Children

Big News!

Our Kids ministry is open! 

Register your kids by going to the In Person Services registration here:
https://deercreekchurch.churchcenter.com/registrations
You will see options for Nursery and PreK registration at all three service and for Elementary kids ministry during the 10 AM service. 

Please read the health policies below before you register your child. 

Updated Health Policies During Covid

1)    Online check-in: Church Center App for checking in volunteers and children (for now, both are required). Get the App here. 
-Once checked-in online, scan app at the ipad to print stickers.
-Follow directional arrows around the children’s ministry hallways and practice social distancing during check-in process.

2)    Masks: mandatory for ages 11+ (all volunteers). Jefferson County Public Health Orders do not require children ages 10 or younger to wear a mask, so we will not require that either.
However, if families would prefer their children to wear masks, we will implement the following guidelines: For safety reasons, we will follow the CDC guidelines of no masks for children birth through two. For children ages three to five, the CDPHE recognizes the tendency for mask wearing to cause young children to touch their face more frequently while wearing masks, so they caution considering whether a mask is appropriate for those ages as well.

3)   Health/Wellness policies and procedures:
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.
Updated Wellness Procedures
·      Volunteers will be temperature checked
·      Small groups – 6 – 8 kids.
·      Sanitizing in between services and alternating toys each service as much as possible
·      Limiting shared supplies as much as possible.


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 here: https://theparentcue.org/faith/

You can also join 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
During the Coronavirus we have a touchless check in procedure. We will print a name-tag for you when you arrive or you can check in through our church app. You can download the app here: www.deercreekchurch.com/app You will 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. Please accompany your child all the way to his or her small group room when you drop them off.

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
A team trained and dedicated to the physical and medical safety of Deer Creek Church.

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.

Join Us This Sunday

We encourage you to preregister before you visit. This will make your check in process as seamless as possible.