Have a BLAST!

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Nikao KIDS offers a place where children, 6 months through fifth grade, can discover and deepen their passion for God. Through intentional worship, teaching, and a variety of fun activities, children are exposed to the Word of God with expectations to grow their relationship with God.

WE are Sam. sam i am.

Just as the prophet Samuel was called by God to anoint David the next king of Israel, we believe it is our job to call out the God given potential in the next generation. We will invest heavily in our youth and children with our time, programs, and resources. Leaving an inheritance for our children’s children isn’t just about what we leave to them financially, but what we leave in them spiritually.

Our children's ministry is staffed with adults and high school student-assistants who are committed to teaching and ministering to your children. You can be assured that your child is well-cared for and having a great time learning about God while you participate in our adult worship experience.

NIKAO Kids is offered during all of our weekend services.

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What we offer

At NIKAO Kids we currently offer the following classrooms:

Infants – 6 months to 12 months

Toddlers – 12 months to 2 years

Preschool – 3 years to 5 years *potty-trained

Elementary – Kindergarten – 5th grade

-          During service the children experience worship, live acting, Bible teaching, craft and snack.

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First time guest

We begin accepting children into the classrooms 15 minutes before the start of each service. Guardians of children ages 6 months to 5th grade must check their kid(s) in one of our check in systems.   Once you check your children into our system you will receive two sticker labels (1 label to place on your kid(s) shirt, 1 label for a parent to check-out their children, and extra labels can be printed for diaper bags). You must show your matching label to our volunteers to pick up your child. No child will be released without the parent or guardian presenting their matching pick up tag.  

Drop off can sometimes be difficult for children, especially the younger ones. We suggest that you swiftly release your child at the door and we promise to take excellent care of them so you can enjoy our main service worship experience. Our volunteers are trained and well equipped to help soothe and comfort your child. If your child is unable to enjoy their time in NIKAO Kids we will make sure to contact you for assistance via our text-messaging system.

 

Check In

Your child is important to us. On your first visit, we need the following personal information: parent/legal guardian names, children’s names and birthdates, address, phone number and any special instructions (allergies, special needs) for each child. To help maintain a secure check-in system, all information is entered into our NIKAO Kids database. After your first visit, this information can be updated at any time.

 

Check-In Process

Check-in is open 15 minutes before and after each service.

Sunday 8:30am - 9:00am | 10:15am - 10:45am | 12:15pm - 12:45pm

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First-time guests:  To save time we encourage you to pre-register your kids using our online check in form. When you arrive this weekend, visit the NIKAO Kids Check-in area (at the main entrance) and let our volunteers know you pre-registered. They'll help you and your kids to get checked in, find your classroom and have a great experience

Returning guests: Once you've registered and attended, you'll be able to check in your children at the NIKAO Kids station located at the main entrance or at the Self-serve station right outside the NIKAO Kids Hall, before entering the main lobby. Name and guardian tags will print; place the name tag on your child, and hold on to the guardian tag for pick up.

Parent tag: Every time your child is checked in, a guardian tag (label) will print for you containing a randomly selected number or letter combination. You will need to present this tag to pick up your child after service.

 

Learning

Each month we go through a series of messages that coincide with a bible verse, to teach the principles and characteristics of God. We present bible stories in various ways, to cater to different learning styles. We believe that by instilling the value of faith, children can make the best decisions in life based from what they believe. An investment into our future generation is important to us. From praying over infants to sharing relevant Bible lessons with elementary kids, our goal is for each child to learn about the Bible and experience God’s presence weekly.

Fun

We want to see your children fully engaged and enjoying themselves so through kid-inspired fun, we aim to connect with them on their level. every service and classroom has energetic worship music, interactive games, and bright, friendly environments. Our team consist of people who feel called to share the love of Jesus with kids and are passionate about Children’s Ministry. Every Sunday our volunteers help bring excitement to your child’s church experience!

 

 

Safety

Your child’s safety and well-being is overwhelmingly imperative to us. We have insured that all of our volunteers and staff have completed a background check. We utilize our own security team to ensure your child’s safety. We also use a security tag system for child check-in and pick-up. Each classroom is secured with the necessary equipment to ensure that the area is functional and conducive for child-care and safety. Our staff is consistently immersed in an atmosphere of safety and cleanliness to protect your child. 

 

Infants - Our nursery strives to provide a loving and nurturing environment for our littlest ones! We are careful to maintain a safe, clean and caring environment. Our rooms are equipped and prepared especially with your child in mind. We are here to meet the needs of your children while you enjoy the service. You can expect our volunteers to hold and love on your babies while always paying attention to any special requests from parents.

Toddlers – Our Toddler class is full of action! This interactive time is designed to impact children during these critical years of development.  We believe that these years are extremely important times for our children to grow in an understanding of who Jesus is. We will talk about the Bible, sing fun songs and encourage

Preschool – Our goal in the Preschool class is to provide a loving environment that is not only safe, but also God-centered. Even the youngest ones can learn about Jesus in a fun and creative way! Our volunteers are dedicated and ready to partner with you and your child as he or she takes steps towards discovering who God is. Each week your preschooler will experience worship, crafts, a Bible lesson and snack. Feel free to encourage what we discuss on Sunday throughout the week with your children.

Elementary - The Elementary room is filled with engaging experiences that kids can relate to and enjoy! From a dynamic Bible story message to a silly game to help encourage learning. At this age, we focus on teaching kids how to become followers of Jesus Christ and how to develop Godly character. Our prayer is that your child would develop an early desire for Christ. We want NIKAO Kids to be a place that they want to be to connect with others and have fun learning about Jesus!

 

Kids Classroom Policy

We maintain a “two-or-more-teacher” classroom policy. There will be at least two volunteers in each classroom. Children are never allowed to leave the classroom without adult supervision. An adult must pick up all children nursery through fifth grade, with a matching number/name tag after service.

 

Questions! Connect with us at any of our weekend services or email us at Kids@nikaochurch.org

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