Dear Central Families,

The past year has been challenging, especially for kids. We are so excited to welcome your babies and preschoolers back to Central! We have been working hard to provide safe spaces for them to gather, play, and grow in their faith!

Here is important information about reopening our classrooms.

Programming & Room Locations*
Classes for babies through preschoolers entering kindergarten – 9:30 am

Room 1: Infants and Beginning Walkers
Room 4: Steady Walkers and 2-year olds
Room 9: 3-year olds – entering Kindergarten
* Rooms may change based on number of registrations received.

Classes for elementary-age kids will resume on Sunday, October 3rd. Elementary kids will continue to worship with their families. Worship activity bags are available.

Registration 
In order to adequately staff our classrooms and keep our rooms at safe capacities, you are required to register your child in advance each week. Registration links will be on the Central Kids’ Reopening post on the website.

Check-In
Check-in opens at 9:15 am. Once you check your child in, please escort them to their classroom. Be sure to keep your cell phone on silent, as we will text you if your child needs you. Also be sure to hang on to your parent claim sticker – you will need this to pick your child up.

Masks
At this time, we are requiring masks for children ages 2 and up, parents/caregivers entering our Central Kids area, volunteers and Central Kids staff. If your child has a medical reason why they cannot wear a mask, please contact Kathie Phillips (kathie@centralpc.org)

Room Cleaning and Sanitizing
While the heart of our ministry remains the same, we aim to provide the safest spaces possible. This includes:

  • Increased sanitation (children will be asked to sanitize their hands upon entering the classroom as well as several times throughout the morning, toy and surface sanitation using a kid-friendly disinfectant)
  • Suspending serving snacks
  • Modified games and activities
  • Modified class sizes

We understand that your family might not be ready to return to church at this time. We will continue to provide online content for both preschoolers and elementary kids at SUNDAYS @ HOME.

One more thing – you might have noticed that ‘Central Kids’ has been mentioned a few times in this correspondence. That’s not a typo! We are excited to announce that Children’s Ministry at Central is now Central Kids!

We’d LOVE to have you come and serve with us! We have opportunities inside and outside of the classroom that you can find a place to serve! CENTRAL KIDS VOLUNTEER FORM.

Again, we are excited to see you very soon!! Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

Cheering for you always,

Kathie Phillips
Director of Family Ministry
kathie@centralpc.org