A program for Children Aged 2 & 3 to be held during our Sunday - 9:30a.m. and 11:30am Mass. Parents are invited to drop off their children before Mass
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look forward to seeing you in Kids Zone. Please know you are a welcome guest, and
we hope you and your children have a wonderful experience.
staff and volunteers work hard to create a safe and meaningful class experience.
Here are a few things that will help you have a successful time on Sundays.
We recommend arriving 20 minutes before Mass begins. Please note that
once Mass begins – registration for Kids Zone closes.
To ensure your child receives the best care, we adhere to a one volunteer
for every six children ratio. It may be necessary to limit the number of
When you arrive, please come to the Kids Zone area in the Parish
We will help you fill out a simple Registration
that time, please let us know of any allergies or health concerns.
We ask that to make it easier for the transition of your child into Kids
Zone that you not go past the Information Desk but permit your child to enter
simple! Feel free to contact us with any questions. We look forward to
having your children in Kids Zone.
Sunday, staff and volunteers work hard to create a safe and meaningful
experience for your children. Here are a few things to help us:
Doors will open 20 minutes before Mass. Program leaders will check in children until the start of
Upon arriving, please complete the sign-in sheet at the door and make
sure that all items that belong to your children are labeled. It’s important
to inform the program leaders of any allergies or health concerns.
Please wait until the conclusion of Mass, and do not pick up your
children early, as it can be disruptive to other children and the classroom
are asked to fill out Registration
Form at the
Information Desk on their first day. The Information Desk is located at the main
entrance to Kids Zone. When you visit again, you simply “check in” at the
encourage you to take what your kids are learning in Kids Zone and talk about it
all week long. We make it EASY!
the beginning of each month, we will send home a Monthly
Parent Card that
highlights what we’re learning that month.
order to provide the safest environment for your children while in our care, we
follow a strict check-in process.
When you bring
your children to Kids Zone, they will receive numbered security tags that will
be clipped on to their shirts and diaper bags. You will receive tags with
matching numbers. You must have these security tags in order to pick up your
children. This is to ensure that no one picks them up without your permission. In
the event we need to contact you during the Mass, an announcement with the
security tag number will be made, no names will be mentioned.
Staff and host
team members monitor the entrances to Kids Zone before and after Mass.
The doors are closed and locked once the
Mass begins and are reopened only at the end of Mass. Once Mass
begins no further registrations will be accepted – arriving early is crucially
important. During Mass, a staff or host team member
must escort anyone who needs to be in Kids Zone.
usually serve Goldfish™ and/or Cheerios™.
If your children have any allergies or special
dietary needs and cannot eat what we have provided, please inform the adult
leader and bring appropriate snacks for them.
All of our volunteers go through a detailed screening process and
criminal background checks. Many of our volunteers have trained professional
backgrounds in Early Childhood Education and/or Teaching.
Volunteers are never allowed in the bathrooms alone with children. They
will assist them with clothing (as needed) outside the door and with
A change table is present in Kids Zone itself. Should it become necessary
to change a child this is done in the sight of two adults at all times. If your
child is potty training, please be sure to communicate that to the teacher, and
bring an extra change of clothes.
All volunteers have been trained in emergency procedures. Should it
becomes necessary to leave the Church building during Mass (e.g. fire,
evacuation), please do not go to Kids Zone to pick up your child. All
members of our Children’s Ministry programs will be moved to the tree lined
area in front of the rectory where procedures for safety and reuniting families
are in place.
If you have any questions or concerns about our procedures and the safety
of your child please speak directly with our Pastor.
the protection of all our children, please do not bring your children to Kids
Zone if they exhibit any of the following:
Fever in the last 24 hours
Vomiting or diarrhea in the last 24 hours
Common cold (onset through one week)
Any unexplained rash
Cloudy or green runny nose
Pinkeye or other eye infections
Any communicable disease
Any symptoms of common childhood diseases,
such as chicken pox, strep throat, etc.
registration our leaders reserve the right to refuse admission to Kids Zone if
such are noticed. If you have questions about this decision please speak
directly to the Pastor.