Infant / Toddlers
WHAT TO EXPECT
When in the Nursery/Toddler Rooms please bring the following items:
· 2-3 Disposable Diapers (no cloth diapers please)
· Prepared bottles, not premixed (This is a good practice even for mothers who nurse.)
· Any special comfort item your child may need
· A change of clothes
Marking your diaper bag, bottles or any other belongings with your child’s name will assure you that these items do not get misplaced. Please check your child’s belongings before leaving the classroom. We have a Lost and Found Tub at the Guest Services Counter. Items not claimed after one month are donated to a charitable organization.
When you register in our Nursery/Toddler Rooms, you will be asked to complete an Additional Information Page. This will help us care for your child by noting your child’s preferences. Click HERE to download this Information Page and bring it with you the next time you attend LOC.
If your child has allergies and cannot have goldfish or animal crackers, we will exchange a substitute snack you may want to provide. We provide an age appropriate small snack for Preschool and younger in our weekend celebrations.
We ask that you do not bring cake or donuts to celebrate your child’s birthday or other special occasions as there are many children with allergies that cannot eat these foods.
Up through the 4 year old classroom your child will transition to the new classroom on or after their birthday. Please give one week’s notice for transitions so that our rosters will reflect accurate information. You may inform the teacher or contact the church office.
Once in the 4 year old classroom, your child will stay there until “Transition Sunday” in mid June.
The items and information your child brings home from his or her classes are valuable tools for you as a parent.
We are supplying monthly Parent Cue to you via email and/or Facebook. Hardcopies are avaialble in the classroom. Each month these pages will give you simple songs, finger plays and activities to do with your baby/toddler. These activities will help you introduce your child to God’s love.
After you have completed the check-in process, simply wave a quick good-bye and leave for the worship service. As you know, it is normal for little ones to cry when leaving a parent. This does not last long, and separation becomes easier over time. Our leaders will immediately try to create interest in a toy or activity and give assurance that you will return after the worship service is completed. If your child cries for an extended period of time, we will text you.
Feel free to check on your little one at any time during the worship service. However, we ask that you do so discreetly, trying not to let your child see you.
A Nursing Mom’s Room is available, designed to provide privacy during feeding times. Because our space is limited, we do ask mothers to limit their stay to just the time required to meet the needs of the child.