We are committed to providing our families with a safe & secure ministry environment. That includes volunteers who have been screened and have been cleared to work with children. Because we have this standard, it requires us to have every person who applies to work with our children go through a background check.
To ensure student safety we will follow the guidelines below for our teacher/student class sizes:
In our School Age Class: 1:10 students
In our Toddler Class 1:4 students
In our Preschool Class: 1:8 students
Teachers will follow clear guidelines on Student/Teacher Interactions
Because we place a high value on the safety of each child, we ask all teachers to follow these rules:
• Never find themselves alone with a child.
• Never touch a child in a questionable way during discipline or any other time.
• Never use questionable language.
• Get prior approval before showing a video tape.
• Bathroom assistance: Only female volunteers are allowed to assist a child, and will ask parents to come change their child's diaper.
• Immediately report to the pastor or Children’s Ministry leader any behavior that appears inappropriate.
Boundaries and Discipline
It is important to set some boundaries with the children so that they are safe, have fun, & don’t hurt themselves or others while in our care. Teachers are given many suggestions so they know how to interact with your child. But overall please know that we do not allow volunteers to yell, grab, slap, or spank kids. In certain situations we may have your child in a time out to calm down from a high energy situation, and if needed, will call you from the main service to help with behavior.
-We follow the same rules of many day cares/schools and ask our families to not come to Kid's Community if your child has: had a fever, is vomiting, has diarrhea, has an infectious condition, or a lot of sneezing, coughing or mucus.
-All children should be free of vomiting for at least 48 hours before coming to Kid's Community
-All children should be clear of fever for at least 24 hours without the aid of fever reducing medication, and should be free of illness related diarrhea for 24 hours.
-Teachers will remove mouthed toys from play, placing them in a dirty toy bin or wash them.
-Children will be asked to instruct children to cough/sneeze into the crook of his/her elbow, towards his/her shoulder or into shirt collar, and will keep noses wiped.