PARENTS

SICK POLICIES - To ensure the health of children and volunteers, we ask that sick children not attend GLF Kids. If a child becomes ill during the service, the second teacher (or assistant) should bring the child to the office and page his/her parents to come and get him. The American Academy of Pediatricians recommends that a child should not leave home when any of the following symptoms are present:

  • Fever (over 100.4 degrees), vomiting or diarrhea within the past 24 hours
  • Excessive or colored runny nose
  • Any communicable disease

ALLERGIES - Parents are asked if a child has any allergies during their first time to register in the computer as a guest or member. Allergies will be noted on the child's ID sticker as well as on the class roll lists. Snacks are served during each service. We do keep some special foods on hand, however, in the case that a child's allergies are severe, it is a good idea for the parent to bring a special snack.

BEHAVIOR - Teachers use positive interactions to promote appropriate behavior and participation from children. Behavior problems are rarely an issue, however, if a child is disruptive to the group, a teacher may remove the child from the group to speak with him/her allowing the child to return when he/she is ready to participate. If the child continues to disrupt the class, he/she will talk with the director, who will notify the parents if needed.

PARENT RESOURCES

  • TEN ENVIRONMENTS - We believe that the Holy Spirit is God's chosen teacher. It is He who causes spiritual growth and formation when and as He chooses. It is our goal to create spiritual space, which we refer to as an environment.  We focus on ten distinct environments that our ministry will help cultivate in the church and at home. While each of our three age branches may be on a different story, they are all presented with the same environment in mind making it easy for families with multiple age groups to make connections at home.
  • HOMEFRONT WEEKLY - These take-home papers are distributed each Sunday so that parents can pre-teach next week's Bible story. This allows your child to hear it first from you and develop spiritual discussions at home. Each Weekly includes: Bible Story & Questions, Parent Info, Remember Verse and Blessing.
  • HOMEFRONT MONTHLY MAGAZINE - This monthly resource is packed with ideas for family devotion, ideas for creating traditions in your home, serving opportunities, recipes, games and more! 

There are three ways to receive Homefront Monthly:

  1. Click here to subscribe and have each monthly issue emailed.
  2. Download the free app and have access whenever you need it from your phone or tablet. (keyword: homefront mag)
  3. Let us know that you would like to receive the GLF Kids weekly email which includes a link to the magazine.

RECOMMENDED BIBLES & BOOKS

CHILD & PARENT DEDICATION - Child Dedication is a public sign that parents are seeking to bring their children up in the ways of Christ, set them apart and present them to God. By dedicating a child, a parent vows to do all he or she can to nurture a vibrant faith in the life of their child. If you are interested in dedicating your child or infant, contact Kyndal.

PARENT INVOLVEMENT - There are several opportunities for you to be involved with your child in our ministry.

  • Join the Grace Life Kids Team - Being a part of your child's church experience is a great way to get to know other families at church and to better learn how to nurture your child's faith as his/her primary spiritual leader. Click here to find out how to be a part of our team.
  • Serve occasionally as a substitute teacher in your child's class
  • Help put together little tokens of appreciation for our teachers and volunteers

Email Emily if you are interested in helping.