Children

God has blessed us with the unique, rewarding, and challenging task of raising up the next generation to know Him. We believe that God actively pursues the heart of children––as it is children who are often the most spiritually sensitive. We want to make the most of every opportunity to put children in the path of the Divine.

 

In order to do so, we believe that the family is primary. God has given parents the incredible responsibility of impressing a love for God on the hearts of their children. Our desire is to assist you in the responsibility and privilege God has given you in raising your children to follow Jesus. So bring the whole family to church and discover God together!

Our Values

Village Baptist Church Children’s Ministries desires to grow spiritually healthy families and to raise up the next generation to love the Lord. To grow spiritually healthy families:

Family

Village Baptist Church Children’s Ministries desires to grow spiritually healthy families and to raise up the next generation to love the Lord. To grow spiritually healthy families:

Faith Community

Parents must be equipped to be the primary nurturers of their children’s faith (Deuteronomy 6).

Dependence

We must remain dependent on the Lord, trusting Him to bring about spiritual growth and formation when and as He chooses (Philippians 2:13).

Children’s Programming

We feel so excited to walk alongside you as you begin this journey of raising your child to love the Lord. It is our hope that God will raise a new generation of families that will help bring hope and redemption to this generation and future generations.

Your little one is so important to you, to God, and to Village, as well. Our nursery is a safe, loving, and welcoming environment for your child.

Nursery care is available for children ages 0-2 during worship services on weekends. It may also be available during other ministry events. The nursery is located on the lower level of the worship center.

When using the nursery, please bring all of the following items labeled with your child’s name:

  • At least 3 diapers for your child.
  • A bottle or cup.
  • A complete change of clothes
  • Extra plastic pants if using cloth diapers
  • A bib

In order to maintain the high standards of hygiene and care that is so important to your baby’s well being and health, we ask you to remember that our nursery is a Well Baby Nursery.

Adventureland introduces young children to the Big God story through play, storytelling, music, and hands-on activities. Adventureland is offered Saturday and Sunday during worship service times.

We are excited to partner with parents through their child’s age of discovery. This is a great time for kids to learn to listen to and obey God’s voice.

You can find Adventureland classrooms in Children’s Village – the lower floor of the south building.

In order to maintain the high standards of hygiene and care that is so important to your child’s wellbeing and health, we ask you to please only bring your child to Adventureland when they are healthy.

Promiseland encourages elementary age students to discover who God is in order to help them form an identity as a valued child of God. Promiseland is offered Saturday and Sunday during worship service times.

We are excited to partner with you through this time of discipling your child in their spiritual life. Our leaders strive to provide important biblical information that is relevant to each child’s life, while maintaining that building a relationship with a child may be the most effective teaching tool of all.

You can find Promiseland classrooms in Children’s Village – the upper floor of the south building.

In order to maintain the high standards of hygiene and care that is so important to your child’s well being and health, we ask you to please only bring your child to Promiseland when they are healthy.

AWANA helps the church and parents work together to develop spiritually strong children and youth who faithfully follow Jesus. AWANA club meetings combine learning with fun to get kids excited about God’s Word and applying it to their daily lives. AWANA meetings are held on Wednesday nights, September-May, from 6:30 to 8:15 PM.

The Village AWANA Clubs are:
Cubbies: ages 3 and 4
Sparks: Kindergarten – 2nd grade
Truth & Training – 3rd through 5th grade

To register for the 2017-18 year, please complete this online form.

Registration for the 2017-18 school year begins on Monday, January 9, 2017. To register your child you must complete a Registration Form and turn it in to the church office along with your registration fee. Availability is on a first come, first served basis. Currently, there is still room in the 3-year classes, however, THE 4-YEAR OLD CLASSES ARE FULL FOR 2017-18. To be placed on a waiting list, please contact Susan Moore in the church office.

 

Village Preschool is a community of learners and doers. We cultivate a life-long disposition toward active learning, passionate exploring, confident risk-taking, trust in God, and compassion for others.

Our goals at Village Preschool are to:

  • Develop a positive self-concept, self-control, a sense of well-being, and a disposition toward a life-long love of learning.
  • Develop curiosity about the world, creativity and imagination, confidence as a learner and personal initiative.
  • Develop relationships of mutual respect with other children and adults, understand the perspectives of others and learn to negotiate, understand, respect, and appreciate social and cultural diversity.
  • Develop a love of language and literacy so that future satisfaction, as well as information, is gained from reading and writing.
  • Use language to communicate effectively and to facilitate thinking and learning.
    Represent idea.s and feelings through pretend play, drama, movement, art, music, and construction.
  • Solve problems, reason, and think clearly.
  • Become competent in the management of their bodies and acquire basic large an fine motor skills.
  • Develop a knowledge of, and faith in, Jesus, the “everyday” God who loves us.

 

Teachers Our teachers and assistants are educated and well trained to work with preschool children. Their love of children is evident as they endeavor to meet children where they are and help them develop to reach their potential. Each teacher and assistant has a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

3-Year-Olds Children who are 3 years old prior to September 1 of the school year qualify for enrollment. All children must be toilet trained. Class days are Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 9:00 am to 11:30 am. Registration begins in January for the school year that begins the fall of that year. A $75.00 non-refundable fee is required at the time of a registration to guarantee your child’s spot. Tuition is $140 per month (September through May).

4-Year-Olds Children who are 4 years old prior to September 1 of the school year qualify for enrollment. Class days are Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9 am to 1:30 pm. Registration begins in January for the school year that begins the fall of that year. A $75.00 non-refundable fee is required at the time of a registration to guarantee your child’s spot. Monthly tuition is $230 per month (September – May).Village Preschool admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin.

 

Lead Teacher, Susan McGuire

Teacher, Cindy Nolan

Special Seasonal Programs

Vacation Bible School – Village’s Expedition World – VBS Summer Slam!

July 24-28, 2017 – 6-8:30pm

For children entering Kindergarten through 5th grade in the Fall.

Online registration is now available!

If you would like to volunteer to be a part of this year’s VBS, please complete this online Volunteer Registration form.

Questions? Please email us.

Sarah Meeds,

Director of Children and Their Families

Email Sarah

Sandra Valdez,

Children’s Ministry Assistant

Email Sandra

Susan Moore,

Children’s Ministry Support

Email Susan