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Early Childhood

providing biblical truth and loving care for little hearts

Our Purpose

In Early Childhood ministry, we teach basic biblical truths in ways little hearts can understand, from birth all the way through kindergarten. Our desire is to have children learn in fun and interesting ways how much God loves them. We provide a safe and loving environment that allows parents to have peace of mind as they worship and learn what God desires for them and their family.

Your Next Step

We can’t wait to meet you! Here are some ideas for how to get connected with us.

  • Read through what to expect on Sunday mornings.
  • Check out our programs and upcoming events below.
  • Find great resources on our blog.
Early Childhood on Sundays

Early Childhood on Sundays

Early Childhood on Sundays

Early Childhood on Sundays

Plan your visit

We love having your family share your Sunday morning with us! We hope your experience at Stonebriar leaves you smiling and ready to come back. Here are a few helpful hints to make your morning go smoothly.

 

REGISTRATION

To enroll your child for Sunday morning, you may pre-register or stop at any visitor check-in desk on campus.

CHECK-IN AND CHECK-OUT PROCESS

Upon arrival, visit any of our check-in desks located on the first and second floors of buildings B and C. Provide the phone number you used to register.

 

Once you have your nametags, a friendly guide will show you where your children’s classrooms are and help you find your way to your own Sunday Fellowship or the main service.

 

To pick up your child, the Class Leader will ask for the pick-up receipt (second tag) you received at check-in. We ask that whomever picks up the child be at least 18 years old unless special permission is given to the Class Leader by the parent.

 

DIAPER BAGS/OTHER BELONGINGS

Please have your child’s belongings clearly marked with his or her full name.

 

FEEDINGS AND SNACKS

Please make sure your baby has been fed his or her spoon-fed food before arriving to church. We offer a small snack in both Early Childhood and Elementary programs. If your child has special dietary needs please provide an appropriate snack for them.

 

NURSING MOMS AND CRY ROOM

Private (mothers only) and comfortable nursing rooms are located in the nursery (C114) and near the Worship Center (A115). A family/cry room is also available (A113). The service will be played on a TV so you can still participate in worship.

Find your classroom

The nursery and classrooms for preschool and kindergarten aged children are located in building C on the northwest corner of the campus.

 

Babies are assigned rooms by age and are moved to new rooms throughout the year as they grow. Children (18 months and older) are assigned classrooms by date of birth and stay with their classmates until the next school year.

After checking in, take your child to the classroom printed on his or her name badge. Pick up your child in the same classroom, unless you are notified otherwise.

 

Health and Safety

HEALTH POLICY

Our policies and procedures are designed for safeguarding all children.

 

We do not provide any medications while children are in classrooms, except bandages. If a child needs medication, we will ask the parent to come administer it. Epi-pens and inhalers are an exception.

 

To minimize spreading germs, parents are requested to not bring sick children to church. Parents may be requested to pick up children from their classroom if they have any of the following symptoms:

 

  • nasal discharge (other than minimal, clear nasal discharge)
  • any discharge or substance around the eyes
  • fever (must be fever-free for 48 hours without fever-reducing medication)
  • unidentified rash
  • inflamed throat and/or mouth
  • excessive coughing or sneezing
  • head lice
  • open wounds without proper bandages
  • unusually lethargic or irritable behavior

 

Children being treated with antibiotics should be on their medication for at least 48 hours before entering one of our classrooms.

 

SAFETY POLICY

For the safety of our children, we lock the lobby doors during the worship service. You may be asked to show your pick-up tag if you need to enter the area during the time period when doors are locked.

 

If you do not have the pick-up tag for the child you are picking up, you will be asked to show your driver’s license to the teacher, or they may request another form of verification.

 

We ensure that all of our volunteers are screened with applications and background checks. This is for the safety of your children. If you desire to visit a classroom, you may be asked to complete a background check authorization, or your visit may be limited or monitored. Thank you for understanding.

Programs

a fun midweek program for children ages birth through fourth grade

 

Our Wednesday program, now called Way 2 Go, will begin in September

 

Encouraging everyone, regardless of abilities, to worship, learn, and serve

 

commit to leading your child into a trusting and loving relationship with Jesus Christ

 

a monthly morning of crafts, games, and fellowship for preschool aged children (birth though pre-k)

 

MOTHER’S-DAY-OUT

MOTHER’S-DAY-OUT

OUR WEEKDAY MOTHER’S-DAY-OUT PROGRAM FOR KIDS AGE 18 MONTHS THROUGH 4 YEARS

 

OPPORTUNITIES FOR ADULTS TO SERVE IN OUR EARLY CHILDHOOD MINISTRY

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Family Ministry Summer Events Stonebriar Community Church
Kindergarten Roundup
Kindergarten Roundup

Blog posts

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Saturday, February 22, 2020 Concert pianist and composer Duane Funderburk partners with the Stonebriar String Quartet and soprano Kristin Hightower to present a moving concert ...

Your spare change can save lives when you give to our Change for Life project. In honor of Sanctity of Life Sunday (January 20), we are raising money to support our ministry partner, Real Options for ...

Our Annual Report is more than a look at our church’s finances. Inside the report, you will also find: opportunities to connect and serve, letters from our Senior Leadership pastors, a calendar of e...

On February 28–29, Stonebriar will partner with Feed My Starving Children to pack 1 million meals for hungry children around the world....

A team of Stonebriar folks spent three weeks in Spain to conduct an English camp in partnership with a local church and Stonebriar missionaries in the area. Pastor Owen shares this update from his not...

At Stonebriar, we care about your mental health and spiritual well-being. If you have lost a loved one, gone through a divorce, experienced sexual trauma, or are facing other challenges like addiction...

In his recent talk called, “The Gospel Future: lessons from a post-Christian context,” Stonebriar missionary Carlos Moya helped us wrestle with how to live as ambassadors for Jesus in a culture t...

Kristin Langford

Ministry Leader

kristinl@stonebriar.org

469-252-5240

 

Our desire in Early Childhood ministry is to know each and every family in our ministry.  We would love to get to know you and help in any way we can.  If you are dropping off your baby for the first time, please feel free to come by for a tour and introduction to the ministry.