Creation Kids COVID Update
Nursery and Early Childhood Re-Opens Sunday, October 25th
Here is what you need to know!
 
We are excited to begin to slowly open children’s ministry! Our first step will be offering Nursery and Early Childhood (infant through pre-k only) during our Sunday morning worship services. Elementary age children will need to stay with their family in worship at this time.
 
If you would like your child/children to attend, please be aware of the following:
 
1) We will open our rooms for drop-off 15 mins prior to service beginning. Once adult services begin, you will not be able to drop off your child/children.. Please send ONE person to check-in your child/childrenas this helps minimize the number of people at the check-in point.
 
2) Check-in will be located in Hallway #2 of the main building. There will be a table with someone to greet you and walk you and your child/children through the process. You will check-in your child/children and they will be screened for any COVID symptoms and have their temperature taken. Then one of the staff will escort your child/children to their classroom. Please note parents will not be allowed past the check-in table. When you pick up, the same procedures will be in place. Please be timely in picking up your child/children so our staff has the time needed to properly sanitize the toys and classrooms.
 
3) Please do not send any bottles, cups, or food with your child/children. Because of the short amount of time they will be in the room and sanitary reasons, we will not serve food or drinks to your child/children. If they require a drink, our staff will have disposable cups and water to offer them. Also, please only bring what is essential in their diaper bags and limit lovies, toys, and pacifiers.
 
4) Our staff is following the department of health and human services of Texas child care licensing rules and regulations in partnership with our preschool, God’s Garden, during this time. All staff are required to wear a mask at all times, children will wash their hands before entering a classroom, and shared toys and books will be limited and properly sanitized. We will use different rooms for the two worship services to limit cross exposure.
 
If you have any questions, please contact Keelee Allen at keeleea@fumcmidlo.org. Thank you and we are looking forward to seeing our kids and hearing their laughter, insight, and singing in our hallways once again!
Creation Kids is a place where kids grow strong in His Spirit! We offer many ways to help children grow in their faith, from Sunday mornings and Wednesday nights, to our five day a week preschool, to community outreach events like VBS, Trunk or Treat, and Praise Hunt in the Park. We want children to know who God is and who they are in Him!
Click on the images below for more information. For questions regarding the children’s ministry, please contact the Children’s Minister, Keelee Allen. Like our Facebook page for updates and pictures!
NURSERY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
EARLY CHILDHOOD
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ELEMENTARY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Partnering with families is important to us, so we are offering the best resources to equip you on your parenting journey! Check our our list of family resources.
Creation Kids Programs
Mark your calendars for the Drive-Thru Christmas ADVENTure! on Wednesday, December 2nd from 6-8 PM. Children and adults are invited to join us as we celebrate Advent, a season when Christians begin to prepare for the arrival of the baby who will change the world. We are excited to share those preparations with our community, so invite a friend!  
God’s Garden Preschool is our weekday ministry offering families 3 options for preschool aged children.  We offer three program options for families; 2 day, 3 day, or 5 day programs. See more information on our God’s Garden Preschool Page.
godly-play
During the school year, children ages 3 through 5th grade are welcome to participate in Godly Play during all in-person worship services. Godly Play is a Montessori style method of telling Bible stories, developed by Jerome Berryman; using parables, sacred stories and liturgical lessons about religious traditions through simple materials. It invites the listener to connect faith stories with personal experience through wondering questions and open-ended response. Godly Play can help you see and do things differently.  It creates a sacred safe space to allow children to wonder about the mystery of God and nurtures the community of children by promoting Biblical knowledge, empathy, spiritual growth; providing a multi-sensory approach to learning; developing language and communication skills; encouraging thinking skills; and has depth and reflection in every session. Read more about a typical Godly Play session here. 
Sunday School is from 9:45 to 10:35 (between the worship services) for children ages 3 and up.  All children’s classes are located in the main building.  Our preschool classrooms use Hands-On Bible curriculum that teaches them in fun, tangible ways.  Our K-5th grade Sunday school is a rotation based model where the kids learn through art, computers, cooking, drama, games and music, science, and video.  During the summer we have a large group format to focus on bible skills.
During the School year, children 3 years through 5th grade are welcome to participate in the Kids Club program. Wednesday Nights are filled with worship, This program includes our KIDS club choir that performs throughout the year.  Our kids engage in music, creative lessons, games, and service projects for our community from 6:30-8:00PM in the Fellowship Hall.
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