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Well Child Policy

WE ASK THAT CHILDREN BE KEPT AT HOME WITH ANY OF THE FOLLOWING SYMPTOMS AND/OR ILLNESSES:

  • Active Chicken Pox
  • Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)
  • Coughing
  • Diarrhea
  • Fever (must be fever free for 48 hours)
  • Fifths Disease
  • Impetigo
  • Measles
  • Mumps
  • Questionable Rashes
  • Runny Nose
  • Sore Throat
  • Vomiting
 

Children being treated with antibiotics, should be on the drug for at least 24 hours before coming to The Big Backyard.

If your child has a continually runny nose or rash due to non-contagious allergies, please let us know. Thank you for helping all of our children to remain healthy and happy.

 

Missions

BGMC (Boys & Girls Missionary Challenge) 
Every 4th Sunday of the month, children should bring their Buddy Barrel to give a special missions offering to help reach families around the world with the good news of Jesus.

 
 

THE BIG BACKYARD
(Infant-Kindergarten)

Infant/Toddler: While providing a place where our youngest kids feel safe and cared for, we help our youngest kids learn about Jesus' love for them as they become familiar with Bible stories.

Preschool/Kindergarten: Kids enjoy a preschool church service with small group learning. During each gathering, they will sing songs, hear Bible stories, memorize Bible verses and learn more about how God wants us to live.

  • Sundays 9:00 AM
  • Sundays 11:00 AM
 
 
 

Mother's Room

For comfort and convenience, we have a large room for nursing mothers, which includes two private nursing rooms. Each room has a TV monitor from which you can view the adult worship service.

Diaper Bag Suggestions

(Infant-2 years old)

Diaper bags should include a bottle or sippy cup, diapers, a change of clothes and any special item that helps to calm your child (pacifier, blanket, etc.).

 
 
 

If your child is allergic to any of these snacks, please provide a snack for your child in a plastic baggie with his/her name on it.

Snacks

Infants: Gerber Graduates Puffs are provided for children who are eating solid foods. (Sorry, due to the amount of children we care for, we cannot spoon feed a child, but they will be given their own bottle or sippy cup.)

Walkers: Gerber Graduate Puffs, Cheerios and Goldfish snack crackers.

2 Year Olds-Kindergarten: Pretzels and Animal Crackers. 

 

Parent Partnership

We encourage you to invest in the next generation by partnering with the CLA Kids Ministry Teams. All levels of experience and abilities are needed. Serving opportunities include:

  • Frontline (Greeting and Security)
  • Infant-2 year old care
  • Craft Team
  • Curriculum and Snack Prep
  • Games Team
  • Lesson Leaders
  • Puppetry Team
  • Room Helpers
  • Small Group Leaders
  • Worship Team
 

Cooperative Parental Child Care

As a regular attender at CLA, you will be asked to participate in caring for the children in the nursery and preschool. We encourage parents to serve at least one service a month.