This room is for the youngest members of our community. Half the space is equipped with rocking chairs, swings and toys for little babies. The other half is designed for our more mobile babies whose morning also includes snack. story time and sometimes some singing.
The 2's and 3's classroom includes a lot of structured play where our toddler friends learn to share, take turns and make new friends. Their morning also includes structured Bible story time, prayer and singing, with related activities and a coloring page to take home. Follow the link below to see what we're learning about!
For our preschool friends, we have the 4's and 5's classroom equipped with fun toys, caring teachers and engaging activities. Their time each Sunday includes structured play, creative crafts, singing, a video about the Bible story for the week, discussion and prayer. Follow the link below to see what we're learning about!
Parent Notification System
Should we need to contact you during the service, we will use the contact number that is printed on your child's name tag. Please have your phone near you during the service. Our UC Kids Director or Host will text you if there is any issue.
We are always looking for new volunteers to join our team! We want to provide a safe and secure environment for our children and families. Anyone interested in working with children at Union Chapel is required to follow this three-step process prior to volunteering.
Step #1 : Formal Application
Step #2: Criminal History Clearance
Step #3: Training (read materials and/or attend training)
Volunteer Interactions with Children
We ask our volunteers to live above reproach by observing the following guidelines:
Never find themselves alone with a child.
Be sure that they can always be seen by another adult.
Never use questionable language.
Only female volunteers may assist children in the bathroom.
Immediately report any incident to the Children's Ministry Director.
At Union Chapel we require visible classroom spaces. People should be able to see into the kids programs at all times. This prevents misunderstanding and misconduct.
It is our desire to maintain the healthiest environment possible for every child. If a child has been experiencing ANY contagious symptoms within the past 48 hours (fever, vomiting, rashes, colored snot, etc) they will not be permitted to attend class (exceptions are made for teething babies or children with allergies). If NO symptoms have been displayed for 48 hours, children are welcome to attend.
While we hope to never encounter an emergency situation, we must be prepared. In case of emergency, our procedure is to evacuate all children's classrooms to the nearest exit. Teachers and leaders will take all children safely to an appropriate area, determined by the Host/Security personnel. All of the children's classes will be sent to the same area. When the emergency is over, an authorized parent can meet their child safely in the designated area, or back in the appropriate classroom if the situation permits. It is very important that when a parent picks up their child, they have their check-in sticker they were given when they checked in.