Check-in, Security and Emergency Contact Procedures
Check-in opens 20 minutes prior to the service and closes 40 minutes after each service. For your children's safety, after check-in is complete, please escort them to their appropriate classroom. Older siblings may check children in provided they are of driving age and are accountable to our security and emergency contact procedures.
We desire to partner with you in the spiritual growth and development of your child. Here at MBC we believe that every Christian has a God-given ministry (Core Value #7) and with the variety of opportunities in Kid’s Quest we believe there is a place for everyone to use your God-given gifts. All parents with children in the Kid's Quest program are expected to serve on a monthly basis. Thanks so much for your cooperation in this matter. We hope you will be blessed by partnering with us at MBC Loudoun!
Classes begin and end on Promotion Day which is typically the first weekend in July. Promotion Day is when children move up into new classes. Children are placed in classes by birth date or current grade level and remain there all year, regardless of their turning a year older. This helps maintain consistency in classes. Nursery & Toddler children move up as they develop but move into Preschool on Promotion Day. Children who turn 3 years remain in the last Toddlers class, Little Adventurers, until the next Promotion Day. Enrolled families will receive detailed information about Promotion Day each year.
Each month Kid's Quest provides missions projects to teach children about sacrificial giving to support God's work in our church, in our community, in our country, and around the world. All offering collected in children's classes is used exclusively towards these projects. When appropriate, children hear and see the impact of their giving through special guests in their classes who share stories and photos. See fliers for details on each missions project.
If you have a child with food allergies, communicate this formerly on your Enrollment Form and remind leaders weekly at the classroom door. After processing your form we will email you our Detailed Allergy Form and EpiPen Emergency Care Form to provide us with more information and release us to administer an EpiPen in an emergency.
You may wish to also familiarize yourself with our Allergy Policies and EpiPen Administration Procedures which will be performed in an emergency.
Food allergies are more easily managed if your family is consistent in the service time attended; this enables the leaders for that service to be familiar with your family. During check-in, ask for one of our bright green food allergy stickers for your children to wear alongside their nametags. An EpiPen may be left with the leader but must be collected at check-out.
Snacks are served in Toddler and Preschool classes and some Elementary classes. To the best of our ability, nut products are not permitted in children's rooms during services and we screen our snacks for both nuts and cross-contamination with nuts. Snacks are stored in containers that are washed weekly and we have ingredient lists anyone is welcome to view. Outside snacks are sometimes brought in by leaders for special occasions and in these cases we post bright green Special Snack signs to alert you.
We do make an exception for peanut butter for camps and events where children bring their own bag lunches from home. Also, be aware that we are not able to control how food is handled by others who use our same rooms at other times or other groups that provide care for children.
Custody and Behavior Concerns
If you have a child with a custody or behavior concern, communicate this formerly on your Enrollment Form and remind leaders weekly at the classroom door. After processing your form, we will contact you to discuss your child's specific concerns in detail and determine what communication needs to occur among our leaders. To give you the full attention you deserve, we ask parents/guardians to refrain from attempting to have this detailed communication during services. Also, these concerns are more easily managed if your family is consistent in the service time attended; this enables the leaders for that service to be familiar with your family.
We want all of our children healthy and happy. Please keep children home if they have a fever greater than 99.0 or a contagious illness. To maintain healthy rooms, leaders are instructed not to admit sick children.