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The Preschool Ministry exists to provide a fun, inviting, and safe place for preschoolers, ages six weeks through Pre-K, where they can learn foundational truths about God. We do this through play, stories, crafts, games, worship, and more. We provide screening, training, a security system, and a secure building to help make this environment safe.

FUN

Each week, our team loves to provide a fun, and safe place for your preschooler though play, stories, crafts, games, worship, and more. Our team is made up of people who feel called to teach kids about the love of Jesus. Each Sunday they help to bring excitement and enjoyment to your child's church experience.

SAFETY

Our Preschool uses a secure check-in system to ensure the safety and security of all children. When you register your child, you will be given a security sticker for drop-off and pick-up, and will be asked to provide emergency contact information. In addition, all Preschool staff and volunteers must pass a thorough background screening and complete training in standard Preschool policies and procedures. Please inform our teachers of any medical or security needs for your child.

LEARNING

As a church, we are always investing in the next generation, and this starts with babies and kids. From praying over infants to sharing relevant Bible lessons, our goal is for each child to learn about the Bible and experience God’s presence weekly. Come be a part of what God is doing in iKids each week.

PLANNING A VISIT?

We would love for you and your family to be our guest this Sunday at one of our services at 9:30am & 11am.

Sunday Mornings | 8:00, 9:30, & 11am | Weekly

  • Sunday Morning Groups

    Caring for the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs through Bible stories, crafts, and activities. Children are placed in classrooms by birthdate and arrival time.


Wednesday Nights | 6:15 -7:45pm | During the school year

  • Infants through 2's

    Classes are available with a time of Bible story, play, and care while parents are serving or participating in activities on campus (during the school year).

  • AWANA Puggles

    Designed for children who will turn 3 years old September 1-February 28, Puggles is an AWANA Club program. Children will hear a Bible story, do a simple craft, have play time, and say Bible verses. Learn More

  • Children's Choir

    Music is essential to your child’s development. Not only does it make them happier, but it also scientifically helps with reading, math, science, and overall self-confidence. We invite you to bring your 3- and 4-year-olds on Wednesdays to learn the fundamentals of music and sing fun, Christ-centered songs. Learn More

  • AWANA Cubbies

    Cubbies is a Bible-based AWANA Club program for 3- & 4-year-olds (must turn 3 before September 1). The Cubbies program features scripture memorization and basic Bible truths that preschoolers can understand. The program’s materials help parents actively participate in their child’s spiritual development. Learn More

WELLNESS UPDATES
Health Procedures:
  • For the protection of each child in our Preschool department, parents are requested not to bring a child to church that appears to be ill.
  • Children (and adults) who have had ANY of the following symptoms within the last 48 hours should not be allowed into a Preschool classroom:
  • Fever of 100 (or per our discretion)
  • Vomiting or diarrhea
  • Clear, green, or cloudy runny nose
  • Inflamed throat or mouth
  • Runny or pink eyes
  • Croup, coughing, or sneezing
  • Any skin infections such as boils, unexplained rash, staph, ringworms, or impetigo
  • Symptoms of childhood diseases (I.e., scarlet fever, mumps, chicken pox, whooping cough, or measles)
  • Symptoms of COVID19 (fever, sore throat, cough, difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, chills, muscle pain, or lost sense of taste or smell)
  • No medication is to be dispensed by a volunteer; however, trained staff or coordinators can administer any emergency asthmatic, allergic type medications if the locating of the parents would be detrimental to the child.Parents are responsible for informing and training staff and coordinators.
  • Accidental injuries must be reported to the staff and to the parent using an Accident form. Parents should sign this form before leaving with their child!
  • Report any head and/or face injuries immediately to staff, as we must call the parents to check on and release the child back into our care.
Infectious Diseases:
  1. Definition: Any disease that spreads from one person to another.
  2. By the very nature of a preschooler’s activity and the normal infant mouthing behavior, diapered infants, ones and preschoolers are naturally exposed to a higher rate of infection than are other children.
    • Infections such as diarrhea and Hepatitis A are spread primarily by the fecal-oral route, meaning that there is a higher spread among children in diapers.
    • Infections such as serious forms of meningitis, COVID19, influenza, chicken pox, whooping cough and most respiratory infections are spread by contact with any respiratory secretions.
    • Infections such as pink eye, impetigo, scabies, lice, ringworm, and chicken pox are spread by person-to-person contact.
    • Fever blisters (Herpes) are spread by contact with saliva.
    • Cytomegalovirus, a viral infection often without symptoms in children, but one which can cause birth defects in unborn babies, is spread through urine and saliva.
    • Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and AIDS are spread only by contact with blood (transfusions, needles, across the placenta in the unborn baby and through the birth process) and intimate contact (sexual intercourse and possible breast feeding).
  1. When it is known that a preschooler or group of preschoolers have been exposed to an infectious disease, parents and teachers of preschoolers will be notified at the discretion of the Preschool staff.
  2. AIDS: Discrimination and Confidentiality
    • An individual who has the HIV virus or AIDS is not legally required to report it.
    • Knowledge by the staff of the HIV virus or AIDS disease in a child or worker will be kept confidential outside the appropriate Ministry Staff and Leadership Team.
    • If a preschooler has the virus or disease the staff may seek additional information / input by the preschooler’s parents and with parental consent, the preschooler’s physician.
    • The appropriate Ministry staff shall act in an advisory manner to the Preschool Dept. with respect to on-going care of any preschooler to:
    • Review the case and the involved classroom
    • Make recommendations for additional precautions or staffing requirements
  1. Following the proper hand washing, diapering, restroom, sickness, and clean-up procedures are preventative measures for the spread of infectious diseases.
  2. Observation and supervision by staff and coordinators will take place regularly in an attempt to assure these policies are upheld.

PARENT DEDICATION

Deuteronomy 6:7-9 commands parents to teach their children the truths of God as a part of daily living. 2 Timothy 3:15 verifies the importance of teaching children these truths beginning at an early age. By participating in the Parent Dedication, you are dedicating yourself to rear your child under the principles of the Bible and to teach your child the truths of God. This type of rearing will come as a direct result of your personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ. You are also acknowledging that the child ultimately belongs to God and that He has a purpose and plan for that new life.

Parent Dedication is offered in the 9:30 & 11:00 AM worship services, on select dates. First-time participants are asked to attend an orientation class as well. For information, please contact Heather Smith, 678-494-2647.

UPCOMING PARENT DEDICATIONS

Dedication (9:30 & 11:00AM)

March 15, 2020

Orientation Class (11:00AM)

March 8, 2020

Application Deadline

February 23, 2020

Have Questions?

Our team would love to answer any questions that you may have. This is our specialty.
You can contact us Monday - Thursday from 8:00am - 5:00pm.

Kim Williams
Director of Preschool
kim.williams@fbcw.net
678-494-2833
Michelle Cassady
Ministry Assistant
michelle.cassady@fbcw.net
678-494-2834
Jo Cherie Sproul
WeeSchool Director & Childcare
jocherie.sproul@fbcw.net
678-494-2838
Michelle Reedy
Infants, 2's | Sunday School
michelle.reedy@fbcw.net
678-494-2710
Tisha Wright
3's - PreK | Sunday School
tisha.wright@fbcw.net
678-494-2787
Kate Blades
Sunday Volunteers & Greeters
kate.blades@fbcw.net
678-494-2837

Michelle Powell
Puggles & Cubbies
michelle.powell@fbcw.net
678-494-2667
Jean Crate
Littles Worship
jean.crate@fbcw.net
678-494-2832