While our moms are attending their MOPS meeting, their little ones will be involved in our childcare program, MOPS Kids, for children up to 5 years old. MOPS Kids teaches Biblical principles while engaging each child in age appropriate activities that focus on letter identification and decoding, phonemic awareness, vocabulary, listening comprehension, story retell, early math skills, writing, fine motor skills, and gross motor skills.
Drop children off no more than 15 minutes before the meeting.
Label all of your child’s belongings.
At electronic check-in, place name tag on child’s back.
Children should be signed in and out using the number matching child’s name tag.
Do not bring your child(ren) if they have had any of the following symptoms in the previous 24 hours:
If a child is brought to their class and is sick, the coordinator and/or teachers may determine that the child should not be kept in the class for that particular MOPS meeting and will inform the parents of this decision. Teachers are never allowed to administer any kind of medication to a child.
A child will be promoted from the Infant/Crawler nursery to the 1-2 Yr. old room at approximately 12 months or when the child can walk steadily. The decision concerning promoting babies to toddlers is the responsibility of the MOPS Kids coordinator according to the recommendations of the teachers, or by developmental concerns of the parent (ex. children with special needs). Children must be three years old and completely potty trained to move on to the preschool class. The preschool teachers/rooms are not equipped for diaper changing.
Chex are offered as a snack in the 1-2 year old rooms. Children may bring their own water in a labeled sippy cup. The preschoolers’ snack varies depending on the lesson and letter on which they are working (e.g., apples, bananas, crackers, donuts, etc). Please make any allergies known when registering your child.
Nursery workers must wash their hands before preparing bottles and snacks; after changing diapers or taking a child potty; and after wiping a child’s nose. Diapers will be changed in a diaper changing area and not surfaces used for other purposes. A new pair of disposable gloves must be used with each child changed. The changing table must be sprayed and wiped after each use with a sanitizing solution provided by the nursery. Male workers do not take the children potty or change diapers.
Some children have begun or already mastered toilet training. Children are assisted in the restroom. A supply of “emergency” clothing is kept in the nursery. Parents are asked to launder the items and return them to the nursery. Our preschool female teachers take the girls to the restroom in a group and stand outside the door, then do the same with the boys.
We believe in a positive approach to the discipline (training) of our children. It is important to make sure each child knows that we are glad he/she came to MOPS Kids! Equally important, the children need to demonstrate a spirit of cooperation, obedience, and a willingness to learn. MOPS Kids teachers have the right and the responsibility to maintain appropriate control of the classroom.
MOPS Kids are expected to walk when inside the church and use inside voices. Practice respect, follow directions, and listen to others. Shoes must be worn at all times and all children should be supervised by an adult at all times in the building.