we strive to partner with you, a child’s parent or guardian, as you guide your child in a healthy direction towards smarter decisions, stronger relationships, and deeper faith. We create a safe, formative, and fun environment for your children to grow in an authentic faith in Jesus. We pray that through our partnership with you, your child can make those smarter decisions, build stronger relationships and develop a deeper faith in God as they walk through their life with Jesus.

For our families who are not comfortable returning to in-person services due to health concerns, we invite you to watch our kid’s ministry videos online by joining our Deer Creek Kids Facebook group to get regular updates and videos: https://www.facebook.com/groups/209886440257834/ 

WE ARE: SAFE

TRAINED AND BACKGROUND-CHECKED TEAM
We contract with Checkr Background Checks through Planning Center Online to provide national background checks on all adults involved with children. Each team member is also trained and equipped to care for your children with excellence.
CHECK-IN/CHECK-OUT PROCEDURE
On your first visit , please stop by the guest check-in desk so our greeters can welcome your family and show you how to use the iPads for check-in. Each child will receive a name-tag for themselves and one for the clipboard for their classroom. You will also receive a security tag with a 4-digit code that matches the code on each of your children’s name tags. Keep this code and present it to your child’s Small Group Leader when you pick them up after service. This code will also be displayed in the sanctuary if your child needs you during the service.

CLEANING POLICY
After each service we will be wiping everything down with an FDA/CDC approved disinfectant. We will also be providing separate toys and supplies for each service.

DEER CREEK CHURCH LIFE SAFETY TEAM
We have a team trained and dedicated to the physical and medical safety of Deer Creek Church every Sunday. 

We are: Formative and FuN!

SUNDAY MORNING SMALL GROUPS
Infants and Toddlers: Newborns through 2 year olds will be in a fun and safe space in which they are shown Jesus’ love in a tangible way through their language: play. Our space is divided by mobility level to ensure safety for the youngest children.
Preschool and Elementary: Our preschool (3-4 Year Olds) and elementary (5 year olds through 5th grade*) age small groups will meet together in a safe, formative, and fun space where they can grow in wisdom, faith, and friendship with their peers and leaders in age-specific small groups. Using The Gospel Project Curriculum, our Kids’ Ministry small groups will help children see the Big Story in order to understand that the Bible is not a collection of stories, but God’s unified story of redemption through a Christ-centered Bible Study experience for all ages.

*Parents of 5th graders are given the option to send their child to children's ministry or have them join in the middle school bible study that meets during the 10 AM service in the youth area.

PARENT RESOURCES
We only get an hour with your children every week and recognize that you are the primary shaper and mover in your child’s life. Visit our parent resource page here, for a list of tools to help equip you as you disciple your children.

FAMILY DISCIPLESHIP GROUPS 
We regularly have Family Discipleship Small Groups that meet to encourage each other in our efforts to disciple our kids. Find the current groups here: https://deercreekchurch.com/groups