5/18/18: PRE-K IS FULL!
To partner with parents in the spiritual development of their children and support faith training at home by teaching sound, biblical principles in our classrooms and by modeling God’s love.
We believe that through our combined efforts children will form their own deeply intimate relationship with our Savior and become agents of change for the cause of Christ.
We value being child-focused, Bible-centered, relational, and fun!
It’s exciting to partner with you during every stage of your child’s faith journey! Our programs from nursery through fifth grade are:
Little Blessings Nursery/Toddler Rooms
Childcare for infants through 3 years is provided at 9:30am and 11:15am.
Bright Beginnings Preschool Sunday School
Classes for Early Years (3s/4s) & Pre-K/Ks (4s/5s) at 9:30am and 11:15am.
GODQUEST Bible Adventure Workshops
Sunday school program for children in 1st-5th grades at 9:30am only.
GODQUEST Bible Adventure Workshops are Bible studies designed exclusively for Trinity to meet the needs of our own 1st through 5th grade kids! In GODQUEST, the children work on key themes and concepts of a particular Bible story for a period of several weeks. This allows the children time to dig deeper into the meaning of the story learning how to apply its principles to their own lives. The children rotate to a different workshop each week. While the main objectives of the study remain constant in each of the workshops, the children get the chance to explore the same story several different ways! Some of the kid-friendly workshops offered over the course of the year include….ART, DRAMA, MUSIC, GAMES, COMPUTERS, COOKING, SCIENCE, STORYTELLING, VIDEO & MORE!
Our Program Overview
Our morning begins at 9:30 in Classroom B/C with all the children joining together for 15 minutes of worship time. The format follows Trinity’s Sunday church service schedule and the fourth/fifth graders are encouraged to play an active role in this part of the program.
The children then break into the color group they have been assigned to for that unit of study (Red, Blue, Green, Yellow) and head off to work in one of four different workshops where hands-on learning takes place. Teaching teams of two adults are assigned to help facilitate each workshop for the entire length of the unit of study.
At the end of each unit of study and after each color group has had a chance to “rotate” through all four workshops, the children meet together as a large group for a fun review activity that reinforces what was learned.
GODQUEST leaders bring all the children back to Classroom B/C to be picked up by parents after first service is over.
Over the year, the children earn points that they will be able to use at a year-end auction/party. Points are awarded for: 1) attendance; 2) bringing Bibles; 3) memorizing the key verse that accompanies each study; and 4) giving a weekly offering that helps support two World Vision children (.25 cents suggested, any amount is fine).
Periodically, the children will be encouraged to “go the extra mile” and memorize a special QUEST verse for additional points. The QUEST verse is always more challenging so your child will need your support and encouragement at home. Each child can work at his/her own pace to complete the QUEST verse anytime throughout the year.
Your child is a special gift from God!
In our Little Blessings Nursery & Toddler Rooms, we provide a safe and comfortable environment for your child while you attend worship service on Sunday mornings.
Nursery Room (Birth – 18 months)
In this warm and cheerful room, babies receive their first experience with church-life. They are rocked, fed, read to and played with to help keep them content while they are in our care.
A separate nursing room is located in the room located between the Nursery and Toddler Rooms for mothers who are nursing. (To respect the privacy of others, we ask that mom’s ONLY use the room).
Toddler Room (18 months – 2 1/2 years)
In this bright setting, children play with age appropriate learning toys, and begin an informal introduction to faith through books and tapes designed to teach God’s Word and His love.
While children are always welcome in our sanctuary, childcare is provided in both rooms during all service times. We also provide childcare during our church-wide special events.
Both rooms are equipped with a pager system that prevents anyone other than the proper person from picking up your child. As you sign in your child, you will receive a numbered pager. If your child needs you during the service, we will page you. Simply return the pager to the room when picking up your child.
Although Trinity employs two childcare workers to oversee the Nursery and Toddler rooms each Sunday, we must also rely on volunteers to ensure that the rooms have an adequate ratio of adults to children. Therefore, it is part of our policy to ask all parents whose children benefit from our program to help out by serving in either room at least two times per three-month rotation. Schedules are planned well in advance so that everyone is given ample notice of their service dates.
We also use a national screening service to do background checks on all paid childcare workers. They also fill out a reference application, which we check and keep on file.
Parents are encouraged to bring their child before the Lord so that the congregation can pray for and support them in their child’s faith training. The blessings occur three times during the year — On the second Sundays of February, June and October.
Bright Beginnings, Trinity’s Preschool Ministry Program, is a place where children begin to learn about God, Jesus and the Bible — and how each relates to family, self and others.
For many children, this may be their very first encounter in a structured classroom setting. To help meet the challenge of keeping these energetic little ones involved in Bible learning, our teams of volunteer teachers use hands-on activities from Gospel Light curriculum to engage the children in the lesson. Making simple crafts, listening to lively worship songs, and still leaving plenty of time to just play and interact with their pals, is part of our Bright Beginnings plan, too!
The children are divided according to age into two classes — Early Years (turning 3 in early winter) and Pre-K/K’s (turning four by October). Classes for each age group are held during both the 9:30 and 11:15 services. Although lessons taught in either class time can stand alone, the second service lesson is designed to correlate with what is taught during first service. This means that children who attend both class times will learn only one key Bible story and verse each week. The activities presented in each class time, however, will differ.
- A snack of fruit juice and goldfish or animal crackers is provided during all class times.
- A music program is included during class time.
- To ensure safety, children should be signed into the classroom by a parent or guardian. A numbered tag that matches the number entered next to their child’s name is given to the parent and the tag should be presented at pick-up time.
- Parents are always welcome to visit our rooms and stay with children who may need extra time to settle in.
- For security reasons, during pick-up time, please wait at the door and a teacher or helper will bring your child to you.
- In all classrooms, teaching partnerships comprised of three or four volunteers are formed. Because we value consistency in the classroom, yet understand the need for flexibility in scheduling volunteers, the teachers work on a rotational basis throughout the year with two in place each Sunday and the third teacher off.