Childcare

Nursery Hours | Nursery Registration | Labels | What to Bring | Toys | Illness | Safety | Be a Caregiver

“Children are the heritage of the Lord” - These words of the Psalmist illuminate the vital importance of our ministry to children at First Covenant Church. Caring for the Lord's heritage begins with our Nursery Program. No child is so young they can't sense the love of God through our dedicated staff. This is our goal, that every child's experience be a happy one and have eternal value.


Mother's Room

Nursery Hours

Nursery hours are 9:15 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.

Please pick up your child promptly to insure proper child supervision, and smooth flow of traffic between services. When you pick up your child, go to the check-in desk and wait for a worker to bring him/her to you.

Nursing mothers may use the "Mother's Room". The changing tables are in the restrooms in the nursery hallway.


Nursery Registration 

Childcare is available for children ages 0-3 years old. Registration is held at the check-in desk in the main foyer.  After the 2nd visit you may pick up a key card at the foyer check-in desk for easy check-ins at any of the kiosks.  For safety reasons only Nursery workers are to enter the Nursery. Pagers are available upon request. In the event you may be needed you will be notified, so please note where you will be on the Nursery sign-in sheet.


Labels

Labels should be put on children and their possessions before entering the Nursery. You may print extra labels during the check-in process.  Mark diaper bags, bottles, blankets and pacifiers, etc. Your cooperation is crucial to run the Nursery smoothly and give each child the proper care.


What to Bring

  • A bag marked with the child's name
  • An extra change of clothing
  • 2 extra diapers or pull-ups and wipes
  • Marked bottles or sipper cups
  • A snack will be provided in the nursery during the services. No outside food should be brought into the nursery with the exception of your child having a food allergy.

IMPORTANT: Please let us know of your child's food allergies


Toys

Toys and recreational facilities in the Nursery are constantly updated. Toys are cleaned after each use.
Note: Children's personal toys should not be brought to the Nursery but blankets for comfort are welcome.


Illness

To maintain high health standards, sick children are not accepted in the Nursery. Children should be free of fever for twenty-four hours before attending their class. Children requiring scheduled medicines should remain at home. If your child becomes ill, you will be notified immediately. 


Safety

We use the utmost care to provide a safe and cleanly environment. Every worker is required to follow procedures for diaper changing, hand washing, and cleaning of the Nursery.All nursery volunteers have gone through a nursery training which covers safety and procedures. These volunteers have a Personal Information Sheet on file to further insure your child's safety!


Be a Caregiver

Volunteering to help with children is a plesant and rewarding experience. If you are interested in becoming a Nursery Caregiver, please contact our Nursery Supervisor, Megan Yager at 785-820-8796. 

Childcare and Nursery Volunteer Application

Background Check Form

Nursery Caregiver Procedures