Infant and Toddler Nursery

We provide a safe, loving place for infants through 2-year-olds to play while their parents worship and/or attend christian education classes.  Drop-off childcare is always provided on Sunday mornings from 8:45 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

The adjoining nursery and toddler rooms are located on the church’s lower level and are staffed by two regular nursery staff members in addition to weekly volunteers.  

When visiting us for the first time, please stop at the Children's Ministry Welcome Desk in the lower commons area to fill out a visitor information form.  For the safety and security of all of our children, we ask that each child in our care have a current registration form on file and are signed in and out of our care by a parent.

What should I expect on your first visit to the nursery?
The lower level children’s welcome desk volunteers will greet you and direct you to the nursery. The nursery staff will help you sign in your child and you will be asked to complete a brief guest registration form that includes contact and allergy information, and who is allowed to pick up your child.

What should I bring?
We recommend parents bring a diaper bag and bottle, both labeled with your child's name. Please feel welcome to bring any comfort items your child might have. You will also want to bring a change of clothes for your child just in case it is needed.

What if my child cries?
Most children cry the first few times they are dropped off, but usually calm down quickly. Our staff and volunteers will do their best to comfort your child. If your child cannot be consoled, we will contact you during the worship service or in your christen education class.

Can I stay with my child in the nursery?
Yes. Parents are welcome in the nursery at any time.

Can I nurse my child in the nursery?
Yes. We have several rockers in the infant room and nursing mothers are welcome.

Can I volunteer?
Yes. To volunteer in the nursery, please email Raven Larkin, Childcare Coordinator or call the Church Office.  

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