WELCOME

   Sunday Morning 10:30am  Infant-5th Grade

Wednesday night 6-7:30pm ages 3 thru 6th grade

We are so excited to partner with your family.  When you drop your child off during our  services, they experience safe, age-appropriate environments where they’ll have fun and discover Jesus. Your kids will sing worship songs, learn biblical truths, and engage in fun activities.  We build everything around your child to show them God's love! Our Kids team is committed to providing an environment that is safe, clean, and fun for your children while you enjoy your service. 

Safety

Safety is a top priority and we do not take that lightly.  When you drop your child off you can rest assured that your child is safe.  We have a check-in system with parent identification tags, trained security officers throughout the facility, and team members who have all passed a comprehensive background check.

Care

One way that we teach children about Jesus is by showing them through the way we care about them.  Children will be cared for and enjoy our ministries designed to capture their attention, and teach them who God is and why He loves them.  Our goal is to make Sunday and Wednesday nights your child's favorite days of the week!

Fun

We believe that learning about Jesus should be fun! Our goal is to create an environment that is safe, engaging, and FUN!
Our Kid's team is prepared and ready to meet your children and celebrate together. Whether it is thru games, crafts, worship, stories and videos your child is no doubt going to be leading the charge to come to church every week!

Shannen  Itterley

Crossroads Kids' Children's Director on Sunday Mornings

Annie Harris

  AWANA Children's Director on Wednesday Nights
 DO WE NEED TO BRING ANYTHING WITH OUR KIDS WHILE THEY ARE IN THE NURSERY?
Nope!  You won’t need to bring anything!  However, if your child takes a bottle or has a special cup they prefer those LABELED items are welcome!  If you have a diaper bag with a change of clothes and some spare diapers, or that special snuggy they love so much we welcome those items.  We will print you an extra label at check in to put on your diaper bag so we make sure whatever you bring in goes home with you!


DO WE NEED TO BRING ANYTHING WITH OUR KIDS WHILE THEY ARE IN PRESCHOOL SERVICES?
No!  We have a small snack during our lesson and we provide our preschoolers with water during their snack time.  However, if your child has any special item that would make their time in Crossroads Kids even more valuable we welcome those items.  Please label anything sent in with your child so we make sure those treasured items make it back home with the right family!


CAN I BRING A SNACK FROM HOME FOR MY CHILD TO ENJOY?
If your child has allergies that would prohibit them from enjoying the provided snack you may bring one from home as long as it is nut free.

DO I NEED TO LET YOU KNOW ABOUT MY CHILD’S FOOD ALLERGY?
Yes!  At check in we will ask if your child has any allergies.  We are nut free in Crossroads Kids, however it is always helpful to know about allergies.


HOW WILL I BE NOTIFIED IF MY CHILD NEEDS ME?
When you check in to Crossroads Kids you will be asked to provide a phone number that we can reach you should your child need anything.  We will text you, if you have that ability, to let you know there is a need.  If you don’t have your phone, or if texting/calling you isn’t an option you will be assigned a number that will flash to the left of the projector screen in the main auditorium.


MY CHILD HAS SPECIAL NEEDS AND/OR DISABILITIES (SND).  WHAT DO YOU OFFER FOR THEM?
Our team is trained and skilled in working with children of all needs.  We offer a loving, calm and safe environment for kids with all different needs.  We strive to create a fun and engaging environment for all, we love to work with parents to find out how best to meet the needs of your kids.  Please let us know what your child needs and we will do our best to ensure they have a great experience at Crossroads Kids.


IS THERE A PRIVATE AREA AVAILABLE FOR NURSING MOTHERS?
Yes.  It is found at the back of the Worship Center Auditorium.  There is a large window looking into the auditorium plus audio in that room so you can enjoy the service.  It is a nice cozy area stocked with age appropriate diapers, diaper wipes, a changing station, diaper genie, seating, toddler play area, and some age appropriate snacks and drinks for you to enjoy.


CAN KIDS BE BAPTIZED?
YES! we love to see kids take their next step in following Jesus.  We believe that baptism is a beautiful way for a child to show their commitment to following Jesus.  If your child is interested in being baptized they can talk with a team member at crossroads kids who will then reach out to the parent to discuss the next step!

Kid's Church Policies

Bathroom & Changing Policy

  • There are no adults in the restrooms with children, except        under exceptional circumstances, such as an accident. Under this circumstance, you must be a female accompanied by another female leader.
  • Only females over the age of 16 are permitted to change diapers or assist in the restroom
  • We will never change a child’s diaper without obtaining permission from the parent. All parents will be asked during initial check-in if they would like to be called for diaper/bathroom assistance.
  • Diaper changing must occur on the changing table and always with another female serve team member in the room

Evacuation Policy & Lock Down Policy

In the case of a fire or other need to evacuate children will be gathered in a line and walked to the Southwest grassy area, across our parking lot.  Once emergency vehicles are clear and threat of danger to students is gone a serve team member will help assist you in getting your child safely to you.

In the case of a lock down all students will be gathered in Crossroads Kids worship room.  Students will be kept safe away from windows, doors and any possible threat until danger passes.  Once all is clear a serve team member will assist you and your children in safely reconnecting.

Crying , Discipline, Photo Polices 

Crying: Crossroads Kids understands that sometimes it can be hard for a baby or toddler to leave their parents so we will allow a child to cry for a MAXIMUM of 10 minutes before paging the parents. If you feel that is too long, or not long enough please specify at check-in.  Every child is different! We have been there, and we understand!

Discipline: It is the heart of our children’s ministry to make every effort possible to ensure the safety and well-being of every child and volunteer that is in our area. There can be occasions where some children have a difficult time adjusting to a classroom environment.
Our team will use corrective guidance when handling an incident. This includes positive verbal correction and affirmation when the child exhibits good behavior. Our team will avoid using words or tones of voice that may frighten a child or may make them feel shameful. While in our care, we will never send a child to the corner, place them in time-out, or physically discipline — spanking or hand popping, etc.
If children continue to disobey, we will separate them. Any instances of “foul language” or physical altercations with other children or leaders will result in immediately contacting parents to pick up the child.
Photos: Crossroads Kids team members will not take, post or distribute any photo of your child without your prior written permission.

Wellness Policy

To ensure the health of the other children volunteers, we ask that sick children and sick volunteers not attend any children’s ministry event. It is
recommended that a child does not attend church when any of the following symptoms are present:
  • A fever of 100 degrees or higher
  • Diarrhea or vomiting— no matter what the cause (i.e. medication, teething, etc.)
  • Any symptom of childhood diseases such as Scarlet Fever, German measles, Mumps, Chicken Pox, or Whooping Cough.
  • Sore throat, constant cough, or croup
  • Colored mucus (runny nose that is not clear; in the eyes)
  • Any unexplained rash
  • Any skin infection: boils, ringworm, impetigo, or any open sores that leak fluid/blood
  • Pinkeye, redness of the eyes, or any other eye infection
  • Any communicable disease
  • Lice— including the presence of eggs or nits