- Diapers/wipes *for safety reasons, staff/volunteers are not allowed to change any child 2 and older
- Any soothing object (blankets, special toy, or pacifiers)
- Bottle with breastmilk/formula or sippy cup with water or juice, if desired, or make use of our mothering room for those who are breast-fed. Special snack if cheerios/crackers/pretzles are not preferred.
- Change of clothes, if necessary
Early Childhood (Birth to Age 5, and Kindergarten)
Yes! Children in nursery will receive saltine crackers or cheerios and water. Children ages 2-3 will receive pretzels and water. There are no snacks in the 4/5/kindergarten class on Sunday mornings due to scheduling and timing restraints.
Elementary (1st – 5th Grade)
Snacks are not provided in elementary, but it is not uncommon for children to receive treats for participation
Allergies are noted on the children’s tags. – Please update your child’s account at check-in with any allergies your child may have. Also, list any allergies on classroom sign-in sheets and/or let your child’s teacher know of specific allergies. Your child will be marked with a red dot sticker when they enter their classroom as a reminder to teachers that this child has an allergy and to read their name tag or refer to sign-in sheet for reference. This process is put into affect to ensure your child’s safety.
Yes! Simply go to the nursery (non-walker’s side) and they will let you in. We have a private room complete with rocking chairs, boppy pillows, and a changing table.
We believe by faith that your child is healed! But due to health regulations , we ask that your child remain in your care if they show signs and symptoms of the following:
- fever 100 degrees or higher within the past 24hours
- vomiting within the past 24hours
- diarrhea: 3 or more loose stools in the past 25hours
- strep throat or severe sore throat
- croup, severe cough or shortness of breath
- chicken pox: child must not attend class until 5 days past signs of spots or until spots have dried up
- fifth disease, measles, or hand foot mouth disease
- mumps: child must not attend class until after 1 week after the facial swelling first appeared
- pink eye or other discharge from the eye that is white, yellow, or green.
- contagious skin rash, ringworm, or unexplained rash
- flu or common cold with runny nose or yellow/green discharge
- head lice: needs to be treated & no sign of lice in order to return to class
- scabies: child should not attend class until 24hours past the first application of medicated lotion
Thank you for helping to keep our classrooms a healthy place!
If for any reason your child is not able to stay in class, we will notify you using our paging system. There will be a new number assigned to your child every time he or she checks in that prints on the tags. One tag goes on the child and the other stays with the responsible adult. You can reference this tag to compare the number to what shows on the displays in the sanctuary.
At Mount Hope, we believe children are a gift from God. Just as Jesus blessed the children in Mark 10, we follow in the same manner to bless your children in front of our Mount Hope family and pray that God will direct their steps, even from a young age.
Child dedications happen the second Sunday in March, June, September, and December during the 11:30 service. There is a brief orientation from 11:00-11:20, when you will have a chance to meet the Kidz Connect staff and volunteers, receive a gift, and have a free family photo taken that will be emailed to you.
Welcome! One of your first stops in the church will be at our family visitor center. There you will be greeted by volunteers who will collect some contact information, explain the check in process, and show you where your child’s classroom is. For those being checked into the early childhood classrooms, there is an additional roster to sign when dropping off your child, located at the table just outside the classroom door.
We’d love to have you involved! Simply fill out the form below or pick one up at the Family Visitor Center, Connect Center, or any one of the classrooms when dropping off your child.