Classrooms

  • Babies (up to 12 months old)
    • Ratio: 1 adult per 4 children; 8 total per room
  • Walkers 1 (approximately 1 year old)
    • Ratio: 1 adult per 5 children; 10 total per room
  • Walkers 2 (approximately 2-4 years old)
    • Ratio: 1 adult per 5 children; 10 total per room

Communication with Parents

If parents are needed during the service, a Childcare Coordinator will contact the parent by text message. We ask that all parents’ keep their phone on vibrate during the service.

Childcare Volunteer

  • All childcare volunteers must have a background check on file and wear a “Childcare Volunteer” nametag at all times.
  • There must be two adults present in each classroom at all times.

Drop-Off and Pick-Up

  • Drop off begins at 9:40 AM. Parents who are serving elsewhere at New Day are asked to keep their children with them until 9:40 AM.
  • When dropping off, parents must check in with a Childcare Coordinator and receive a sticker for their child, the child’s bag and themselves.
  • Bags: Please place a sticker on your child’s bag. We ask that you label, with first and last name, all other belongings such as sippy cups or baby bottles that will be used during the service.
  • For First Time Visitors, parents will register with a Childcare Coordinator. Their child’s information will be logged into our computer database. Please be specific when listing allergies or any other important information about your child.
  • When picking up, parents must present their sticker to the caregivers to receive their child.

Lost Sticker: If a parent loses a sticker, they must share their child’s “password” with the Childcare Coordinator to pick up their child. This password is created during registration.

 Diapering and Toileting

  • Only FEMALE caregivers may change diapers.
  • Clean gloves and new butcher paper must be used with each child.
  • Once a diaper is changed, place a “Changed With Love” sticker on the child’s back.
  • If children need to use the restroom, only a Childcare Coordinator may take them to the restroom.

Crying Children

The parent will be notified via text message if their child cries and is unable to be consoled. The amount of time before being notified will be at the discretion of the parent.  Upon receiving this message, it is the parent’s choice to leave the child in childcare or to come pick up their child.

Snacks

Snacks may be provided for children during childcare on Sunday mornings. Children with food allergies will not receive any snacks unless provided by parent. Parent-provided snacks and bottles/drinks must be labeled with their first and last name and will be given at the direction of the parent.

 Wellness

Our goal is to provide the safest and healthiest play environment for our children. To help achieve this goal we have implemented the following guidelines. We ask that parents and childcare workers alike cooperate with these health policies.

Please do not come into our childcare classrooms if:

  • Fever over 100.4 degrees within the last 24 hours.
  • Vomiting or diarrhea within the last 24 hours.
  • Symptoms of a common cold, including yellow or green runny nose or sore throat within three days.
  • Any unexplained rash.
  • Untreated pink eye or any other eye infection.

No medication will be given to any child in childcare, except when it is required in a life-threatening emergency. If a child has a potentially life-threatening condition (allergies, seizures, etc.) and medication may need to be given, a Medication Authorization Form must be filled out and kept in New Day’s childcare records. If the parents or the Coordinator are unavailable, administer the medication and CALL 911.

 Discipline

All of our Childcare Volunteers are encouraged to use a gentle but firm voice when working with our children. If there is an issue with aggressive behavior, hitting, or biting a Childcare Coordinator will be notified immediately and will inform the parent(s) of the issue. Additional measures will be taken as necessary such as: meeting with the parents, temporary removal of the child, etc.

Childcare Volunteer

All covenant members of New Day Church are required to serve in childcare. A quarterly schedule is emailed out to all members informing them of the time and date they will serve. If a volunteer is unable to serve in childcare due to schedule conflicts, sickness, etc. it is their responsibility to find a fellow covenant member to serve for them. Our Childcare Coordinator will be happy to assist you in finding someone to work in your place.

We ask that all covenant members serving in childcare cooperate with the following policies:

  • Submit a background check
  • Arrive to the school at 9:15 AM when serving. Please meet in the Childcare Building Foyer at 9:15 AM to participate in a brief childcare training with a Childcare Coordinator.
  • Wear a “Childcare Volunteer” nametag at all times.
  • Care for, play with, and read to the children.
  • Clean and disinfect all toys and equipment after children have been picked up.

 

If you have any questions or would like additional information please call Carla Dixon at 850-259-1814.